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Today's News

  • Hurt leaves Shelbyville PD for Simpsonville

    The Shelbyville Police Department’s loss is Simpsonville’s gain.

    Tim Hurt was sworn in Monday as the newest police officer in Simpsonville, moving there after a 3-plus-year stint with the Shelbyville Police Department.

    Hurt, 47, a resident of Lawrenceburg, took Kentucky’s ancient oath – including swearing that he never had fought a duel – from Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden, as his wife, Karen Hurt, and friend Stewart Shirley watched. He immediately went to work in required CPR and AED refresher classes.

  • STAPLETON: An apple a day? 2 proving better

    Studies constantly are proving that what you eat can be as powerful and more potent than a prescribed drug. Recently, it was proven that the presence of fresh apples in your diet could improve your memory and sustain brain health.

  • ‘Puppy mill’ case will go to trial

    EMINENCE: The Henry County woman charged with more than 200 counts of animal cruelty will take her case to trial.

    On Monday Terri L. Smith of Campbellsburg, through her attorney, asked for a jury trial in her case, which consists of 218 counts of first degree animal cruelty, a Class A misdemeanor.

    Henry County Attorney Virginia Harrod said Smith’s attorney, George Carter, arrived for Monday’s hearing and immediately requested a jury trial.

  • News briefs: Feb. 24, 2012

    Shelby siblings win scholarships

    to space camp in Alabama

    A brother and sister from Shelby County are among 256 students worldwide who have won scholarships to the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

    Marina White, a student at Collins High School, and her brother Sam, a student at Christian Academy Louisville, were the only students from Kentucky chosen for the scholarship.

  • On campus: February 24, 2012

  • EMS students 2nd in competition

    A team of middle school “mathletes” from Shelby East Middle School took second place at the KSPE Capital Chapter MathCounts competition last weekend.

    The top individual was Wesley Wei from Boyle County Middle School. Nick Fluty, also from Boyle County Middle School and Emma Saarinen from Shelby East Middle School placed second and third, respectively.

  • Church news: February 24, 2012

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

    Annunciation
    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic church, come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

  • Looking Back: February 24, 2012

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News andThe Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Kessinger looks to better last year

    Last year’s KHSAA State Swimming & Diving meet was a bit of an awakening for Collin Kessinger.

    Kessinger, then a sophomore at Shelby County, was nervous and unsure about how she would stack up against the best in the state.

    It didn’t take long for Kessinger to prove that she belonged, though. She trimmed more than 10 seconds off her regional times during the two days, on her way to finishing in seventh-place in the 100-yard breaststroke and in ninth in the 200 individual medley, even if she didn’t always believe what she was seeing.

  • Cornerstone boys' JV wins KCAA state tourney

    The Cornerstone Christian boys’ basketball junior varsity team captured the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association Junior Varsity Tournament, which it hosted last weekend.

    The Bulldogs beat Majesty, 40-22, in the first round, then beat Somerset, 29-26, in overtime in the semifinals before beating Wesley, 29-26, in the title game.

    Cornerstone’s Jacob Tipton was named the most valuable player of the tourney. He was joined on the all-tournament team by fellow Bulldogs Nate Oates and Christian Lopesilvero.