Today's News

  • Ag Report: Aug. 24, 2012

    Many have signed up for woodlands course

    Participants are coming out of the trees to attend the short course for woodland owners being held in Shelby County this weekend. The workshop is overbooked, and registrations are closed.

    Organizers with the UK Forestry service say more than 90 people have registered to spend the day at Cedarmore camp and take a field visit to Maurice Cook’s tree farm.

    Those who attend will learn about conservation and how better to care for trees and their property.

  • SOUDER: Living in a ‘no spin zone’

    The popular cable news and commentary program The O’Reilly Factor begins the same way every time it is aired. As the host looks into the camera, he points at the viewer and says, “Caution! You are about to enter the ‘no spin zone’!”

    Whether you are a fan of O’Reilly or not, you have to at least be sympathetic to his stated goal, which is to get to the real facts by cutting through all the political rhetoric, canned responses and misinformation that nearly all campaign speeches and most news programs have become.

  • Artist Bright is back in the spotlight

    The mood in downtown Louisville tonight will be one of celebration and of achievement and also for many, a time to remember a native son of Shelbyville.

    The Louisville Clock, created by late artist Barney Bright of Shelbyville, has been out of commission for several years but has been restored and will be dedicated at its new location in Theater Square near 4th Street.  

  • Emergency personnel practice on simulator

    Where can you have 100 auto accidents before lunchtime without a single injury or smashed up vehicle?

    Hundreds of firefighters and EMS personnel from all over the county have been using the Kentucky Fire Commission Driver Training Simulator, which has been parked all week at Shelbyville Fire Station No. 2 at Fairway Crossing, and Shelbyville Assistant Fire Chief Chris Spaulding said the experience has benefited them tremendously.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports Aug. 24, 2012


    Stacie L. Hope of 3151 Countryside Drive in Simpsonville was arrested May 21 on Shelbyville Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, first-degree wanton endangerment and failure of non-owner to maintain insurance, first offense.

    Carl L. Froman of 411 E. Main St. was arrested April 30 on Belleview Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, first offense and operating an ATV on a roadway.

  • Lots of winners from Shelby at the state fair

    Shelby Countians love showing livestock, and that dedication has shone through in a big way this year at the Kentucky State Fair, where blue ribbons flew their way thick and fast.

    For one teen who came away with numerous highly placed victories, including her first grand champion, having her dairy cow win a blue ribbon was like having her own child in the limelight, her grandfather said.

    "That's her baby," said Glenn Sageser of Shelbyville of Morgan Thompson, who took home the majority of the top awards in the judging of short-horn dairy cattle.

  • New orthopedic physican opens in Shelby County

    He wouldn’t want this to confuse you, but the new orthopedic surgeon who just dusted off his shingle in Shelby County actually got his start in Simpsonville – at the FB Purnell Sausage Company.

    The way Andrew Duffee tells the story, he was a medical student in Louisville and needed some ligaments to use to practice surgical procedures.

    “When I was writing my personal statement for orthopedics, I told them I started in a slaughterhouse,” he said. “I came out to Al Purnell’s and got my start.”

  • Business briefcase: Aug. 24, 2012

    Walls honored for his work for perinatal association

    Gary Walls, executive director of the Kentucky Perinatal Association, was  awarded the Dr. Thomas H. Pauly Memorial Award by the Kentucky Perinatal Association board during a ceremony Lake Cumberland State Park.

  • Country ‘twusins:' Shelby County girls celebrate 16th birthday after being born to sisters’

    Sarah Raizor and Chelsea Ashbaugh have a word for their kinship – “twusins!”

    They hold a unique gift of being born on the same day – Aug. 25, 1996 – to a pair of sisters. Moms Tammy Raizor and Julie Ashbaugh delivered their daughters four hours apart, in two different hospitals, 16 years ago. They arrived measuring 7 pounds each, and both were 20 inches long.

    Their dual birth was front-page news in The Sentinel-News,and the cousins, both students at Shelby County High School, have grown up sharing a special day.

  • Memorial fund created for Mount Eden man who died in accident

    TAYLORSVILLE -- A memorial fund has been established to assist the family of Jason Thompson, a Mount Eden resident who was killed Aug. 14 in a 3-vehicle accident on KY 55 in Spencer County.

    Thompson, 35, had his two children – 10-year-old Brooke Thompson and 8-year-old Jacob Thompson – in the car at the time of the accident, and both children sustained multiple injuries. They are Taylorsville Elementary School students.