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Today's News

  • Kindergarten registration is April 21

    Is your child ready for Kindergarten? Parents can find out by taking their child who will be 5 years old by Oct. 1 to free Kindergarten Registration and Screening sessions are sponsored by Shelby County Public Schools. The evening event will be April 21 fro to  5:30-7:30 p.m. The free screening will be given to the child while the parent completes the registration forms.

  • Mercury scare at high school

    A mercury spill required environmental experts to descend upon Shelby County High School, keeping classroom closed for decontamination on Thursday.

    The spill occurred Wednesday, when several students took apart a thermostat to get the mercury out of it, school officials said.

  • Bearcat dinger nips Rockets

    The SCHS baseball team came out hot, but dropped like the cold temperatures Tuesday in a 9-5 loss at Anderson County.

    “It was a team effort and a team loss,” SCHS Coach Bart Roettger said. “Our hitters need to be more aggressive, and when we get an early lead, our pitchers need to keep the heat on them. We struck out 11 times. You can’t go long stretches without putting the ball in play.

  • SCHS rifle team in nation’s JROTC top 10

    The SCHS Marine Corps JROTC precision air rifle team wrapped up its season late last month with an eighth-place finish at the National JROTC Air Rifle Championship at Ft. Benning, Ga.

    The team qualified for the championship by ranking as one of the top four Marine Corps JROTC teams in the east in a match at Port Clinton, Ohio. The top eight teams (four from the East and four from the West) then met with the top eight teams from the Army and Navy to compete at Ft. Benning.

  • Looking Back: April 17, 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. If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

  • Residents complain about neighboring properties

    Welcome to Longview Drive‚ a modest street tucked just off Eminence Pike, lined with neatly kept frame and ranch-style homes.  Neighbors there say they like the area...for the most part.

    They're discontented, however, about what they call a growing problem of garbage and junk. A neighbor's back porch was the graveyard for a broken refrigerator, according to one Longview resident, while a truck-bed topper doubled as a doghouse. Down the street, a van had become a dumpster for at least a dozen bags of garbage.   

  • Flags raised in remembrance of prisoners of war, missing in action

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet  joined veterans from across the commonwealth Wednesday to help preserve the memory of American men and women lost during foreign combat.

    Flags to honor the nation's prisoners of war and missing in action were raised at 24 rest areas and welcome centers throughout the state.

  • Recession not chewing up restaurants

    People still seem to be making their way to restaurants to eat, just maybe not with the same appetites.

    “They [the restaurants] all seem to be doing well,” Shelby Development Corporation Director Eileen Collins said. “I think everybody has been hit by the recession, but I think everyone is holding their own.”

    Many Shelbyville restaurants say they are hanging on the same way their customers are -- with careful money management.

  • Legendary Shelby Countian Mike Casey passes away

     Mike Casey, one of Shelby County’s most famous citizens, died Thursday after a long battle with heart disease. He was 60.

  • Small fish, big splash

    To say that the locally produced independent film "Clancy" did well in its opening weekend would be putting it lightly.

    "It did extremely well. We were having to turn people away Friday and Saturday night because it was packed," said Melanie Scott, assistant manager of the Apex Village 8 Theater in Louisville. "This has been one of our biggest openings in a long time."