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Today's News

  • Looking Back: December 18, 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.

  • 'Half the battle'

    When East Middle School teacher Debbie Meredith lost her hair and started wearing hats in school, none of her students said a word.

    For a while, neither did she.

    “No teachers told the kids because we didn’t know if she would,” fellow teacher Suzanne Guelda said.

    Then somewhere around the second week of this school year, Meredith told her seventh-grade students what she was going through.

    Diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she was being treated with chemotherapy.

  • Wills case continued to Dec. 23

    A Shelby County woman charged with embezzling $600,000 of escrow accounts from her employer has delayed her scheduled appearance in Shelby Circuit Court until Dec.

  • Lady Bulldogs turn up the ‘D'

    The Cornerstone Christian Academy girls' basketball team has finally found their way during a 56-36 win over Christian Academy-Lawrenceburg Saturday.

    After switching full time to man-to-man defense, the Lady Bulldogs are hitting stride.

    Trailing 26-23 at halftime, the Lady Bulldogs came out and shut Lawrenceburg down in the second half, allowing just 10 second half points, and holding Lawrenceburg scoreless for an eight minute stretch over the third and fourth quarters.

  • Rockets hammer Grant County, 85-55

    The SCHS boys’ basketball team used a huge third quarter to whip visiting Grant County, 85-55, Tuesday.

    The Rockets (4-1) turned an 11-point halftime lead into a laugher with a hot third. Shelby outscored Grant County (2-3), 31-11, and coasted through the fourth quarter.

    “Our pressure defense really started to wear them down, and we were just on fire, scoring 31 points,” SCHS Coach Mike Clark said.

  • MAGISTRATE: Michael Riggs

    Magistrate Michael Riggs, a Republican, has filed for re-election to a third term representing District 2, which includes most of western Shelby County.

    Riggs said he is proud of the great strides that Shelby County government has made during the two terms he has served.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 16, 2009

     Animal shelter applications sought

    The Kentucky Animal Control Advisory Board is seeking applications from county governments for shares of $3 million in grant money to provide funding for animal shelter construction and improvements.

  • CITY COUNCIL: Donna Eaton

    Donna Eaton has filed to run for a third term on the Shelbyville City Council.

    Eaton, currently the only woman on the council, said in a prepared statement that she has never voted for a tax increase on city citizens, and she wants to continue that record.

    “My major goal for the future, if re-elected, is to continue to keep taxes low on working families,” she said.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Dec. 17, 2009

    Christopher D. Fields, 21, of 305 Lynne Acres in Shelbyville was arrested Dec. 16 at that address on two bench warrants—one each  from Gallatin and Harrison counties.

    Lisa Downey, 37, of 908 Main St. in Shelbyville was arrested Dec. 16 at 11 Main St. (Hot Spot Liquor) and charged with alcohol intoxication in public. At that time, she was also served with a bench warrant from Henry County for failure to appear in court.

  • Football: 2 Rockets earn All-State honorable mention

    After earning 10 all-district team spots, the Rockets had two members gain attention with The Associated Press All-State Team. Offensive lineman Matt Axline and kicker Matt Nakatani both received honorable mention spots. They were two of only nine Louisville-area players to receive votes for the first or second teams and honorable mention.