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Today's News

  • Heating costs expected to scorch consumers

    Rusty Newton is worried.

    Newton, executive director of the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, is concerned about the prediction of rising heating costs this winter.

    He's worried because heating costs are going to be higher, but no extra money has been appropriated to help people pay higher heating bills.

    "I mean, I'm just being honest with you; I'm real concerned about the families, especially our elderly and disabled," he said.

  • Congressional candidate speaks at Rotary club

    Last week's Rotary speaker, State Sen. Brett Guthrie, Republican candidate for Congress in Kentucky's Second District, spoke of issues he would like to address if elected.

    He began with saying that he didn't intend to give a partisan speech, but just wanted to "talk about myself and why I'm running and what I believe in."

    He opened with saying that his main concern was what he was going to bring to Washington.

    "We need to quit worrying about petty politics and focus on prosperity and the future of our children," he said.

  • Five arrested at SCHS

    Five Shelby County High School students were taken into custody Wednesday morning following an altercation which resulted in an assault on a Shelby County sheriff's deputy.

    Deputies arrested four juveniles - three female, one male - and one adult male in the school's cafeteria.

    Charges include third degree assault, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.

    Three of the juveniles have been released to their parents. One juvenile has been taken to a youth detention center. The adult student, Derek Richmond, remains at the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Trinity upends Rockets 3-0

    First year boys' soccer coach B.J. Andriot thought his team had a very good chance to beat Trinity in the opening game of the SCHS boys' Soccerama Saturday.

    However, Trinity had a different idea.

    The Shamrocks scored twice in the first half and added another in the second to beat Shelby County 3-0.

    Andriot said he thought his team came out timid.

    "I think maybe we were a little scared in the first half, but we settled down in the second half," he said. "We didn't play our best, but the loss was probably better for us in the long run."

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    Aug. 21 -- Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Ln., #118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Public can attend

    Aug. 21 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Aug. 27 - The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.

  • Ugly happened! Panel picks the ugliest of the uglies

    "It was not easy seeing so much ugly," said the five judges, members of Shelbyville Merchants Association for Retail Trade (SMART), who picked the top three finalists for Shelbyville's Ugliest Room Makeover contest.

    Interior designer and owner of Surroundings Design Studio Debbie D'Angelo and her design team - Carol Bolton, manager of Tracy's Home Furnishings; Aimee McGruder, manager of Making Ends Meet; Liz Schreff, design consultant at W. J. Andriots and Kelly Craig, also from Tracy's - managed to sort through the 18 entrants to pick the top three.

  • Weapons scare at SCHS proves false

    Local law enforcement officers responded to Shelby County High School Tuesday morning after receiving an anonymous tip that two students might be bringing weapons to school.

    The unidentified caller told Interim Principal Michael Rowe that a quarrel between two students could turn into violence on the school grounds.

    After receiving the call, four Shelby County sheriff's deputies came to the school and took the two students into custody as they exited their school buses.

  • 1993: American equitation team beats South African riders at Shelbyville

    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

  • New video store on Triple S agenda

    When the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission meet again at the Stratton Community Center on August 19, commission members will address plans for a new video store in Shelbyville.

    The development plan with sign waivers is for a Family Video at 1729 and 1733 Midland Trail. The plan is for a 6,000 sq. ft. video store as well as two lease spaces with a total of 3,590 sq. ft.

    A white building currently sits on the location, which is located beside Carol & Co. Fine Jewelry and across from American Founders Bank.

  • Six running for Simpsonville City Commission

    Six candidates, including the four incumbents, have filed to run for the Simpsonville City Commission.

    The filing deadline for non-partisan races was Tuesday.

    The four incumbents on the commission - Vicky Wise, Scott McDowell, Dottie Shelburne and Cary Vowels - all signed up for another term. Joining them in the race are political newcomers Sharon Cummins and Andy Rushing.