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Today's News

  • Code Enforcement gets high ratings

    Shelbyville Code Enforcement has been awarded some of the state's best scores by Insurance Services Office.

    Using the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule, ISO examines information regarding how building codes are enforced in the community. On a scale that goes from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best rating and 10 being the worst, Shelbyville Code Enforcement received a rating of Class 3 for both personal and commercial construction.

  • Louisville Cemetery to locate in Shelby County

    Denise Johnson doesn't understand how local zoning regulations can allow a 39.5-acre cemetery complete with mausoleums to be built next door to her agriculturally zoned property.

    "I just think being zoned agriculture should mean something," Jones said. "This is a commercial development, and it will ruin the rural atmosphere and the rural character here."

  • The blogs are back. Now play nice

    For those of you who have been in withdrawal after the Sentinel-News message boards came down a few months ago, good news - they're back.

    Starting this week, readers will be able to post comments at the bottom of news stories on the Sentinel-News' website, www.sentinelnews.com.

    There are a few changes from the way the message boards were set up in the past.

    First, you have to register an email address to post comments. Nothing complicated or threatening. We do not want to know your bank account number or Social Security number. Just an email address will do.

  • Big second half lifts Lady Rockets over Simon Kenton

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team scored a big win over region rival Simon Kenton Saturday, topping the Lady Pioneers 57-44.

    The girls trailed 25-20 at the half, but outscored Simon Kenton 37-19 in the second half to coast to the victory.

    Raechele Gray picked up her 1,500th career point in the game, moving her into the top five on the school's all-time scorers list.

  • Lewis apologizes, London drops out

    After receiving heavy criticism for questionable campaigning practices, U.S. Rep. Ron Lewis publicly apologized last week for waiting until minutes before the filing deadline to withdraw his bid for Congress.

    Just before the filing deadline on Jan. 29, Lewis withdrew from the race to represent the Second Congressional District, which includes Shelby County, in the U.S. House of Representatives. His withdrawal came just seconds after his chief of staff, Daniel London, entered the race.

    Some criticized Lewis for trying to set up London to win the nomination.

  • Teen girls in custody over threats

    Two Shelby County teen-agers remain in custody at Lincoln Village Detention Center in Hardin County after making written threats against a school teacher.The teens, two 14-year-old females, were arrested at Shelby County High School Thursday after school officials confiscated notes passed between the two that outlined specific threats to at least one teacher.

    School officials alerted the school resource officer who in turn contacted the sheriff's office.

  • Community datebook

    Public can attend

    Feb. 14 -- Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 403 Washington St.

    Feb. 18 -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

    Feb. 19 -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    Feb. 20 -- Fiscal court meets at 10 a.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

    Feb. 21 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Community meetings

    Feb. 14 -- Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at noon at the Stratton Center.

  • Store owner says 'sin tax' is unfair, destructive

    Bobby Vest, owner of Spirit Shoppe, said he came before the Shelbyville City Council Thursday night to voice his and other local liquor business owners' disagreement with the city of Shelbyville's "sin tax" of five percent on alcohol.

    Since the tax became effective in October 2007, Vest said it has been destroying local liquor businesses, as people in the city are traveling to buy alcohol in surrounding counties that do not have the tax.

    "We're not getting the volume customers," he said.

  • Weather service says two tornadoes hit county

    Residents on the east side of the county who said they heard what sounded like a freight train in the early morning hours of Feb. 6 were not just hearing the wind. The National Weather Service on Saturday said the county was hit by two tornadoes, one in the Bagdad/Cropper area, and another near Waddy.

  • Rockets' game against Spencer moved ... again

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team's game originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, against Spencer County and moved to Wednesday, Feb. 13, has been moved yet again because of the weather.

    The Rockets will now face the Bears for the final district seeding game Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at SCHS.