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Today's News

  • Lady Rockets head to tournament finals

    Shelby County's first half performance gave them enough cushion to defeat Barren County 56-44 in Tuesday night's semifinal game of the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational.

    Leading 13-9 into the second quarter, Shelby hit a scoring drought, as did Barren. Leeara Cardwell broke the four minute stalemate with a layup. After a Trojanette bucket, Shelby's Aaliyah Wells hit a baseline jump shot. She then grabbed her team's eighth steal of the game, forced by the Rocket press, and made a layup to put Shelby up 19-11.

  • Looking Back: December 25, 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.

  • Talented Memphis team bests Shelby 70-36

    Memphis (Tenn.) Central dealt Shelby County a humbling 70-36 loss in the fifth-place game of the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic Tuesday evening.

    The Rockets trailed by 15 at the half. The Warriors came out and nearly doubled that in the third quarter as Shelby turnovers became easy Central dunks, layups and more dunks.

    Central's Jarnell Stokes, rated the third-best sophomore in the country, had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. His 6-foot-8 frame and that of 6-foot-7 teammate Cameron Clear all but negated any Shelby presence inside.

  • No. 3 Eastern hands Shelby quarterfinal loss

    Fairdale -- Eastern (6-1) ran away from Shelby County with a big second quarter, holding on through the second half to win 64-54 in the quarterfinal game of the King of the Bluegrass Tournament Saturday night.

    Eagle Remy Abell led the second-quarter onslaught, hitting three 3s and scoring six points in the paint to put Eastern up 40-24 at halftime.

    Shelby County lost much of the game on the boards, and were out-rebounded 39-27 by Eastern, ranked third in state-wide preseason polls. The rebounding especially hurt on defense, where Eastern had 20 second-chance points.

  • City, OVEC agree to fund City Center research

    Leon Mooneyhan is making his rounds to raise $50,000 of project planning money -- $12,500 from each of the four major entities he’d like to have involved in the planning of a downtown City Center in Shelbyville.

    This proposed city center, first introduced to the community back in September, would offer vast new conference and theater space at the corner of 8th and Main Streets and would incorporate all existing facilities except the downtown branch of Citizens Union Bank.

  • What we think: Many of you are our gifts

    Christmas is a time to see and understand heroes.

    They may stand by kettles ringing bells, bundle up against the cold to deliver food and gifts. They may work hard year around to collect nickels and dimes to buy coats for those who need them or just show up for an event and throw out cash for a good cause.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 18, 2009

     State unemployment drops

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate declined .7 percentage point to 10.6 percent in November 2009 from a revised 11.3 percent in October 2009, Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported. November 2009’s jobless rate is 3.4 percentage points higher than the 7.2 percent rate recorded in November 2008.

  • EARLIER: Rockets rout Christian Academy

    The SCHS boys’ basketball team showed focus and perseverance, not to mention a whole lot of skill, in beating Christian Academy and Trinity this past weekend.

    The Rockets (3-0) held off Trinity (0-1), 57-56, on the road on Friday and then came home Saturday to coast past Christian Academy-Louisville (1-1), 79-63.

    SCHS Coach Mike Clark said he was a little worried about fatigue in Saturday’s contest, the Rocket’s home opener.

  • Accident injures driver and 3 children

    4 injured in accident on Smithfield Road

    Driver of vehicle carrying 3 children expected to be charged

      By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer  

    A driver who overturned her vehicle with several children inside is expected to incur charges in that accident, police say.

    Buffy C. Flanagan, 36, of Greenwood Court in Shelbyville had children ages 5, 7 and 11 in her SUV on Tuesday when she swerved to avoid hitting a truck that was stopped on Smithfield Road.

  • Christmas is merry and bright especially if the tree is aright

    OK, so if you ever have known me – or even picked up on the vibes written here – you probably understand that the Christmas spirit is part of my DNA.