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Today's News

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 20, 2012

    Rape

     

    Juan R. Mejia, 45, of unknown address in Louisville was arrested July 7 on Main Street and charged with second-degree rape by having sexual relations with a mentally incapacitated female.

     

    Domestic Violence

     

    Robert S. Newton, 31, of 39 Lees Court was arrested July 7 at Old Finchville and Pearce Industrial Road and charged with violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO.

     

    Public Intoxication

     

  • Mount Eden Road crash

    Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy Blake Lisby takes a report on an accident Thursday morning on Mount Eden Road between a tractor-trailer and a Dodge Durango. The driver of the Durango, whose name was not released, was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with unknown injuries.

  • Reichert is new horticulture extension agent

    A familiar name and face has a new role in the Shelby County agricultural scene.

    Walt Reichert, former editor of The Sentinel-Newsand faculty member of Jefferson Community & Technical College’s Shelby County campus, is the new horticulture technician at the University of Kentucky’s Shelby County Extension Office. He replaces Corinne Kephart, who recently moved from that job to be the agriculture agent.

  • Shelby County High School student is red carpet bound

    The call came on March 9. She has had more than four months to prepare. Now the big weekend has arrived for Shelby County High School sophomore Kaitlyn Quach.

    This Saturday morning, Kaitlyn and her parents, her boyfriend and a chaperone will board a plane for Los Angeles, where she’ll walk the Red Carpet at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.

  • New Business: Shelby Christian Cab

    Address: 515 Brown Ave., Shelbyville

     

    Who we are:  Charles Ashby, long known for his ministry and operating sports leagues at Clay Street Baptist Church in Shelbyville, is the owner and operator of this new cab service for the community of Shelbyville. He decided to re-open the business that he once owned in 1993 after seeing the need for transportation within our community.

     

  • Business Briefcase: July 20, 2012

    APT owner Sageser named to 40 Under 40 honors

    A second Shelby County resident has been named to Business First’sannual 40 Under 40 list, which is scheduled to be released later this month.

    Renea Sageser, president and owner of Associates in Pediatric Therapy, has joined previously announced Josh Hurst on the list.

    The list honors rising business leaders who provide service to their community.

  • Shelby success stories: Orie Mullen has risen to be leader of new team

    In the late 1960s, Orie T. Mullen Jr. was just another guy from Simpsonville on some pretty good little league baseball teams in Shelby County.

    Today he heads a company overseeing health-insurance coverage for 3.2 million active and retired members of the United States armed forces.

    Mullen is president of Humana Military, a $3.2 billion company based in Louisville that manages the U.S. Department of Defense’s health insurance program, covering a 10-state region in the South.

  • News briefs: July 20, 2012

    Men’s shelter to hold

    open house Sunday

    The Open Door of Hope, a men’s shelter located at 211 8th St. in Shelbyville, will have an open house Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. to show off its new substance-abuse facility.

  • Arts Briefs: July 20, 2012

    Drama presentation at coffee house

    Drama workshop coach Libby Sears Blair will introduce her drama workshop team of players at 4 p.m. Saturday at Sixth and Main Coffeehouse, 547 Main St. in Shelbyville.

    These sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, the West Side Players, will use their new skills to present classic American poetry and prose.

    For more information, call 647-7751 for more information.

     

    ‘Honk! Jr.’ auditions

  • Ag Report: July 20, 2012

    Collins student returns from ag leadership event

    Collins High School student Spencer Hammond recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders, where he and 41 other high school students from around the state attended the 5-day summer leadership conference, held in June at the University of Kentucky.

    An identical IFAL conference also was held at Murray State University for an additional 42 students.