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Today's News

  • Looking Back: June 15, 2012

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

  • Former Collins teacher gets probation on sex charges

    A former Collins High School special needs teacher received probation Monday after pleading guilty in May to having sex with students.

    Shannon Hirchert, 43, received a 7-year sentence, but Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman probated her sentence for a period of 5 years.

    He also ordered her to register as a sex offender and prohibited her from being around minors. She is prohibited from teaching school anywhere in the United States.

    Hirchert had pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree sexual abuse and distribution of obscene matter.

  • This bird is cuckoo for caterpillars

    Growing up on farms in Shelby and Spencer counties was an educational adventure within itself, and I highly recommend that as a way to raise your children, if at all possible.

    Recent studies are showing that the average child spends at least 50 hours a week watching TV or playing computer games, time that could be more wisely spent enjoying and learning about the many wonders of the surrounding natural world.

  • This bird’s name is well-deserved

    This is one of my favorite birds, and the major reason because it is well known in the bird world as the "King of Song."

    It is the very best of the mockers and can duplicate the songs of at least 30 different bird species in rapid succession. Each phrase of the songs can be repeated two to six times, but it is usually three times.

    Add to this a variety of sounds from whistles to barks, and you may even hear the tinkling sound of a piano or the sound of a squeaky hinge.

  • New law tightens up auto insurance

    A new state law that went into effect last week makes it mandatory for drivers to keep their auto insurance up to date – and be able to prove it.

    The Department of Insurance in Frankfort now are requiring insurance companies to report policies that have been terminated by drivers.

    State officials say that notices will be sent to owners of vehicles for which continuous coverage is not verified, and those owners will be given 30 days to establish coverage or to present proof of coverage.

  • 2012 Shelby County Fair

    Contestants for the Little Miss and Mister will be judged at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Floral Hall. They should be at the show ring no later than 6 p.m. County winners will be eligible for the state contest at the Kentucky State Fair. First-place winners will receive $30, roses and a crown, plus a $100 savings bond. Second-place winners will receive $20, roses and a ribbon. Third-place winners will receive $15, roses and a ribbon. The pageant is sponsored by Danielle Dixon with Re/Max Performance Realty.

     

    Little Miss contestants:

  • Sheriff’s office, county clerk receive good audits

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the county clerk’s office have been shown to have excellent bookkeeping methods, the annual audit reports released from State Auditor Adam H. Edelen said.

    The reports found those offices to be in conformity with the state’s accounting standards and found nothing that state auditors considered to be weakness in their bookkeeping systems.

    Sheriff Mike Armstrong said the good report reflects on his staff.

  • 2012 Shelby County Fair

    The Tiny Tot pageant will be held in Floral Hall at 6 p.m. Friday. All 2-year-olds can check in at 5:45 p.m., 3-year-olds by 6:30 p.m. and 4-year-olds can check in at 6:45 p.m. The pageant is sponsored by Danielle Dixon with Re/Max Performance Realty.

     

    The participants are:

    2-year old boys:

  • 16 to compete for Miss Shelby County Fair

    Sixteen Shelby County girls will compete Tuesday in the Miss Shelby County Fair pageant.

    A contestant must have reached her 16th birthday by Oct. 31 and shall not have reached her 22nd birthday by Oct. 31 of the year when the contest is held. Contestants will be judged from the standpoint of beauty, poise and personality.

    At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, they will compete in casual attire, followed by formal attire at 7:30. There is also a private showing in bathing attire for judges only.

  • Organizers say Shelby County Omnium is first of its kind

    Bicyclists will be all over Shelby County this weekend.

    That’s thanks to a new and unique event that will be held here Saturday and Sunday.