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Today's News

  • Great egret fought off extinction

    The great egret in Kentucky has state status as an endangered species. During the second half of the 19th century, this species was pushed to the brink of extinction by over hunting for the millinery trade.
    This action took place during the mating and nesting season when the great egret grew long white plumes, which were long sought after to adorn women’s headwear.

  • Troutman finds his way back to pool, in his life

    Swimming is fun again for Carson Troutman.

    The Collins senior spent last season out of the pool. But this season he has returned to the water and has been happy with the results.

    He hopes to keep that going beginning today, and continuing Saturday, in the KHSAA State Swimming & Diving meet at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the campus of the University of Louisville.

  • Titans will be next to challenge Bearcats’ streak

    Tonight the Collins girls’ basketball team will try to do something that no other squad has been able to do in the past three years – beat Anderson County.

    The Bearcats have won 15 consecutive games against 30th District competition heading into tonight’s 7 o’clock district final at Spencer County.

  • Girls’ 30th District: Collins 52, Spencer County 29

    TAYLORSVILLE – Aaliyah Wells got her braces off last week, but Collins girls basketball Coach Phillip Conder didn’t notice.

    “I’m too busy looking at her ankle,” Conder said.

    Wells continued to showed no ill effects from her late-season ankle injury, scoring 17 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in only three quarters to lead the Titans to a 52-29 victory over host Spencer County in the 30th District Tournament semifinals Wednesday night – and into the 8th Regional Tournament.

  • Looking Back: Feb. 25, 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.

     

  • School March calendar

    March events

    March 2 - Read Across America Day/Dr. Seuss' Birthday

    March 13 - Daylight Saving Time Begins. Remember to set your clocks ahead 1 hour.

    March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

    March 20 - First Day of Spring

     

    District

    March 7 - County choir challenge 7 p.m. at Collins.

  • Eye on the target

  • Home sales slip 4.2 percent

    After seeing a slight increase in sales the previous year, the real estate market in Shelby County saw a similar decrease in 2010.

    Total sales for the county was about $74.4 million for the year, about 4.2 percent down from 2009.

    That's very close to the sales trend in Kentucky, which, according to the Kentucky Association of Realtors, dipped 3.7 percent.

    However, Shelby County's median sales price of $140,000 was almost 40 percent higher than the state's and much closer to the national median of $172,700.

  • Foreclosures in Shelby continue to grow in 2010

    Despite continued low interest rates for loans and reports of the recession ending, the number of home foreclosures continues to rise across the nation and state in 2010, and Shelby County was no exception.

    In the past five years the foreclosure rate has risen 117 percent in Shelby County, from 105 to 228.

    That rate started to level off in 2009 but still increased by 2.3 percent in 2010, to 228 foreclosures in the county.

    However, Shelby is in much better shape than the nation and state.

  • Rothenburger said campaign going very well

    With the May primary just around the corner, Shelby County Judge Executive Rob Rothenburger says he is excited and optimistic about his chances of becoming Kentucky’s next Commission of Agriculture.

    “The campaign is going very well, and I’m traveling around the state every night, meeting a lot of great people, and getting a very warm reception everywhere I go,” he said.