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Today's News

  • Graduation memories

    Would you rather cross the stage for your diploma or slide across home plate with the winning run?

    That’s the question facing four SCHS softball players tonight.

    Katie Case, Shauna Gramig, Farren Holland and Haleigh LeCompte are the only seniors on the SCHS softball team that takes the field today in the double- elimination State Tournament at Jack Fisher Park in Owensboro.

    The decision could be simple.

  • 'He could do everything'

    Marvin Crouch is one of kind. Everybody says so, especially people who know him well.

    After 50 years of employment with the same company, he retired last Friday, amid tears, laughter, and a party in his honor.

    Diane Stephens, assistant manager at Bumper to Bumper, said she will really miss him.

    "That says it all," she said, pointing to a banner that stretched across the front of the shop bearing the words, "50 years of friendship, loyalty and the Best Service in Town."

  • Looking Back: June 5, 2009

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

    10 years ago, 1999

  • Datebook

    Community datebook

    Public can attend

    Thursday -- Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 403 Washington St.

    Monday -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

    Tuesday -- Fiscal court meets at 10 a.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

    Tuesday -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    Community meetings

    Thursday -- Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at noon second and fourth Thursdays at the Stratton Center.

  • Senior leaders keep focus while keeping it light

    Whether it was Katie Case singing songs from “Lion King” before the region title game, Haleigh LeCompte making up new Shelby cheers or the senior group coming up with new eye-black dots, these seniors know what it takes to win.

  • County renews jail's healthcare program

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday night to renew the Health Services agreement with the detention center to provide health care to the inmates.

    Magistrate Michael Riggs said that Jailer Bobby Waits is pleased with the agreement with Southern Health Partners, headquartered in Chattanooga, Tenn.,  and so the motion to approve it had not trouble passing, at 6-0.

    "It's a good contract; especially with the discount they've given us," Waits said.

  • Simpsonville OKs town center plan

    The City of Simpsonville has a plan for a whole new future.

    Its City Commission on Tuesday approved formally the long-range plan for a new town center to be developed along the U.S. 60 corridor.

    HNTB, a planning firm from Louisville, has led the city through a planning process that has taken about nine months and produced a document that was approved last month by Triple S Planning & Zoning. The commission’s vote was the final step before the implementation phase.

  • Baseball star Stallings signs with Asbury

    Daniel Stallings was in that familiar seat alongside his parents in the Shelby County library on Friday afternoon,

    His teammates sat in three rows of chairs facing him, and numerous other friends, coaches and well-wishers crowded in behind them as he took up a pen and signed his name to a letter-of-intent to play baseball at Asbury College.

    But this celebration was not so much about Stallings the outfielder as it was about Stallings the graduating senior. In this defining moment, his character dominated the discussion over his statistics.

  • Man in altercation: I just fought back

    A Shelbyville man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Shelby County District Court to several charges incurred during an altercation with a state trooper that sent both of them to the hospital.

    James L. Shuck, 23, was arrested Thursday night after an altercation with Kentucky State Police Trooper Hunter Martin on Village Lane in Shelbyville. The men scuffled, and the trooper twice used his Taser on Shuck and fired his revolver at him while trying to arrest him on charges he had violated his probation.

  • Shelby County grand jury indictments May 1, 2009

    Everett G. Simerly of Nashville, Tenn., was indicted for flagrant non-support.

    Artemio Rodriguez-James of Shelbyville was indicted for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Jeremy E. Norton of Bloomfield, Ky., was indicted for unlawful possession of a methamphetamine.

    Helen A. Waits of Shelbyville was indicted for theft of identity.