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Today's News

  • News briefs: May 4, 2012

    Judicial center to be closed

    3 days for budget reductions

    Employees of Kentucky’s judicial branch learned Wednesday that they will be furloughed for three days in the first half of fiscal year 2013, which begins July 1, meaning the Shelby County Judicial Center will be closed for those three days.

  • Case of Waddy man charged with trying to run down woman with motorcycle goes to grand jury

    TAYLORSVILLE – The case of a Waddy man accused of trying to run over a Mount Eden woman with his motorcycle is on its way to a Spencer County grand jury.

    Sammy “Frankie” Mobley, 36, faces a first-degree wanton endangerment charge in connection with a March 16 incident in which Benjamin W. Mobley, 58, of Murphy Lane allegedly attempted to shoot at and pistol-whip his girlfriend, who is from Mount Eden.

  • Shelby Odyssey of the Mind teams advance to world finals

    Of the 12 Shelby County teams competing at the Kentucky  Odyssey of the Mind Tournament at the University of the Cumberlands, four took home a second-place trophies and are advancing to the World Finals Competition on May 23-27 at Iowa State University in Ames.

    At World Finals, the teams will compete with teams from across the nation and 27 countries.  This international competition is the “Olympics” of problem-solving.

  • Church news: May 4, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

    Annunciation
    Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

  • Church news: May 4, 2012

    Allen Chapel

    The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

     

    Annunciation

    Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

     

    Bagdad Baptist

  • Looking Back: May 4, 2012

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby Newsand The Sentinel-News.You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Collins High School an energy star

    Collins High School has joined the ranks of Kentucky’s Energy Star-rated schools, which was noted by a brief presentation on Thursday morning in Collins’ Project Lead the Way engineering classroom.

    Shelby County Energy Manager Sherman Adams presented the framed certification to Principal Anthony Hatchell, and Jeff Riggs, an engineer with Biagi, Chance, Cummins, London, Titzer, and Mike Smith, from architectural firm Sherman Carter Barnhart, both spoke about the project.

  • Getting down at the Downs

    Saturday’s forecast of high 80s with a few scattered clouds means it will be a picturesque Derby Day, the perfect atmosphere for seersucker suits, sundresses, hats and of course ice-cold juleps.

    Churchill Downs during the Kentucky Derby is a site unlike any other, and it’s certainly one that businesses can take advantage of as an opportunity to form closer relationships with both clients and community.

  • SOUDER: The path that good intentions paves

    In the 2004 Olympics, Matt Emmons had victory in sight. In fact, he was only one shot away from claiming the gold medal in the 50-meter 3-position rifle event. He was so far ahead that he didn't even need a bull's-eye to win; his final shot merely needed to hit the target.

    He took aim and fired. Normally, the shot he made would have received a score of 8.1, more than enough for the gold medal. But, in what was described as "an extremely rare mistake in elite competition," Emmons had fired at the wrong target.

  • Butterfly House offers supervised visitation setting

    Shelby County now has a place where family members who can only visit in a supervised setting can share quality time together in a personal atmosphere.

    The Butterfly House, owned by Beth Kimbrough-Summers and Beverly Hilger, is located on Washington Street across from Wakefield-Scearce Gallery in the parking lot of the old courthouse.

    Shelby District Judge Linda Armstrong said the facility is a very welcome addition to the community.