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  • Highway 53 project preparing to move forward

     

  • SCHS student recognized for Microsoft certification score

    Shelby County High School student Jacob Turner was a leader among leaders at the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) state championship at Rupp Arena in Lexington last month. 

    Out of about 7,000 students from nearly 500 schools across the state Turner was recognized for his outstanding score on a Microsoft Certification test.

  • No crusade roadblocks

    In lieu of roadblocks, Shelbyville Fire and Rescue will concentrate their Crusade for Children collections efforts this year by means of seeking door-to-door donations.

    Shelbyville Firefighters say this decision was made due to safety concerns for themselves and their families.

    “One of the primary reasons is we’re concerned about the safety of the volunteers that are helping us collect,” Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker said, noting many who help collect do not serve in the department but are rather family members or volunteering civilians.

  • Graduations set for May 28

    Graduations

     

    WHEN: May 28

    TIME: Collins at 10 a.m.; doors open at 9

    Shelby County at 2 p.m.; doors open at 1:15

    WHERE: Respective school’s gymnasiums

    SENIOR AWARDS NIGHTS: Both at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Collins and Tuesday at SCHS, 6:30

     

    Graduations set for May 28

     

    By Ashley Sutter

     

  • Dealership to storage lot

    Eyebrows have been rising as the former Jeff Wyler Chevrolet Buick GMC lot on Taylorsville Road started filling up with trucks again over the last few weeks.

    After sitting vacant for nearly a year, there are now about 200 white incomplete work trucks occupying the space but despite people stopping by to look, there are no salespeople coming out.

    Rick Hill with Auto Truck Group, located in Kingbrook Commerce Center in Simpsonville, assures those vehicles are not for sale.

  • Election 2016: Primary Election Day goes smoothly in Shelby

    Election Day was going smoothly Tuesday, although officials weren’t sure what kind of a turnout they experienced at the polls when The Sentinel-News went to press.

    Early deadlines due to press issues forced the paper to print in mid-afternoon well before polls closed.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said that no problems had cropped up of a technical nature, although that wasn’t the case with human nature, she said ruefully.

  • Organizers hoping for dry Relay for Life

    The 2016 Shelby County Relay for Life is set for Friday and organizers say they hope the rain will hold off.

    “If it’s raining really bad, we’ll be in Collins gym, but we’re going to have a beautiful day,” said co-chair Heidi Willhoite.

    The event beings at 7 p.m. Friday night and lasts through 7 a.m. Saturday morning at Collins High School.

    Eighteen teams from businesses, clubs, families, friends, hospitals, churches, schools and service organizations will participate, with team members taking turns walking on the track.

  • Fundraiser for Operation Care is Saturday

    If you’re looking for a great way to spend Saturday night that includes delicious food, mellow music and good fellowship – all while helping out a major charitable organization at the same time – look no further than the annual Operation Care fundraiser.

    The 4th annual Mercy Omega Gala, at Claudia Sanders Dinner House at 5 p.m., will feature a live auction this year, said Jennifer Decker, executive director of Operation Care.

  • Police bust theft ring at outlet mall

    Police have arrested three Taylorsville residents, one of them an employee at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, and charged them with stealing up to $20,000 worth of high-priced purses over a period of several weeks.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis called the group crime a substantial theft ring.

    “An employee from the mall had been stealing purses from one of the storage units. The store that was stolen from was Kate Spade,” he said.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board will assist funding efforts for national teams

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday voted in favor of a recommendation to support teams advancing to national competitions through matching funds.

    During the preceding meeting, board member Joanna Freels suggested to the board supplementing the necessary funds for the five Odyssey of the Mind teams headed to the World’s Finals later this month.

    After brief discussion, the board suggested establishing a fund to aid all organizations that qualify for national competitions.