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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Junk yard slips through the cracks

    For years people have wondered about the junk piled up at 546 Burks Branch Road, just north of the 4-way stop where 7th Street meets Eminence Pike, and as it turns out, that junk should have been cleaned up years ago.

    In June 2005 former code enforcement officer Joanne Bemiss alerted property owner Arthur Gerald Butler that he was in violation of a zoning codes for having an illegal junkyard in an area zoned commercial.

  • Warrant issued for junkyard owner

    The junk piled up at 546 Burks Branch Road may not be cleaned up for a while longer.

    On Thursday a warrant was issued for the arrest of its owner, Arthur Gerald Butler, who has been in violation of zoning codes for having an illegal junkyard in a commercial area since 2005.

  • What we think: Fire investigation is a good idea

    We were inspired to learn last week that the state fire marshal and the Kentucky State Police are looking into the fire on Golden Rod court that nearly became a tragedy, were it not for the heroics of nanny Alyson Myatt.

    The strange circumstances surrounding this fire are so unusual that an investigation can do nothing but help to bring closure to an awful event.

  • Rockets split 2 spring games

  • News Briefs: April 9, 2010

    Scout finance campaign kicks off

    David Bowling, Friends of Scouting Chair for Shelby County, says a campaign to raise money for scouting in the county will kickoff at 11:30 Tuesday with a luncheon at the Waldridge Center.

    Former Kentucky basketball star and current radio commentator Mike Pratt will be the guest speaker.

  • Looking Back: April 9, 2010

    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.

  • String music becomes a symphony on the basketball court

    Joe Dean called it “string music.”

    Cawood Ledford – and I humbly apologize for juxtaposing those two names – described it by many melodic monikers, such as “rambling the ropes,” “tickling the twine” or “nothing but nylon.”

    Wannabe athletes have for decades created catchy calls, but ultimately they wind up with a simple, elegant word: “pure.”

  • EARLIER: What we think: Simpsonville, SCHS should honor Casey

    The tragic passing of Mike Casey last week offers a unique opportunity for Shelby County to create a memorial to his legacy as an athlete, an icon and simply a good person so many felt blessed to know.

    In fact, there are two memorials for which we would recommend immediate action.

    First, we encourage the Simpsonville City Commission to name its city recreational complex in honor of Mr. Casey.

  • Looking Back: April 2, 2010

    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.

     

  • Officers use simulator to train in use of deadly force

    Sheriff's Deputy Riley Kennedy saved two innocent bystanders from being gunned down last week, disarmed a knife-wielding man in the courtroom and took down a gunman who was holding a gun on his partner. It was all in a day's work, even if it was all in simulation.

    Those scenarios were just a few of the 400 possible situations that officers did their best to overcome in simulation last week.