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Today's News

  • Hyman flying downhill for Rockets

    Once Deric Hyman started running downhill he became a heat-seeking Rocket, or at least a tackle-seeking one.

    The Shelby County junior middle linebacker has been a standout this season for the Rockets, especially in the past month.

    “The last four games he’s played exceptionally well,” Shelby County Coach Todd Shipley said.

    The Rockets (2-8) will need that to continue tonight, when they travel to undefeated John Hardin (10-0) in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. in Elizabethtown. 

  • Titans face testy opener

    In all six classes of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s football playoffs, which began last night, there is only one first-round match-up that features a district champion playing a fourth-seeded foe that beat its own district winner.

    Luckily for local football fans – but maybe unluckily for Collins – that game will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Shelby County’s Robert Doyle Stadium, where the Titans (8-2) will host Moore in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs. 

  • Rockets face a powerhouse

    Shelby County football coach Todd Shipley knows his team has its work cut out for it tonight.

    That’s when the Rockets (2-8) travel to unbeaten John Hardin (10-0) in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs. The Bulldogs, who have gone 49-1 during their past five regular seasons, were state semifinalists last year and state runners-up in 2009.

    “They’re very big, their backs are very elusive, and they play really good defense,” Shipley said. “Besides that, it should be a very competitive ball game.”

  • EARLIER: Tentative deal in place to repair Collins High School field

    The Shelby County Board of Education had thrown a “Hail Mary pass” on coming to an agreement with Whittenberg Construction on the repair/replacement of the unusable multipurpose athletic field at Collins High School.

    The district had given the contractors until Thursday afternoon to begin work, and, in the waning seconds of the day, Whittenberg finally hauled in the pass, stating in an E-mail to Superintendent James Neihof that it in fact would repair the field

  • Beashear cashes in with county’s donors

    If campaign contributions are any indication, Gov. Steve Beshear could be re-elected by bigger margins than predicted.

    Beshear, the Democratic incumbent, and his running mate, Jerry Abramson, the former mayor of Louisville, have raised more than $6.8 million since May this year – more than six times the a $1.08 million raised by Republican challenger, state Sen. President David Williams, and his campaign partner, outgoing Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer.

  • It’s not just in the cards

    It doesn’t matter if you like Uncle Mo, Havre De Grace or even Ice Box, there’s one sure bet for the Breeders Cup this weekend: You’ll be able to get some swag at ReDoIt Sports on Washington Street.
    The store has more than 1,000 Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and Breeders Cup glasses to go along with collectibles and golf equipment that will meet any need.
    The idea started separately and formed into a partnership between Bill Reidy and Tony Carriss.

  • Business Q&A: John Rothenburger IV

    John Rothenburger IV took over recently as the new general manger of the Papa John’s store in Shelbyville, continuing his career with the pizza chain. Rothenburger, 28, graduated from Shelby County High School and pursued a music education degree at the University of Louisville before being lured into business. He is pursuing a business management degree at Sullivan University. He and his wife, Laura, and their son, John V, and daughter, Angela, live in Shelbyville. He took a few minutes away from pepperoni and telephones to answer questions from The Sentinel-News.

  • Business Briefcase: Nov. 4, 2011

    Shelbyville woman to handle

    bookings for large agency

    Terri Bradshaw of Shelbyville has been named the new regional agent/scout for New York City- and Nashville-based BookingEntertainment.com, an agency that provides entertainment for public concerts, corporate events and fundraisers.

  • SOUDER: One of those indelicate discussions of politics and religion

    There are certain things you don’t talk about it polite company. Politics and religion are usually high on that list for most people (along with things like bodily functions that are only appropriately done in the bathroom or intimate details about romantic liaisons).

    However, an event happened recently that brought two of these topics – politics and religion – squarely into the spotlight.

  • REMINDER: Emergency alert system to have 1st national test on Wednesday

    The federal government on Wednesday will conduct its first nationwide test of emergency alert system.

    The 3-minute test, which will begin at 2 p.m., and will be broadcast simultaneously over all television, radio, cable and satellite channels.