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  • Graduation set for June 4 at the high schools’ gyms

    Seniors at Shelby County and Collins high schools now know when – and where – they will receive their diplomas.

    At the school board meeting March 10, the school calendar was adjusted to move the last day of school June 3, and now graduation will follow on June 4 at the schools’ gyms – ending many years of commencements at the Frankfort Civic Center.

    Shelby County High School will have graduation at 1 p.m., and Collins will follow at 7 p.m.

  • House OKs compromise on Medicaid

    There may be good news on the horizon for the Medicaid impasse created two weeks ago when a heated squabble broke out in Frankfort, leaving a $166 million deficit in next year’s budget unresolved.

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) said Tuesday that a compromise bill passed the House very favorably, with only 4 nays against it, that he is very hopeful will be accepted by the Senate.

  • Silver Ring Thing returns to Shelby Christian Church

    For the second year in a row, Shelby Christian Church will host the Silver Ring Thing, a high-tech, two-and-a-half-hour stage performance that uses music, comedy, special effects, video and personal testimonies to promote sexual abstinence until marriage.

    The event, which is 7 to 9 p.m. today, is targeted toward young people, and the organization, The Silver Ring Thing, is a youth ministry founded in 1995 by Denny and Amy Pattyn in Yuma, Ariz., in response to escalating numbers of teen pregnancies in that area.

  • News briefs: March 23, 2011

    Bark Park dedication set for Saturday
    The official dedication of Michael Kay’s Bark Park, a new dog park at Red Orchard Park, will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
    Terry and Patricia Kay made a donation in the name of their son, Michael, that helped the park become a reality.  “We appreciate what they have done very much,” Shelby Parks Director Clay Cottongim said at the time of the announcement.
    Michael Kay died in 2004 of cancer.

  • EARLIER: Gary Bancroft snarls at dead woman's family

    LAWRENCEBURG – The man charged with slicing his girlfriend’s throat and stuffing her body into a trash bag snarled at her family members when he entered Anderson Circuit Court on Tuesday morning.

    He snarled at them again when he left the courtroom, causing two female family members in attendance to burst into tears, and several of the dead woman’s male family members to snarl right back.

  • News briefs: March 18, 2011

    Shelby’s unemployment rate
    ranked 8th in state for January

    Shelby County recorded one of the 10 lowest jobless rates in Kentucky during January 2011, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Shelby’s rate was 9.7 percent, ranking it eighth in the latest figures and was better than January 2010 (10.2 percent) though up from December  (8.5).

  • Sentinel-News implements subscriptions for Web site

    Online readers of The Sentinel-Newshave seen many changes to its  Web site during the past few months, but the biggest will start today.

    That’s when www.SentinelNews.com will join a growing national trend being set by The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Wall Street Journaland dozens of other newspapers by implementing a subscriber-based pay system to view most content.

  • Triples S OKs plat for Equestrian Lakes North

    The Triple S Planning Commission moved quickly through a very short agenda Tuesday.

    The meeting, which was moved to Shelbyville City Hall while the Stratton Center undergoes renovations, covered just three topics, and no comments were made from the audience.

    Equestrian Lakes North, which is located on Clark Station Road, will begin its 13-lot Phase 1 after receiving approval for a preliminary plat that increased the number of lots from 32 to 36.

  • Shelby County planting a new future on the farm

    This is National Agriculture Week, a time for assessing and appreciating our nation’s farms and the crops they produce for us.

    But as you look around Shelby County, you’ll find that those crops are coming under heavy rotation, that our farms aren’t what they used to be.

    Those bucolic images of dairy cows roaming the pastures and tobacco growing tall and green in fields and hanging in rustic barns are evolving into a future of new livelihoods that might surprise you a bit.

  • Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits makes a pitch for Anderson’s inmates

    LAWRENCEBURG – Shelby County’s jailer is wasting little time in trying to capitalize on the unresolved feud between the Anderson and Franklin County jailers.

    Shelby Jailer Bobby Waits pitched his jail’s availability to Anderson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night, saying he would welcome inmates from Anderson — and the roughly $600,000 in revenue they would pour into his jail’s budget — with open arms.

    “I think we can work together,” Waits said. “I wanted you to meet me and get to know me.”