Today's News

  • Rockets can't capitalize on great defensive start

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team couldn’t have had a much better start defensively against Anderson County last Friday night.

    Offensively, though, it could have gone better.

    The Rockets held the Bearcats, one of the preseason favorites to win the 8th Region, scoreless for the first three and a half minutes and to just nine first-quarter points.

  • Hopes for another miracle run afoul

    There was no last-second magic for the Shelby County boys’ basketball team this time around.

    The Rockets, who beat Anderson County on Eric Schreiner’s fall-away 3-pointer at the buzzer last season, fell to the Bearcats, 87-77, Friday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    This meeting didn’t come down to the final seconds. Instead it turned in the matter of 1:10 early in the third quarter.

  • Thriller 1: Cardwell caps career night

    Leeara Cardwell capped a career-high night with a career-highlight shot.

    Her 3-pointer at the buzzer Friday night gave the Collins girls’ basketball team a 43-41 victory over visiting Bullitt East and gave her a career-high 29 points.

     “There’s a reason she always has the green light [to shoot],” Titans Coach Phillip Conder said. “She has ice water in her veins.”

    Cardwell, a senior guard, proved that twice in the final 20 seconds.

  • EARLIER: Embezzler Craig goes to jail, and Wills may follow her there

    Two of the biggest convicted embezzlers in the history of Shelby County were scheduled to go to court on Monday – one of them left for prison and the other appears headed there, too.

    Kelly Craig, who had pleaded guilty on five counts of stealing more than $10,000, left the new Shelby County Circuit Court Room in handcuffs after the 10-year prison sentence to which she had agreed was handed down stoically by Judge Charles Hickman.

  • Shelbyville's reannex of Rubles' land wouldn’t change zoning position

    The City of Shelbyville has started the process of reannexing the much-discussed Ruble property at the southwest corner of Harrington Mill Road and Freedom’s Way – but that doesn’t mean the controversial zoning status of that property is likely to change.

    The property, owned by Tom and Allen Ruble, which sits just north of the RJ Corman railroad and the Midland Industrial Park, had been annexed by the city in June and subsequently has been the issue of a heated zoning battle between residents in the Harrington Mill Road area and city hall.

  • Shelby County School Board: New state assessments coming forward slowly

    The Shelby County Board of Education got a preview Thursday of the new accountability model that the district is in the process of receiving from the state.

     “This is not everything,” Superintendent James Neihof told the board at its meeting at the central office in Shelbyville. “There is still more to come.”

    There will be several language changes, with K-Prep replacing the familiar KCCT and the new Unbridled Learning moving to the forefront for CATS.

  • Rhyme and reason for the season: 2011 version

    We’re here again with our holiday verse,

    To bring you a cheer or maybe a curse.

    But we hope for a smile from ear to ear,

    Our goal is only a bit of holiday cheer.

    So with only  apologies to Clement Moore,

    Our Night Before In Shelby is your reading chore.


    ‘Twas the night before Christmas,

    And all across the field,

    Holes and folds were numerous,

  • What we think: New judicial center is money well spent

    Shelby Countians awoke this morning to perhaps the most wonderful new public facility in the more than 200 years of our history – the Shelby County Judicial Center.

    We don’t know how residents in the early 1900s reacted to the opening of the Shelby County Courthouse, and we set aside the oooos and aaaaaahs for new schools, because those tend to happen and bring new educational wonders every decade or two.

    But we believe the center on the corner of 4th and Main streets in Shelbyville is a building of which all residents should be proud.

  • We congratulate: All the ways we celebrate the holiday season

    Some have labeled us as Sentinel-News Scrooges for suggesting that the Celebration of Lights in Shelbyville is scheduled too early and infringes on Thanksgiving.

    We still believe that it is, but we will set that aside for now to recognize another dead-on Santa certainty:
    Lots of people in Shelby County love to celebrate the holidays.

  • What we think: The Christmas story is our forever lesson

    In our annual pause to celebrate love and giving, we believe it is important that everyone remember the story that changed mankind.

    Luke 2

    1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.

    2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.

    3 All went to their own towns to be registered.