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Today's News

  • Lane on I-64 westbound closed at Mile Marker 37 this morning

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists that the right lane of westbound I-64 will be closed at mile point 37 in Shelby County. This lane closure is scheduled for today, Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. until noon. KYTC crews will be performing expansion joint repairs on a bridge at this location.

  • News briefs: Jan. 20, 2012

    State’s jobless rate (9.1)

    is lowest since December ‘08

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to a 3-year low of 9.1 percent in December 2011, according to a release from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    The preliminary December 2011 jobless rate, down from 9.4 percent in November 2011, is 1.2 percentage points below the 10.3 percent rate recorded for the state in December 2010.

  • Church news: January 20, 2012

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

    Annunciation
    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic church, come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

  • Right about trains

  • Warning, warning

    Elementary children across the county are being warned how to handle strangers. The Stranger Danger assembly programs, for example, chanted with students about “pants up, shoes tied so you can run from strangers.”

  • Shelby Prevention contest winners

    Maria Cozzens, a junior at Collins High School, was the winner of a Shelby Prevention brochure contest. She won a camera and a goody bag. Lindsey Ketcham, a sophomore at Collins, won second place and a goody bag. These brochures will be copied and available for the school’s staff to distribute to students. Judging was done by Elizabeth Pulliam, Shelby Prevention’s director.

  • Collins homecoming court

    Collins High School will crown a basketball homecoming queen on Friday in between the girls and boys basketball games against Oldham County. The games begin at 6 p.m. The senior queen candidates are (left, from front): Tiffany Broughton, Alex Colebank and Nettie Melanson; (right, from front) Jessica Rudolph, Katie Usher and Megan Wiedemann. The homecoming court members are (back row, from left): juniors Kadi Dobbs and Diana Nava; sophomores Nidia Mendez and Ellen Sparrow; and freshmen Lindy Bush and Eli Megibben.

  • On campus: January 20, 2012

    Freeman graduates from EKU
    Jack Charles Freeman graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. He plans to attend graduate school at EKU. He is currently lives and works in Lexington. He was a graduate of Shelby County High School and is the son of Julie and Ken Freeman of Shelbyville.

     

  • Looking Back: January 20, 2012

    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.

     

  • Raiders too much for Rockets

    Visiting Iroquois used a huge second half to hand the Shelby County boys’ basketball team its 11th loss in a row Tuesday night.

    The Raiders outscored the Rockets 49-21 after intermission on their way to a 78-47 victory in Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Senior forward Keion Goff scored a game-high 23 points to lead four in double figures for Iroquois (9-7), which led 29-26 at halftime. 

    Goff tallied 12 points in the first quarter, when the athletic Raiders repeatedly went to the offensive glass on their way to outscoring Shelby 19-7.