Today's News

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION: Breas Crossing ready to start Phase II

    By Tammy Shaw/Sentinel-News Staff Writer

    The Triple S Planning Commission will hear the plans for Phase II of the Breas Crossing senior development at next week’s regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

    Breas Crossing began construction on the 44-unit Phase I in January 2016 and the first phase wrapped in 2018.

    The development is part of the Mulberry Heights subdivision next to Kroger on Boone’s Station Road.

  • MUW Seven Counties campaign raises $26.3 million

    Shelby County residents in need will soon see some positive opportunities to live healthier lives, obtain quality childcare, have high-quality after-school activities for youth and seize education opportunities that can lead to financial independence.

    All this was made possible by the generous contributions of Shelby County residents.

    Metro United Way Seven Counties recently wrapped up its annual campaign for Oldham, Bullitt, Spencer and Shelby counties in Kentucky, and Floyd, Clark and Harrison Counties in Southern Indiana.

  • Shelby County on track for smooth primary

    When Shelby County residents go to the polls Tuesday for the Primary Election, they may notice a big difference in the way their precinct is set up.

    According to County Clerk Sue Carole Perry, the county is rolling out a new electronic voting system.

    “This year, we’re going to be using those E-Poll Books at every polling place,” Perry said.

    According to Perry, the county first tested these new machines at select polling precincts during the last elections.

  • Candidates flood Democrat’s Collins Dinner

    Shelby County Democrats who were still thinking about their choices in next week’s Primary Election may have gotten some direction Friday night.

    A number of candidates for office made their cases to Shelby County voters at the local Democratic Party’s annual Martha Layne Collins Dinner. The night featured both big-ticket gubernatorial candidates and hopefuls for downballot offices.

    The night started with a speech from the dinner’s namesake, former Governor Martha Layne Collins.

  • Senior Awards nights kick off Thursday

    Shelby County and Collins high school seniors who are receiving college scholarships will be honored at upcoming awards ceremonies.

    The Collins High School Scholarship Award Night is first, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the school.

    Principal Dr. Joseph Ellison will facilitate the nearly two-hour event and many college representatives will be present to distribute individual scholarship awards.

    The event is primarily for students and their families that have received invitations to attend.

  • County considers options for 911 funding

    According to Shelby County Emergency Management Director Chris Spaulding, the local dispatch center is running out of money and in urgent need of new funding. 

    Wednesday night, he met with Shelby County Fiscal Court to talk to magistrates about a few of the ways he wants to put Shelby County 911 in a more sustainable position. 

    Spaulding proposed three solutions to the problem of the dwindling funding Shelby County Dispatch is receiving. 

  • Shelby County High to get remodel, upgrades

    Shelby County High School is getting a facelift.

    Originally built in the 1950s and added on to several times, the most recent being in 1993, school Principal Margo Whisman told the Shelby County Board of Education Thursday the plan is expected to begin in January of 2020.

    Architects at K. Norman Berry and Associates at 815 W Market St. in Louisville will design the $25 million update. The company also designed the new Southside Elementary School.

  • Master Gardener sale is Saturday

    As the frost-free date lifts, gardeners are ready to fill their spaces with new flowers, herbs and vegetables. And if you’re looking for hardy plants to fill your garden, look no further than the Shelby County Master Gardeners Association and Shelby County Homemaker’s Book Club annual plant and book sale this Saturday.

    Master Gardener Ken Pratt said you can purchase plants at many places, but purchasing plants at the Master Gardener Sale has unique advantages.

  • Election 2019: Schroder sees time in Frankfort as advantage

    Wil Schroder thinks that it’s time for a change in management in Kentucky’s top prosecution office.

    Schroder is looking to take the Attorney General’s chair in the upcoming election, and he thinks that there are a few important priorities the office has neglected recently.

    Schroder has represented Campbell, Pendleton and Bracken counties in the state senate. Before then, he worked for five years as a prosecutor and assistant commonwealth attorney in Campbell County.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Jail roof repair bid accepted

    Shelby County Fiscal Court approved a bid from Spray-Tec Inc. to refurbish the Shelby County Detention Center’s roof.

    The court had a choice between two companies – Spray-Tec and Purefoam Roofing – to do the work, and Jailer Darrell Cox said the prices between the two offers were very close, within $57 of one another.