Today's News

  • Are your athletes starting to specialize too much?

    I hear Jim Wiley has been around baseball since he helped Abner Doubleday lay out the field for a game among Gen. Sherman’s troops.

    That may not be true, but for certain he was playing fastpitch softball with the Shelby County Jets more than a couple of decades ago. I know, because my Granddaddy used to take me to see the Jets play.

  • NEIHOF: The whole story about the Collins turf problem

    Despite comments published in recent weeks in The Sentinel-News, Shelby County Public Schools wants the public to know it does not enter into construction contracts without close scrutiny of reputations and references. It does not accept work that is not up to expectations. It does not absorb the financial burden if a problem comes up. It does not put students and staff in an unsafe environment. 

  • What we think: Mr. Wade, CUB should find solution

    We are sad to see so many good names and reputations be dragged through the legal sludge that we fear will happen in the lawsuit by Billie Wade against his former employers, Citizens Union Bank, the holding company that owns it and several specific individuals.

    Mr. Wade departed the bank about 15 months ago after an announcement of federal and state inquiries into the bank’s lending practices, and officials said at the time he was retiring. Mr. Wade did not comment other than in a released statement.

  • We congratulate: The firefighter who saved a life

    We would be remiss if we let any more time pass and didn’t say a proper congratulations to Bobby Cravens, the firefighter from Simpsonville who in a set of incredible coincidences was available and able to save the life of his parents’ neighbors on the July 4th weekend.

    In case you missed the story, Andre Evans was having a heart attack, and his wife, Teresa, was rushing him from their home on Hunter’s Lane to get medical help when she noticed a Simpsonville Fire Department vehicle parked at a house along the way.

  • Heat wave can be hard on horses

    When cutting grass, working in the yard or just milling around outside when a heat wave hits, most people can just step inside to cool off in the air conditioning. But what about Shelby's equine friends? There are not a lot of barns with AC pumping in.

    In preparation for the heat wave settling on Shelby County this week, horse trainers and owners can take certain precautions for extra care of their horses during the dog days of summer.

    Trainer and horse owner at RHC Riding Academy, Erin Reid said all of her horses have boxed stalls with their own fan.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court Magistrates hear realignment proposal

    Some voters in the 2012 election might be casting their ballots in a different district.

    That was the report to Shelby County Fiscal Court Tuesday by a committee whose job was to redefine magisterial districts, a process that is undertaken every 10 years with the new census information.

    The committee submitted its recommendations to the fiscal court Tuesday, and magistrates have 60 days to review it.

  • Miss Kentucky has Shelby ties

    This year’s Miss Kentucky has roots that stretch from the Corvette city of Bowling Green all the way to the Saddlebred Capital in Shelbyville.

    Ann-Blair Thornton, a 21-year-old student at Western Kentucky University, was crowned Miss Kentucky last Saturday in Lexington.

  • Rob Fest shatters fundraising goals

    Saturday’s charity fundraiser, Rob Fest, may have seemed much like many other charity concert events except for the large crowd of 1,600 at first.

    That is, until the young man for whom it was held, 17-year-old Robbie Phillips, who had suffered a severe brain injury, was brought to the scene by family members and introduced to the crowd by the lead singer of the band New Breed.

    Then the atmosphere changed from that of summertime fun in the park to something more.

  • One injured in Todds Point crash

    A Shelby County man was taken to Baptist East after being involved in a crash on Todds Point Road Friday afternoon.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Murray said he did not believe that Cody Spoon, 19, sustained life threatening injuries.

    The accident happened in the 500 block of Todds Point Road when Spoon, who was traveling northbound, passed a truck and didn’t see a car driven by Agnes Colvin, 83, of Todds Point Road.

    The two vehicles hit head on, but at an angle, Murray said. Colvin was not taken to the hospital.

  • Post 37 fighting to stay alive at district

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team dropped its first game of district tournament play Monday night and played last night to stay alive in the tournament.

    Shelbyville fell to Oldham County 7-4 Monday at Collins High School and played Somerset at 7 p.m. last night in the losers’ bracket of the double-elimination tourney.

    Post 37 (9-10 heading into Tuesday night) had beaten Oldham County 8-1 on July 6, but fell behind early in the rematch before rallying to take the lead – but it only lasted briefly.