Today's News

  • 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.

  • Young Titans grow up a bit against Bearcats

    Although the Collins volleyball team has experienced some growing pains this season, the Titans have also made gains.

    That was apparent Tuesday night, when host Collins outlasted Anderson County in four sets, 25-18, 25-18, 14-25, 25-16, in a 30th District match.

  • Rockets’ teams bigger and perhaps faster

    The Shelby County cross-country teams are growing, and second-year coach Andrew Danner couldn’t be happier to have 40 runners on his roster.

    “We’re pretty excited with the numbers we’ve got; that was our big goal this year,” Danner said.

    Both burgeoning teams will open their season Saturday in St. Xavier’s Tiger Run at Louisville Champions Park. The boys’ varsity race begins at 9:30 a.m., with the girls’ race following at 10:15 a.m.

    Here is a look at both squads.


  • SCHS boys’ soccer team wins on Orange’s goal

    The Shelby County boys’ soccer team got some last minute heroics to win its second consecutive match – Stuart Orange’s goal with just less than 15 seconds remaining gave the Rockets a 3-2 victory over host Carroll County on Tuesday night.

    “It was one of those games where you walk away with the win, but leave feeling as if the other team deserves a victory just as much as you do,” Shelby County Coach Tony Wood said.

    The Rockets built a 2-0 lead in the first half.