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  • Lady Rockets rally into regional semis

    It took a few innings, but the Lady Rockets finally got things rolling in the 8th Region Softball Tournament at Oldham County Monday.

    The Shelby County girls fell behind early, and needed all seven innings before finally taking the lead in the seventh on the way to an 8-5 first-win over Henry County.

    The Lady Rockets got behind 4-0 after two innings, but started chipping away with two runs in the fourth and one more in the fifth and sixth innings. But Henry County still held a 5-4 lead going into the seventh. That's when the Lady Rockets finally opened up.

  • Local woman missing since Sunday

    A Shelby County woman is still missing after a massive search has turned up no traces of her.

    Maj. Danny Goodwin with the Shelbyville Police Department, which is heading up the search, said Tuesday just before the newspaper went to press that police have "no clue" of the whereabouts of Maxine Ethington.

    "We have scoured every square inch of this county that I'm aware of, and we have absolutely no leads," he said.

  • Open arms

    Sixty seven.

    That's how many children have been cared for under Sue Newton's roof since 1996.

    It was 12 years ago when working in a school cafeteria that Sue Newton encountered a little girl who was a foster child. Newton said something drew her to the girl, and it was then that she realized she had work outside of the cafeteria to tend to.

  • Spare a buck?

    County firefighters are getting ready to begin collecting for the annual Crusade for Children fundraiser.

    Shelby County Firechief Bobby Cowherd said he hopes the event will take in as much as last year's total of $186,791. The Crusade, which was begun in 1954, is an annual telethon broadcast by WHAS-TV and WHAS-AM in Louisville. The telethon benefits a wide range of childrens' charities throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana.

  • Triple S to decide conditions for arena

    With Michael McIntosh's cutting horse arena plans approved, it appears the Kentucky Cutting Horse Association is likely to return to Shelby County. But the conditions for the permit will be decided at the Triple S Board of Adjustments and Appeals meeting on May 29.

    At its April 24 meeting, the board gave approval to Michael and Kelly McIntosh to move forward with plans for constructing a cutting horse arena on their farm, Rocky Fork Feeders, off of Dover Road. The arena would be offered as a venue capable of holding KCHA events.

  • To remember

    The rain held off for those who gathered at Grove Hill Cemetery Monday to pay tribute to the nation's and the county's war dead.

    Col. Roger Green, local VFW commander, who organized the event, noted the appropriateness of the cemetery as a site for the ceremony.

    "Every section of this cemetery has a veteran in it," Green said.

    The featured speaker was Col. Ron Turner with the Army National Guard, who praised America's war on terrorism.

  • Henry County trips up Rockets in region opener

    The SCHS baseball lost its bid for a third straight 8th Region crown Monday when host Henry County upset the Rockets in the opening round of the region tournament.

    Shelby County jumped out to a 4-0 lead when Clay Minor and John Hunter picked up RBIs in the first inning, and Hunter and Daniel Davenport picked up RBIs in the second. The four-run outburst knocked Henry County's starting pitcher from the game.

  • Police searching for missing woman

    Local law enforcement and fire departments have sent out search teams in an attempt to locate a missing woman. They are asking anyone with information about this woman's whereabouts to call Shelby County Dispatch at 502-633-2323 or the Shelby County Police Department at 502-633-2336.

    The woman, Maxine Ethington, was last seen on Sunday, May 25, at about 8 p.m. She was driving a 2000 Grey or Silver Buick Sentry with Kentucky license 186BLY. The vehicle may have an old plate attached, KY 495-JYT and may possibly have damage to the left side of the car which has only three hubcaps.

  • Anderson tops Rockets for district title - Boys will play Monday in 8th Region tourney

    The SCHS baseball team got behind Anderson County early, and couldn't dig out of a hole in an 8-3 loss Wednesday in the 30th District championship at Spencer County.

    The Rockets got a boost in the first inning when John Hunter hit a two-out solo home run to left to take a 1-0 lead.

    But Anderson County had answers.

    The Bearcats got two, two-run home runs in the top of the second inning, the second one coming with two-outs. That gave Anderson a 4-1 lead and control of the game.

  • 1993: Greg Smith ExCels; Connie VanMeter wins Student Star 'Oscar'

    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