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Today's News

  • Montell looking out for student-athletes

    If the Rockets or Lady Rockets advance to the Sweet 16, hopefully they’ll have one fewer thing to worry about  - attendance.

    Several State Tournaments have competitions during weekdays to assure all the games are played and that the competitors have time to finish. When student-athletes attend these games that the school and state sponsor, they are counted absent at school. The absence is excused, but it is also counted against a student’s perfect attendance.

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) introduced House Bill 22, to try and right that wrong.

  • Board learns reading patterns with Simpsonville students

    Kindergarten and first-grade students at Simpsonville Elementary led the Shelby County Board of Education members in a reading of “Caps For Sale,” set to music at Thursday’s school board meeting.

    Music teacher Emily Royse red the book, while the students and board members played instruments on certain phrases, showing how a pattern can help students connect with a book and learn to read even if the book is on a higher reading level.

  • SOUDER: When the cure is worse than the crisis

    If you watch the national news or listen to talk radio, you know that the hot issue for the last several weeks has been “health care reform.” Or is it “health insurance reform?” If you don’t know for sure, it’s only because the terms keep changing. 

  • Business Briefcase: March 12, 2010

    CUB officials to help Scouts

    Pat Hargadon, district chair for Boy Scouts in the Pioneer District, which includes Shelby County, has announced that Billie Wade and David Bowling of Citizens Union Bank will serve as co-chairs of the Shelby County Friends of Scouting Campaign.

  • New business: 822 Main Property Management

    Address: 822 Main Street, Suite 6, Shelbyville.

    Who we are: Owner Mary Gonda started the property management business six years ago, and it grew so quickly that she sold it. However, on Jan. 1 this year she got the business back when the former owner no longer wanted to operate it.

    822 Main has also become a family business for Gonda.

  • New business: Donna's Cottage

    Owned by: Donna Smith White

    Location: 640 Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville

    Open: Thursday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

    Phone: 321-2176

  • Tops among his crop

    Ray Tucker is a sixth-generation farmer in Shelby County, and he has been judged first-rate in the state.

    The Kentucky Young Farmers Association has named Tucker its state member of the year.

  • Business Briefcase Feb, 19, 2010

     Dietrich-Barnes joins The Sentinel-News

    Diana Dietrich-Barnes has joined the staff of The Sentinel-News as an advertising consultant. Dietrich-Barnes is a native of the Middletown/Anchorage area and the former owner of a small interior design business. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, she is married and the mother of three. She resides near Simpsonville.

  • WICHE: Seed starting indoors with a heated mat

    My Christmas present this year was a great little seed-starting kit equipped with a tray, greenhouse top and heated mat. The heated mat is the special treat.

    In the past the seed tray would sit in the not-so-convenient spot in front of the refrigerator, where the heat escapes at the bottom. I am very excited about this new source of heat; I have had entire trays of peppers fail because the soil wasn’t warm enough!

  • Weekday graduation a possibility

    After the Shelby County School Board voted last week to extend the school calendar because of snow days, the conversation hasn’t stopped.

    The Sentinel-News' Facebook page has been abuzz with the topic, with mostly parents complaining about the late ending-date and the late graduation date, tentatively scheduled for June 12.

    To try to please a growing number, SCHS Principal Eddie Oakley said he has decided to look at the last day of school -- a Tuesday -- as a possible graduation date.