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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Officials give flu best shot

    Public health officials are seeing an increased demand for seasonal flu vaccinations in addition to H1N1 (swine flu) vaccinations, which will not be available for another week or two.

  • Lady Rockets shut out Sayre, 2-0

    On senior night, it was two youngsters who provided the Lady Rockets with a 2-0 victory over visiting Sayre.

    Freshman Shelby Vogel and sophomore Sarah Robinson scored about midway through the first half, giving Shelby County (9-5-2) the lead over the Lady Spartans (6-8-1).

    SCHS Coach Joe Turner changed his lineup for the senior night celebration, playing all the older players the first 20 minutes, before bringing in the underclassmen.

  • OPINION: Players take part in Friday morning lights

    As the Rockets get ready to face Male tonight, the day will start differently for a few players.

    Junior running back Quinten Cottrell won't be focused on bursting through the Bulldogs' front seven. Junior quarterback Branden Cresap won't be fixated on picking apart the Male secondary, looking for receivers Matt Page and Tavis Elzy.

    No, those students, along with a few others, will be busy with more important things this morning.

  • Looking Back: October 9, 2009

     

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • EARLIER: Former Holiday Inn open again

    The former Holiday Inn Express has reopened in time for the Shelbyville Horse Show next weekend.

    An employee answering the phone said the hotel, which now goes by the name Ritz Inn and Suites, is open and has rooms available for the show as of Wednesday. The hotel, with 88 rooms, is one of Shelby County’s largest.

    Charlie Kramer, co-director of the Shelbyville-Shelby County Tourism Commission, said a district representative for the company that owns the hotel called him on Monday or Tuesday to tell him it was now reopened.

  • District tournaments get under way on Monday

    Shelby County High School will be flush with postseason action starting Monday.

    Both the school’s soccer teams and the volleyball team will begin play in their respective district tournaments.

    Lady Rocket volleyball

    The Lady Rockets' volleyball squad has the shortest trip and is the only team SCHS team to earn a No. 1 seeding.

  • Rockets close season strong

    The SCHS boys’ soccer team wrapped up its regular season Tuesday by dominating visiting Atherton, 4-1.

    John Oakey scored twice in the first 10 minutes of the game, and Sawyer Abshire added a goal with about 18 minutes to play in the first half and the Rockets (9-3-5) coasted the rest of the way.

  • Simpsonville dedicates shelter for Ann Purnell

     The City of Simpsonville on Saturday celebrated its 20th annual Simpsonville Fall Festival by honoring a person who helped get the whole concept going.

    A new shelter on the city’s community playground was named in honor of Ann Purnell, the matriarch of the sausage-making family and an original member of the Simpsonville Parks Board.

  • House fire leaves Graefenburg area family homeless

    A fire at 576 Grafenburg Road on Wednesday has left an elderly woman and her grandson homeless.

    "It's still standing, but the house is a total loss," East 60 Fire Department Lt. Jeremy Younger said.

    He said the fire started in the living room of the two-story frame house just at dinnertime around 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

    "She was cooking, and the breaker popped," Younger said. "Her grandson flipped the breaker and went outside.

  • City adopts policy random drug testing

    The City of Shelbyville is now a drug-free workplace.

    The city council on Thursday night adopted a municipal order that puts in place a new set of guidelines and procedures to ensure that city employees are not using illegal drugs and alcohol while on the job.