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Today's News

  • Health scare closes Claudia Sanders

    After 28 people reported becoming ill from food they ate at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Easter Sunday, the county health department has asked the restaurant to close until they receive back tests that identify the organism responsible for causing the illnesses.

    North Central Public Health Director Renee Blair said the department is working with the restaurant to determine what has caused the illnesses.

    "We don't have any definitive results yet," she said. "We have gone out and quarantined all the food in the refrigerator that was left over from Sunday."

  • Board criticizes then approves school plan

    After much discussion, the Shelby County Board of Education approved the design for the building that will become the district's second high school at its March 20 meeting.

    Despite several of the board members leveling heavy criticism against the plan, the design was approved by a vote of four to one. Board members took issue with the design because of the position of the building and the number of entrances and exits that the campus will initially have.

  • Taking another shot at liquor tax

    Shelbyville City Council started fresh Thursday, March 20, when they had a first reading of a new ordinance that repeals the alcohol sales regulatory license fee.

    Two weeks ago when the council met there were two drafts awaiting them, both repealing the tax. The difference between the two was that one ordinance called for the refunding of any amounts that had been collected by the fee, and the other did not.

    At that time, the council approved the ordinance that did not require the money to be refunded, deciding to discuss what will be done with the funds at a later date.

  • Victim wants harassment taken seriously

    She said it happened for the first time when she was a freshman at Shelby County High School.

    The now 18-year-old female who agreed to speak to The Sentinel-News on the condition she not be identified, is one of two young women who came forward in the recent case against former teacher Scott Stumbo, with allegations that he harassed her by making sexually inappropriate comments to her.

    In addition, one of the girls alleged Stumbo handed her a typed, unsigned note, which contained sexually suggestive language, according to school officials in September 2006.

  • 'A tale of two halves'

    In a back and forth thriller that went down to the wire, the Shelby County Rockets held off the Hazard Bulldogs, 53-50, at Rupp Arena Friday to advance to the National City/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16 tournament semi-finals.

    After one half of play, the Rockets looked like they might be in for a long night. The hot hand of Hazard guard Josh Whitaker knocked down 4 of 5 three-point attempts in the half to give Hazard a 30-20 lead at the half.

  • Rockets fall one game shy of finals

    Playing in their third game at Rupp Arena in as many days, the Shelby County Rockets fell shy of making the state finals, losing to the Mason County Royals in a semi-finals matchup Saturday, 60-50, in the 2008 National City/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16 tournament.

    Against a favored Mason County team, the Rockets stayed close throughout the contest, holding the lead for most of the first quarter. Down only 22-19 at the half, the Rockets stayed right on the heels of the Royals until the final minute of the game.

  • Looking Back

    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

  • Hope for the hopeless - Local humanitarian to help children in Nicaragua

    Maggie Bishop expects this summer to be the most difficult and yet rewarding of her life.

    Bishop, a 2006 graduate of Shelby County High School, will spend the summer in Nicaragua working with a program that reaches out to underprivileged street children.

    The program that she will be working with, Los Quinchos Street Outreach, is designed to get children off the street and to teach them how to live a better life.

    Currently the program serves more than 200 children.

  • Shelby to hold 'cleanup week'

    After next week the streets of Shelby County will likely be cleaner and freer from litter and debris, thanks to the planned efforts of a coalition of environmentally concerned citizens.

    The local cleanup effort is part of a statewide initiative called "Commonwealth Clean Up Week." The event is designed to make the highways and hedges of Kentucky more beautiful and environmentally sustainable.

  • It is in the Bible

    In reading "It's In The Bible" written by Betsy Packard, I was compelled to respond to her message. As a Christian I would like to apologize to Ms. Packard because the church and people who proclaim to be Christians have let her down somewhere along the line in order for her to feel the way she does.

    For too long now the so-called Christian church has labeled people, judged people and turned people away from Christianity and therefore, the Bible, also.