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Today's News

  • Shelby girl gives up horse camp to help tornado victim

    With communities all around the state and even the nation sending massive amounts of donations to help those in Eastern Kentucky displaced by tornadoes, it took one little girl’s contribution to put everything in perspective for her family and friends – and maybe all of us.

    Ella Hoehner is 7 years old, and a second-grader at Wright Elementary. Her love of horses has grown so much during her short life that it is legendary in her family.

  • Wills denied bond

    Jody Wills, the Shelby County woman serving a 10-year sentence for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer, wore an orange prison jumpsuit into Shelby County Circuit Court on Wednesday in an attempt to convince the judge to let her out on bond.

    She failed.

    Wills went to prison in December, when Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman revoked her probation for failure to honor her restitution schedule, and Wednesday, he denied her request to be let out on bond while she is awaiting her appeal of his prior ruling.

  • Hot idea earns TV gig

    Wyatt Hurst of Shelbyville will be making his television debut at an extremely early age – in fact, he’s so young, he probably won’t even remember it when he’s grown.

    Hurst, a tender 2 years old, will appear on America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC-WHAS-Ch. 11) on Sunday night at 7.

    The toddler is the younger child of Josh and Malia Hurst, who also have a 4-year-old, Sophie.

    The upcoming episode was brought to the attention of The Sentinel-News by the boy’s grandfather, Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits.

  • Hot idea earns TV gig

     

    Wyatt Hurst of Shelbyville will be making his television debut at an extremely early age – in fact, he’s so young, he probably won’t even remember it when he’s grown.

    Hurst, a tender 2 years old, will appear on America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC-WHAS-Ch. 11) on Sunday night at 7.

    The toddler is the younger child of Josh and Malia Hurst, who also have a 4-year-old, Sophie.

  • News briefs: March 16, 2012

    Shelby’s unemployment

    rate up to 8% in January

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate crept back to 8 percent in January, but that ranked it among the 10 lowest in the state for the month.

    Overall unemployment rates fell in 114 Kentucky counties between January 2011 and January 2012.

  • Shelby students earn orchestra honors

    These orchestra students from Shelby County schools participated in Kentucky Music Educators Association Solo/Ensemble district competition:

     

    Shelby County High School

  • Collins’ students earn ‘take charge’ grant

    Collins High School was among 41 high schools selected by the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) and its partners to receive grants to develop or improve the nutritional, physical activity or tobacco prevention policies at their schools.

    The $500 grants are part of the Students Taking Charge program offered by Kentucky Action for Healthy Kids (KYAFHK). Collins High received a grant for a tobacco awareness plan. “Health leads to a wealth of knowledge, success, and a long life which students care about,” said junior Taylor Royse.

  • On campus: March 16, 2012

    Schreiner named to Kansas honor roll

  • First official Beta members

  • Court report: March 16, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Matthew Eckert:

    Felipe Cajchum, no operator's/moped license and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – plead guilty – 10-day sentence and $643 fine and costs.

    Rubiel A. Gomez Mazariegos, alcohol intoxication in a public place – plead guilty – $169 fine and costs.