Today's News

  • News briefs: Aug. 29, 2012

    Judicial center to close

    for furlough on Tuesday

    Courthouses – including the Shelby County Judicial Center – will be closed Tuesday, and all court services will be unavailable as the Kentucky Judicial Branch shuts down for the second of three furlough days in 2012. The court system also will be closed on Monday to observe the Labor Day holiday.

  • MY WORD: Catholics can’t have it both ways

    Phyllis Sower really threw down the gauntlet on the Catholic position on contraception and the HHS mandate (My Word: “Clarifying Catholic issue,” Aug. 8). I don't mind picking it up because it struck at the heart of a couple of topics that are near and dear to me.

  • MY WORD: It's time for us to speak out about our principles

    Intimidation can be a powerful weapon. Tyrants and terrorists have long employed intimidation into their arsenal to not only keep subjects and opponents in line but to silence even the smallest hint of resistance.

  • Engagement: Pierson-Hilbert

    Lee S. Miller and Deborah S. Fox of Shelbyvilleannounce the engagement of their daughter, Gretchen Ann Pierson of Louisville, to Brandon Ray Hilbert of Louisville. He is the son of Monica and Larry K. Hilbert of Louisville and Levina and Darryl G. Walker of Shelbyville.

    The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 1, 2012 at Red Orchard Park in Shelbyville, with a reception to follow.

    Pierson and Hilbert are both employed at Bone-Dry Waterproofing Inc.

  • Shelbyville's property taxes won’t be rising

    If you own property in the city of Shelbyville, your tax rates for real and personal property most likely won’t rise again this year.

    The city council in a special called meeting Thursday passed on first reading an ordinance that would hold firm with those tax rates this fall.

    The property tax would remain at 27.5 cents per $100 of assessed value, and the personal property tax will be 37.8 cents.

    The council will consider a second reading and likely approval of the ordinance at its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 6.

  • Shipley’s legs, arm power Rockets

    Shelby County High School’s football team wanted to set the tone early in its game against LaRue County on Friday night.

    And the Rockets are hoping the results will set the tone for their season too.

    Shelby County scored on its first two possessions against the Hawks on the way to a 28-0 victory in its season-opener at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    “They can’t stop us; that was our mindset,” senior quarterback/safety Zach Shipley said.

  • Looking Back: August 24, 2012

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Arts bulletin board: Aug. 24, 2012

    4 Shelby students in state arts program

    Four students from Shelby County were among the 200 who this summer attended The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts at Transylvania University.

  • News briefs: Aug. 24, 2012

    Shelby’s unemployment

    remains flat at 6.8 percent,

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate remained at 6.8 percent in July, which tied for the sixth-best rate in the state.

    Although Shelby’s rate was the same as it had been in June and slightly higher than in May, it was significantly better than the 9.6 percent of July 2011.

  • Shelby County winners at Kentucky State Fair: Aug. 24, 2012

    Dairy Cattle


    Heifer, Jr. Calf - March 1, 2012 - April 30, 2012

    10 9thKY Small Ayr Michelle Daffo,  Emily Goins, Waddy

    Heifer, Sr. Calf - Sept. 1, 2011 - Nov. 30, 2011

    7 6thKY Jsb - Acres Cherry, Lillie Wood, Shelbyville

    Heifer, Jr. Yearling - March 1, 2011 - May 31, 2011

    9 8thKY Jsb - Acres Katrina, Lillie Wood, Shelbyville

    12 10thKY Small Ayr Avry Magnolia, Emily Goins, Waddy