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Today's News

  • School board members have hands-on meeting

    The setting for Thursday night’s school board meeting was a little unusual: Instead of board members seated before an audience, board members found themselves writing papers on genetics.

    At the beginning of the meeting, West Middle School teacher Kerri Holder arranged the boardroom like a classroom and seated board members with student participants, complete with colored construction paper and plenty of pens and pencils with which to complete their assignment.

    The objective?

  • WICHE: Powdery mildew in the garden

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around, and it is not too terribly picky about where it spreads.

    It likes humid weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started. The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing, pruning and treatment before it spreads.

    Powdery mildew is caused by several different fungi. I won’t bore you with their names because they all act the same way.

  • This little bug-lover holes in just about anywhere

    The Great Crested Flycatcher is the only flycatcher in the Eastern United States that builds its nest in cavities.

    An old woodpecker hole, a natural cavity or a manmade nest box is selected as the home, and it nearly always is decorated with a shed of snakeskin. In fact some call this bird the “Snakeskin Bird.”

    It builds that nest in a bulky mass of twigs, leaves, hair, feathers, bark fibers, rope and other trash, constructed anywhere from 3 to 75 feet above the ground.

  • Q&A: Here’s the scoop on using manure in the garden

     

    Q: I have access to alpaca manure. Can it be used in the garden? Michele

  • A.J. Slaughter: Back home to give back

    A.J. Slaughter is back in Shelbyville for the summer.
    And he said he’s ready to give back.
    After recently finishing his first season of playing professional basketball in Italy, Slaughter – a former star at Shelby County and Western Kentucky University – has returned to his hometown with an eye on giving back to the community he came from.

  • 8th Region baseball: Titans come up a little short against the Colonels

    INDEPENDENCE – In the high school baseball postseason, sometimes all it takes is one pitcher to beat you.
    Unfortunately for Collins, Wade Mason was that pitcher Monday.
    Mason, a senior for Oldham County, gave up 10 hits to the Titans, but he struck out 13 and kept Collins’ big bats off balance – especially late in the game – as the Colonels rallied for a 6-5 victory in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament at Simon Kenton High School.

  • EARLIER: Buresh’s big hit powers Collins to victory

    INDEPENDENCE – By her own admission, Amanda Buresh has struggled at the plate of late.
    But before Monday’s first-round 8th Region Tournament game against South Oldham, Collins’ junior second baseman spent some time working on her hitting.
    “On waiting [for the pitch] and my timing,” she said.
    As it turned out Buresh’s timing couldn’t have been better.

  • Sentinel-News staffers win big in LCNI contest

    Staff members of The Sentinel-Newswon 10 awards – including six first-place awards – among multiple weekly newspapers in the annual judging of Landmark Community Newspapers publications.

    Those 10 awards were the most won by any non-daily publication in the competition, which separates dailies, weeklies and multiweeklies in most categories.

    Staff writer Lisa King and editor Steve Doyle won first place awards, and staff writer Todd Martin and sports writer Josh Cook also took firsts.

  • News briefs: June 1, 2011

    Commencements to be

    broadcast on the Web

    Shelby County High School’s graduation is 1 p.m. Saturday, and Collins’ is at 7 p.m. Saturday, both in the schools’ gymnasiums for those with tickets.

    But if  you don’t have tickets, you still can see the commencements exercises June 4 via live broadcasts in the respective school’s  theater – and on the school district’s Web site (www.shelby.kyschools.us).

  • Collins royalty

    Collins High School prom king and queen for 2011 are Darian Dugle and Samantha McDowell.