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Today's News

  • Info wanted on burglary at Marian Village

    While a resident was out of town last week, someone broke into their apartment and stole nearly $10,000 worth of items.

    Police say the burglary occurred between 8a.m. on Nov. 14 and 3 p.m. on Nov. 18, at an apartment complex on the 700th block of Marian Village Drive.

    The theft broke in through the back door, gaining entry and damaging the door in the process.

    The burglar stole three  flat panel televisions, a laptop computer, a camcoders, footwear, perfume and several pieces of jewelry.

    The stolen property is valued at over $9000.

  • Looking Back: November 19, 2010

    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.

  • Ten questions with Brandon Shuck

    Collins High School senior soccer player Brandon Shuck was recently named first team All-State. He answered 10 questions posed by The Sentinel-News.

    S-N: How much of an honor was it for you to be named first-team All-State?

    BS: It’s a huge one, especially being the first one from Collins High School, it’s a pretty big deal.

    S-N: What were the highlights of your season?

  • Deer heart, the problem is clear, the solution understandable

    The photograph showed up on a Facebook page the other day, posted by a family friend who was celebrating a significant event: atop a dead deer stood a 2-year-old boy. We mention this only because the conqueror was younger than his prize.

    Soon we may see a family album with an infant holding antlers, because at this time of the year, such trophy shots are almost as numerous as the number of deer we spot while driving along.

  • SCHS to dedicate gym to Casey

    Mike Casey will always have a place in the lore of Shelby County basketball.

    Now he will always have a place in the school at which he starred.

    Shelby County High School will officially dedicate its gym to the 1966 Mr. Basketball, who led the Rockets to the state championship that season, and University of Kentucky star before its first home boys’ basketball game of the season Nov. 30.

  • Woman flips pickup truck on ramp

    A Shelby County woman escaped Thursday afternoon with minor injuries after overturning her vehicle on an interstate ramp.

    Shelby County sheriff’s deputy Jim Insco said a slick roadway was to blame for the accident, which occurred as Bernice A. Cross, 58, of Waddy, was attempting to turn right onto Taylorsville Road from I-64 West.

    “As she was coming off the exit [32], she lost control at the top of the ramp, hit the guardrail, slid around, and flipped over,” he said.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Nov. 19, 2010

    Assault

    Jose M. Cortez-Rodriguez, 38, of 613 7th St. in Shelbyville was arrested Nov. 16 at 303 Main St. and charged with second-degree assault with a machete.

    Alcohol Intoxication

    Raymond Turpin, 34, of 108 Nora Ave. in Shelbyville was arrested Nov. 17 at 116 Nora Ave. and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense and second-degree fleeing and evading on foot.

    Theft

  • Barn art

    What better place for a tree with red and green leaves than Red Orchard Park?

    Even better, this tree really stands out because it’s nailed to a barn.

    How is that, you ask?

    The tree is a quilt pattern adorning a barn just inside the park’s entrance.

    The Kentucky Cover Lovers Quilt Guild, which encompasses seven counties, designed and constructed the quilt, which was hung on the barn on Nov. 4.

  • Smiles, tears and memories

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  • Fire departments struggle to maintain volunteer numbers

    When a house catches on fire in Shelby County, odds are the folks arriving to fight the blaze are volunteers.

    And while local fire departments are holding their own in recruiting and retaining volunteers, it’s getting more and more difficult for them to maintain sufficient numbers to provide adequate service coverage.

    Of the half-dozen or so fire districts operating in Shelby County, all are dominated by volunteer participation and only one – the Shelbyville Fire Department – has any significant number of full-time firefighters on staff.