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Today's News

  • SCHS to dedicate gym to Casey

    Mike Casey will always have a place in the lore of Shelby County basketball.

    Now he will always have a place in the school at which he starred.

    Shelby County High School will officially dedicate its gym to the 1966 Mr. Basketball, who led the Rockets to the state championship that season, and University of Kentucky star before its first home boys’ basketball game of the season Nov. 30.

  • Woman flips pickup truck on ramp

    A Shelby County woman escaped Thursday afternoon with minor injuries after overturning her vehicle on an interstate ramp.

    Shelby County sheriff’s deputy Jim Insco said a slick roadway was to blame for the accident, which occurred as Bernice A. Cross, 58, of Waddy, was attempting to turn right onto Taylorsville Road from I-64 West.

    “As she was coming off the exit [32], she lost control at the top of the ramp, hit the guardrail, slid around, and flipped over,” he said.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Nov. 19, 2010

    Assault

    Jose M. Cortez-Rodriguez, 38, of 613 7th St. in Shelbyville was arrested Nov. 16 at 303 Main St. and charged with second-degree assault with a machete.

    Alcohol Intoxication

    Raymond Turpin, 34, of 108 Nora Ave. in Shelbyville was arrested Nov. 17 at 116 Nora Ave. and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense and second-degree fleeing and evading on foot.

    Theft

  • Barn art

    What better place for a tree with red and green leaves than Red Orchard Park?

    Even better, this tree really stands out because it’s nailed to a barn.

    How is that, you ask?

    The tree is a quilt pattern adorning a barn just inside the park’s entrance.

    The Kentucky Cover Lovers Quilt Guild, which encompasses seven counties, designed and constructed the quilt, which was hung on the barn on Nov. 4.

  • Smiles, tears and memories

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  • Fire departments struggle to maintain volunteer numbers

    When a house catches on fire in Shelby County, odds are the folks arriving to fight the blaze are volunteers.

    And while local fire departments are holding their own in recruiting and retaining volunteers, it’s getting more and more difficult for them to maintain sufficient numbers to provide adequate service coverage.

    Of the half-dozen or so fire districts operating in Shelby County, all are dominated by volunteer participation and only one – the Shelbyville Fire Department – has any significant number of full-time firefighters on staff.

  • New Business: The Phoenix LLC

    Address: 141 Pearce Industrial Road, Shelbyville  

    Who we are: Thomas Jesse, an Afghanistan Veteran who has lived in Shelbyville for 10 years with his wife, Theresa, and three children. He has coached two 2 daughters (Kara, 21, and Keaton, 15) since they were 4-years-old in J-town and was the 2008 Shelby County Parks softball coach of the year.

  • Looking Back: November 12, 2010

    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.

     

  • Karas captures state title

    Caterina Karas became the first state champion from Collins High School on Saturday, when she captured the girls’ Class AA State Cross Country Meet at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    The junior covered the 5,000-meter course in 18 minutes, 11.92 seconds to win by more than a minute over seventh-grader Lauren Ossege from Highlands.

    Shelby County sophomore Taylor Webb wasn’t too far behind in fifth-place (20:02.83).

  • Traffic stop ends in arrest of man wanted in four states