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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Teens beaten at skate park

    A recent fight at the skate park in downtown Shelbyville erupted from a long-running dispute and left one teenager with severe head wounds.

    Barbara Morgan of Shelbyville said her teen-aged son, as well as her nephew, were both beaten by three other teenagers on Sept. 13.

    Morgan said she took her son to the Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where he underwent some tests. Though not all results are complete, she believes he is okay.

    Information from authorities about the alleged beating and events surrounding it is sketchy.

  • Too soon for Collins' coaches

    Rumors circulating about possible new coaches at Martha Layne Collins High School are very premature.

    The school, which will open next year, is nowhere near hiring coaches.

    According to Gary Kidwell, Shelby County Public Schools' director of Student Accounting and Support Services, the new school won't be hiring until next year.

  • Too soon for Collins' coaches

    Rumors circulating about possible new coaches at Martha Layne Collins High School are very premature.

    The school, which will open next year, is nowhere near hiring coaches.

    According to Gary Kidwell, Shelby County Public Schools' director of Student Accounting and Support Services, the new school won't be hiring until next year.

  • Wicker excels on test

    Amanda Catherine Wicker, a student at Shelby County High School, has been named a Commended Student in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program after scoring in the top five percent of students taking the 2008 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.

    She is among some 34,000 students to receive recognition for excellent academic promise. More than 1.5 million students entered the competition by taking the test. Wicker will continue in the 2010 competition for the National Merit Scholarship.

  • EARLIER: Lady Rockets coast past Spencer

    The SCHS volleyball team went through the motions Monday in a 2-0 (25-22, 25-15) victory over Spencer County in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament at Shelby County.

    SCHS Coach Felicia Pace said the Lady Rockets (22-5, 15-2 in the 8th Region) normally play down against Spencer (11-18, 7-9), but it's still a victory.

  • Community Datebook Oct. 14, 2009
  • Trick or Treat coming up

    Halloween will fall on Saturday this year, so Trick or Treat will also be on Oct. 31.

    A time has been set by both Shelbyville and Simpsonville for 5 to 7 p.m. for kids to collect treats.

    The Shelbyville Police Department has issued the following Trick or Treat safety tips:

  • Looking Back: October 23, 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.

  • Triple S approves event center in Simpsonville

    Robert Andrews has long had a dream to build a multipurpose event facility in Shelby County.

    With Triple S Planning Commission's approval of his development plan at Tuesday's special meeting, it seems Simpsonville could be the location where that dream comes true.

    Six months ago Andrews, owner of Elegance, LLC., revealed his goal of building a 15,000-square-foot conference center in Shelbyville, but Tuesday he said the site has changed to Simpsonville to allow for bigger and better things.

  • EARLIER: Rockets dominate Fern Creek

    If football games are won in the trenches, it’s no shock the Rockets dominated Fern Creek, 39-13, Friday.

    The Rockets (6-2, 1-1 in Class 6A, District 4) thoroughly controlled both lines of scrimmage.

    Fern Creek (6-2, 1-1) entered the game averaging 239 yards rushing and 37.9 points. The Rockets’ defense shut out Fern Creek in the second half and allowed just 70 yards on the ground.