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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Church news: March 9, 2012

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

    Annunciation
    The annual Lenten Fish Fry will be 4:30-7:30 p.m. today. There will be Stations of the Cross in the Chapel at 7 p.m. today. Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

  • Collins dance team takes 3rd

    The Collins Dance Team placed third in pom and hip hop at the KDCO State competition Feb. 25 at the Frankfort Convention Center. There were 15 teams competing. The team is pictured with the awards they won during this season. Members are (standing from left) Sydney Catlett, Katie Usher and Patrice Peterman; (seated in middle) Jill Stella and Lauren Wood; (front) Andi Gaither, Morgan Isenberg, Taylor Scroggin and Sydney Rogers. Not pictured are head coach Hilary Crucet and assistant coach Michelle Isenberg.

  • On campus: March 9, 2012

    Smith on UK dean’s list
    Tanner Jacob Smith has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Kentucky for the Fall 2011 semester. To be selected for this honor, a student must compile an academic standing of 3.8 or better out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. He was also awarded the presidential scholarship for four years. His major is architecture. Smith graduated from Collins High School in 2011 and is the son of Bryan and Mary Hayes Smith of Simpsonville. His grandparents are Jake and Carol Lou Smith, Ann C. Hayes and Mickey Hayes.

  • Karas explains why X marks the spot for her

    Tuesday afternoon was a celebration of Caterina Karas’ college signing and of Collins High School’s senior running star herself.

    Karas, a three-time state champion and a two-time national champion in cross country and track, signed in a ceremony in the high school’s library to continue her running career at Xavier University.