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Today's News

  • This sparrow is getting pretty rare

    One of the elder ornithologists by the name of Ridgeway described the song of the Lark Sparrow in the following manner: "One continued gush of sprightly music, now gay, now melodious and then tender beyond description – the very expression of emotion. At intervals, the singer falters, as if exhausted by exertion and his voice becomes scarcely audible; but suddenly reviving in his joy, it is resumed in all its vigor until he appears to be really overcome by the effort."

  • Bruner to be arraigned Tuesday

    A man who has been charged with severely beating a woman who was found at the side of Mount Eden Road more than two weeks ago will be arraigned tomorrow.

    Mark Bruner, 38, of Taylorsville, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree assault in connection with the beating of Denisse Escareno.

    He is still under a $100,000 bond at the Shelby County Detention Center, said Capt. Tony Aldridge at the detention center.

  • Shooting victim's family hires attorney

    The family of Trey Williams, the Shelbyville teenager shot and killed Saturday at his grandmother's home, have hired a prominent Louisville attorney.

    Frank Mascagni, a 35-year criminal and civil law attorney, says he wants to gather "non-sterilized" facts about the case.

  • Titans take region title, beat Western 13-12

    The Collins football team rallied in the fourth quarter Friday night for redemption and a regional title.

    Lawson Page's 24-yard touchdown pass to Cedric Hinkle with 7:08 to play gave the Titans a 13-12 victory over Western in a rematch of the Class 4A Region 2 title game at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    Collins (11-2) will play at Franklin-Simpson (12-1), which beat Lone Oak, 20-7, at 7 p.m. (local time) Friday in the state semifinals. Admission price will be $7 at the gate with $5 pre-sale tickets available at Collins from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

  • Simpsonville ramps on I-64 to be closed at times this weekend

    The Kentucky Department of Highways announces temporary closure of the ramps at the interchange of Interstate 64 and KY 1848 (Exit 28) in Shelby County.

    These ramps are scheduled for closure at the following times to allow for paving as part of the I-64 widening project:
    Eastbound I-64 exit and entrance ramps will be closed from 8 p.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. on Saturday and from 8 p.m. on Saturday until 6 a.m. on Sunday.

    Westbound I-64 exit and entrance ramps will be closed from 8 p.m. on Monday until 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

  • Looking Back: November 18, 2011

    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.

  • Efforts help school

  • Arts Briefs: Nov. 18, 2011

    Met production
    at Frankfort theater

    The Grand Theatre will present a new Metropolitan Opera production of the Philip Glass opera “Satyagraha” in a live, high-definition broadcast at Frankfort’s Grand Theatre at 12:55 p.m. Saturday.
     “Satyagraha,” (Sanskrit for “force of truth”), recounts Mahatma Gandhi’s formative years in South Africa as a leader in non-violent social protest. The visually extravagant opera was originally staged at the Met in 2008. Richard Croft sings the title role.

  • Charges dropped in huge pot bust

    A man chased down at the Mexican border and charged with the largest marijuana bust in Shelby County history is now free.

    Enrique Olvera-Landaverde,  50, had been scheduled for a jury trial on Monday in federal court on charges of trafficking in marijuana, but at a pre-trial conference this week, Judge Danny Reeves ordered the case dismissed.

    A clerk at the U.S. District Court in Frankfort said that United States marshals were directed to release the defendant.

  • News briefs: Nov. 18, 2011

    FEI’s study shows WEG added

    early $400 million in impact

    A study commissioned by the Fédération Équestre Internationale, the world governing body of horse sports, found that the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games had a total economic impact of $373 million to $396 million, well above the $201 million that a state-financed study had estimated.