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Today's News

  • On campus: April 6, 2012

    Distinguished scholar
    Brianna Ellis received the honor of a 2012 distinguished scholar from Bellarmine University. She is a senior at Shelby County High School and the daughter of Lauri Ellis and William Harvey of Shelbyville.

     

  • My very own book

    Christian Olvera Lopez, Lynden Ellis and Takyra McElroy hold books received by students in the Shelby County Public Schools Preschool Program, purchased through a grant received from The King’s Daughters and Sons Foundation of Kentucky Inc. Sarahbeth Farabee of the family resource center for preschool received the $1,000 grant to buy books for children to take home as part of a literacy-building program. The current grant will support 3 years’ worth of new books purchases.

  • Looking Back: April 6, 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.

  • Andriot will play at Xavier

    Collins junior Walker Andriot, one of the top boys’ soccer players in the state, has committed to play collegiately at Xavier University.

    Andriot was a first-team all-state selection by the Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches Association this past season. He had a team-high eight goals – including a hat trick in the season-opener against Shelby County – and three assists for the Titans, who went 11-7-2, finishing as the 16th District runners-up before losing to Ballard, 3-2, in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Titans’ boys, Rockets’ girls win close ones

    The Collins boys’ and Shelby County girls’ eked out narrow victories at the Rockets’ All-Comers track & field meet Tuesday.

    The Titans edged host Shelby County, 116-109, in the boys’ meet, and the Rockets slipped by Collins, 87-84, in the girls’ meet.

    “We did pretty well [with] both teams,” Collins Coach Jerry Lucas said. “We are getting better each week. I know it's been difficult on them at times without a track to workout on, but we are proud of the kids and the effort they give every meet.”

  • Several churches plan hunts, some have special productions

    The unusually warm spring weather throughout the region this year is giving churches the opportunity to extend their fellowship beyond their congregations at Easter time, by holding an event that everyone enjoys – Easter egg hunts.

    Many past Easters have been cold and rainy, making it necessary either to move the event indoors or cancel it altogether. But this year, several churches are going all out, holding them in parks and urging the entire community to attend.

  • Blooming big business

    Easter lilies are an integral part of the annual celebration for which it received its name.

    The trumpet shape is considered symbolic of the heralding of Jesus on his triumphant entry to Jerusalem. Scholars also believe the striking white flower may have also grown in that area.

    The Angel Gabriel is said to have approached the Virgin Mary with a spray of lilies, announcing to her that she had been picked to be the mother of the holy child.

    But if you'd like to have one in your home through the Lenten season, you better plan ahead.

  • Business Briefcase: April 6, 2012

    Retail food prices remained

    steady during first quarter

    The average retail food prices in supermarkets across the state are currently holding steady, decreasing just slightly during the first quarter of the year.

  • New Business: Loxx Salon

    Address: 6999 Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville

    Who we are:  Owners: Kim Davis and Cara Webb have worked together for 6 ½years. Davis has 14 years of experience, and Webb has 9.

     What we do: Loxx Salon provides a full range of services, including cuts, color, waxing and airbrush make-up.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Tentative jail budget goes up 2.5 percent

    Shelby County Fiscal Court accepted at its meeting Tuesday night a tentative budget for the Shelby County Detention Center for 2012-13 that shows a 2.5 percent increase over the prior year.

    Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits is projecting he will need $3,628,837 to operate the facility, which is $91,425 more than 2011-12.

    Waits said the main factors that could increase his budget further were the cost of employees’ health insurance and retirement benefits.