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Today's News

  • ‘Comeback kids’ come up short

    After winning their opening game, the Shelby County 9-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars dropped their next two over the weekend to be eliminated from the 2011 East Kentucky State Tournament.

    Shelby, which beat Kenton County in its first game, fell 16-5 to South Lexington on Friday night in the winners’ bracket semifinals, then was beaten 9-6 by District 2 rival Scott County in the consolation bracket Saturday morning at Veteran Park in Lexington.

  • Collins field ‘highly unlikely to be ready’ for Aug. openers

    Shelby County Superintendent James Neihof remains optimistic that the district will not have to foot the bill for the repairs to the Collins High School football/soccer field.

    Neihof told the Board of Education that “all the companies involved with the field are reputable bonded and insured companies,” he said. “And we are confident that the matter will be resolved in a positive way, albeit not as fast as any of us wants.”

    That came during his Superintendent’s report during Thursday’s regular board meeting.

  • News Briefs: July 20, 2011

    Shelbyville city council sets short agenda, tax workshop will follow meeting

  • Summer school off to fast start

    Shelby County Public Schools' expanded summer school program has had a big turnout this year.

    In reports to the Board of Education at Thursday's meeting, it was reported that almost 350 students are attending the district's summer reading academy.

    The program, which the district started last year for students in grades 1 and 3, expanded this year to add grades 5, 7 and 9.

  • Are your athletes starting to specialize too much?

    I hear Jim Wiley has been around baseball since he helped Abner Doubleday lay out the field for a game among Gen. Sherman’s troops.

    That may not be true, but for certain he was playing fastpitch softball with the Shelby County Jets more than a couple of decades ago. I know, because my Granddaddy used to take me to see the Jets play.

  • NEIHOF: The whole story about the Collins turf problem

    Despite comments published in recent weeks in The Sentinel-News, Shelby County Public Schools wants the public to know it does not enter into construction contracts without close scrutiny of reputations and references. It does not accept work that is not up to expectations. It does not absorb the financial burden if a problem comes up. It does not put students and staff in an unsafe environment. 

  • What we think: Mr. Wade, CUB should find solution

    We are sad to see so many good names and reputations be dragged through the legal sludge that we fear will happen in the lawsuit by Billie Wade against his former employers, Citizens Union Bank, the holding company that owns it and several specific individuals.

    Mr. Wade departed the bank about 15 months ago after an announcement of federal and state inquiries into the bank’s lending practices, and officials said at the time he was retiring. Mr. Wade did not comment other than in a released statement.

  • We congratulate: The firefighter who saved a life

    We would be remiss if we let any more time pass and didn’t say a proper congratulations to Bobby Cravens, the firefighter from Simpsonville who in a set of incredible coincidences was available and able to save the life of his parents’ neighbors on the July 4th weekend.

    In case you missed the story, Andre Evans was having a heart attack, and his wife, Teresa, was rushing him from their home on Hunter’s Lane to get medical help when she noticed a Simpsonville Fire Department vehicle parked at a house along the way.

  • Heat wave can be hard on horses

    When cutting grass, working in the yard or just milling around outside when a heat wave hits, most people can just step inside to cool off in the air conditioning. But what about Shelby's equine friends? There are not a lot of barns with AC pumping in.

    In preparation for the heat wave settling on Shelby County this week, horse trainers and owners can take certain precautions for extra care of their horses during the dog days of summer.

    Trainer and horse owner at RHC Riding Academy, Erin Reid said all of her horses have boxed stalls with their own fan.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court Magistrates hear realignment proposal

    Some voters in the 2012 election might be casting their ballots in a different district.

    That was the report to Shelby County Fiscal Court Tuesday by a committee whose job was to redefine magisterial districts, a process that is undertaken every 10 years with the new census information.

    The committee submitted its recommendations to the fiscal court Tuesday, and magistrates have 60 days to review it.