• UK graduate: Shemo

    Elizabeth Shemo graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts degree in integrated strategic communications. She graduated in May summa cum laude with 4.0 grade-point average. She is the daughter of Ron and Mary Ann Shemo of Shelbyville.

  • Chapter 1: A surprising visit to the doctor

    This is this is the first in a series of literacy enhancement articles that will appear biweekly in The Sentinel-News.


    “Well, Woody, it looks as if all your numbers are higher than last year,” the doctor said as he went over my test results.

    “That’s awesome!” I exclaimed, puffing out my chest.

  • Corpus Christi Academy calendar

    Sept. 28: Crazy hat day

    Oct. 3: Parent/teacher conferences, noon dismissal

    Oct. 19: End of first quarter

    Oct. 25: Crazy accessory day

    Oct. 31: All Saints’ Day program

  • Conservation writing, art contests under way

    With a new school year now under way, the search for Kentucky’s finest youth writers and artists also begins.

    Students in grades first through 12th are encouraged to submit creative writing and artistic entries for the annual conservation writing and art contests sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

  • ‘If I had a robot’

    Kindergarten teacher Amy Allan tosses a bean bag to one of her students at Wright Elementary during circle time when each had to respond to the prompt “if I had a robot, it would...” The responses ranged from clean house to fix pizza and included “do laundry” from Principal Tracey Cline who was visiting the classroom.

  • September calendar

    Shelby County Public Schools

    Monday – No school, Labor Day

    Sept. 13 – School board, 7 p.m., at Simpsonville Elementary

    Sept. 14 – Groundbreaking for the new Southside Elementary 10 a.m.

    Sept. 14 – Goodbye for Northside 4:30 p.m.

    Sept. 18 – High attendance day

    Sept. 27 – School board, 7 p.m., at central office


    Clear Creek

    Sept. 11 – SBDM 3:30 pm in the school library

  • Superstar readers

    Xavier Cox (from left), Belle York and Katie Morrison, stellar summer readers, were presented with a summer reading challenge in June and returned to Clear Creek Elementary in August with that challenge successfully completed! Katie read and recorded 24 books; Belle read and recorded 40 books, and Xavier read and recorded 42 books in just 65 days. They are now the stars of a bulletin board that shares what makes them super-star readers. “Clear Creek is proud of these Colts who rose to the challenge,” Principal Kim Willhoite said.

  • On campus: August 31, 2012

    Shelby students participate in summer program at Purdue
    Shelby County students took the first step in becoming Boilermakers by participating in the annual STAR program at Purdue University's West Lafayette campus. The participants include Andrew Koroluk and Michael Goebel, both of Simpsonville. Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR) is Purdue's program for new undergraduate students to receive academic advice and create their initial course schedule.


  • Minor graduates UK

    Clayton Jeffrey Minor graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky in May. He received a Bachelor of Science in accounting. Minor is a graduate of Shelby County High School and is the son of Jeff and Karen Minor of Shelbyville and the grandson of James and Patty Minor of Shelbyville and Billy Shouse of Mount Eden.

  • Eagle Scout achievement

    Adam Waggener achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts. His community service project was to build and install eight hitching rails and five benches and to clear one-half mile of walking trails at Shelby Trails Park. Thirty-two scouts and adult leaders of Troop 212, Southeast Christian Church, helped complete the project. This team put in a total of 340 man-hours of work. Adam is the son of Anita and Jim Waggener of Simpsonville.