Today's News

  • Fast start, futile finish as Titans lose opener

    Where the Collins football team played Friday night didn’t matter as much as whom the Titans played.

    Led by senior quarterback Thomas Wilson, visiting Meade County scored 19 consecutive second-half points to rally for a 33-25 victory over Collins in the season-opener for both at the Titans’ 2011 “home” field, Shelby County’s Robert Doyle Stadium.

  • Brown continues record run

    It’s been a great golf season for Brandon Brown, to say the least.

    But this past weekend may have been the greatest.

    The Shelbyville resident won his fourth NGA/Hooters Tour event of the season, capturing the $200,000 Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic. He shot a final-round, 7-under-par 65 at The Oaks Golf Club in Pass Christian, Miss. to finish the 4-day tournament with a collective 25-under 263 to win by six shots.

  • SCPS alters ACT standards

    After some confusion over instate ACT benchmarks, a few students in Shelby County are seeing their class schedules changed during this second week of school.

    Benchmarks used by Shelby County Public Schools and reported in Friday's Sentinel-Newswere changed after publication to mirror the state standards.

    SCPS now charges students to achieve the same instate benchmarks on the ACT, which are 18 in English, 19 in math and 20 in reading.

  • Shelby County School Board: Neihof will seek 2.5% tax increase

    Once again Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education will weigh the district's needs against the state of the local economy when it discusses and votes on the year's tax levy at its 7 p.m. meeting at Shelby County High School.

    Superintendent James Neihof is again recommending an increase, asking the board to approve 1.7 cents, or 2.5 percent, plus a .2-cent exoneration allowance to both the real estate and personal property taxes.

    That would raise the school district’s total tax to 69.7 cents per $100 of assessed value.

  • Cornerstone’s ACT scores blow away other schools

    Cornerstone Christian Academy released its ACT scores Monday, and the school raced past the state averages for juniors in the 2010-2011 school year.

    Cornerstone's composite score was a 25, more than 6 points higher than the state and Shelby County Public School's averages, and four points higher than the national average.

    Cornerstone's scores across the board were much higher than state and county averages, and higher than the benchmarks set for admission to the state-supported postsecondary education institutions in Kentucky.

  • Vintage Voodoo: Making musical magic

    The name Vintage Voodoo invokes old-world charm in New Orleans, back alleys and dark streets.

    But the Shelbyville-based band - consisting of guitarist Michael Whisman, lead singer Rick Willard, drummer Patrick Jacobs, guitarist Bobby Hardaway and bassist Greg Viergutz, the only member not from Shelbyville - said that's not quite the case.

    "Vintage Magic just didn't sound right. There's really nothing voodoo about us, but it's vintage because we're all old," Whisman said laughing.

  • Trial for Irotas owners postponed

    A federal trial for two Finchville residents charged with stealing nearly a half-million dollars from employees’ retirement funds from their former company in Shelbyville has been postponed.

    The trial, which was set to begin Tuesday at the federal courthouse in Frankfort, was delayed so that a competency evaluation could be done on William Kiser.

    William Kiser, 73, and Mary Sue Kiser, 70, owners of the now-closed Irotas Manufacturing Company in Shelbyville, were indicted June 9 on federal embezzlement charges.

  • 2nd person charged in shooting death

    A second person has now been charged with murder in connection with the death of a Shelbyville man who was murdered in Frankfort last fall.

    On Monday, the Franklin County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Marquis A. Sims, 38, of Detroit with murder for intentionally causing the death of Obie Murphy on Sept. 13, 2010.

  • Shelby County new teachers for 2011-12

    Other new teachers, as of Aug. 15:
    Clear Creek Elementary: Erin Bradd and Carolyn Slone; Shelby County Education Center at Cropper: Anthony Arnold, Chris Ballard and Kathy Lilly; Area Technology Center: Nanette Urschel and Cassidy Cocanougher; District: Judy Mallory, Mary Mitchell, JoDee Scissors and Jamie Yates

  • Road warmer

    Miles Megibben put the finishing touches on his vehicle that would be tested on his Road Warmer invention as part of the Talented And Gifted Camp June 27-30 at Heritage Elementary. The fifth-grader at Simpsonville Elementary described how repeated layers of asphalt and metal heating plate “10 miles below the surface” are topped with concrete to “interlock with the earth.” Once “frozen precipitation falls,” and lands on the road, the metal plates are switched on, to “ melts and is absorb [the precipitaiton], thus preventing wrecks.”