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Today's News

  • 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.

  • New Business: The Phoenix LLC

    Address: 141 Pearce Industrial Road, Shelbyville  

    Who we are: Thomas Jesse, an Afghanistan Veteran who has lived in Shelbyville for 10 years with his wife, Theresa, and three children. He has coached two 2 daughters (Kara, 21, and Keaton, 15) since they were 4-years-old in J-town and was the 2008 Shelby County Parks softball coach of the year.

  • Looking Back: November 12, 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.

     

  • Karas captures state title

    Caterina Karas became the first state champion from Collins High School on Saturday, when she captured the girls’ Class AA State Cross Country Meet at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    The junior covered the 5,000-meter course in 18 minutes, 11.92 seconds to win by more than a minute over seventh-grader Lauren Ossege from Highlands.

    Shelby County sophomore Taylor Webb wasn’t too far behind in fifth-place (20:02.83).

  • Traffic stop ends in arrest of man wanted in four states
  • Brooks' five TDs lead Collins to 42-32 victory

    Michael Brooks scored five touchdowns – all on short runs – as Collins claimed a 42-32 win over Fairdale on Friday night in the second round of the Class AAAA high school football playoffs at Titans Stadium.

    The junior running back/linebacker also had seven tackles and caused, and recovered, a fumble to lead the Titans (11-1) to their ninth win in a row.

    “It was a hard-fought victory,” Collins Coach Jerry Lucas said. “In a tight ball game I never thought we flinched, and we never panicked.”

  • Fast postpones plea again

    Joshua Fast, 24, of Crestwood is expected to plead guilty in December in connection with the 2008 death of a Shelbyville man. Shelby County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll said that Fast was supposed to make a plea Monday, but that was continued to Dec. 6. This will mark the second time the plea agreement has been postponed. When Fast appears in Shelby Circuit Court Dec.

  • State balances budget by releasing inmates

    A program to release state inmates early from their jail terms as a money-saving mechanism is drawing strong criticism from officials in Shelby County.

    The early releases were implemented about a year ago as part of a plan to save the state the cost of housing prisoners, but the impact is that more criminals are being given leniency and a financial burden is being placed on local jails.

  • EARLIER: 2 men face manslaughter for shooting on Brown Ave.

    Two Oldham County men have been charged in connection with the shooting death in October 2008 of a Shelbyville resident. Timothy Carpenter of La Grange and Joshua Fast of Crestwood, both 23, have been indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury and charged with complicity to second-degree manslaughter.  David L. Fletcher, 28, of Shelbyville was shot Oct.