Today's News

  • Chapter 1: A surprising visit to the doctor

    This is this is the first in a series of literacy enhancement articles that will appear biweekly in The Sentinel-News.


    “Well, Woody, it looks as if all your numbers are higher than last year,” the doctor said as he went over my test results.

    “That’s awesome!” I exclaimed, puffing out my chest.

  • Church news: Sept. 14, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

    Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. For more information, contact Diana at 647-3499. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

    Bagdad Baptist
    The church is located at 5790 Elmburg Road in Bagdad.

  • Looking Back: Sept. 14, 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.

  • This little guy rides high against the big boys

    With almost as much hat as rider in the saddle, Alex Hockensmith wasn’t the expected winner of the Mark Trumbo Memorial Horse Show in Mount Eden this past June.

    In fact, most observers probably thought the then-5-year-old was more of a little buckaroo than a serious competitor.

    But this Frankfort first-grader is trained well beyond his years.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Final OK of rezone on Harrington Mill to be considered

    After two months of heavily attended and debated meetings, the Triple S Planning Commission has a very short and somewhat uneventful agenda for Tuesday’s 6:30 p.m. meting at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville.

    The commission has just one order of old business, to review the transcript and findings of fact from the zone change request at 167 Harrington Mill Road.

  • Local 911 service gets legislative boost

    Fresh after votes by the Shelbyville City Council and the Simpsonville City Commission to show their support for the funding of the local dispatch and 911 boards, the board invited several key decision-makers to an informational meeting on Monday.

  • Election 2012: Shelbyville City Council: Bob Andriot

    A lifelong Shelbyville resident, Republican Bob Andriot long has been heavily involved in Shelbyville and Shelby County through his businesses and volunteer work.

    Now that he’s downsizing from a home in the county to the apartment above his Bell House Restaurant on Main Street, Andriot is looking to use his business sense to help promote Shelbyville.

  • EARLIER: A new bistro in the old Bistro space

    As Louisville continues to emerge as one of the country’s foodie hotspots, Shelbyville is about to get its first localvore hot spot.

    Chris Harris and chef Andrew Platt are opening Southern Table in the former Maggie’s Bistro 535 location on Main Street in Shelbyville, and their plan is to make it uniquely Shelby and uniquely Kentucky.

  • Shelby success stories: Gene Roberts is a man of business, man of God

    When Gene Roberts was starting out in the insurance business in the early 1980s, doing workers compensation claims, raising three children with his wife, Robin, and teaching Sunday school at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville, he never dreamed, he said, that one day he would be president of his own insurance company and an ordained minister.

  • Business briefcase: Sept. 14, 2012

    Masonic wins bronze award in national evaluation program

    Masonic Home of Shelbyville has been recognized as a 2012 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality award for its dedication to improving quality care, one of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

    The program honors facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to the quality improvement journey.