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Today's News

  • County battles increase child abuse

    Last year 151 children in Shelby County were confirmed to have been abused physically, sexually or through neglect. And what truly disturbs those who work with children is that each year many more abuses go unreported.

    Most people in the community are unaware of the number of child abuse cases that happens here. That is not so for Beverley Hilger, whose passion is helping local children. As an advocate for abused children, Hilger sees the reality of the child abuse in Shelby County every day.

  • Simpsonville approves annexation

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved annexation of approximately 10 acres of land on the south side of I-64 at its Wednesday meeting.

    The land, owned by the Walters family, lies east of Buck Creek Road and parallel to the interstate. The family had asked the city to annex the property last month.

  • New Business: Gold Skate Shop

    Gold Skate Shop is located at 605 1/2 Bayne Avenue, located in Village Plaza behind Tumbleweed Restaurant in Shelbyville.

    The shop is owned by David and Cheri Gold who opened the shop a couple of months ago. Their inventory includes skate boards and equipment, as well as helmets, protective gear, clothing, shoes and accessories.

    Business hours are Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. These hours will be extended after school is out for the summer.

    To contact the shop, call (502)437-0197.

  • Waits named Most Outstanding Diver at Sun Belt meet

    Western Kentucky University junior and former SCHS AquaRocket Emily Waits was named the Most Outstanding Diver at the Sun Belt Conference Swimming and Diving Championship in Nashville.

    After placing fourth in the preliminary round, Waits bounced back to win the one-meter competition with 249.15 points. She also finished fourth in the three-meter competition with a score of 234.35.

    Her scores helped push the Lady Toppers to the Sun Belt championship.

  • 1968: 'Mr. Basketball' signs with Western

    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

  • Triple S approves ag divisions

    Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission met Tuesday and recommended approval of several agricultural divisions in the county:

    * approved an amended agricultural plat request from the Thomas E. and Mary Mudd farm at 191 Mudd Road.

    * approved a final plat request from Estates of Notting Hill for 17 tracts to be built on 92.3 acres on Shelbyville Road at the Jefferson County line.

  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and encourage individuals and communities to support children and families.

    We are advised that any person who knows or has reasonable cause to believe that a child is abused or neglected shall immediately make an oral or written report to the cabinet (for Families and Children), law enforcement agency or a county attorney.

  • Woman sought as witness in murder investigation

    Kentucky State Police are asking for the public's help in locating a woman who may know something about a Shelby County murder investigation.

    The investigation involves a Lexington woman, Tonya Nicole Brown, 25, who allegedly threw her baby in the trash in a Shelby County dumpster last week. Brown, who had just given birth to a full-term baby girl, put her daughter in a plastic bag before putting the child in the garbage on Sunday, April 6.

  • The physics of floating

    After spending a couple of weeks researching the construction and physics behind hovercrafts, East Middle School student Jessica Alcantara was rewarded for her study of those flying machines by getting to take a ride in one.

    Kathie Wrightson, EMS Talented and Gifted teacher, said she invited local hovercraft enthusiast John Mills to bring his homemade hovercraft to EMS on Thursday as a reward for her students' hard work in class.

  • Payday loan regulation dies in General Assembly

    With tax refund checks soon to be heading towards Shelby County, a number of local businesses are more than willing to cash those returns now - for a price.

    In the last two years, "payday loan" operations have become more and more common in the community and across the state. And while the promise of "money now" may seem tempting, the Federal Trade Commission has recently issued a warning saying that payday loans are risky endeavors that could lead to a dangerous cycle of taking out loans to pay loans and slowly falling into debt.