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Today's News

  • Strong pitching, powerful hitting dominate

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken 9-year-old all-star baseball team ran roughshod over its competition in the District 2 Tournament.

    It will look to carry that momentum over in the 2012 East Kentucky State Tournament this week.

  • Shelbyville rebounds in big way

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken 10-year-old all-star baseball team showed that sometimes it’s good to be forgetful.

    The squad shook off an 18-0 loss to Scott County on Friday night by turning around some 12 hours later and routing the same team, 18-2, in Saturday morning’s District 2 Tournament final at Clear Creek Park.

  • Shelbyville routed twice in error-plagued games

    It was a woeful weekend for the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team.

    Shelbyville lost, 9-2, at Evansville, Ind., on Saturday, then was routed by Rockport, Ind., 19-3, Sunday.

  • Inspired Sharks ready to swim

    Fresh off the United States Olympic swimming trials and with the London Games just 16 days away, there has been a lot of national interest in the sport, especially with the Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte rivalry.

    However there has been even more relevance locally as Louisville’s Clark Burkle and Western Kentucky University alum Claire Donahue made the men’s and women’s U.S. swim teams respectively.

  • Puckett reunion

    The descendants of Egbert Barnabus and Mary Bondurant Perkins Puckett gathered for a reunion June 30 at Shady Lane Farm on Cropper Road, home of Clifford and Mary Lloyd Puckett Farmer.

    There were 105 people attending from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas and Arizona. There was a representative from every one of the original Puckett children besides Sybil and Emma, who did not marry, and Willena Tillman, who did not have children: Aline Harrold, Margaret Thompson, Martha Riddell, Frank, Jesse, Marshall, James and Powell.

  • Looking Back: July 6, 2012

    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.

  • This bird’s future is hampered poisons.

    I had not seen or heard a Dickcissel in Shelby County since the early 1980s until the late spring of 2010. I was just north of Shelbyville on Ben Zaring's farm on the east side of Smithfield Road, searching for another species of bird, when I heard the telltale song that always gives this bird's location away.

    The Dickcissel sings out his name with his song of "dick-dick-cissel" that is repeated over and over again.

  • Burn bans now covers entire county

    Shelby County, under a partial burn ban during last week’s record-breaking heat, on Monday joined the 84 other counties that have enacted county-wide burn bans.

    The last week in June, Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd had issued a ban on outdoor burning in his district, which is about half of the county’s 363 square miles. That came following two barn fires in Waddy in addition to a rash of hay and grass fires around the county.

  • Transplant date set for Shelby baby with leukemia

    As July 18th draws nearer, efforts to prepare 8-month-old Addison Miles for her bone marrow transplant intensify, along with her family’s anxiety.

    That’s the date that has been set for the procedure, the child’s grandfather, David Miles of Finchville, said Friday.

    He said that Addison’s parents, Daniel and Rachel Miles, were conferring with the child’s doctors for much of the day on Friday to make sure every detail will be worked out, both the day of the transplant and the time leading up to it.

  • Sports Bulletin Board: July 7, 2012

    Senior Tennis League forming

    Preparations are underway to form a USTA Senior Tennis League in Shelbyville. If you are interested in playing contact Raymond Broussard at 633-5303 or dengxioping@live.com.

    Reds baseball/softball camp