Today's News

  • Shelby County Public Schools calendar


    Saturday – KMEA Elementary Honors Choir at Collins Theatre

    Thursday – School Board 7 p.m. Central Office

    Friday – No School Professional Development

    Oct. 15-19 – No School Fall Break

    Oct. 25 – School Board 7 p.m. Central Office


    Clear Creek

    Today – New Colts Luncheon, 11:30-12

    Oct. 22-26 – Red Ribbon Week

    Oct. 9 – SBDM 3:30 p.m. in the school library

  • Fire trucks visit Cornerstone

    Shelby County fire trucks made a visit to Cornerstone Christian Academy.


  • Role play on bullying

    Jacob Pilsen (left) and Marcus Batton work with a classmate on a small group session in the Discovery Program at the Education Center @ Cropper. They had just taken notes and listened to Counselor Jody Kendall discuss the bullying laws and consequences. Now their assignment was to write a script for a role play setting to show their concept and understanding of bullying.

  • Looking Back: Oct. 5, 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.

  • EARLIER: Hunters Pointe residents hire lawyer for outlet mall situation

    The Triple S Planning Commission’s consideration this month of a proposed outlet mall for the south side of Interstate 64 in Simpsonville may be a little different public hearing than the first.

    Steve Porter, a Louisville-based real estate attorney, has been hired by the Hunters Pointe subdivision homeowners association to represent its interests around the development.

  • Going upstairs in downtown Shelbyville

    Downtown Shelbyville often is in a state of flux, but recently there are signs that it’s on the verge of significant change.

    “I was noting today [Wednesday] as I was walking up Main Street that we recently lost three businesses, but we had four come in, and now there’s three more,” said Eilene Collins, the executive director of the Shelby Development Corporation. “It’s a trend we’ve seen lately, businesses moving around, but I think everyone is settling in.”

  • SOUDER: Part 3: Why you can’t separate politics and religion

    In my last two columns, I have waded into the often-perceived-as-controversial territory at the intersection of politics and religion. Though many try to keep them separate, it is my firm belief that because God established the idea of government (Romans 13) and because governing is first and foremost a moral and spiritual enterprise (making laws that determine right and wrong), trying to separate politics and religion is not only undesirable, it is impossible.

  • Ag Report: Oct. 5, 2012

    Public hearing in Simpsonville to discuss USDA discrimination

    Officials of the USDA Farm Service Agency, Rural Development and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will attend a public meeting hosted by the Kentucky Women in Agriculture in Simpsonville to provide program updates and discuss the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process.

    Kentucky FSA Executive Director John W. McCauley will address questions about the claims period, which opened Sept. 24 and continue until March 25.

  • Business briefcase: Oct. 5, 2012

    Distillery ‘outlet’ to open

    in Crestwood facility

    Steve Thompson of Pewee Valley, a former president of Brown-Forman Distillery, is taking his decades of liquor-industry experience and trying something different: open Kentucky Co-operative Distillery in Crestwood next month.

  • Road supervisor to make parking decisions

    The Shelby County road supervisor now has the authority to restrict parking on some streets and roads in Shelby County, but he says he has no particular neighbor targeted.

    “At this time, I do not have any plans for that, but that could change, especially as it gets closer to winter,” Road Supervisor Carl Henry said.

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court passed on second reading Tuesday night an ordinance granting Henry the authority to establish no stopping, time-limit parking or no-parking zones on county roads, and even in some subdivisions.