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Today's News

  • Important stories from 2011: Repairs for I-64 ramp haven’t been finalized

    Just because the calendar flipped over into a new year doesn’t mean that critical items facing Shelby County automatically got a fresh start.

    In fact, there are several significant items that have carried over into 2012, most notably the state’s plan to repair the dangerous eastbound acceleration lane from KY 55 onto Interstate 64.

  • Simpsonville horse up for top honors

    SIMPSONVILLE– A few years ago,  on a fairly concealed farm off Webb Road in Simpsonville, a young colt was learning the how to compete in the graceful arenas of the American Saddlebreds.

    No one could predict his invincible 5-gaited run. No one knew he would become a World’s Champion of Champions. And certainly no one envisioned his rise this month to an even more elite circle in the equine world.

  • Shaping up Shelby, an occasional series: A weight-loss inspiration

    Mary Ellen Hulker is not the woman she once was.

    And she’s glad.

    Hulker, 37, a mother of two, has lost half her body weight within a year’s time, shrinking from 317 pounds to 168.

    Her goal is to get to 130.

    Hulker underwent a lap-band procedure in December 2010, and she says she still marvels at the way her life has changed in just one short year.

  • Court report: January 4, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Matthew Eckert:

    Cholo Barrientos, fourth-degree assault domestic violence minor injury – plead guilty – 120-day sentence, serve 60 days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years and $143 costs.

    Tristan R. Hall, first-offense aggravator DUI – plead guilty – 8 days home incarceration program, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $727 fine and costs.

  • News briefs: Dec. 30, 2011

    Taylorsville’s emergency

    E-mail alert back in action

    Nixle, the alert service used to provide Taylorsville residents with text message and E-mail alerts in emergency situations, is back in action. Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis sent a message to former subscribers a couple of weeks ago to let them know the service was back in use.

    “Taylorsville Police are back on line with Nixle,” the alert said. “We will try to keep you updated on community events. Tell your friends to register.”

  • Church news: December 30, 2011

    Holiday services, schedules
    For information about special services on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, see the Holiday Datebook.

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on 55 South in Finchville.

  • Tough time for teeth

  • CPA group offers scholarships

    The Kentucky Society of CPAs is accepting through Jan. 31 applications for its educational foundation scholarships .

    Students studying accounting at Kentucky colleges and universities are eligible to apply. Becker CPA Review Course grants also are available. For more information or an online application visit www.cpa2be.orgor call 502-266-5272 or 800-292-1754.

  • January 2012 calendar

    District-wide

    Tuesday – School resumes from winter break 

    Jan. 12 – School board 7 p.m. Central Office

    Jan. 13 – No school for students  – professional day for staff 

    Jan. 16 – No school  – Martin Luther King Jr. day

    Jan. 19 – AP English Language and AP English Literature mock exams in the SCHS cafeteria 3:30-7 p.m. All AP English students are expected to take this exam. A makeup date will be provided for those with legitimate schedule conflicts.

  • Looking Back: December 30, 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.