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Today's News

  • Teen missing since Thursday

    Police are asking for the public's help in locating a teenaged girl who has been missing from her home in Shelbyville since Thursday.

    Amber Dawn McKinney, 16, was last seen leaving her home on Jonathan Circle on  Thursday morning to go to school, according to Shelbyville Police.

  • 11th Teen Court convenes

    The 15 students sitting in the jury box listened to a mock trial in the Shelby circuit court room Monday night. In the future, the cases will be real and the defendants will be one of their peers.

  • SCHS to start Hall of Fame

    Shelby County High School's 48 years have been highlighted by significant achievements, including National Merit Scholars and Major League Baseball players, two Kentucky Mr. Basketballs and Governor's Scholars.

    And now it's time to recognize those achievements with a Hall of Fame.

    A Hall of Fame Foundation is being created to allow the public to recommend individuals for the athletic Hall of Fame and the academic Distinguished Alumni.

  • EARLIER: State could cut 4 percent from school budgets

    Faced with growing shortfalls in the state budget, school districts across Kentucky are bracing for deep cuts in the funds they receive from Frankfort.

    Shelby County Schools Superintendent James Neihof said he received an email from State Education Commissioner Jon Draud last week asking him to estimate how a 4-percent cut in the district's general budget would affect the quality of local education.

  • 1968: St. Nick gifts going to Armed Forces in Vietnam

    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, 1998

  • PART I: Living through the Great Depression

    About six months ago, when I decided to write a column for the anniversary of the 1929 Market Crash, I had no idea how timely it might be.

    Oct. 29, 1929. 79 years ago today, was engraved in the public mind as "Black Tuesday." The next day, The New York Times reported:

  • Some roses need winter attention

    No need to wait on putting the roses to bed this year.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports, Dec. 12, 2008

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    David K. Lee, 51, of Danville, was arrested Dec. 6 on Midland Boulevard and charged with DUI, first offense.

    Carleen A. Bailey, 32, of Shelbyville, was arrested Dec. 4 on Washington Street and charged with no operator's license, expired registration and driving on a suspended license.

    Daniel Johnson, 53, of Goshen, Ky., was arrested Dec. 5 on I-64 and charged with DUI, second offense.

    Pedro Jacinto Navarrete, 52, of Shelbyville, was arrested Dec. 7 on Juniper Drive and charged with fourth-degree domestic assault.

  • Old Elf's illness threaten parade

    A sudden sickness could jeopardize an appearance by Santa Claus at Saturday's Shelby County Christmas Parade, although insiders insist Claus will recover in time for the event. 

    A Santa spokesperson reported earlier this week the long-time Christmas front man was ill, fueling speculation he might be forced to miss this weekend's parade. It's believed the man -- who's notoriously noted for his love of cookies -- is suffering from a severe stomach ache.

  • Funerals held for woman who died in jail

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    “At least now she doesn’t have to worry about having immigration papers. She is at home now with God,” Rev. Anthony Veras concerning Ana Romero’s untimely death.

    Almost four months after Ana Romero was found dead in her jail cell, her family finally bid her farewell at two funeral services held in Shelbyville on Wednesday.