Today's News

  • WICHE: Drought, heat cause stress to trees, shrubs

    “Newly transplanted trees must remain hydrated in order for the natural process of root system regeneration to begin” writes Roger Harris, associate professor of horticulture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

    This is something that has been repeated countless time this summer by many in the green industry, yet, I fear, some homeowners may have turned a deaf ear.

  • Simpsonville doesn't have an assbestos problem, but there must be a plan

    A building that has no asbestos is required to have an asbestos removal plan, and that’s going to cost the city of Simpsonville a few dollars.

    At issue is the old school building leased from the city by Corpus Christi Academy. Federal law requires that there be an asbestos plan for all schools, City Administrator David Eaton told the Simpsonville City Commission at its meeting on Tuesday night.

  • Arts bulletin board: Sept. 7, 2012

    ‘Honk Jr.’ tickets on sale today

    Tickets go on sale today for Shelby County Community Theatre's Youth Series production of Honk! Jr., music by George Stiles. The play is a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling and is directed by James Ray Morgan.

    Performances are Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 23 and 30 at 2:30. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242.


  • Bookfest returns to benefit literacy

    The Sentinel-News will partner with the Friends of the Library as sponsor of the annual used book sale to benefit literacy in Shelby County.

    Bookfest will be Oct. 10-13 at Stratton Center in Shelbyville and will feature books, CDs, DVDs and other related materials donated to be sold to benefit the Shelby County Public Library and the newspaper’s Newspapers in Education program.

  • Corpus Christi Academy calendar

    Sept. 28: Crazy hat day

    Oct. 3: Parent/teacher conferences, noon dismissal

    Oct. 19: End of first quarter

    Oct. 25: Crazy accessory day

    Oct. 31: All Saints’ Day program

  • Conservation writing, art contests under way

    With a new school year now under way, the search for Kentucky’s finest youth writers and artists also begins.

    Students in grades first through 12th are encouraged to submit creative writing and artistic entries for the annual conservation writing and art contests sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

  • Teen injured when thrown from bull

    A 14-year boy was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Saturday night after he was thrown from a bull at a rodeo in Waddy.

    Shelby County EMS Director Todd Early said the boy, whom he said he thinks is from Clark County, hit his head when he was tossed off a bull in the Promise Ridge Rodeo.

    The youth’s name is not being released because he is a juvenile. Early didn’t know his official condition, but rodeo organizers said he was doing well.

  • Mount Eden man charged for having 'medical' marijuana plants

    LAWRENCEBURG – A Mount Eden man charged with growing five marijuana plants near his home allegedly told police he was growing the pot for medical reasons.

    John P. Patterson, 61, of 3503 Mount Eden Road was arrested at his residence after troopers with the Kentucky State Police found pot plants growing in various locations outside of his home.

    KSP Trooper Jason Woodside wrote in his arrest report that Patterson “stated he had a medical condition and he uses marijuana to treat the condition.”

  • News briefs: Sept. 5, 2012

    Shelby native Breeding

    to release documentary


    Shelby County native Michael Breeding announced this week he is releasing a documentary on the life of Cassius Marcellus Clay, the famed emancipationist of pre-Civil War Kentucky. The film, Cassius Marcellus Clay: An Audacious Americanwill debut at 7p.m. Sept. 27 at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington.

    Breeding was born in Shelby County and attended Bagdad Elementary before moving away during his childhood.

  • Datebook: Sept. 6, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Shelbyville City Hall, 315 Washington St.