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  • Chapter 7: Neighbors can be quite different

    "I can't believe it!" I told Chloe as we walked to work. "The Barkstreet Band wants me to be their drummer," I said, walking on clouds since their lead singer, Bark, asked the night before.

    "Think you can do it, Woody?" Chloe asked, looking concerned. "You just bought the drums and you haven't had lessons. The Barkstreet Band plays lots of concerts."

  • Looking Back: December 23, 2011

    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.

  • Powell-powered Rockets pass their 2011 ‘W’ total

    LOUISVILLE – There was plenty for Hayley Powell and her Shelby County girls’ basketball teammates to smile about Wednesday evening.

    Powell scored six points in the final 12 minutes to spark Shelby County to a 45-36, comeback victory over Atherton in the consolation bracket of the Lady Cats Holiday Invitational at Waggener.

    The victory ended the Rockets’ 3-game losing streak and also helped them to surpass their victory total from all of last season, when they went 3-22.

  • Titans can’t quite knock down door

    CRESTWOOD – Collins girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder said his team’s game against host South Oldham in the final of the Lady Dragon Invitational would “show us where we’re at in the region.”

    So where did Conder think his Titans stood after losing, 64-54, to the Dragons on Wednesday night?

    “I’d say we’re knocking on the door for being among those top four [teams in the 8th region],” Conder said. “We’re like that pushy neighbor who always wants to come in.”

  • Rockets trim Western Hills but fall to Owen

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team picked up its second victory of the season earlier this week but missed a chance to make it two in a row.

    The Rockets beat host Western Hills, 72-67, Tuesday night in the first round of the Capital City Invitational in Frankfort but fell to 8th Region rival Owen County, 99-60, Wednesday night.

    Shelby County (2-5 after the loss to Owen) finished up play in the invitational against Henry County on Thursday night.


    SCHS 72, Western Hills 67

  • Titans win ‘best game' of the season

    CRESTWOOD – The Collins girls’ basketball team was clicking Tuesday night.

    Led by another big game from senior guard Leeara Cardwell and a dominating defensive effort, the Titans throttled Franklin County, 49-22, in the winners’ bracket semifinals of South Oldham’s Lady Dragon Invitational.

    “By far the best game we’ve had,” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said.

  • Titans rebound from 2 defeats

    What started out as a rough road trip for the Collins boys’ basketball team ended on a high note for the Titans.

    Collins, which lost at Covington Holy Cross this past Saturday then to Spring Hill (Tenn.) on Monday in its first game of the Citizens First Holiday Classic in Bowling Green, fell to Doss, 58-42, Tuesday but bounced back with a pair of victories – 73-38 over Silver Thorne (Canada) and 62-50 over Owensboro on Wednesday.

  • It’s still holiday tourney time for basketball teams

    The high school basketball holiday tournaments continue next week.

    Here is a look ahead at what each of the four county teams are up to:

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Tucker says goodbye after 16 years

    The Triple S Planning Commission ended its 2011 schedule by saying farewell to a longtime member.

    Commission Chair Gil Tucker banged the gavel for the final time at Tuesday’s meeting. John Wills, who was appointed by Shelby County Fiscal Court, to fill his spot starting next month.

    “I made up my mind on this about a year ago,” Tucker said. “It’s been a pleasure working with everybody, but I wouldn’t make it four more years.”

    Tucker received a plaque from staff and well wishes from the other commission members.

  • Shelby's Christmas angels emerge to help family

    You see it all year round: Shelby Countians continuing to support their own like no other, raising thousands and thousands of dollars for dozens of organizations, charities and families in need.

    But maybe you don’t quite understand until you hear a special story that has all the earmarks of a script for a holiday movie on the Hallmark channel.

    This is one such story of Christmas angels in Shelby County.