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Today's News

  • Cranes make it to Florida

    Editor's Note: The Operation Migration whooping cranes spent two days in Shelby County on their way to Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

    His favorite bird is number 706.

    That's who Miami third-grader Logan Carter was scanning the Sunday morning skies for as a group of endangered birds made their way into Marion County.

    Logan and his family were just a few in a crowd of hundreds that gathered at the Marion County/Dunnellon Airport to watch Operation Migration's newest flock of whooping cranes learn the migration path to their winter home.

  • Filing FAFSA early gives students better chance at state grants

    Kentucky students who plan to attend an in-state college or university in the fall should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Students who file early have a better chance of receiving a state need-based grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  • School menus - Feb. 4-8

    Monday -- Corn dog or chicken nuggets, ketchup/mustard, BBQ sauce/sweet and sour sauce/honey mustard, French fries, baby carrots/ranch banana, pineapple or peaches, milk

    B = Pizza strip or cinnamon pancakes

    Tuesday -- Turkey sandwich or ham sandwich with or without cheese, salad dressing/ mustard, lettuce/tomato, tomato soup, baked cheetos, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk

    B = Chicken biscuit or breakfast bun

  • East Kentucky Power violations

    This letter is in response to an agreed settlement reached in September 2007 between the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the East Kentucky Power Cooperative.

  • Zoeller files for third term

    Mike Zoeller has filed for a third term on Shelbyville City Council. He said he hopes to keep his role in the city he is happy to call home.

    "I've enjoyed being on the city council," Zoeller said, "and when I meet new people I'm proud to tell them I'm on it."

    In his time on city council, Zoeller, a Democrat, said he has a record of improving public safety in Shelbyville. In recent years, he saw the number of city policemen jump from 16 to 23. The number of firemen increased as well.

    City growth is something Zoeller wants to continue working for.

  • The 2008 legislative session: What business wants

    As 2008 quickly approaches, the Kentucky General Assembly will soon be in session with many difficult decisions to make. Gov. Steve Beshear's first budget will be under consideration, and hundreds of competing interest groups will be working to sway lawmakers' opinions. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will also be at the Capitol, speaking for the business community of Kentucky and hoping to improve the state's business climate for all Kentuckians.

  • Storms barely scrape county

    Winds that tore through the Midwest and hit Louisville and southern Indiana hard did relatively little damage here Tuesday night.

    In Shelbyville, two large trees came down, said City Public Works Director Al Minnis. His crew was sawing up a part of a large ash tree that came down on utility wires, split a telephone pole and landed on the roof of a building on Bradshaw Street. Another large tree came down on a fence near Daniel Field.

    Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton said a tree fell on a house in Bagdad but did only minor damage.

  • Young will challenge Montell

    Bill Young wants another shot at the state House seat now held by state Rep. Brad Montell.

    "Issues are the reason I'm getting into the race again," Young said. "The values that are important to me are not getting addressed."

  • Year of new beginnings

    The new year started with a bang. Several bangs. In the first week of 2008, I was offered, and happily accepted a staff writer position with the Sentinel-News. I received my journalism degree from Butler University in Indianapolis a few years ago, and as most journalism majors do, I was struggling to find a job in the field.

    A week after getting the good news, more celebration was in order, as I walked the aisle and married my longtime sweetheart, Stephanie. The following week we were enjoying an incredible honeymoon in Italy.

  • Cemetery sues couple in land deal

    Members of the Grove Hill Cemetery Board want Barbara Porter and her husband Bill to pay damages the board incurred in filing an eminent domain action against the couple.

    Last fall, Circuit Judge Charles Hickman granted the cemetery board eminent domain to seize 13 acres located across the street from Grove Hill that Bill and Barbara Porter currently own and use to raise cattle.

    The Grove Hill Cemetery Board said it needed the property to expand the cemetery.