Today's News

  • Mount Eden man’s bail sends him to psych facility

    TAYLORSVILLE – A Mount Eden man facing attempted murder, assault and wanton endangerment charges has been released from custody and has admitted himself to a Louisville psychiatric hospital per the terms of his bond agreement.

  • MY WORD: Shelbyville's requirement isn’t just an issue of paying for a sidewalk

    This spring, my wife and I will be replacing the sidewalk abutting our home on Henry Clay Street in Shelbyville. We were among the first 150 residents in a 22-square-block area to receive notice from the Codes Enforcement Office that a 16-year dormant ordinance requiring homeowners to pay for sidewalk repairs was being resurrected and enforced.

    The letter directed us to start making arrangements within 30 days and complete the work within 60 days, or the city would make the repairs and file a lien against our home for the cost of the work, plus fees and penalties.

  • MY WORD: What organic farming is really like

    I was very interested to read the article The Sentinel-Newsthat started out talking about beef prices but ended as a discussion about organic livestock (“Shelby’s beef prices jumping,” March 23). My husband and I own Earth's Promise Farm. We are among the state's first certified organic farms, and we raise certified organic pastured poultry for meat and eggs, certified organic pastured pork and certified organic produce.

  • Have you ever seen a better team than this group from UK?

    In the century plus that the University of Kentucky has played basketball, from the jump ball era through the 2-handed-set-shot epoch, across the short-pants-and-Chuck Taylor All-Stars motif and into the urban chic dunk-and-punk style of game, we have seen Wildcats of all sizes and shapes win NCAA championships.

    But I’m venturing a guess we have never seen a better group of them come together and cut down the nets in the season’s final game than we did on Monday night in New Orleans.

  • We congratulate: JHS’ efforts with health forums

    For more than a decade now, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville has been in the proactive health business for Shelby Countians.

    The hospital sponsors the Women’s Wellness Affair – the seventh edition was last week – and in June will have its annual Men’s Health Fair.

    Each event is designed to illuminate good health, offer encouragement for healthy practices and, in many cases, provide free medical screenings for individuals who otherwise wouldn’t get them.

  • What we think: Let’s open schools on Election Day

    The parents of students enrolled in Shelby County Public Schools today are astir about the decision Monday to extend the school year an extra day – to June 4 – to accommodate the day missed because of the several inches of snow on March 5.

    Depending upon how you follow the comments about the news that was posted Monday morning on www.SentinelNews.comand linked via the newspaper’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, the complaints fall into these general categories:

  • Datebook: April 4, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission  meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

  • Easter services April 4, 2012

    Bagdad Baptist

    The Easter Thorn Experience production begins at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday and includes drama, special music, and a message.


    Bethel AME

    Holy Week revival will be at 7 p.m. nightly, tonight through Friday, at 412 Henry Clay Street. The evangelist’s The Thundering Voices of the Coalition Pastor’s of Greater Shelby County will be presented. Music will be by local choirs. All churches are encouraged to attend and all are welcome.


  • Birth: Gaston daughter

    Scooter and Tia Gastonof Shelbyville announce the birth of their second child, a daughter, on March 17, 2012 at Norton Suburban in Louisville. She has been named Avery Madilynn Gaston. She was born at 10:32 a.m., weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches long. She has an older sister, 4-year-old Allie Madison.

    Grandparents are Steve and Rhonda Bradley of Shelbyville, Patti Gaston of Shelbyville, Don and Wanda Gaston of Ashland, Ala.

    Great-grandparents Don and Sue Bradley of Shelbyville.

  • Crosses send a message

    Shelby Prevention Youth Club at Collins High School constructed a Tobacco Industry Graveyard in the grass median leading to the school on Discovery Boulevard. There were 150 white crosses representing the 150 Kentuckians who die weekly from tobacco products. It was in place for Kick Butts Day on March 21 and is part of the action plan for the Students Taking Charge grant.