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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Bancroft pleads guilty to girlfriend’s murder

    LAWRENCEBURG – Gary Bancroft is almost certain to spend at least the next several decades in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court to murdering his girlfriend.

  • This bird likes to dig in and stay if starlings will leave it alone

    Red-bellied Woodpeckers are known for the pounding cacophony caused by their excavation of cavities in tree trunks.

    They pound and dig a 1.75-2.25-inch-wide cavity that this about a foot deep, usually in a large branch or the trunk of a dead tree, but dead snags in health trees also are used.

    That’s where they make their homes and raise their broods.

    But it’s not as simple as it sounds.

  • Intersection work delayed until May 25

    Plans to repair the intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 55 have been delayed until May 25 because of rainy weather conditions.

    The changes will require some overnight lane closures.

    Check back for more details.

  • Brandon Brown ties for third at Hooters event

    Shelbyville native Brandon Brown finished tied for third Sunday in the NGA Hooters Pro Series River Islands Golf Club Classic .

    Brown finished with an 18-under par 270, at the par-72 River Islands Golf Club in Kodak, Tenn., four strokes behind the winner.

  • Datebook: May 13, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
    The Shelbyville Municipal Water Board meeting is 6:30 p.m. every third Monday, at the office, 1059 Washington St. in Shelbyville. Phone 633-2840 to be on the agenda.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center. This will be a public hearing for the 7th Street Corridor project.

  • A kiss for a cause

    Rev. Lenny Marr made good on his promise to kiss a cow if the Simpsonville United Methodist Youth could raise $500 for Heifer International, an organization dedicated to helping impoverished areas throughout the world by providing livestock and crops. Kathy, the cow, was brought to the church courtesy of Reese Farms.

  • SCHS announces 'Student/Citizen of the Month' for April

  • Robotics team is second

    Collins High School's STLP Robotics Team placed second in regional robotics competition at Henry County Middle School and will participate in the state robotics competition in Lexington during the STLP competition on Thursday. The team members are (from left) Oscar Saucedo, Chris Diekevers, Jeffrey Long and Josh Rice.

  • Send prom photos to be published

    Shelby County High School’s 2011 prom will be Friday night at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, and Collins High School’s will be May 20 at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville.
    And The Sentinel-News would like you to share your experiences with us.
    Send us your best photographs from prom and after-prom events, and we’ll put them in a slideshow on www.SentinelNews.com and publish some of the best in the newspaper.
    You can upload the photos through The Sentinel-News’ fan page on Facebook or E-mail them to sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Cornerstone students vie in Math by Mail competition

    Select Cornerstone Christian Academy students in third through eighth grades competed in a math competition with other area ACSI school students.

    "I am tremendously pleased with the results of ACSI Math by Mail," said Linda McNutt, CCA teacher and ACSI Math by Mail coordinator. "Our students worked very conscientiously on this test to be able to score so high."

    There were seven schools and 159 students in grades 3-8 that participated in this event at Kentucky Christian Academy.