Today's News

  • School tax to increase by 1.2 cents

    The Shelby County Board of Education wouldn't give Superintendent James Neihof the full 2-cent increase on property taxes he was requesting, but the board did commit to the funding Neihof is looking to add.

    After hearing public input against the increase and a lengthy debate Thursday night, board members decided against the 2-cent request, instead voting in favor of a 1.2-cent increase for personal property and real estate taxes and a 4-percent increase for public services, which includes utility companies and railroads.

  • Looking Back: August 27, 2010

    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.

  • SCHS vs. Tates Creek

    Shelby County High School’s football season didn’t start the way any member of the Rockets’ faithful wanted, but as is the case following any loss, a chance at redemption is just the next game away.

    Still licking its wounds from a 54-27 thumping from visiting Nelson County on Friday, SCHS will make the long journey to Lexington on Saturday to take on Tates Creek in the Fayette County iHigh Football Frenzy at Henry Clay High School.

  • Rockets suffer 42-0 whitewash by Tates Creek

    LEXINGTON – Shelby County High School’s football team ran into another Class 6A buzz saw Saturday afternoon in the opening game of the Fayette County iHigh Football Frenzy at Henry Clay, losing 42-0 to a powerful Tates Creek squad.

    The Commodores (2-0) rolled up 479 yards of total offense in the afternoon affair, including 370 yards in 31 carries on the ground, as the Class 4A Rockets (0-2) surrendered six touchdowns on defense.

  • Collins vs. North Hardin

    With fireworks finally fizzling from a victory in its first game in school history, Collins High School’s football team is shifting its sights to its next big challenge: a road matchup with unbeaten 6A squad North Hardin on Saturday afternoon at Lexington Catholic.

    The Titans (1-0), who overwhelmed visiting Sheldon Clark, 48-16, this past Saturday, will line up against the Trojans (1-0) in the 5:30 p.m. opener of the Republic Bank Bluegrass Bowl. Lexington Catholic will host Covington Catholic in the 8:30 p.m. nightcap.

  • Shelbyville will continue zoning process

    The Shelbyville City Council will begin to wrap up some ongoing business at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

    The city will have a first reading for an ordinance that will set building quality standards on the Shelbyville Bypass, which now has been delayed possibly into 2011.

    The standards will be the same as the overlay district set on Mount Eden, Boone Station and Frankfort roads. The standards say only quality materials can be used for new construction, such as brick-and-mortar buildings.

  • What we think: The bypass is is now a mirage

    This latest morass with the Shelbyville Bypass – that the seemingly never-ending arc of 4.5 miles engineers now say will require a miracle to open before 2011 – leaves us struggling with all sorts of emotions.

    First there is denial.

    We can’t conceive that a road so short could stand incomplete after more than 486 authorized days of construction that started in May of 2006.

  • Titans hold off North Hardin for second win, 49-42

    LEXINGTON – Collins High School’s football team scored seven touchdowns Saturday night in the opening game of the Republic Bank Bluegrass Bowl at Lexington Catholic, but it took a shutdown defensive stand on the last series of the game to turn back a resilient North Hardin squad by a 49-42 final.

    The Titans (2-0), commanded leads of 28-7 and 35-14 in the middle quarters of a game that was delayed about 45 minutes due to an excessive heat index of 100-plus degrees, but allowed the Trojans (1-1) to close within a touchdown with 4:20 left in the final stanza.

  • News Briefs: Aug. 25, 2010

    Guthrie in town Thursday

    U.S. District 2 Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Shelbyville) will host a town hall meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday at Stratton Center in Shelbyville.

  • First Person: Henry ready to build success with Collins' girls golf

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