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Today's News

  • Horse show to be held July 31 to Aug. 3

     Shelbyville is gearing up to celebrate 30 years of one of its biggest events of the year.

    The time is drawing near for the Shelbyville Horse Show’s next running, which will mark the Shelby County staple’s 30th anniversary.

    “It starts next Wednesday,” said Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, who has been closely involved with the show for years. “July 31 at 5 o’clock, there’s a reception and a receiving line to let the community know how much we appreciate the support.”

  • Paddock Coffee Shop shooting for mid-to-late August opening

     The Paddock Coffee Shop has already been the site of a few local events, but has so far sat vacant most days.

    But according to the owners, that is about to change.

    The new downtown destination is not long from an official opening and is currently preparing its staff for its full opening.

  • Rockets hoop in the TBT

     Former Shelbyville Rocket standouts AJ Slaughter and Donovan Johnson represented Team KBC as they competed in the TBT over the weekend at Fredrick Douglass High School for a chance to head to Chicago and win the $2 million cash prize. Team KBC moved past Team Peoria in the first game 94-82, but fell in the second game to the eventual Lexington Region champs Loyalty is Love, owned by former Kentucky standout DeMarcus Cousins .

    Loyalty is Love 91

    KBC 80

  • Post 37 playoff bound

     Due to scorching temperatures, Post 37 did not play their weekend games in Jasper. Instead, they conclude their regular season and will head to the state tournament in Ashland on Wednesday. In their first game they match up and will play the winner of Ashland and Oldham County Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

    Heading into the state tournament, Head Coach Matt Buresh said Post 37 had success against both teams during the regular season, but the playoffs are a whole new ball game.

  • Tattoos over scars to continue

    Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services proposed new regulations April 15 to bar artists from applying tattoos over scarred skin, but a public uproar sparked by media attention prompted reconsideration.

    On July 16, the agency reversed that proposal.

    Cancer survivors, burn victims, veterans, tattoo artists and more expressed displeasure at public meetings and sent letters, email, voicemail and texts to the health department.

  • Zoning appeal passes Shelbyville City Council

    Shelbyville City Council approved a zoning change for proposed apartments at 80 Smithfield Road and Stanford Lane in Shelbyville from R-3 to R-4 at Thursday’s regular meeting, which reversed a recommendation from Triple S.

    Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission in April recommended denial of the zoning change for a JACAT development in a 4-to-1 vote with two commissioners absent.

  • Conzelman attends GSA

    Each year, Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) chooses the best of the best across nine art disciplines.

    This year GSA chose three Shelbyville students — Taryn Markle from Shelby County High School, who the Sentinel-News showcased last week, Collins High School’s Tasha Conzelman and Shelbyville resident Gabe Biagi, who attends St. Xavier in Louisville ‘— for its three-week summer program at the University of Kentucky.

  • I-65 and I-71 connector corridor planned

    A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) study is in the focus group stage for a potential corridor to link Interstate 65 in Bullitt County and I-71, ending either in Shelby, Henry or Oldham County.

  • Strike while the iron is hot

    According to Pat Broadus, the Forge of July is one of the few places where everyone is both a teacher and a student.

    “Everybody here is a clinician,” he said. “There’s something for every skill level.”

  • School board to hear more updates on Moorman School

     Shelby County’s School Board will hear an update on two construction projects. 

    The board expects to hear a report from Jeremy Adams of Studio Kremer Architects, the firm that is building the new Marnel C. Moorman School while also hearing a report on the progress with the Milestone Academy addition project at its upcoming meeting on July 25. 

    According to Cyndi Skellie, Public Relations Coordinator for Shelby County Schools, both projects will receive an update at the upcoming meeting.