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Today's News

  • Little guy to big man

    Austen Anderson has grown up a lot in his four seasons with the Shelby County baseball program.

    Both in his frame and his game.

    Four years ago Anderson entered the Rockets' program as a pint-sized freshman.

    "I came in about five-(foot-)one, maybe ninety-five pounds – I was really, really small," Anderson recently recalled.

    Some three years later Anderson has grown up (now around 5-10, 150) and grown into one of the vital members of the team, as the Rockets’ starting center fielder and captain.

  • Schreiner draws big-school eyes

    Shelby County junior Eric Schreiner’s performance in the 13th East-West Roundball Basketball Classic back in April has earned him some attention from some big-time colleges.

    Rockets Coach Rick Parsons said he has received calls from West Virginia, Illinois and Northwestern asking about the 6-foot sharp-shooting guard, who hit 18 of 22 3-pointers in three games over the two-day tournament in Louisville on his way to being named to the 10-member all-tournament team.

    Northwestern, in fact, will come in town to see Schreiner on Tuesday morning.

  • EARLIER: The man in Court’s corner

    LOUISVILLE – Jinks Fires is more than just the trainer for the horse Shelbyville resident Jon Court will ride in the 137th Kentucky Derby.

    He's also his friend.

    And his father-in-law, too.

    "Jon used to ride for me before he married my daughter [Krystal]. We've had a lot of wins together over the years," Fires said recently, before joking. "We've remained friends, even though he married my daughter.” 

  • Looking Back: May 6, 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.

     

  • Church news: May 6, 2011

    Annunciation
    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA, contact Diana at 647-3499.

     

    Bagdad Baptist
    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

     

  • EARIER: Bargain buy could have big payday at the Kentucky Derby

    LOUISVILLE – Shelbyville resident Jon Court will be riding a bargain, of sorts, Saturday in the 137th Kentucky Derby.

    Archarcharch, the colt Court will mount, was bought by Robert Yagos for $60,000 (he later sold his wife Loval half the horse for $10) as a yearling at Keeneland.

    So far the horse has made more than $800,000 and could significantly add to that Saturday at Churchill Downs.

  • Centered Cottrell signs with Centre

    There was a reason why Shelby County football coach Todd Shipley got choked up Wednesday afternoon when talking about Quinten Cottrell at the senior’s signing ceremony.

    It’s because he thinks of Cottrell as a member of his family.

    So the reason that Cottrell, who gave his coach a big embrace before he took the podium in the school’s library, chose Centre College shouldn’t come as a surprise either. 

  • Shelby County girls’ tennis team wins first

    The Shelby County girls’ tennis team picked up its first victory of the season Tuesday.

    The Rockets topped visiting South Oldham, 3-2, at Clear Creek Park.

    Shelby County’s victories came from seniors Patty Dempsey (6-0, 6-2) and Micah Broughton (6-2, 6-0) at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively, as well as No. 2 doubles, where Rachel Travis and Haley Coffey won by default.

  • Court report: May 6, 2011

  • Tomlinson helps behind the scenes at Churchill Downs

    Vicki Tomlinson always knew she'd be around horses.

    "From the time I got my first horse at eight-years-old, I knew I'd always be around them," she said.

    What she didn't know is that she eventually would be taking care of their owners in the Horseman's Service Center at Churchill Downs.

    For the seventh year in a row, Tomlinson, a Shelby County resident, is serving as the concierge for owners and trainers when they descend on Louisville each spring and fall.