Today's News

  • Farmers' efforts to find labor getting harder

    Shelby County’s farmers and growers say proposed rules changes by the U.S. Department of Labor for its migrant-labor program are unfair and could harm their business.

    "From what I've seen, the changes would just about kill the program," said Melvin Moffett, owner of Snow Hill Nursery. "We'll be at the mercy of local help."

  • You can’t beat a ‘dead horse,’ but one can beat you

    I heard a story about a young man in Montana who bought a horse from a farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day. However, the next day the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news.  The horse I sold you died." 

    The young man replied, "Well, then just give me my money back."

  • Looking Back: November 6, 2009


    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.

  • County to fund events, prepare for winter weather

    Shelby County Fiscal Court met Monday this week, because of a KACo (Kentucky Association of Counties) conference that magistrates attended Tuesday.

    The agenda was a short one.

    The court approved a request by magistrate Tony Carriss, who asked that $500 be allotted to help fund Christmas in Mount Eden.

    That event, sponsored by the Mount Eden Ruritan Club, will take place Dec. 4.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 13, 2009

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  • EARLIER: What we think: A note to Harley: You'll love us

    An open letter to the board members of the Harley-Davidson Company:

    We were sure happy last week to read that you were thinking even more seriously of moving your big production plant from Pennsylvania to here.

    Heck, a couple of us have been to York, and although it’s not a bad place, we don’t think it compares with our bluegrass-covered paradise.

  • Boys team takes ninth in state; Eden and Karas lead teams

    The boys team took ninth place in the Class 3A State Cross Country Meet at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington Saturday afternoon.

    Leader Stacey Eden said that would ease his personal disappointment in taking fourth place with a time of 16:14.59.

    "I think they did a great job," he said. "We trained our butts off all season. It seems like we had pretty much the best race we've had all season."

  • Karas leads Lady Rockets' solid performance

    LEXINGTON -- Caterina Karas led the three individual Lady Rockets competing in the Class 3A State Cross Country Meet at the Kentucky Horse Park Saturday afternoon -- but she wasn't the only success story.

    The sophomore, seeded second going into the race, placed fourth in a time of 19 minutes, 8.92 seconds,. which was "totally good," Karas said, because she's battling a sinus infection.

  • Cross country: State Meet runs Saturday

    The SCHS boys’ cross-country team and three members of the girls’ squad will battle for top honors Saturday afternoon at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    Rockets’ senior Stacey Eden is gunning for his first cross-county state championship. Eden has finished in the top 10 the last two years. Eden will lead the boys’ team hoping to finish in the top 10. The boys’ Class 3A race will begin at 2:15 p.m.

  • Scouting Report: SCHS at Trinity

    7:30 p.m. Friday, at Marshall Stadium

    Radio: WXLN-FM (93.3)

    Records: Shelby County, 9-2; Trinity, 7-4

    Last week: Shelby County beat visiting Seneca, 37-14; Trinity beat visiting Southern, 55-0.

    Previous meetings: Shelby County last played Trinity in 2006, and the Shamrocks won, 38-7. Trinity Coach Bob Beatty is 6-0 against the Rockets.

    Coaches: SCHS, Todd Shipley (53-58, 10th year at school); Trinity, Beatty (123-19, 10th year at school)