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Today's News

  • Part III: A first taste of combat teaches important lessons

    The battalion sprang to life. This would be my first experience in battle, seeking out the Japanese on the island of Bougainville in the fall of 1943.

    Small patrols moved out and were soon swallowed by the dense jungle.  The battalion in seven files, each preceded by scouts and a team of machete-wielding Marines followed them.

  • Waddy woman dies of injuries from crash

    A Waddy woman has died of injuries she sustained in a crash last week on Interstate 64.

    Ida Mae Durr, 69, died Tuesday at the University of Louisville, where she was taken after she and her husband, Thomas Durr, were involved in a single-vehicle accident on the afternoon of Dec. 4.

    Thomas Durr remains in critical condition in the surgical intensive care unit at U of L.

  • Looking Back: Dec. 12, 2008

     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.

  • Water and sewer rates pumping up?

    Shelbyville City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance Thursday that would increase city water rates by 5.8 percent and sewage rates by 4.5 percent.

    Tom Doyle, manager of Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer, presented the ordinance to the council, stating that the revised schedule of rates and charges would bring in the revenue necessary to balance the budget for the Municipal Waterworks and Sewer System.

  • Trinity rallies past Rockets

    A ferocious fourth-quarter capped a dominant second half as Trinity (2-0) upended the host Rockets (1-2), 70-48, Saturday.

    The Shamrocks outscored Shelby County, 44-19, in the second half, including a 31-12 whipping in the fourth quarter.

  • Lady Rockets hold off South

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team nearly let a 10-point lead slip away in the fourth quarter of a 47-46 victory at South Oldham Friday.

    Taylor Shaw hit one of two free throws with just seconds remaining to push the Lady Rockets’ lead to three, 47-44. The Lady Dragons responded in a strange fashion, taking a lay in at the buzzer instead of trying for the tie with a 3-point shot.

    “We knew we had to guard the three, and I’m not really sure why they took the shot they did,” SCHS Coach Sally Zimmerman said.

  • How about that civic center for Shelby County?

    When the Triple S Planning Commission held its three public input sessions last month, the idea of building some sort of conference/convention facility was met with shared enthusiasm by the citizens in attendance.

    But the idea is nothing new.

  • We congratulate: Local teen who climbed Grand Canyon is a star

    Skylar Cannon accomplished a feat that is difficult to do on two legs, much less wheels.

    She traversed one of the paths to the bottom of the Grand Canyon in her wheelchair, and she became the first person to do it.

    Skylar, 13, is a student at East Middle School who suffers from the terminal disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy, but she lives a fuller life than most.

    She has grown into the kind of person who relishes and attacks challenges rather than complaining and sitting back to see what might happen to her.

  • Chevron employee jailed for burglary of his own station

    A service station employee has been arrested for burglarizing the Chevron Station where he worked.

    Clint E. Vanover, 35, of Shelbyville, was spotted by Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Rick Yeary entering the station located at 20 Mount Tabor Court after hours shortly before midnight, according to the police report.

  • Judicial center plans firm up

    Sketch submitted

    This architect's sketch portrays what the new judicial center is expected to look like when it completed in nearly two years.

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    In one of the last steps before the actual ground breaking, officials got together Tuesday to take a final look at the completed plans for the new judicial center.