Today's News

  • 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.

  • EMS wins district in Governor’s Cup

    The seventh- and eighth-grade academic team at East Middle School brought home its second consecutive district title at the Governor’s Cup competition.

  • Mad about MAC

  • Student/Citizens of month at Tech Center

    The following students enrolled at the Shelby County Area Technology Center received the student of the month for January, which is a student who is exemplary in the academic areas of the classroom: Christian Olsson, office technology; Derek Stivers, office technology; Jesse Calvert, automotive technology; Cathryn Craycraft, health science; and Christopher (Daniel) Lysher, information technology.

  • Simpsonville's ‘official’ problem draws ordinance change

    The Simpsonville City Commission passed a resolution to deal with an “official” issue at its meeting Tuesday night.

    But this time the issue concerned officials for games in the city’s recreational basketball leagues: There’s a shortage of qualified and available whistle-blowers.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Feb. 10, 2011


    Eriberto Miguel Ramirez-Entzin, 19, of an unknown address in Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 29 on Taylorsville Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and possession of marijuana.

    Paul D. Meyers, 32, of 87 Kent St. No. 1 was arrested Jan. 22 at 7th and Washington streets and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and no operator’s license.