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Today's News

  • School closed again on Wednesday

    School officials announced Tuesday afternoon that they would be closed again today.

    "We put some people out on the roads to take a look at them and make a determination on that," said Gary Kidwell, Director of Student Accounting and Support Services.

    At Thursday's school board meeting the board approved a change to the calendar, moving the end of school back from May 28 to June 3. However with Tuesday being out it would move to June 4.

  • News Briefs: Feb, 12, 2009

     Holiday closings

    Presidents Day will be celebrated Monday. All schools, government offices, post offices and banks will be closed. The Sentinel-News will be closed, too.

     

    Rescheduled events:

  • Two candidates withdraw from magistrate race

    Two have candidates withdrawn from the race in the May primary election.

    Bobby Andriot withdrew from the magisterial race in District 3, leaving incumbent magistrate Allen Ruble unchallenged until November.

    Andriot said he had reconsidered running because business concerns at his restaurant, The Bell House, were paramount to him at this time, and he could not devote enough time to the venture.

  • MY WORD: We must preserve our roots in agriculture at the high schools

    Next year, students will benefit from the opening of Martha Layne Collins High School. While many new opportunities will await students, the community is concerned about a lack of support for the Agriculture Program.

    According to Shelby County High School Principal Eddie Oakley, “The community wants to see more emphasis put on animal science and a transition away from agriculture mechanics.”

  • MAGISTRATE: Harold Thomas Bryant

    Harold Thomas Bryant is a democratic candidate for magistrate for the 7th District.

    Bryant, who resides on Olive Branch Road with his wife, Judith, is a retired Louisville factory worker, who still does some farming.

    “I enjoy farming and gardening very much,” he said.

    This is his first time running for office, he said, adding that his grandfather once held the office of magistrate.

  • Sentinel-News named state's top multiweekly newspaper

    The Sentinel-News has been named Kentucky’s Best Multiweekly Newspaper for 2009 in judging by the Kentucky Press Association.

    The newspaper took home six first-place awards – including first place in General Excellence for the first time since 1996 – and 21 overall at the organization’s annual awards banquet for 2009, held Friday night in Lexington.

  • Shelby suspects apprehended in Canada

    Two members of a family that was arrested Jan. 5 in a local theft ring have fled to Canada, said Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte.

    Evelyn Montez and Vielman Palencia Turcois are wanted in connection with a string of thefts that occurred in Shelby County toward the end of last year.

    Police arrested five people in connection with those thefts—all Hispanics: Angel Palencia, Rosbin Palencia, Marvin Palencia, Edna Guterrez and Ariana Hernandez.

  • Election lineup

     In the primary

     

    U.S. Senate

    Democrats: Jack Buckmaster, Henderson; Jack Conway, Louisville; Daniel Mongiardo, Hazard; Darlene Price, Whitley City; Maurice Sweeney, Louisville

  • What we think: County should listen in smoking meeting

    The debate about whether to regulate smoking in Shelby County’s restaurants lands where it should on Tuesday night: in a working session with Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    This is a rudimentary first step toward what we believe is the appropriate action: discussing it on a countywide basis.

  • AquaRockets compete at state

    Several members of the Shelby County Swimming and Diving team competed at the state meet Friday and Saturday.

    John Ruble placed 20th in the state in the 500 freestyle. Senior Travis Adams had the top performance, finishing 12th in the 1-meter diving event. The boys 200 free relay (Jordan Lohr, Mitch Tunstall, Sam Ruble, John Ruble) finished 19th.

    For the girls, Collin Kessinger was 22nd in the 100 breaststroke and 18th in the 200 individual medley. The 200 medley relay (Callie Anderson, Haley Miller, Kessinger and Kellie Grigsby) placed 21st.