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Today's News

  • MY WORD: Graduation should honor competitive students

    The recent letters to The Sentinel-Newsconcerning seating of honor students at Collins High School commencement reminds me of the same controversy two years ago at SCHS. At that time we were parents of an honor student whose seating was to be based on class rank.

    We had expected this, as this was the tradition at the high school when our older daughter graduated in 2005.  The message this sent was simple: There is competition in the academic world, it is important, and excellence will be recognized.

  • What we think: Sit-down needed for graduation debate

    As you have been reading on these pages these past few weeks, there is an obvious and increasingly vocal disconnect between the parents and supporters of students in our county high schools and the administrators with the school district. We dare say there’s even a disconnect with the school board itself.

    There has lingered in their district for a couple of years now a debate – sometimes raging hotter than others – about how high-achieving students should be honored at commencement.

  • We congratulate: Horse's hero is our hero

    It’s always refreshing to encounter a true hero. It’s even better when the person is unassuming and doing an act of human kindness and care rather than for camera time and, even worse, money.

    But that’s what we have in Rodney Kidd, a police officer in Simpsonville.

  • News Briefs: April 20, 2011

    Shelby’s unemployment dropped to 9.1% in 2010

    Shelby County’s unemployment dropped to 9.1 percent in 2010, which was tied for the 10th lowest rate in the state, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Shelby’s rate was well below the 9.7 percent recorded in 2009 and was among the 76 counties that posted lower unemployment. Thirty-eight counties had higher rates, and six were exactly the same.

  • WICHE: Get ready to celebrate Arbor Day on April 29

    This Friday is Good Friday and Earth Day, so we should all be in a good frame of mind to do our part to improve the world.

    Next Friday we can put it to good use and plant out some trees in celebration of Arbor Day.  Surely we can top the first Arbor Day in 1872 when it was estimated that 1 million trees were planted in Nebraska alone. 

  • Wedding: Rutledge

    Suzanne Casper Scott and Gregory Lee Rutledge were married on March 7, 2011, in the bride's hometown, Lexington. The couple share three children, Mathew Gregory Rutledge, Melinda Ann Claypool and Eleanor Anna Rose Scott. The couple and children reside in Shelbyville.

  • On campus: Georgetown

  • April events: Collins High School

    April 29 - Army Jr. ROTC awards 5-7 p.m. auditorium

    April 30 - Army Jr. ROTC military ball 5-11:30 p.m.

  • SCHS student wins history award

    Ethan Russell of Shelby County High School won a first-place citation in the Kentucky Historical Society's 2011 Kentucky History Day district six contest in Frankfort.

    Russell won in senior individual performance for "Paving the Way for a Gold Standard."

    The theme for this year's contest is "Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures and Consequences."

    Winners advance to the state contest April 30 in Frankfort. The top three students in each category received a medal.

  • Dancin' at Wright