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Today's News

  • A day to celebrate dishonesty is no kidding matter

     Does it seem strange to you that we devote one day a year to bring attention to the art of lying?

    We try to hold ourselves and each other accountable for honesty and fairness for 364 or 365 days a year, but on April 1 we make a sport of playing pranks, misleading our neighbors and trying to render our friends and families as, well, fools.

  • Heart-walk team created in honor of Casey

    In honor of Mike Casey, who died April 9 after a long battle with heart disease, there will be a Mike Casey No. 34 Memorial Team for this Saturday’s American Heart Association Walk held at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.

    Casey’s former teammate at the University of Kentucky, Mike Pratt, helped to set up the team to raise money for the cause Casey’s family had selected for memorial donations.

  • Big inning bombs Lady Rockets

    SCHS Coach Kelly Cable is seeing a disturbing trend with her softball team's performance.

    In the Lady Rockets' first match-up against Anderson County (8-4), a four-run inning sealed Anderson's victory. Then Wednesday night the Lady Bearcats did it again, scoring four runs in the top of the first to take an early lead and coast to a 6-0 victory over Shelby County (5-4).

  • Bill changes the future of assessment

    Assessments and accountability have been two words synonymous with the Kentucky Education Reform Act that was passed in 1990. That legislation put our state – and our school system – years ahead of others in determining what students should learn and how students are measured on what they were taught.

  • City Council to create new role

    At Thursday's Shelbyville City Council meeting:

    * The first reading of an ordinance creating a new city position of City Engineer/Public Works Director was approved. The position will oversee engineering projects and programs of the city, and direct the policies and procedures of the Public Works department.

    * A bid for $21,624 from Country Side was approved by the council for two police crusiers to be purchased.

  • Kindergarten registration is April 21

    Is your child ready for Kindergarten? Parents can find out by taking their child who will be 5 years old by Oct. 1 to free Kindergarten Registration and Screening sessions are sponsored by Shelby County Public Schools. The evening event will be April 21 fro to  5:30-7:30 p.m. The free screening will be given to the child while the parent completes the registration forms.

  • Mercury scare at high school

    A mercury spill required environmental experts to descend upon Shelby County High School, keeping classroom closed for decontamination on Thursday.

    The spill occurred Wednesday, when several students took apart a thermostat to get the mercury out of it, school officials said.

  • Bearcat dinger nips Rockets

    The SCHS baseball team came out hot, but dropped like the cold temperatures Tuesday in a 9-5 loss at Anderson County.

    “It was a team effort and a team loss,” SCHS Coach Bart Roettger said. “Our hitters need to be more aggressive, and when we get an early lead, our pitchers need to keep the heat on them. We struck out 11 times. You can’t go long stretches without putting the ball in play.

  • SCHS rifle team in nation’s JROTC top 10

    The SCHS Marine Corps JROTC precision air rifle team wrapped up its season late last month with an eighth-place finish at the National JROTC Air Rifle Championship at Ft. Benning, Ga.

    The team qualified for the championship by ranking as one of the top four Marine Corps JROTC teams in the east in a match at Port Clinton, Ohio. The top eight teams (four from the East and four from the West) then met with the top eight teams from the Army and Navy to compete at Ft. Benning.

  • Looking Back: April 17, 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.