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Today's News

  • How high was the water in Shelby County on Tuesday?

    The nearly 24 hours of consistent rain that poured down onto Shelby County from Monday to Tuesday morning caused plenty of localized flooding and closed some roads – and also triggered an emergency overflow at the Guist Creek dam that hasn’t happened in years.

    National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Jarvis said that from 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday, Shelbyville received 4.07 inches of rain, and some parts of the county near the Oldham/Shelby County line were at about 3.8 inches.

  • Looking Back: April 8, 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.

     

  • Look high in the trees to spot this spring singer

    It’s the Yellow-Throated Warbler’s time of the year around here.

    This bird arrives from its wintering grounds in the central to southern United States very early for a warbler species in Kentucky.

    In fact, you can start hearing their unique song in late March to early April.

    This song is described as teeeew-teeew-teew-tew-tew-tew-twi as it runs down the scale and grows fainter and fainter, ending in an abrupt higher note.

    But even if you hear this bird, don’t be surprised if you have trouble finding it in the branches.

  • Turley shares in state title with Christian County coach

    After the final buzzer sounded in the championship game of the boys’ Sweet Sixteen, Christian County Coach Kerry Stovall searched for his wife, Natalie.

    The next person he found was Collins Coach Curtis Turley.

    “Immediately after that, Coach was right there,” Stovall recalled recently. “I can’t describe how special a moment that was to celebrate with him.

  • Oakey is going to be OK in tennis

    Collins senior John Oakey describes himself as an outgoing, spontaneous person who likes to try new things.

    So this spring Oakey, a long-time soccer player, decided to give tennis a try.

    Despite the fact that he hadn’t picked up a racket in about four years, had never played a high school match and wasn’t completely sure of all the rules, Oakey has been a quick study thanks to his athleticism, competitiveness and his desire to learn the game – all while playing No. 1 singles for the Titans. 

  • Baptiste happy to immerse himself in soccer

    For Yves Jean Baptiste, Thursday morning was the culmination of a life-long ambition.

    The student at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Job Corps Center in Simpsonville signed a full scholarship to play soccer at Campbellsville University.

    “It’s a dream come true,” said Baptiste, 23. “This is a great school.”

    Baptiste began playing soccer around the age of 5, when he lived in Haiti and kept it up as he moved to Wellington, Fla., and then to Simpsonville.

  • Collins baseball team pounded by E-town

    The Collins baseball team suffered an 8-1 setback at Elizabethtown on Tuesday evening.

    The Titans (4-2) mustered only four hits against the Panthers (6-5), who were 28-12 and lost in the 5th Region championship game last season.

    Elizabethtown senior Cory Farrow struck out seven, walked only one and yielded just three hits and one earned run over five innings.

    Senior Logan Hartlage relieved Farrow in the sixth to help secure the victory for the Panthers, who have won four of their past five games. 

  • State boosts yet another Shelby plant

    Yet another Shelby County industry has plans to upgrade its equipment and more than double its workforce within the next 12 months.
     

    Gov. Steve Beshear dropped in Wednesday to address employees of Superb IPC and announce a $400,000 state economic development tax incentive that will provide for the company’s expansion plans.

    The incentives would allow Superb IPC, an industrial powder coating facility that employs 15, to purchase new equipment that will improve its efficiency and to add 20 jobs.

  • EARLIER: McDonalds franchisee: ‘Would you like a career with that?’

    When McDonald’s kicks off its National Hiring Day on April 19, stores across the country will be looking to recruit close to 50,000 friendly, smiling faces looking to enter the workforce.

    But those who apply could be putting themselves in line for more than they thought beneath the famed Golden Arches.

    For instance, Rick Peter will be hiring more than 70 new employees across his three stores he owns in Shelby County and his stores in Taylorsville and Shepherdsville. And Peter has a history of employees working their way up the ladder.

  • Shelbyville woman sets a new example for civic pride

    The city of Shelbyville has done studies to plan for controlled growth and ways to beautify the East End of town and he 7th Street corridor.

    But instead of waiting for a city study, Carolyne Slaton-Knox is trying to use good ol’ civic pride.

    Slaton-Knox has lived on the 800 block of 10th Street for six years, and she’s trying to get the area organized for a beautification project.