Todd Martin, The Sentinel News http://weku.fm en Bill to Loosen Telephone Regulations http://weku.fm/post/bill-loosen-telephone-regulations <p><a href="http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/hornback%E2%80%99s-bill-would-loosen-telecom-regs">If you are one of the ever-dwindling homes</a> with a traditional land telephone line, you may have to start looking for an alternative. Senate Bill 135, also referred to as the &quot;AT&amp;T Bill,&quot; is scheduled to come up before the Senate next week and appears to have the needed support. Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville), the sponsor of the bill, said he has worked closely with the Public Service Commission to make sure its officials agree with the bill and that the residents of the commonwealth will continue to have adequate phone service. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:58:27 +0000 Todd Martin, The Sentinel News 22337 at http://weku.fm Insight Sold to Time Warner http://weku.fm/post/insight-sold-time-warner <p><a href="http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/fcc-oks-insight-time-warner-merger">Some Kentucky residents could soon be seeing information</a> from Time Warner Cable showing up in their mailboxes. On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission approved the sale of Insight Communications, the cable provider for Shelby County and the largest provider in the state, to Time Warner Cable. &quot;The proposed merger has a tremendous amount of momentum right now,&quot; Insight spokesman Jason Keller said. &quot;It&#39;s been approved by more than two hundred regulatory commissions, including the FCC now, and it&#39;s closer to finishing.&quot; Fri, 03 Feb 2012 17:42:17 +0000 Todd Martin, The Sentinel News 20761 at http://weku.fm Bill Includes People with Disabilities http://weku.fm/post/bill-includes-people-disabilities <p><a href="http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/montells-new-bill-would-create-alert-missing-people-disabilities">Last fall, when Debi McMurray</a> saw that a young autistic boy was lost in Central Kentucky, she was heartbroken. &quot;I was watching Channel 3, and Dawn Gee said that an Amber Alert couldn&#39;t be issued for this child because he wasn&#39;t abducted. I thought it covered everything,&quot; she said. &quot;I just couldn&#39;t believe that the most vulnerable people [those with developmental disabilities] were not covered.&quot; That situation caused family friend state Rep. Brad Montell to sponsor the Chase Alert Bill. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 19:59:19 +0000 Todd Martin, The Sentinel News 18270 at http://weku.fm Bill Includes People with Disabilities Knives Found at Elementary School http://weku.fm/post/knives-found-elementary-school <p><a href="http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/wright-elementary-parents-receive-notes-about-knives-school">Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent</a> James Neihof sent a letter home to parents of students at Wright Elementary Wednesday concerning knives at school. It&#39;s the second letter parents of the school have received in three days. Knives were found either in possession of students or on school grounds on three different occasions over the last seven days. Thu, 03 Nov 2011 20:10:37 +0000 Todd Martin, The Sentinel News 15579 at http://weku.fm Road Rage Kills http://weku.fm/post/road-rage-kills <p><a href="http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/morning-accident-leaves-waddy-man-dead">An accident just before 9 a.m.</a> Wednesday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 at mile marker 33.5 has left a Waddy man dead. Matthew Hensley, 34, was killed when his 1998 Ford Explorer ran off the road and, according to witnesses, flipped several times, ejecting Hensley and leaving him dead at the scene. Shelby County Sheriff&rsquo;s Detective Jason Rice, who handled the reconstruction, said from witness statements it appears that Hensley was involved in a road rage altercation with a driver in a red pickup truck. According to statements, the two cars were driving very aggressively with each other, changing lanes quickly and tailgating when the mishap occurred.</p><p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:02:38 +0000 Todd Martin, The Sentinel News 14227 at http://weku.fm Road Rage Kills Shelby Co. Squire Boone Statue Gains Support http://weku.fm/post/shelby-co-squire-boone-statue-gains-support <p><a href="http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/squire-boone-statue-gaining-momentum">Much like the movement to explore the wilderness west</a>, the proposal for a Squire Boone Statue in Shelby County is gaining steam. Joseph Ruble&#39;s idea that hit the public last month of putting up a statue of the founder of Shelby County has caught the collective eye of the community. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:16:20 +0000 Todd Martin, The Sentinel News 14161 at http://weku.fm 9/11 Not Big Part of School Curriculum http://weku.fm/post/911-not-big-part-school-curriculum <p><a href="http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/9-11-not-big-part-school-curriculum-yet">Things have certainly changed.</a> The world is definitely a different place. But do we continue to learn, 10 years after the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001? Students and teachers, no doubt, took time to discuss the matter in school this week. Maybe it was a small part of a lesson, maybe it was a whole class, but the events of that day do not appear to have worked their way into the fabric of U.S. and world history classes like D-day or the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Fri, 09 Sep 2011 14:45:24 +0000 Todd Martin, The Sentinel News 12143 at http://weku.fm Shelby Schools Ban Wheeled Backpacks http://weku.fm/post/shelby-schools-ban-wheeled-backpacks <p><a href="http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/wheeled-backpacks-banned-3-shelby-elementary-schools">While many believe that backpacks with wheels</a> are the best way for young students to combat heavy loads of homework, that&rsquo;s not always the case. Several schools and school districts across the country have banned the backpacks because they clog up hallways, don&#39;t fit in lockers and cause general trouble when students run down the halls dragging them after they&#39;ve tipped over from going too fast. And that&rsquo;s also the case in Shelby County. Three elementary schools have banned the wheeled backpacks for those exact reasons. Fri, 12 Aug 2011 14:50:23 +0000 Todd Martin, The Sentinel News 10450 at http://weku.fm Working to Improve Educational Standards http://weku.fm/post/working-improve-educational-standards <p><a href="http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/education-summit-ky-trying-get-front-us-goals">A group of nearly 50 from educational associations</a>, school districts and legislators both state and federal met Monday at Shelbyville&#39;s Collins High School to begin the discussion of the relationship of the future of education in Kentucky with federal standards. The Kentucky Leads The Nation group, started by the Shelbyville-based Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, is trying to get out in front of the reform and reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 17:37:35 +0000 Todd Martin, The Sentinel News 7548 at http://weku.fm