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Today's News

  • In remembrance

    In 1971 Memorial Day was declared a national holiday, but veterans have long been remembering their fallen friends. Since the end of the Civil War, flowers have been laid at the gravestones of soldiers lost in battle.

    On Monday, Post 1179 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars held their ceremony at Grove Hill Cemetery. As tradition holds, they planted flags at the headstones of all former soldiers, had a 21-gun salute and played  "Taps" as a salute to their bravery.

  • Looking Back: June 4, 2010

    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.

  • EARLIER: Rockets overpower Walton Verona, 12-4

  • EARLIER: Toddler recovers from attack by dog

    A toddler is recovering after being attacked and bitten by a large dog while she was playing in her front yard on Friday.

    Lucy Hoffman, 2, of 2006 Leland Drive in Shelbyville was playing with her father when the dog ran from a nearby residence and into her yard and attacked her, a report from the Shelbyville Police Department said.

  • EARLIER: Shelby trumps North Oldham 15-2 in opening round

    CARROLLTON – Shelby County’s four seniors – Dee Dee Davis, Courtney Tinsley, Hannah Stucker and Taylor Shaw – each inked “Get Big” on their cheeks with black eyeliner before the first-round 8th Region game against North Oldham on Monday.

    “During the season we said, ‘Get big or go home,’ and right now it’s one and done,” Davis said.

    Well, get big the Rockets did, putting up 14 hits in a 15-2 victory in five and a half innings against the 29th District Champion Mustangs.

  • We congratulate: Baseball, softball teams’ successes

    We thought the community had great reason to celebrate when the Shelby County Rockets earned their way into the state basketball tournament.

    But now, thanks to two rousing victories in the 8th Regional Tournament, the last year of the unified Shelby County High School will finish with two teams vying for a state championship.

  • Flat Stanley goes to Washington

    Flat Stanley routinely leaps from the pages of his popular children's book and travels the world, and now he can add the White House to his list.

    Joseph Becherer, a second-grader at Painted Stone Elementary, sent his Flat Stanley to President Barack Obama for a school project, and it was returned with a great story and plenty of photos.

    Becherer received a signed picture of the president, the first family, the first dog, Bo, a letter and some detailed information about the White House.

  • Big military paydays

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  • Rockets head to state track Saturday

    SCHS’ boys’ track team will be looking to improve from its ninth-place finish in 2009 at the KHSAA State 3A track meet Saturday at the University of Louisville.

    Coming off an astounding second-place finish in the region, the Rockets have a good shot of doing so.

    But the seven individual male qualifiers and three relays will have their work cut out for them. The top eight finishers in each event medal (and score points), and only distance runner Stacey Eden is seeded in the top eight.