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Today's News

  • MY WORD: So here’s why I’m a Democrat

    Usually when I tell someone that I am a Democrat, I get a puzzled look and then they blurt out “WHY?!?,” as if they can’t believe anyone could be a Democrat. 

    What I always say is that first of all I am more of a Moderate or Independent but they don’t win elections, and I feel that the Democrats actually look out for the greater good more than the Republican Party does or claims to do.

    That statement probably angers some, so let me explain. 

  • Shelby teens have an out-of-this-world opportunity

    A science-minded brother and sister from Shelbyville now know what it’s like to fly a space shuttle, pilot a jet fighter, the feeling of being weightless and even dealing with a tornado.

    Well, sort of.

    Marina and Samuel White experienced all that and more during a week at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA), a partnership venture with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Upcoming sports schedule: March 16, 2012

    Wednesday, March 14

    4:30 p.m.: High school boys’ & girls’ tennis, Collins at Shelby County.
    6 p.m.: High school baseball, South Oldham at Collins.

    Thursday, March 15

    5:30 p.m.: High school boys’ & girls’ tennis, Collins at Western Hills.
    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Woodford County at Collins.
    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Covington Scott at Shelby County.

  • Sports Bulletin Board: March 16, 2012

    Clear Creek Golf League spring meeting

    The Clear Creek Golf League’s spring meeting will be at 10 a.m. today at the course’s golf shop. New players are welcome to attend this rules meeting. League season begins the week of April 1. Any questions call 633-0375.

    Bagdad Ruritan Club T-ball, baseball & softball sign-ups

  • News briefs: March 14, 2012

    Is that summer arriving

    in Shelby County today?

     

    Near record heat is forecast to arrive in Shelby County today.

    Little more than a week after the year’s biggest snowfall, temperatures are projected to climb near or past 80 degrees today. The average high for March in Kentucky is 56, and the record high for the month is 83.

  • Finchville couple injured in crash

    A Finchville couple was hospitalized after a single-vehicle crash Friday night.

    Tracey Brooks, 48, and Darryl Brooks, 49, were taken to the University of Louisville Hospital by air transport and ambulance, respectively, where Tracey Brooks is listed in serious condition, hospital officials say.

    David McArthur, media spokesman for the hosptial, said Darryl Brooks is not a patient, and so must have been discharged, he said.

  • I-64 eastbound at Bullskin Creek to be 1 lane tonight

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office announces temporary closure of the right lane on eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County at the bridge over Bullskin Creek (mile point 29.2).  This lane closure is scheduled for 6 p.m.-midnight tonight.  KYTC crews will be performing bridge deck repairs.
     

  • Shooting in Martinsville injures one

    A Shelby County man was shot Sunday night at 7 p.m. in Martinsville and taken to the University of Louisville.

    Gregory Newton, 21, of Marion Village was treated at U of L for non-life-threatening injures and has been released, said hospital medial spokesman David McArthur.

    Shelbyville Police said they do not have a suspect in custody and know very few details at this time.

    “We are still interviewing witnesses but not getting much cooperation,” said Shelbyville Police Chief Bob Schutte on Monday.

  • Looking Back: March 9, 2012

    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.

  • News briefs: March 9, 2012

    Montell’s bill to create

    alert moves to House floor

    House Bill 125, sponsored by state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), was passed out of the House Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee on Thursday morning.

    Known as the “Chase McMurray Act,” the bill creates an alert system similar to the Amber Alert system for missing persons with a developmental disability or traumatic brain injury.