Today's News

  • New business: All About You Celebrations, LLC

    Address: 725 Ashland Ave., Shelbyville

  • Ag Report: Feb. 10, 2012

    9 state agribusinesses

    receive development grants

    USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced last week that nine Kentucky agribusiness will receive business development assistance in the most recent round of Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG) awards.

    The VAPG program provides competitive grants to individual independent agricultural producers, groups of independent producers, producer-controlled entities, and farmer or rancher cooperatives to create or develop value-added producer-owned businesses. 

  • SOUDER: Freedom of religion, speech – going, going, gone?

    If you’ve been following the news this week, you have heard about two issues that should be of great concern to all Americans but particularly those of us who call ourselves Christians.

  • Which chocolate is the most sampled on Valentine’s Day?

    Chances are, you will be buying at least one box of chocolates for a loved one this Valentine’s Day.

    The only question is, how likely is it that it will be a Whitman’s Sampler?

    Very likely, according to Russell Stover, the company that makes the sampler.

    WWW.russellstover.comreports that the sampler, an assortment of the company’s best-selling chocolates, became the nation’s best-selling box of chocolates in 1915, a position its officials say it still holds today.

  • Shelby County won’t use state money for its roads

    Shelby County officials have agreed not to dip into state money allocated for secondary roads and use it for county roads.

    At their meeting Tuesday night Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates agreed to keep the funding supplied by the state’s 2012-13 rural secondary road fund in the county for that purpose instead of spending it on county-maintained roads.

  • VFW wants computers, training for vets

    What would happen if World War II and Vietnam era veterans put their heads together to identify an area where they could really use some help?

    It didn’t take about 17 members of the VFW Post 1179 in Shelbyville very long to do just that Monday night.

    “We need to learn how to use a computer,” was the general consensus around the long table where the vets met to brainstorm.

    “I have a computer; I just don’t know how to turn it on,” one said.

  • Second sex abuse arrest involves same child

    A second person has been charged with a sex crime against a Shelbyville child.

    Cruz Dejesus Pena-Villanueva, 26, has been indicted for first-degree sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old.

    That incident happened in 2009 in Shelby County, the indictment said.

    Earlier, Henry Telles, 25, was  charged with multiple sex-related charges regarding the same child. Telles was arrested last May at a residence on Spruce Drive in Shelbyville, where he temporarily was staying, the same residence the indictment lists as Pena-Villanueva’s address.

  • SENTINEL-NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: The day Trey Williams died

    Three shots rang out in the back bedroom of a neat home on Clifton Court last Nov. 19, the day Shelbyville Police Officer Suzanna Marcum killed teenager Trey F. Williams during a violent struggle at his grandmother’s house.

    Kentucky State Police detectives required about six weeks to complete their investigation, and a Shelby County Grand Jury used slightly more than four hours to determine that Marcum had acted with justifiable cause to use deadly force in subduing Williams, 18.

  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 10, 2012

    Shelby County Life names new editor/publisher
    Shelby County Life announced Wednesday that Stephanie Doyle of Simpsonville will assume duties as the magazine’s editor and publisher.
    “We were looking for that special person that not only possesses great skills as an editor and publisher but also understands community and small-town America. We think we have found that person in Stephanie,” said Pat Hargadon, chairman of the group that owns the magazine.

  • Valentine’s event where you can howl

    For a bit of a unique Valentine’s celebration, you can head over to Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Saturday night for a buffet dinner, dancing and silent auction – all to help a lot of animals.

    The Monarchs, Mutts & Meows Valentine’s Dinner Dance is in its second year as a joint fundraiser to benefit five of Shelby County’s animal advocacy groups: Shelby County No-Kill Mission, Shelby County Humane Society, Tyson’s Chance Animal Foundation, Woodstock Animal Foundation and Operation CatSnip of Kentucky, Inc.