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Today's News

  • Spring football

    The SCHS football team held the annual Blue and Gold Spring Game on Friday with the Gold team winning 15-6. SCHS head coach Todd Shipley said he was pleased overall with the team's work during the spring. The coach said the Rockets might not have the star power they had coming into last season, but they "have a lot of depth this year across the board." Shipley noted several standouts, but with just eight days of practice the team still has a lot of work to do over the summer.

  • Child Town hopes to expand

    Former Child Town director Trish Fegenbush came before the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday to share the day care's plans for expansion. She said Child Town hopes to obtain a grant to build a second building to accommodate the center's long waiting list of more than 150 kids.

    The planning is still in its infancy, but Fegenbush said she wanted to bring the general idea to the council's attention and ask for its support.

    She said they would hope to construct the second building on land at Breighton Circle and I-64.

  • Garden and Art Fair set for Saturday

    The Shelby County Master Gardener Association will host the Shelbyville Garden & Art Fair on April 26, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    "The main purpose of the garden fair is to raise funds to help support the arboretum at Clear Creek Park," said Vicki Sutherland, with the Shelby County Master Gardeners Association.

    More than 20 booths of lawn and garden vendors are signed up to be at the fair. The high school chapter of the FFA will also be there selling flowers and plants the students grow in their greenhouses as a fundraiser.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    April 24 -- Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, #118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    April 28 -- An ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway (Bluegrass Industrial Park, I-64 and Hurstbourne Lane) in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.

    Public can attend

    April 23 -- Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m.

  • 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.