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Today's News

  • Parks director: community supports geese plan

    According to Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Director Shawn Pickens, the community is supportive of the idea of using Geese Runners, LLC to keep Lake Shelby clean.

    Pickens hosted a meeting at Lake Shelby to answer any questions from the community about the Geese Runners and what they do. Pickens said the meeting, held Tuesday evening, was relatively lightly attended.

    “We had those storms kind of around,” he said. “I think that had something to do with it.”

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: EMS announces new free CPR program

    Shelby County Fiscal Court heard a presentation from Jerrett Barnes, chief of Shelby County EMS, about the service’s new CPR program.

    “This has been a two-year project,” Barnes said. “Basically, what it is is community outreach, for us to get out and do hands-only CPR classes free of charge.”

  • Happy trails

    In my five years at The Sentinel-News I’ve stepped inside many barns. I’ve attended more horse shows than I can count. I’ve seen a farrier shoe a horse after forging his own horseshoe.  I’ve even seen a vet shoulder deep in a horse.  Though some memories I can look back on more fondly than others, I can honestly say the experiences here in Shelby County have reawakened a forgotten pastime and love of mine.

  • Mulberry to host fundraiser farm dinner

    Mulberry Orchard is teaming up with United Way to bring a farm to table dinner to Shelby County that will benefit the whole community.

    “All proceeds benefit the Farmers Feeding Families Program through United Way,” said Amanda Gajdzik, who owns Mulberry Orchard with her husband, Matt. “Local farmers are producing one-hundred percent of the meal.”

    Farm offerings include beef, pork and lamb from local farmers.  In addition, the meal will include locally grown fruit and vegetables.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council will again hear Fairness Ordinance

    The Shelbyville City Council will convene Thursday for a special called meeting at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street.  The council did not meet on its regularly scheduled date last week because it conflicted with the Shelbyville Horse Show.  The council meetings will return to their regular schedule for its second meeting of the month next week on Aug. 16.

    Highlighting tomorrow’s meeting will be a presentation from the Human Rights Commission, which plans to present and recommend a Fairness Ordinance at the meeting for the council to consider.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to recognize 2018 Governor’s Scholars

    On Thursday, the Shelbyville Board of Education will meet at the Blair Center, 728 Ginkgo Drive for its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m.

    Topping the meeting will be the recognition of the 2018 Governor’s Scholars.

  • Jazz-ing up geese control

    According to Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks director Shawn Pickens, Lake Shelby has a goose problem.

    On some days, Pickens said, visitors will find themselves sharing the space with as many as 500 or 600 geese.

    And those geese, Pickens said, can make a huge mess.

  • Fore! Disc left

    When I first approached Shelbyville Shelby County Parks Director Shawn Pickens to inquire about disc golf, I only had one problem – I had no idea how to play.

    He tried to reassure me that it was a pretty simple game to pick up and that there was, in fact, barely any difference between disc golf and golf – except, you know, the discs.

    That was when I told him I had no idea how to play regular golf either.

    Something told me this was going to be a bit of an uphill battle.

  • Election forums set for fall

    Shelby County residents who want to learn more about the names that will appear on their ballots this November will get the chance soon.

    Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will host a series of candidate forums in the fall to give local voters the chance to get to know the people they will be choosing from on Election Day. 

  • Simpsonville City Commission: City accepts salt bid, despite price doubling

    The Simpsonville City Commission voted to accept a bid from Cargill Salt that will cost $111 per ton.

    Commissioners noted that, much like the county at large, their salt prices have climbed dramatically since last year, jumping to more than double.