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Today's News

  • Football power moves East

    It's been a long time since East Middle was undefeated this late in the season.

    The Missiles, who were off this week, are 7-0 on the season with three games left to play, including the intra-county battle against also undefeated West Middle.

    "I don't know for sure, but it's been a long time and we're enjoying it," EMS head coach Alan Matthews said. "There's a lot of enthusiasm at the school right now, they're very proud."

    Two years ago the team went 6-4 and caused some other schools to notice, but the Missiles dropped back to 1-8 last year with a very young team.

  • School menus - Sept. 15-19

    Monday - NO SCHOOL today - Parent Teacher conference

    Tuesday - NO SCHOOL today - Parent Teacher conference

    Wednesday - ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    Spaghetti w/meat sauce or pretzel w/cheese sauce, BBQ sauce/ketchup, corn, tossed salad, garlic cheese bread-stick, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk (Clear Creek has Papa John's pizza)

    B = Breakfast pizza or yogurt and crackers

    MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Mail carrier gets award

    Steve Martin doesn't always have a good day.

    Sometimes he is bit by a dog or stranded in a snowstorm -- all while at work.

    He was recognized for his loyalty recently by his employer, the United States Post Office.

    Martin received the Million Mile Award at a ceremony Tuesday at the Shelbyville Post Office that was attended by his coworkers and District Manager Ann Wright.

  • Ryder Cup set to tee off

    One of golf's signature events - and certainly the biggest in Kentucky's history -- will tee off next week just across the Metro Louisville Line, 13 miles from downtown Shelbyville.

    The Ryder Cup, which pits the elite professionals from the United States against a team from Europe, will be held Sept. 16-21 at Valhalla Golf Club in Eastwood.

    And it's generating a lot of excitement in Shelby County.

  • Goodwill to stop accepting TVs, computers

    Earlier this year, it was announced that all television stations would soon be broadcasting digitally. This effectively put all pure analog sets on the endangered species list.

    With the desirability of these sets severely tarnished, the number of older model TVs lodged at local Goodwill stores grew.

    And with no one wanting to buy these sets, Goodwill soon had a costly problem on its hands. Too many sets and not enough buyers.

  • Reichert: writer, chicken feeder and friend

    Walt Reichert has left his post here as the editor of The Sentinel-News to sit on a bucket and feed chickens.

    Some may call it retirement, but Walt would say it's a promotion - a reward for his many years as a teacher, writer and journalist.

    Enjoy it, sir. You've earned it.

    When I came to work here at the paper over four years ago, Walt was already dreaming of the day that he could forsake the daily grind and spend more time tending to the chickens, ducks, cows, and vegetables on his hobby farm near Simpsonville.

  • Newton set to retire from MPCAA

    Rusty Newton was raised tending to cows and crops on his family's dairy and tobacco farm in Shelby County, but he has spent the last 22 years tending to many other needs of Shelby Countians.

    And today, Newton, the executive director for the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, is retiring after spending the last seven of those years in the agency's top position.

    MPCAA works on behalf of elderly, low-income and at-risk individuals and families to help them improve and stabilize their daily living situations, and Newton has been dedicated to that mission.

  • EMS members go to Louisiana to help hurricane victims

    On Thursday morning a team of five rescue workers from Shelbyville arrived in Louisiana to help victims of Hurricane Gustav.

    EMS Director Steve Wortham said Shelbyville's Medical Special Response Team journeyed to Alexandria, La., by ambulance along with six other ambulances from around Kentucky.

    The five volunteers -- Jeff Ivers, John Trzcinski, Mike Swigert, Shawn Doty and Bobby Cravenz -- loaded the ambulance with medical supplies, food and tents in which to house themselves.

  • A special event

    As the grandmother of three granddaughters, Cayla and Caty Hawkins and Devan Brooks, who have or are now playing volleyball for Shelby County, I can say I never enjoyed a volleyball game as much as I did on Aug. 21.

    First was the great response to wearing pink shirts for the Volley for the Cure for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Even the Anderson County volleyball team had pink ribbons in their hair.

    Secondly, was the beautiful voice of George Cottrell singing our National Anthem.

  • The paper trail: Agencies look at ways to trim paper consumption

    At the Shelby County Recycling Center, there are seven large metal bins that are used to collect and store various recyclable items: one for aluminum, one for cardboard, one for plastic and so on.

    But the item that has the biggest bin and takes up the most space at the center is also the one that is the easiest to reduce - paper.

    Val Shirley, who manages the center, spends the majority of his day making sure that the materials donated go in the right bins.