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Today's News

  • Examining elephants

    How do you humans help elephants? How do they harm them? Those were the questions posed by Bridget Just in her fifth-grade class at Simpsonville Elementary. The children, including Jazmin Price, were reading a non-fiction article about a baby elephant and were annotating the text for such “ah ha” information as: “They stay as families for decades.”...“There were 10,000 elephants.”... “It would be hard to find a stranded baby elephant in 17,850 square miles.”

  • Upcoming school schedule

    District

    The Shelby County Public Schools’ test dates are:

    •Elementary – today (grades 3, 4, 5)

    •Middle – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, May 25 and 29

    •High – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, May 25 and 29 (grades 8, 10, 11)

    •High – through May 31 (AP, End-of-course)

  • EARLIER: 3 dead after SUV fails to merge lanes in Simpsonville

    Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate an accident on Interstate 64 early Saturday morning that left three members of an Indiana family dead and another hospitalized.

    Shelby County Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said he pronounced  Gabriel Alva Chacon, 29, dead at the scene, and his wife, Regina K. Alva Chacon, 36, was pronounced dead at the University of Louisville hospital. Her brother, Jamie Alva Chacon, 21, was also dead at the scene.

  • Shipley, Karas sisters win state titles

    Shelby County junior Zach Shipley won his first state championship, while sisters Caterina and Gabby Karas added to their total, Friday night at the Class AA State Track & Field Championships.

    Shipley held off several late surges to win the boys' 300-meter hurdles at the University of Louisville's Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park, while senior Caterina Karas captured the 800 and her seventh-grade sister Gabby won the 1,600. All three were top seeds in their respective events and both Karas sisters narrowly missed setting record times in their victories.

  • News briefs, May 18, 2012

    Kentucky’s jobless rate

    drops to 8.3 percent


    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in April 2012 from a revised 8.6 percent in March 2012, making it the lowest unemployment rate in the state since November 2008, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Words for Momma

    Eswin Duarte and Jared Bryant worked on Mother’s Day books they created in their first-grade class at Clear Creek Elementary. The teacher, Lindsay Hagan, interviewed each child and then typed what they had said onto pages that were converted into hardbound books the children could illustrate.

  • Church news: May 18, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

    Annunciation
    Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

  • Looking Back: May 18, 2012

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News andThe Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • 4 Collins seniors sign grants

    It has been a busy couple of weeks for Collins seniors.

    Not only have they been preparing for prom and graduation, but a quartet of Titans have recently had their college signing ceremonies.

    Here is a quick look at each:

    Collins senior Matthew Murphysigned to play with the men’s soccer team at Georgetown College last Friday afternoon in the high school’s library. 

  • Election 2012: District 4 Congress: Alecia Webb-Edgington

    Republican Alecia Webb-Edgington is seeking to trade her seat as state representative in the 63rd District for the District 4 congressional seat being vacated by a 4-term incumbent.

    Webb-Edgington, 46, has been in Frankfort since 2007, serving a district that covers part of Kenton County.

    “I am running to be an effective representative for the fourth district and the conservative movement,” she said. “We have been fortunate in the fourth district to have been served by Geoff Davis and Jim Bunning before him.