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Today's News

  • April Fool: Bypass work doesn’t resume

    April Fool's Day, the opening construction day for work on the Shelbyville Bypass, dawned bright and sunny.

    But the equipment sat motionless, except for a stray truck or two being checked out by a mechanic.

    Well, at least contractors Kay and Kay are consistent.

  • EARLIER: New school out date: June 8

    The Shelby County School Board voted unanimously Thursday to extend the school year until June 8, with graduation currently scheduled for Saturday, June 12. The last day for staff would be June 9.

    Four members of the board - Doug Butler, Eddie Mathis, Alan Phillips and Brenda Jackson - voted for the later closing date. Board member Sam Hinkle was absent from the meeting.

    This decision sparked a lively discussion on The Sentinel-News' Facebook page.

    Gary Kidwell, the director of student accounting and support services, provided the board with six options:

  • Tennis: Boys lose opener to South Oldham

  • New developments to carry own water weight

     

  • EARLIER: Fund set up for 'hero nanny'

    Alyson Myatt is recuperating at home with her family after being released Wednesday from the burn unit at the University of Louisville.

    A fund has been set up for Myatt to help her pay medical expenses she incurred after being badly burned saving the life of a 5-year-old boy she carried from a burning house.

    People may make donations on Myatt’s behalf at Republic Bank in a fund called Aly Myatt Hero Nanny.

  • Egg-traordinary adventure

    They stood, noses quivering with excitement, waiting for the signal to take off.

    No, it wasn’t opening day at Keeneland, but any throughbred would have been hard pressed to keep up with the dozens of squealing, laughing children who sprinted away eagerly in search of Easter eggs.

  • The new man at SCHS

    The new boys basketball coach for SCHS has a calm, soft-spoken demeanor.

  • EARLIER: Some landlords upset with city’s inspection fee

    A few landlords in Shelbyville are upset that the city has plans to reinstate a $20 inspection fee on rental properties.

    The Shelbyville City Council will have a second reading of the ordinance on Thursday; the first reading was on March 18.

    Landlords Terry Nethery and Calvin Walker both say they believe the ordinance to be unconstitutional  and say the city is just out to claim more revenue.

  • Fast start for the Rockets

    Rockets off to fast start

    Good pitching helps

    SCHS to open 4-1

    By Laura Clark

    The Rockets' baseball team is off to a 4-1 start this season. Saturday, Shelby faced top regional teams Oldham County and North Oldham. Anderson County was the fourth team in Saturday’s showcase event at the Shelby County Athletic Complex, but Bearcats and Rockets did not play one another.

    The Rockets beat North Oldham, 3-0, and lost, 2-1, in extra innings to Oldham County.

  • Fewer churches continue tradition of sunrise services

    "Just as the sun comes up, you can hear the birds singing, and it's very peaceful and beautiful," said Allen Clark, minister of music and education at Highland Baptist Church.

    Allen was remembering Easter sunrise services he attended for years at the church.

    "We would move ours around, and a couple of times we had them in the park at Colonel Sanders Pavilion," he said.

    Highland Baptist no longer holds sunrise services, he said, because they discontinued them when they started to hold two worship services on Sunday instead of just one.