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Today's News

  • 1 injured, dog rescued as fire destroys mobile home

    A fire Sunday afternoon destroyed a mobile home at 320 B Street in Marshall Terrace, a mobile home park in the Hi Point area off Washington Street.

    Shelby County Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said the 911 call came in 1:07 p.m., and heavy smoke and fire were pouring out of the trailer when firefighters arrived.

    He said all of the occupants of the home were outside except for one person, who came out shortly after firefighters arrived.

  • Court report: June 18, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Hernan Alegria, second-degree forgery – dismissed without prejudice.

    Amada Cruz, second-degree criminal possession forged instrument – dismissed without prejudice.

    Manuel Cruz-Moreno, second-degree criminal possession forged instrument – dismissed without prejudice; second-degree disorderly conduct – guilty – 90-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $394 fine and costs.

  • Great Blue Heron’s habitat continues to grow locally

    The accompanying photograph of a first year Great Blue Heron, with a fish in its mouth, was part of an observed episode that took place on a bitterly cold winter day.

    This bird was out in the middle of a deep hole of water on Guist Creek Lake in Shelby County. The lake was solidly frozen, except for this little patch of open water that the Great Blue was not allowing to freeze, due to his or her activities.

  • EARLIER: Dead couple hadn’t been seen for weeks

    Mail was piled outside an apartment door that held a late-rent note, and apparently no one had seen the residents for weeks, so it wasn’t until a foul odor drew authorities inside that a quiet couple was found dead in Simpsonville.

    That discovery on Friday afternoon stunned neighbors on the short, dead-end street where David McGee, 53, and his wife, Donna, 42, had lived for 14 years.

  • State grant funds fixes at fairgrounds

    Some facilities at the Shelby County Fairgrounds are set for an upgrade courtesy of a state grant that provides support for local agricultural fairs.

    Ray Tucker, chair for the Shelby County A&M Association, the entity that owns the fairgrounds, said the $100,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture would pay for improvements to the grandstands, restrooms and floral hall.

  • News briefs, June 22, 2012

    Shelby’s unemployment

    holds at state’s 3rd-lowest

     

    Shelby County posted the state’s third-best unemployment rate – 6.1 percent – for May 2012, continuing a positive trend in the county.

  • Church news: June 22, 2012

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

  • Looking Back: June 22, 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.

  • White receives honors

  • Washington field trip

    The eighth-grade students at Cornerstone Christian Academy took a class field trip to Washington, D.C. with stops at Mount Vernon, Gettysburg and Hershey, Pa. A highlight of the trip was the honor of participating in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery.