Today's News

  • Overdose calls down in Shelby County

    Ambulance runs and overdoses are down in Shelby County, but there might be more to the story than it seems.

    Shelby County Emergency Medical Services Director Jarett Barnes said the number of overdoses cases has dropped over the past year, and he believes public education and the availability of overdose drugs have helped the cause.


  • UPDATED: KSP makes arrest in Waddy murder

     Kentucky State Police late Wednesday night confirmed the arrest of Brian Myers of Willisburg and charged him with the murder of William M. Riddell, 53, of Waddy.

    Riddell was found shot to death in his home at 434 Bardstown Trail around 4:30 Wednesday morning. When Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived to the scene, they found another person injured outside the home. He was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and later released.

    Riddell was found inside the home and pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Adams cites experience as key to Secretary of State position

    The primary job of the Secretary of State is to help run elections and ensure compliance with election laws.

    And GOP election lawyer Michael Adams says his unique qualifications put him in position to best uphold the office.

    He threw his hat into the ring in February 2018 and is making a path to all 120 Kentucky counties. This year the primary will be May 21 and the general election is Nov. 5.

    “It takes a long time to travel the state, to meet people and build relationships so I got in early,” Adams said.

  • Leadership Shelby refocusing on building leaders

    After a successful 25-year run, Leadership Shelby is looking to grow and find a way to make leadership training a way of life in Shelby County.

    The recently announced expansion includes plans to bring additional and affordable leadership training and professional development courses for both the flagship program and alumni.  

  • Health board asked to research needle exchange program

    Several years ago, there was talk of a needle exchange program in Shelby County, but it appeared to fall off the radar.

    Sentinel-News articles from 2015 and 2016 quote former Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger expressing interest in creating a needle exchange program, but such a program never formed in Shelby County.

  • Andriots relocating to former bowling alley

    It’s a bittersweet decision but after 14 years in the building his father built, B.J. Andriot has decided to relocate Andriots Paint, Flooring and Blinds from 718 Main Street to the vacant former bowling alley/bingo hall at 1857 Midland Trail.

    "It's an opportunity to own my own space – a bigger space," Andriot said. "We've outgrown this space."

  • The pull of the family

    If you’re looking for a memorable experience for the family this weekend, grab your earplugs and watch a hometown boy battle for the Grand Championship Tractor Pull Title with his 25,000 horsepower monster truck during the National Farm Machinery Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Amended plat proposed for Partridge Run

    On Tuesday, the Triple S Planning Commission will consider for approval an amended preliminary plat with three variances for Partridge Run, Section 4. The amended preliminary plat proposes 16 patio home lots on 3.70 acres at the end of Eagle Pass. The three variances requested for each lot are a 12 feet lot width variance, a 1,500 square feet lot area variance, and a 10 feet side yard setback variance on one side of the lots to allow for a common wall for patio homes.

  • Women helping women

    On Jan. 21, 1869, seven students came together at Iowa Wesleyan College to establish the Philanthropic Education Organization.

    Today, that organization has exploded with more than 225,000 members in chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada.

    And Johnda Conley, local chapter president, wants to spread the word to Shelby residents about what is happening here.

  • A silver anniversary

    Carol & Company Fine Jewelry is celebrating its silver anniversary in Shelby County, and the owner says their model of success is built on offering personal, customized service with a unique product and building client relationships.

    “What keeps us different is our personalized service, and I pride myself in the people who work here. Everybody is caring and we’re like a family since we’re family-owned and not corporate,” Carol Strickland-Lucas said.