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Today's News

  • Datebook: August 24, 2011

    Public meetings
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Shelby County High School’s SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.

  • Balanced Titans fall just short

    Earlier this month the Scott County boys’ golf team beat Collins by 36 shots in the 2-day season-opening Flyer Classic.

    The Cardinals won the tournament with a collective score of 587, and the Titans tied for 10th-place with a 623.

    Monday evening, though, Collins closed the gap considerably, falling by just three strokes (155-158) in a Central Kentucky Conference match at Shelbyville Country Club.

  • SCHS boys’ soccer team loses one, ties another

    The Shelby County boys’ soccer team bounced back from a 4-2 loss to Fern Creek this past Saturday by tying Louisville Butler, 2-2, Monday night.

    Against the Tigers, the host Rockets fell behind. 2-1. in the first half before rallying to tie the match three minutes before halftime on Raul Lopez’s goal.

    “We’ve got to learn how to come out in day games ready to play,” first-year Shelby County Coach Tony Wood said afterward. “We came out flat.”

  • Fast start, futile finish as Titans lose opener

    Where the Collins football team played Friday night didn’t matter as much as whom the Titans played.

    Led by senior quarterback Thomas Wilson, visiting Meade County scored 19 consecutive second-half points to rally for a 33-25 victory over Collins in the season-opener for both at the Titans’ 2011 “home” field, Shelby County’s Robert Doyle Stadium.

  • Brown continues record run

    It’s been a great golf season for Brandon Brown, to say the least.

    But this past weekend may have been the greatest.

    The Shelbyville resident won his fourth NGA/Hooters Tour event of the season, capturing the $200,000 Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic. He shot a final-round, 7-under-par 65 at The Oaks Golf Club in Pass Christian, Miss. to finish the 4-day tournament with a collective 25-under 263 to win by six shots.

  • SCPS alters ACT standards

    After some confusion over instate ACT benchmarks, a few students in Shelby County are seeing their class schedules changed during this second week of school.

    Benchmarks used by Shelby County Public Schools and reported in Friday's Sentinel-Newswere changed after publication to mirror the state standards.

    SCPS now charges students to achieve the same instate benchmarks on the ACT, which are 18 in English, 19 in math and 20 in reading.

  • Shelby County School Board: Neihof will seek 2.5% tax increase

    Once again Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education will weigh the district's needs against the state of the local economy when it discusses and votes on the year's tax levy at its 7 p.m. meeting at Shelby County High School.

    Superintendent James Neihof is again recommending an increase, asking the board to approve 1.7 cents, or 2.5 percent, plus a .2-cent exoneration allowance to both the real estate and personal property taxes.

    That would raise the school district’s total tax to 69.7 cents per $100 of assessed value.

  • Cornerstone’s ACT scores blow away other schools

    Cornerstone Christian Academy released its ACT scores Monday, and the school raced past the state averages for juniors in the 2010-2011 school year.

    Cornerstone's composite score was a 25, more than 6 points higher than the state and Shelby County Public School's averages, and four points higher than the national average.

    Cornerstone's scores across the board were much higher than state and county averages, and higher than the benchmarks set for admission to the state-supported postsecondary education institutions in Kentucky.

  • Vintage Voodoo: Making musical magic

    The name Vintage Voodoo invokes old-world charm in New Orleans, back alleys and dark streets.

    But the Shelbyville-based band - consisting of guitarist Michael Whisman, lead singer Rick Willard, drummer Patrick Jacobs, guitarist Bobby Hardaway and bassist Greg Viergutz, the only member not from Shelbyville - said that's not quite the case.

    "Vintage Magic just didn't sound right. There's really nothing voodoo about us, but it's vintage because we're all old," Whisman said laughing.

  • Trial for Irotas owners postponed

    A federal trial for two Finchville residents charged with stealing nearly a half-million dollars from employees’ retirement funds from their former company in Shelbyville has been postponed.

    The trial, which was set to begin Tuesday at the federal courthouse in Frankfort, was delayed so that a competency evaluation could be done on William Kiser.

    William Kiser, 73, and Mary Sue Kiser, 70, owners of the now-closed Irotas Manufacturing Company in Shelbyville, were indicted June 9 on federal embezzlement charges.