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Today's News

  • Signs of the time

    West Middle principal Lorri Stivers (front row) turned to look at Simpsonville Elementary fifth-graders who vow to go to middle school on or above grade level in reading and math. Their vow is based on Simpsonville's 100 academic index and the T-shirts they were wearing: Simpsonville Bobcats + West Middle Warriors + Collins Titans = College and Career Ready.

  • Newcomers luncheon

    Students new to the school enjoy eating a pizza lunch and getting to know the staff and each other at the “newcomers luncheon,” held each month at Clear Creek Elementary. This seems to help ease the transition of coming into a new school and making new friends. Marty Overstreet, counselor, chats with the students over pizza.

  • Church news: Nov. 4, 2011

    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, please call the Parish Office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

  • Looking Back: November 4, 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.

  • Andriot makes 1st team all-state in soccer

    Collins junior midfielder Walker Andriot has been named first-team all-state by the Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches Association, and senior defender Matthew Murphy was named All-State honorable mention.

    The honors were announced Wednesday night at the 2011 KHSAA Boys’ State Soccer semifinals at Paul Dunbar High School in Lexington.

    Andriot, an honorable mention selection as a sophomore, had a team-high eight goals and three assists for the Titans (11-7-2), who lost to Ballard, 3-2, in the 8th Region Tournament semifinals.

  • Late riser wants to finish early

    Shelby County senior Thomas Harnois joined the cross-country team as a junior at the urging of another runner.

  • Titans, Rockets face tough fields

    Saturday’s Class 2A, Region 3 girls’ cross-country meet will be like a mini version of the State Meet, but more competitive.

    That’s because it will feature six of the Top 10 teams from the coaches’ association rankings, but only four of those will qualify for next Saturday’s State Championships.

  • Hyman flying downhill for Rockets

    Once Deric Hyman started running downhill he became a heat-seeking Rocket, or at least a tackle-seeking one.

    The Shelby County junior middle linebacker has been a standout this season for the Rockets, especially in the past month.

    “The last four games he’s played exceptionally well,” Shelby County Coach Todd Shipley said.

    The Rockets (2-8) will need that to continue tonight, when they travel to undefeated John Hardin (10-0) in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. in Elizabethtown. 

  • Titans face testy opener

    In all six classes of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s football playoffs, which began last night, there is only one first-round match-up that features a district champion playing a fourth-seeded foe that beat its own district winner.

    Luckily for local football fans – but maybe unluckily for Collins – that game will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Shelby County’s Robert Doyle Stadium, where the Titans (8-2) will host Moore in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs. 

  • Rockets face a powerhouse

    Shelby County football coach Todd Shipley knows his team has its work cut out for it tonight.

    That’s when the Rockets (2-8) travel to unbeaten John Hardin (10-0) in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs. The Bulldogs, who have gone 49-1 during their past five regular seasons, were state semifinalists last year and state runners-up in 2009.

    “They’re very big, their backs are very elusive, and they play really good defense,” Shipley said. “Besides that, it should be a very competitive ball game.”