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Today's News

  • 1983: Shelby 4-Hers win national dairy contest

    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

  • Shelby Energy fined in death

    The Shelby Energy Cooperative has been ordered to pay $15,000 in fines for safety violations - several of which are said to have contributed to the death of an electrical worker last year.

    On Monday, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) announced that it has accepted a settlement with Shelby Energy over six safety violations.

    The violations, which range from failure of personnel to wear proper safety gear to inadequate vertical clearance of electrical wires, carry a maximum fine of $2,500 each.

  • Five more homes sold at foreclosure auction

    The scene in the lobby at the Shelby County Courthouse was the same as usual for Todd Davis on Thursday.

    Davis, who is the master commissioner for the Shelby Circuit Court, presided over the sale of five homes at auction.

    The reason for the auction?

    Foreclosure.

    A dreaded word among homeowners, it's all-too familiar to too many families.

    Since the foreclosure auctions began in Shelby County in 1996, Davis said 2008 has seen a record number of residential foreclosures, with 150 already this year, compared to 120 last year.

  • First Baptist calls pastor

    First Baptist Church of Shelbyville has called a new senior pastor to lead the more than 700 people in its congregation.

    Dr. Steve Rice of Floyd County was announced as the new pastor last Sunday after being affirmed by 99.3 percent of the voting church members.

    Rice said he and his family are thankful for the unity in the church's calling him to be their pastor.

    He said having such a high percentage of the congregation vote in favor of a prospective pastor "is some what uncommon in a church that size."

  • Shelby County deeds and permits

    Deed transfers

    Angie Druin to Ricco and Tracy Tumminello, lot 2, Fairview Addition, $53,000.

    Sunshine Homes, Inc. to Jeremy and Kathryn Cloninger, lot 4, Woodfield, section 1, $144,000.

    Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company, Kentucky Housing Corporation, et al, to Commonwealth Bank & Trust, lots in Martinsville, phase IV, $1 and other consideration.

    Michael and Karen Quire to Jeff Grosch and Carrie Tilton, lot 37, Rolling Ridge, phase II, $119,000.

    Arbor View Homes, LLC to Thomas and Angela Rawlins, lot 134, Bridlewood Estates, section 2, $169,950.

  • Monday is deadline to register to vote

    Those who haven't yet registered to vote for this fall's Presidential election have just a few more days to do so.

    "You have to register in the county where you live by the end of the day on Monday," Shelby County Clerk Sue Carol Perry said.

    Voters on Nov. 4 not only will choose a new President from among John McCain, Barrack Obama and others, but they also will elect a U.S. Senator, a new member of Congress and a state representative. The school board and city councils in Shelbyville and Simpsonville also will be contested.

  • Rocket girls tie No. 8 South Oldham

    The SCHS girls' soccer team withstood an onslaught of shots from South Oldham late in the second half Wednesday to come out all even at 1 after 80 minutes.

    The tie was like a victory for the Rockets (9-6-1) after they were outshot, 25-1, and visiting South Oldham (11-3-2, No. 8 in the state) took 13 corner kicks.

    "They just punched us in the mouth over and over again," SCHS Coach Joe Turner said. "I told them we could bend, but we couldn't break, and that's what our defense did. That, and Laura Metcalf was absolutely phenomenal in the goal."

  • At last Rockets get long awaited home game

    It's already October, but the Shelby County High School football team will play its first home football game tonight when DuPont Manual visits Robert Doyle Stadium.

    "It's great to finally be at home," SCHS Coach Todd Shipley said. "If I had my choice, we'd play every game at home."

    Not having to board a bus is a big plus for the Rockets (0-4), but that doesn't mean much to Manual (3-1, No. 7 in the state and No. 5 in Class 6A in The Courier-Journal's Litratings).

  • East's physical play overpowers West

    After 10 years, East Middle School stood up and punched rival West in the mouth Tuesday.

    Well, at least on the football field.

    The Missiles (9-0) controlled the line of scrimmage on offense and defense with a steady running game and a high-pressure pass rush to beat West for the first time in 10 years, 36-14.

    Both teams entered the game undefeated and looking to win the regular-season title in the Mid-Bluegrass Conference, but East's defense took over late in the second quarter after West (8-1) had cut its lead to 16-14.

  • Sometimes kids teach us about sportsmanship

    Sportsmanship is a fickle thing. Sometimes, doing the right thing can have awful repercussions.

    That nearly happened to Michaela Manley during the Lady Rockets' victory in the Girls Region 5 Golf Tournament on Monday.

    Manley finished her round with an 82, but she didn't realize that she had signed a scorecard that gave her an 81.

    That turned a runaway for the Rockets into a 1-stroke victory and almost cost Shelby County a region title.

    But Manley did the right thing: She pointed out the mistake and took the requisite disqualification.

    That takes a lot guts.