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Today's News

  • Cornerstone’s Homecoming queen, king

    Cornerstone Christian Academy celebrated on Saturday its 2012 Homecoming. Seniors Dustin Bennett and Tara Watkins were named king and queen. Members of the Homecoming court were (left to right) Chris Kennedy, Kelley Berry, Ben Risinger, Tara Watkins, Dustin Bennett, Anna Joy Thompson, Jerrit Brooks and Rebekah Woodward.

  • Sentinel-News judged best multiweekly in Kentucky

    The Sentinel-News has been judged the state’s best newspaper of its size for 2011 in the annual Kentucky Press Association’s Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Contest at the awards banquet Friday in Lexington.

    The newspaper won 33 total awards in the Multiweekly Division, including having the best Web site in its class and taking first place in 10 categories for reporting and editing. There were 7 second-place certificates, 10 thirds and 4 honorable mentions in the 26 categories.

  • Datebook: Jan. 25, 2012

    Public meetings
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Clear Creek Elementary.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    This week
    Yoga for seniors

  • NEIHOF: State budget makes negative impact

    There is a new bandwagon to support public education. Seven organizations representing the full spectrum of elementary and secondary education in Kentucky have banded together to urge Gov. Steve Beshear and the General Assembly to reverse four years of state funding reductions to key services that support teaching and learning in the state’s public schools.

    Thank goodness. Public school officials cannot make the demand alone. Our voices for help need to be heard loud and clear, and the more people screaming the message, the more likely we will be heard.

  • Court report: Jan. 25, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Charles A. Nation, third-degree criminal trespassing – pleaded guilty – $144 costs and restitution.

    Julie A. Brooks, failure to wear seat belts and failure to produce insurance card – pleaded guilty – $218 fine and costs.

    Antonio D. Carney, non-support – pleaded guilty – 12-month sentence conditionally discharged for 2years and $144 costs.

  • Lane on I-64 westbound closed at Mile Marker 37 this morning

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists that the right lane of westbound I-64 will be closed at mile point 37 in Shelby County. This lane closure is scheduled for today, Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. until noon. KYTC crews will be performing expansion joint repairs on a bridge at this location.

  • News briefs: Jan. 20, 2012

    State’s jobless rate (9.1)

    is lowest since December ‘08

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to a 3-year low of 9.1 percent in December 2011, according to a release from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    The preliminary December 2011 jobless rate, down from 9.4 percent in November 2011, is 1.2 percentage points below the 10.3 percent rate recorded for the state in December 2010.

  • Church news: January 20, 2012

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

    Annunciation
    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic church, come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

  • Right about trains

  • Warning, warning

    Elementary children across the county are being warned how to handle strangers. The Stranger Danger assembly programs, for example, chanted with students about “pants up, shoes tied so you can run from strangers.”