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Today's News

  • 11-year-olds slip up in district

    The Shelby County 11-year-old Cal Ripken All-Star Team started the District Tournament at with a bang last week, but the team fizzled fast.

    However, Shelby County will get a shot to make up for the losses. As the host for the State Tournament this week, Shelby County automatically earned a spot.

    Shelby opened the district with a dramatic, 3-2, victoryover host and eventual champion Scott County.

  • Rockets take WKU passing title

    The SCHS football team came back from a two-week dead period, shook off the rust and whipped the competition for the title at the Western Kentucky University passing tournament Saturday.

    Shelby County was a perfect 7-0 in the tournament and saved the best for last.

    Passing tournaments are often filled with fast-paced games featuring high scores, but Shelby County shut out Riverdale High School of Murfreesboro, Tenn., 34-0.

  • Flood plan will identify danger zones

    What would happen if any of Shelby County's three primary dams were to fail?

    That question has been studied recently by local officials, who called in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help them develop a contingency plan of action for such a disaster.

    Shelby County is served by dams located at Lake Shelby, Guist Creek and Mary Ross Spillway, and the newest of them, Guist Creek, was built in 1961. Officials don't even know the ages of the other two, but they are more than 50 years old.

  • Flood plan will identify danger zones

    What would happen if any of Shelby County's three primary dams were to fail?

    That question has been studied recently by local officials, who called in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help them develop a contingency plan of action for such a disaster.

    Shelby County is served by dams located at Lake Shelby, Guist Creek and Mary Ross Spillway, and the newest of them, Guist Creek, was built in 1961. Officials don't even know the ages of the other two, but they are more than 50 years old.

  • 13-year-old All-stars get home field advantage

    Shelby County's 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-star team is a well-rounded squad that is hoping to improve on last year's district run.

    The team lost to Frankfort in the district, but they did advance to the state tournament as the host team.

    This year, the squad will get to play the district tournament at home.

    "I think that's an advantage for us," Coach J.R. Wiley said. "The guys are little more comfortable here, and they're used to the field."

    Wiley said the team's defense should be a strength.

  • Hatchell to be principal

    Anthony Hatchell, a Shelby County native and the principal at Mayfield High School, is the new principal at Martha Layne Collins High School.

    Hatchell, who was a football and baseball star who went on to to be the head coach at Henry County and Anderson County High Schools, will start his new job on Aug. 1.

    "I'm very excited about the opportunity," Hatchell told The Sentinel-News on Thursday morning.

    Hatchell has been the principal at Mayfield for four years. He said he would wrap up his duties there by the end of the month.

  • Squire Boone Chapter 1: An original Shelby Countian

    Introduction

    Squire Boone is well remembered for his establishment of the first settlement in Shelby County, known as “The Painted Stone Station.”

  • Oldest all-stars a combo effort

    With lower Babe Ruth League participation this season, Shelby County’s oldest all-star baseball squad is now a combination of 14-and 15-year-olds instead of two teams.

    “We didn’t really have enough 15-year-olds to make a team, but after a few practices I think we have the makings of a pretty good team,” Coach Dave Neison said. “The combination of the teams could be a detriment because of the 14s playing up, but they’re pretty well-prepared players.”

  • Squire Boone Chapter 2: The long hunts lead to Kentucky

    Shortly after his marriage in 1765, Squire Boone accompanied his older brother Daniel and several others on a trip to hunt and explore new lands in Florida, which had become a  British at the end  of the French and Indian War.

  • New home construction up big in May, still down for the year

    A national report indicates there was a sharp increase in housing construction in May of this year compared to April, and numbers from Triple S Planning & Zoning suggest that Shelby County is following that trend.

    The Commerce Department reported a 17 percent monthly increase for May on privately owned homes nationwide. The rate of 532,000 units was well above the 490,000 that were expected and significantly higher than April's record-low 454,000.