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Today's News

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 28, 2011

    Atmos names Anderson
    head of Shelby operations

    Bernie Anderson recently became Atmos Energy’s operation supervisor in the Shelbyville service area.  He will be responsible for all community and customers efforts in  Shelby and Anderson counties.  
    Before joining the Kentucky team, Anderson was a senior construction operator in Atmos Energy’s Columbia, Tenn., operations.  He also served 11 years with Piedmont Natural Gas Company.  

  • Denny’s soon to join Flying J in Waddy

    In the next few months, you can get your grand slam breakfasts in Shelby County.
    Denny’s, the nation’s largest restaurant chain and known for 24-hour breakfasts and early bird specials, will open its first restaurant in Shelby County at the Flying J Travel Plaza in Waddy.
    Signs have been up along Interstate 64, touting the arrival, but the booths won’t be ready for you to take a seat until sometime in March.

  • Looking Back: Jan. 28, 2011

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

  • Court Report: Jan. 28, 2011

    District court
    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:
    William Cain, third-degree terroristic threatening – pleaded guilty – 60-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $144 costs.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 28, 2011

    Shelby unemployment
    now among state’s best

    Shelby County had one of the best jobless rates in Kentucky for the month of December, state officials say.
    Shelby’s unemployment rate was 8.5 percent, which tied it for ninth-best. Fayette and Woodford lead the way with 7.5 rating.
    Rates continue to fall from 2009, with 84 counties showing improvement, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported.
    Shelby’s rate was .9  better than in December 2009 (9.4) and the same as in November.

  • Frinak, Schreiner, good finish lift Rockets

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team wouldn’t be denied Tuesday night.

    The Rockets, coming off a two-point loss in their last game, outscored Henry County, 14-5, in overtime for their second victory of the season, 58-49, at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    “They wanted it; you could see it in their eyes,” Shelby County Coach Rick Parsons said.

    Shelby County (2-16) lost all of its early 13-point lead, then survived the Wildcats’ last-second shot attempt at the end of regulation before running away with the extra session.

  • Another slow start leads to another road loss

    The road woes continued for the Collins boys’ basketball team Tuesday night.

    The Titans couldn’t overcome another poor start away from home as they fell 66-60 at Marion County.

    “A terrible start,” Collins Coach Curtis Turley said. “We dug ourselves too big of a hole.”

    The Knights (8-6) outscored the Titans 19-10 in the first period on their way to a 30-19 halftime lead.

  • No bull: 2 Shelby riders go for title

    Two Waddy men are hoping for the rides of their lives this weekend.

    Wade Masters and Royle Scrogham will both be competing in the SEBRA (Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association) national finals beginning tonight at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

    The two are among the Top 40 bull riders competing for the 2010 title – Scrogham has qualified ninth and Masters, 27th – heading into tonight’s first round, which begins at 8 p.m. They will be competing for $25,000 during this 3-day event.

  • EARLIER: Sharks are swimming well

    The temperatures are cold outside, but the action is hot in the swimming pool, and only getting hotter for the Shelby Sharks.

    Six Sharks represented Kentucky in the Quadrangular Championships – along with individuals from Indiana, Ohio and Michigan – Jan. 8-9 at IUPUI in Indianapolis. They were John, Maddie and Olivia Hoskins, Sam Ruble, Sydney Sell and Emma Skinner.

  • State agrees to install traffic light for Kroger

    The State Transportation Cabinet has changed its mind about installing a traffic light on Boones Station Road (KY 55) and Williamsburg Road, which will be the north entrance to the new Kroger development.

    In a letter dated Tuesday to Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty, Jeffery Wolfe, the director of the Division of Traffic, stated that the cabinet will now "seek formal approval to install the device as part of the permit for the entrance to the new Kroger development."