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Today's News

  • Cheering from the top

    For the first time since 2006 the SCHS cheerleading squad will be heading back to the state competition.

    The girls won the 8th Region small varsity competition Saturday at SCHS, and Coach Heather Fallen said it was a long time coming.

    “It’s been a big year for us as far as preparation,” she said. “We’ve been practicing hard since June, and we set some pretty high expectations.”

  • EARLIER: Waddy man indicted for sexually abusing child

     

    A Shelby County man has been indicted on charges he sexually abused a 6-year-old child at his home.

    Anthony Watkins, 37, of Waddy is charged with four counts of first-degree sexual abuse for encounters with girl he admitted took place between July and November of last year.

    First degree sexual abuse is a Class C felony, punishable by a sentence of 5-10 years in prison.

  • Fruit tree orders for spring planting

     

    One of the best things about January is all the good catalogs that come in the mail.

     It is much easier to believe that spring will come again when you have a stack of catalogs that show glossy pictures of fruits, vegetables and flowers.  The extra time spent indoors by the fire also allows us to spend some time plotting and planning what we want to add to the garden in 2009.

  • Looking Back: Jan. 23, 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.

  • Defense comes up short against South Oldham

    Shelby County's Cache Tomlinson came out scorching hot for the Rockets, but Shelby's defense couldn't contain the Dragons (7-9) as the Rockets (7-10) fell, 73-68, on the road Saturday.

    Tomlinson, in his third game back from an ankle injury, lit up the Dragons for a season-high seven 3-pointers on his way to 25 points.

    "Cache was hot all night, and our offense was good," SCHS Coach Mike Clark said. "But we just didn't get the stops we needed in the third and fourth quarters.

  • New dish guidelines adopted by Shelbyville

    Taking the recommendation of the Triple S Planning Commission, the Shelbyville City Council approved Thursday the final reading of a text amendment to its satellite dish guidelines.

    The regulation breaks satellite dishes into two categories: dishes greater than one meter in diameter and dishes smaller than one meter in diameter.

    For dishes greater than one meter in diameter, there are several updates.

  • County approves zone changes, budget amendments

    County approves zone changes, budget amendments

     

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

     

    At its semimonthly meeting Tuesday morning, the Shelby County Fiscal Court approved two zoning change requests, as well as some budget amendments and some other items of county business.

  • Duckett family has a new friend in pursuit of killer

    There has been a lot of emotional response to last week’s column, which dealt with the murder of Jim Duckett and how his family was trying social networking and other Internet options in their efforts to help find his killer.

    Some members of his extended family felt I was somehow making light of this effort. Sadly, that was far from the message I wanted to convey.

    Writing about the victims of heinous crimes can be touchy. Privacy and grief can be tremendous obstacles on the path of good intentions.

  • Car and ambulance collide on Taylorsville Road

    An ambulance en route to the hospital with a patient collided with a car Monday afternoon on Taylorsville Road.

    The accident occurred on Taylorsville Road just north of the interstate entrance/exit ramps when an ambulance traveling to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with a patient collided with a car.

    According to Sheriff's deputy Riley Kennedy, the car pulled out in front of the ambulance at the intersection of Tayorsville and Old Brunerstown roads.

    “I guess they just didn't see it,” he said.

  • What we think: Change is not a 1-person deal

     

    The theme of today – and for the year so far – is change.

    You hear it everywhere. The public seems hungry – almost desperate – for it.

    And new President Barack Obama has promised it.

    Tuesday was a day of change, with Obama’s inauguration and his remarks,  when he focused on “hope over fear, unity and purpose over discord….”