Today's News

  • Math matters: Program aiding Clear Creek

    Math and fun are usually polar opposites in the minds of most children. But in Charlotte Baker's class, students who had been lagging behind in the subject are finding that math adds up and it can be enjoyable.

    Baker, a teacher at Clear Creek elementary, is seeing students excel through a program called Numbers World. Through the program, students learn basic math skills with interactive instruction, activities and worksheets.

  • Cornerstone Christian Academy honor roll

    First grade

    Brady Smith

    All A's: Kaitlin Burk, Doug Jessee, Colin Lacy, Calvin Lee, Sam Osborne, Kelsey Rogers, Evan Scearce, Macy Schieber, Ariel Umholtz, Hannah West

    Second grade

    Aidan Barbour, Kendra Brown, Tia Keatting, Eli Lace, Jackson Schieber, Joseph Sheeley, Olivia Stanley, Madelyn Weeks, Faith Wiley.

    All A's: Annie Clifton, Lauren Mackey, Sarah Nerdig.

    Third grade

  • 1992: Dorman Center, parents pay tribute to 'Miss Etta'

    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, 1997

  • Business spotlight: Kentucky Car Wash

    Owners: Shelly Toles, of Shelbyville, and Marshall Raymond.

    Owners' philosophy: It's a five star car wash, Toles said. It's a full-service car wash that offers both inside and outside cleaning while you wait. You can come in and sit in the lobby and enjoy a free cup of coffee while you watch your car or truck through the window as it goes through the washing tunnel.

    Location: Kentucky Car Wash opened its doors at 690 Taylorsville Road on Oct. 29.

    Contact Information: Call (502) 633-9220 or walk-in. Appointments are not necessary.

  • Mayor: 'Illegal' ID system a state issue

    Mayor Tom Hardesty Tuesday said city-issued IDs and other initiatives hyped by some as potential strategies for validating illegal immigrants should be left up to the state.

    An independent commission tasked with investigating illegal immigration in Lexington last week recommended city leaders there model a photo ID system for its several thousands of suspected undocumented residents after a program in New Haven, Conn.

  • Rockets look to continue playoff run at Madison Central

    The SCHS football team has made it to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2003, and after hanging 60 points on District 8 winner Scott County last week, the Rockets appear to be flying high.

    "I liked our chances last week against Scott County -- of course in the first quarter I wondered a bit about it -- but I always like our chances," SCHS head coach Todd Shipley said.

    The Rockets will travel to Madison Central tonight for a second round match-up in the Class 6A playoffs.

  • Annexation plan draws protest

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden said critics of the city's plan to annex land near the I-64 interchange with Buckcreek Road have misconceptions about the city's goals for a portion of that land.

    "If they would sit down and talk to us, they would learn that we all want the same thing there," Eden said. "None of us {on the city commission} want heavy equipment there. As long as I'm mayor there won't be heavy equipment on that property, only things that benefit the traveling public."

  • School menus - Nov. 19-20

    Monday -- Corn dog or pretzel w/cheese sauce, ketchup/mustard, hash brown stick, green beans, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk

    B = Pizza strip or cinnamon pancakes

    Tuesday -- Turkey combo & cheese sub or BBQ pork rib on bun, salad dressing/mustard, lettuce/ tomato, macaroni & cheese, pickle spears, banana, pineapple or peaches. (Wright has Little Caesar's)

    B = Chicken and biscuit and breakfast buns

  • Vote 'yes' on winery

    On Dec. 11, voters in precinct A102 near Finchville will decide if a Lexington-based winery can put down roots on 17 acres in Shelby County.

    Promoters of the winery, which will be located on Gordon Lane across from Breighton Industrial Park, report it will feature a tasting room, a walking trail, a lake, 5-acres of grapes, an art gallery and a reception area.

    County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger and Magistrate Mike Whitehouse support the winery as a way to increase tourism and economic development in the county, and they're right to do so.

  • Allow public to speak on annexation

    Why are Vicky Wise, Scott McDowell, Dottie Shelburne, Cary Vowels (Simpsonville city commissioners) and Mayor Steve Eden so eager to annex seven acres on Veechdale Road at the request of a heavy equipment sales and service industry, which had just been denied a zoning request for that very property?

    Why the quick and secret first reading on this matter? Why the hasty vote for the second reading scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 - Thanksgiving week?