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Today's News

  • Cornerstone student chosen for 2016 Governor’s Scholar program

    Sarah Tipton, a Cornerstone Christian Academy student, was chosen for the 2016 Governor’s Scholar Program. The junior submitted an application and has been selected for this distinguished program. Tiptonis especially excited to have achieved this honor in the footsteps of her brother, Jacob Tipton (2013 GSP).

  • On campus: April 29, 2016

    Sullivan graduates

    Sullivan College of Technology and Design (SCTD) announced the spring 2016 graduates:

    Stephen B. Martin, AAS advanced manufacturing technology.

    Kimberly L Wright, BA interior design.

  • Church news: April 29, 2016

    Allen Chapel 

    Services will be at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Rev. Robert Marshall is the pastor. Located on KY 55 in Finchville.

    Bagdad Baptist

    Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.

  • Clear Creek host family Lego night

    Clear Creek hosted a family Lego night on April 14. Students and families worked together to create wheelchairs and machines, build towers and bridges, create habitats, develop phonological awareness and more, all using the same tool: Legos.

  • Looking back: April 29, 2016

    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.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Wet/dry vote is a principle of economics

     The Shelby County Fiscal Court’s decision to take on the work to let the people vote on the county’s wet/dry/moist status should be met with great applause.

    The idea of allowing package liquor sales in the county is not a new one, but this is the first time the county has lent its full support to the cause.

    Last week the court approved setting aside $15,000 to help attain the signatures needed to get the decision put on the ballot.

  • Rockets vs Titans: Round 1 comes up Aces

    Cross-town rivals Shelby County and Collins high schools took to the diamond Monday night and the two teams didn’t disappoint with pitchers Will McDonald and Michael Gammons turning in gems on the mound, as Collins squeezed out a 1-0 win on the road and took command of the 30th District race.

    The two pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts in complete game performances, but it was Collins’ bats – with McDonald in another key role – that finally broke through in the 6th.

  • Bagdad woman named regional farm mom

    Mary Courtney, co-owner of Courtney Farms along with her husband, Shane, is one of five women across the nation chosen as a 2016 Regional Farm Mom of the Year.

    Monsanto Company, an agricultural company based in St. Louis, made the announcement last week – the other 4 regional winners are from North Dakota, Minnesota, Colorado and Rhode Island.

  • Plan in place to pave all city’s roads

    The Simpsonville City Commission has come up with a way to completely revamp every street within its city limits – just pave all 12 miles of city streets by the end of 2017 and borrow the money to pay for it.

    City Administrator David Eaton called the move a great idea.

    “The mayor and the commission have really shown good leadership here, making a decision that’s going to have a long-term benefit to the community over the next twenty years – it’s a very smart decision,” he said.

  • Shelby to get $6.5m in road improvements

    A new highway plan just approved in Frankfort has Shelby County getting $6.5 million worth of highway projects funded in the next two years.

    The 2016-18 Biennial Highway Construction Plan guarantees funding for local projects, which includes everything from bridge replacements to road widening.

    Shelby County has four projects in the plan, compared to 13 projects in Bullitt ($80 million), 13 in Franklin ($25 million), 6 in Henry ($31 million), 110 in Jefferson ($446 million), 15 in Oldham ($74 million), 4 in Trimble ($4) and 1 in Spencer ($500,000).