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Today's News

  • Stand-off in Waddy ends peacefully

    A 7-hour standoff in Waddy on Tuesday night between police and a woman who had barricaded herself in her residence ended without gunfire, police said. Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said that about 5 p.m.

  • Kephart first woman to head cattleman's group

    The Sentinel-News: You were named this week as the first woman to be named president of the Kentucky Cattleman's Association. How does that feel?

    Corinne Kephart: I am excited to be serving as the 2010 KCA President. Kentucky's cattle industry is one of the most viable and progressive in the nation, and I am

  • Shed burns to ground

    A storage shed at Kinser and 9th Street churned out a "copious amount of flames and black smoke," as it burned down Friday afternoon, Shelbyville Assistant Fire Chief Troy Ethington said.

    "It was fully involved when we got here," he said.

    Ethington said the cause of fire is going to be considered accidental.

    "It was caused by the man who owns the shed, who was burning some documents in a wood-burning stove," he said.

  • SOUDER: Promote global warming before we all freeze to death

    As you may have heard, according to news reports last Friday, there was measurable snow on the ground in all 50 states. There was some question about whether there was snow on the top of any of the mountains in Hawaii, but because there is some there occasionally, it made a good headline.

    However, what you may not have known is that, according to global warming “experts,” all of our recent snow should have been impossible.

  • EARLIER: Man rescued after falling through ice

    Saturday's snow storm did not cause many problems for Shelby Countians, with the exception of an elderly Southville man who fell through the ice on his frozen pond farm.

    But lucky for Ray Clark Casey, 69, a good Samaritan who was passing by stopped to rescue him.

    Casey was lying in the freezing water when Todd Brown and his wife, Heather, happened along with their three children.

  • WICHE: Snow might actually help plants hit by road-clearing agents

    A blanket of snow has the ability to brighten the dreariest of days. And despite school closures and tricky driving, a snow-covered landscape proves to be quite beautiful.

    It’s not so bad for the plants either, so don’t be tempted to knock the snow off drooping branches.

    Snow has an insulating effect that is particularly useful when we do have frigid temperatures.  Ground-level snow  actually will protect the roots and crowns of perennial and woody plants, but you may notice a little burn above the snow level when it comes to broadleaf evergreens.

  • Looking Back: February 19, 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.

  • Schools closed again Tuesday

    Shelby County schools will be closed again Tuesday.

    This means the new final school date of June 3, just approved Thursday, will have to be revisited.

    The President's Day holiday on Monday, with schools, public offices and banks closed, was greeted with an all-day snowstorm that hampered roads and caused delays in clearing streets in some areas.

    With estmates of 5 to 8 inches of fresh snow in the county, early morning clearing work was rendered useless by the continuing snow and plummeting temperatures.

  • We congratulate: Jewish, Masonic for 5-star ratings

    The recent announcement that Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and Masonic Home Shelbyville both were rated 5-star nursing homes was a significant moment for our community.

    You surely know that nursing homes are among the most scrutinized and criticized of our health-related facilities. There is a terrible legacy of neglect and corruption in homes across America, and we as citizens always are concerned that our loved ones are well taken care of in their moments of greatest need.

  • Rockets quickly upend Spencer County, 87-49

    The Rockets secured the top seed in the upcoming district tournament by defeating Spencer County 87-49 at home Thursday.

    Shelby jumped out to a 23-10 lead after the first quarter with a balance attack on the Bears' 2-3 zone defense. Boomer Beckley scored 13 points in the first half, including a 3-pointer banked in from half court at the buzzer to give Shelby a 49-25 lead going into halftime.