Today's News

  • Looking Back: Feb. 27, 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.

  • Local teen wins shot at national dance title

    Inspiration sometimes comes from an insult.

    One of Joseph “Austin” Shirley-Dean's classmates several years ago told him he couldn't dance. That comment got him started on the road to the title 2009 Teen Mister Dance of the Bluegrass, an honor he picked up last weekend in Ashland. This summer he will compete in Washington, D. C. for the national title.

  • Rockets look to take shine off Penny

    For the sixth consecutive year Shelby and Anderson counties will meet in the Boys’ 30th District Championship game.

    Tonight’s game will tip-off at approximately 7:30, after the conclusion of the Spencer/Anderson girls’ game.

    Though the Rockets have won four of the past five – and gone on to capture two 8th Region titles in that time – this year looks to be Anderson County’s best chance to win.

  • Court Reports Feb. 25, 2009

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Ashley M. Bessette, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $300- plead guilty -- ten-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $244 fine and costs.

    Tanner J. Jaroszek, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $300 -- plead guilty -- $294 fine and costs; second-degree criminal mischief -- plead guilty -- 60-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $144 costs.

  • Tree topping should be a crime

    There were few things that made my dad cringe more than the practice of topping trees.  He would scratch his brow and shake his head at the thought of homeowners paying to have their trees butchered.

    It was slightly less offensive if utility companies butchered trees because it could be rationalized:  downed limbs create a hazard and cause power outages, which can cause more then just unhappy customers, as we have seen over the curse of the last 6 months.

  • ‘Working’ set to debut at Shelby County Community Theatre

    The Shelby County Community Theatre (SCCT) is inviting people to come in after a hard week's work, sit back, relax and listen to others sing about "Working".

    Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso from the same-titled book by Studs Terkel, "Working" is a musical about the common man - and woman.

    Developed from real interviews with a variety of workers - from cleaning women to bricklayers -- the show offers monologues of 26 average American workers as they share their work experiences and deepest dreams.

  • EARLIER: Schools to get huge boost

    School officials remain cautiously optimistic about an influx of cash that Shelby County schools should receive as a piece of the pie served up by the Obama Administration.

    Shelby County schools would receive nearly $2 million from the $305 million in federal stimulus funds that will be distributed to public schools throughout Kentucky during the next two years.

    The stimulus bill, entitled the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, was signed into law Tuesday by the president.

  • Widow sues restaurant in husband's death

     The wife of a man who died two days after eating at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Easter Sunday last year has filed a wrongful death suit against the restaurant.

    Carol Maupin of Louisville filed suit Jan. 23 in Shelby Circuit Court “to recover damages from Claudia Sanders for the wrongful death of David Maupin.”

    Maupin, 72, and his wife, son and daughter-in-law ate at the establishment on March 23, 2007, and Maupin died on March 25.

  • Shelbyville PD welcomes new officer

    Blaine Kohl's face was solemn as he raised his right hand and took the police officer's oath, administered to him by Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman.

    After the swearing-in ceremony Thursday morning, Kohl was welcomed warmly by some of his fellow officers at a reception in the community room at the police station.

    The new officer brings the department up to 24 strong, Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said.

  • Kentucky State Police to hold car raffle

    The Kentucky State Police Trooper Island raffle for 2009 features a 372-horsepower Dodge Challenger R/T.

    The vehicle has a brilliant black metallic exterior and a dark slate gray cloth interior. The car is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 (HEMI) MDS VCT engine with a lifetime limited warranty.

    Other features include dual rear exhaust, a five speed automatic transmission, 20-inch chrome wheels, a rear spoiler, power sunroof, six disc CD changer and six Boston Acoustics speakers.