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Today's News

  • Campus: SCHS students at language festival

    Nine SCHS students and their teachers attended the KWLA Regional Language Festival at Transylvania University. SCHS students competed against students from other Kentucky school districts in language and cultural proficiency assessments. Here are the results:

    Art level A and B – Keren Mendez, AP French, level B, first honors, medallion; Dalton Phillips, Spanish 2, level A, first honors, medallion; Courtney Thompson, French 1, level A, fourth.

  • Campus: Curry on dean’s list

    Tyler S. Curry of Shelbyville was named to the dean’s list for the March 2011 session in the College of Technologies at the University of Northwestern Ohio. Full-time students must receive a grade-point average of 3.5 or better to be named to the dean’s list.

  • Court report: May 27, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    William March, receiving stolen property – diversion completed – dismissed.

    Jamison D. Gann, speeding 21 mph over limit and first-offense failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance – guilty – $710 fine and costs.

    Ashly Juiasin, first-offense DUI – guilty – operator’s license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • Looking Back: May 27, 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.

     

  • Split of high schools doesn’t equal fewer honors

    Though many eyes are focused on high school graduations on June 4, the county's two high schools will celebrate the millions of dollars earned by students toward continuing their educations at colleges and universities across the land with senior awards nights next week.

    With the student body separated into two schools, this traditional ceremony also split into two nights: Tuesday at 6:30 for SCHS and Wednesday at 7 for Collins, moving from First Baptist Church to the theaters at each school.

  • Duct tape, cardboard commission these ships

    On the early 1990s TV show MacGyver, a roll of duct tape often was the answer to fixing any problem. And on Wednesday morning at the pool at Clear Creek Park, students in Collins pre-engineering program showed just how useful duct tape remains.

    With nine days to work, teams of students were charged with making boats from cardboard, deck sealant and duct tape large enough that one of them could sit inside and paddle the length of the pool at the Family Activities Center.

  • Continuing rains cause farmers problems that will mount

    Severe weather has kept Kentuckians running for basements all spring, but blown down trees and barns and damaged homes aren't the only problems they're facing.

    Farmers across the county have been battling damp soil and standing water as they try to find time to get crops in the ground.

  • SOUDER: The end of the world as we know it

    I take today’s title from an R.E.M. song of similar name, a song my fourth-grade son spontaneously began singing at the breakfast table on Monday morning when he saw the headline about the tragic tornado in Joplin, Mo. Though he meant it to bring comic relief to an otherwise terribly unfunny event, his mother was not amused.

  • EARLIER: Vera Bradley says store owes it money

    The owners of one of Shelbyville’s more unusual stores are being sued by a well-known national company that says the store hasn’t paid its bill.

    Vera Bradley, an Indiana-based company specializing in a wide variety of popular gift items, has filed suit against the owners of Weeds and Things, charging it its suit against their Rockbridge Farmhouse Inc. that they owe $21,173 for purchases in 2010.

    The suit seeks repayment along with reimbursement of attorney’s fees.

  • EARLIER: 62 charges added for Ethington owners

    Kentucky State Police have added 62 new charges in their ongoing investigation into illegal business practices at Ethington Motors, bringing to 169 the total filed in an investigation that they say may bring more.

    In Shelbyville District Court on Thursday afternoon, KSP Trooper Hunter Martin, who is in charge of the investigation into the dealership, added those charges to the existing 107 filed last month against owners Donnie Ethington, 70, of Shelbyville and William T. Ledford, 84, of Somerset.