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Today's News

  • WICHE: Snow might actually help plants hit by road-clearing agents

    A blanket of snow has the ability to brighten the dreariest of days. And despite school closures and tricky driving, a snow-covered landscape proves to be quite beautiful.

    It’s not so bad for the plants either, so don’t be tempted to knock the snow off drooping branches.

    Snow has an insulating effect that is particularly useful when we do have frigid temperatures.  Ground-level snow  actually will protect the roots and crowns of perennial and woody plants, but you may notice a little burn above the snow level when it comes to broadleaf evergreens.

  • Looking Back: February 19, 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.

  • Schools closed again Tuesday

    Shelby County schools will be closed again Tuesday.

    This means the new final school date of June 3, just approved Thursday, will have to be revisited.

    The President's Day holiday on Monday, with schools, public offices and banks closed, was greeted with an all-day snowstorm that hampered roads and caused delays in clearing streets in some areas.

    With estmates of 5 to 8 inches of fresh snow in the county, early morning clearing work was rendered useless by the continuing snow and plummeting temperatures.

  • We congratulate: Jewish, Masonic for 5-star ratings

    The recent announcement that Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and Masonic Home Shelbyville both were rated 5-star nursing homes was a significant moment for our community.

    You surely know that nursing homes are among the most scrutinized and criticized of our health-related facilities. There is a terrible legacy of neglect and corruption in homes across America, and we as citizens always are concerned that our loved ones are well taken care of in their moments of greatest need.

  • Rockets quickly upend Spencer County, 87-49

    The Rockets secured the top seed in the upcoming district tournament by defeating Spencer County 87-49 at home Thursday.

    Shelby jumped out to a 23-10 lead after the first quarter with a balance attack on the Bears' 2-3 zone defense. Boomer Beckley scored 13 points in the first half, including a 3-pointer banked in from half court at the buzzer to give Shelby a 49-25 lead going into halftime.

  • Shelbyville adds new cop

    Wednesday was a special day for Shelbyville Police Officer Terry Putnam, and it started off on a serious note as he raised his right hand before Judge Charles Hickman to be sworn in as the department’s newest officer.

    “It’s good to have Terry on board,” said Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte.

    “He brings a variety of experience from various communities, including Florida and Hawaii, and he will definitely be an asset to us.”

  • Man dies when tree falls on him

     A Shelby County farm worker was killed by a falling tree Monday afternoon, Shelby County EMS Deputy Director Todd Early said.

  • County may land AmeriCorps College Coach

    Thanks to the Shelby County Area Technology Center, Shelby County students may get more help in preparing for college.

    Susan Wiley, the Area Technology Center's principal, has offered Shelby County Public Schools a chance to partner to hire a College Coach through the Kentucky College Coaches AmeriCorps Program.

    The Shelby County School board will consider approval at Thursday's meeting.

  • We watch the weather whether we want to or not

    It’s Monday evening, and I’m typing this with one eye on the window and the other on the constantly changing weather forecast.

    Yes, that means I have no eyes on my typing, which would bring joy to the heart of Mrs. Paul Fry, who taught me how to push the keys on an old manual upright, but it also means you’ll have to understand if the words come out runtogether, misspelt or even spacd stranjely.

  • Rockets pound Spencer to earn top seeding in district

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