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Today's News

  • Local officials named to state HVMAT commission

    Two local officials have been appointed to a state commission that oversees the handling of hazardous materials across the state.

    Gov. Steve Beshear has named Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger and Charlie Frazee, the director of local Emergency Management Agency, to the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission.

    Both men said being named to the commission is an honor.

  • Post 37 wins double-header

    American Legion Post 37 picked up two wins against Oldham County Tuesday night at home.

    Post 37 won the first game 8-0 and the second, 6-4.

    Post 37 coach Jim Wiley said the team played well and pitched well in both games.

    "We had two really good games," Wiley said.

    The team plays two double-headers this weekend in Bowling Green.

    Post 37 plays Metcalf at Edmund Park at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday and plays Bowling Green at 1 p.m. EDT Sunday.

    Pairings for the district tournament will be announced in the July 23 Sentinel-News.

  • The Great Outdoors - Some birds are 'underground'

    Most of us think of bird nests being located from the ground all the way up to some of the higher branches in trees. However, there are two species of local birds that actually nest underground.

    The belted kingfisher, a 13-inch long, gray and white bird with a 20-inch wingspan, always excavates a 6-foot long burrow that ends in an enlarged chamber, preferably near water. The excavation is in an 8-inch to 10-inch high bank. Both male and female do the actual digging. A new burrow is dug almost every year although, occasionally, last year's burrow will suffice.

  • Shelby County East Middle School

    Sixth grade

  • Police report significant drop in crime

    City police say that so far this year, the local crime rate has dropped significantly.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said that statistics comparing the first six months of last year with this year show a 36 percent drop in the city's crime rate.

    He added that the decrease is not in any one area, but across the board.

    "I'm talking about everything," he said. "Part I crimes are your major crimes, like murder, rape, robbery and assault, larceny. Part II crimes are shoplifting and so forth. It's all down. It's a good thing."

  • 1993: Five groups receive total of $25,000 from Ruben

    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

  • Court order buries cemetery

    Circuit Judge Charles Hickman signed a court order July 8 nullifying a conditional use permit that would have allowed a Louisville company to develop a cemetery in an agricultural area in northern Shelby County.

    Hickman's order voided a conditional use permit Louisville Cemetery Association had obtained from the Triple S Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals that allowed the company to build a cemetery, including mausoleums, on land off Eminence Pike.

  • 12-years-old All-stars lose in a 'heartbreaker'

    Staff photos by Nathan L. McBroom

    Kipp Moore knocked one out of the park on the first pitch of the game on Wednesday night. The homerun was Moore's first.

    By Nathan L. McBroom/Sentinel-News Staff Writer

    Like all pitchers, Kipp Moore has a love/hate relationship with homeruns: he loves hitting them but hates giving them up.

    And during the first round of the 12-year-old regional tournament on Wednesday night, Moore experienced the blessing and then the curse of the long ball as Shelby County lost to Jessamine County 9 to 7.

  • Homearama 2008 - Local man's home on display

    When Al Bennett builds a house, he wants the owners and their guests to feel at home the minute they walk in the door.

    Bennett, of Simpsonville, said creating a welcoming atmosphere is done by adding extra details and making sure that everything in the house is of the highest quality.

    "That's what buyers are looking for," he said. "So I try to give it to them."

    Because of Bennett's reputation as an innovative builder, he was asked to design and construct a house for this year's much-anticipated Homearama.

  • Teen hit by a car while skateboarding

    A local teen remains hospitalized after being hit by a car while skateboarding last Friday night, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

    Stefan Miller, 16, of Shelbyville, is still in intensive care at Kosair Children's Hospital after being struck by a car in the 100th block of Eminence Pike last Friday night at 10:17 p.m.