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  • New school to be named for Marnel Moorman

    On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education voted in favor of naming the district’s new Preschool-8th grade school for former Shelby County teacher and Kentucky Education Association President Marnel Moorman.

    Ryan Allan, the district’s public relation coordinator, said the naming committee, made up of students, board members, administrators and members of the community, worked for several weeks to come up with their recommendation. 

  • Collins hosts VEX state tournament

     Collins High School hosted the Kentucky State High School Vex Robotics Championship over the weekend and saw 44 teams vie for a slot in the VRC World Championship, which will be in Louisville next month.  The district sent seven teams into the competition, with six from Collins and one from Shelby County. The competition requires student teams to build a robot to perform different tasks.

    The placements were:

     

    Collins

    3217A –10

    3217G – 19

    3217D – 20

  • Two dead in double shooting

    Shelbyville Police continues to investigate a shooting that occurred Monday on Hunting Hills Drive off Smithfield Road in which two people died.

    The shooting happened shortly after 2 p.m. when Shelbyville Police say a woman died of gunshot wounds. A juvenile girl later died of gunshot wounds after being transported to University Hospital. The woman, Julia Cash-Owens, 65, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

    Neighbors of the family expressed horror and disbelief at the tragedy.

  • Man dies after being hit by train

    A Shelby County man died from injuries sustained when he was hit by a train last week, police said.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Mark Moore said that Stephen N. Rosegetter, 27, of Shelbyville, was discovered deceased by Norfolk Southern Railroad employees on the tracks Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.

    Although he was taken for an autopsy immediately, investigators were not able to tell who he was until Tuesday.

    “He had no I.D. on him,” said Moore.

  • Touched Twice next weekend

     Touched Twice Clinic

    WHEN:Saturday March 17 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    WHERE:First Baptist Church, 1516 Midland Trail

    COST: FREE event, open to the community

    WHAT: Dental and medical services, food & more

     

    Whether it’s a warm meal, warm coat or just warm hug, those in need are encouraged to visit First Baptist Church next weekend for the 9th Touched Twice Clinic.

  • Brammer to be inducted in Journalism Hall of Fame

    Jack Brammer, a veteran reporter who launched his career in the newspaper industry at The Sentinel-News more than 40 years ago, will be inducted in the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame this year.

    “It’s an honor after all of these years of being in the daily journalism,” he said, noting he’s enjoyed covering stories about Shelby County as well as those impacting the entire state.

  • Shelby Parks, Rec win statewide awards

    Shelby County parks received two prestigious statewide awards.

    At the 65th Annual Kentucky Recreation and Park Society Conference in Louisville last month, Shelby County Parks and Recreation won an award for Class III Facility of the Year as well as the Outstanding Parks Department of the Year.

    Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Pickens said what he likes best about the second award is that it’s reflective of the entire staff.

  • Milking woes

    Milk producers have been struggling for years to make ends meet, citing low prices as the culprit, and the announcement of a major dairy distributor’s plans to end some farmers’ contracts just highlights the continued issues.

    “Unfortunately, Dean Foods has made the difficult decision to end milk procurement contracts with a number of farmers in about 90 days,” said Reace Smith, corporate spokesperson for Dean Foods Company, in a news release. “We regret this decision had to be made.”

  • Jail budget nearly flat

     

  • Tractors on the move

    A city slicker may have thought Friday was the beginning of harvest season, with a handful of tractors rolling down U.S. 60 around Collins High School in the morning and afternoon.

    But these tractors weren’t moving crops, instead they were helping plant seeds for the future with the school’s Drive a Tractor to School Day.

    “I drove from Finchville – I got up to 22 miles an hour,” said Colby Eades with a grin, as he patted the 1968 John Deere tractor he had just pulled into the school’s parking lot.