Today's News

  • Election 2012: District 4 Congress: Tom Wurtz

    Tom Wurtz, a business consultant in Fort Mitchell, is seeking to add a congressional seat to his list of accomplishments.

    Wurtz, 56, a Republican, is a newcomer to the political arena who says he believes his business skills he has developed leading The Sheakley Group in Cincinnati are badly needed in congress.

  • County employees to get 1st raise in 3 years

    County employees will get their first raise in three years, thanks to some adjustments in the proposed county budget for 2013, which on Tuesday passed its first reading by Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    The budget, at $17,531,889, was $99,751 more than the $17,432,138 Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger had proposed in his tentative plan presented to magistrates May 1.

  • Shelbyville Police to crack down on parking, seat-belt violators

    Shelbyville Police say they are about to crack down on those who park their cars illegally and motorists who are not wearing seat belts.

    Officers now are enforcing the 2-hour parking only regulations in the downtown area, and those who don’t comply will be fined.

    “The parking regulation signs have been posted; enforcement will begin immediately,” SPD Community Resource Officer Istvan Kovacs said.

    Vehicles parked in excess of the posted 2-hour limit will be issued a citation.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports May 16, 2012


    Steven W. Stamper, 43, of 204 Exmoor Drive in Frankfort was arrested March 17 on Mount Eden Road at Hooper Station and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense.



    David T. Melanson Jr., 29, of 531 Jeptha Knob Road was arrested March 12 on Isaac Shelby Drive and charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and alcohol intoxication in a public place.



  • Titans settle some old scores

    Last week Collins softball coach Jim Axline took his team into the classroom for practice.

    The session didn’t include a PowerPoint presentation, but it did include Axline’s pointing out the fact that the Titans had played - and in some cases held their own – against some of the top teams in the state.

  • Cervantes commits to EKU

    Before Chris Cervantes began his senior year at Collins, all he hoped for, he said, was a baseball grant-in-aid, one from any small college would do.

    Last week, though, he got an offer he didn’t expect then and one he couldn’t resist now, as he accepted a grant offer from Eastern Kentucky University.

  • Titans complete district sweep

    The Collins baseball team had one of its best games of the season in one of its biggest games of the season.

    The host Titans pounded out 12 hits, got a solid effort from Austin Perry on the mound and played almost error-free in the field in their 9-2 victory over cross-town rival Shelby County in a key 30th District game Thursday night.

    “I felt like we had a complete game,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. “Pitching, defense, hitting, I felt like we did a little bit of everything and put it all together.”

  • Woman found dead camping at Lake Shelby

    A Simpsonville woman was discovered dead Saturday morning while camping at Lake Shelby, officials said.

    Pamela Chesser, 62, apparently died of a heart attack, said Shelby County Deputy Coroner Janet Morris.

    Shelby County Parks Board Chairman Hubie Pollett expressed his sympathies.

    “She apparently had some medical problems; it’s a sad situation for her family,” he said.

    Chesser was found at about 8:30 in a camper by her friend, Robert Martin, with whom she had gone camping.

  • SCHMIDT: Are you enabling someone to defy doctor’s orders?

    This article is for readers who have a loved one who refuses to follow doctor’s orders for recovery from a medical problem. It assumes you have read first the article I wrote for your loved one, “Are You in Defiance of Medical Compliance?”

    And like that first piece, if you read the rest of this article and get turned off, I hope you will at least have the courage and wisdom to ask yourself the two questions in the last paragraph.

  • Looking Back: May 11, 2012

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News andThe Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.