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Today's News

  • Weathers hearing set for November

    A man accused of a series of burglaries in Shelby and surrounding counties appeared Monday in Shelby Circuit Court and will have a preliminary hearing in November.    

  • More details emerge about attack at skate park.

    Details continue to filter out of the altercation at the Shelbyville skate park on Sept. 13 that left at least one person injured, but charges expected to be filed in the incident remain pending.

    Kelly Cresap, the court designated worker in Shelby County who is in charge of the case, said she cannot divulge any information on those charges because the parties involved are juveniles.

    "I'm not allowed to give any type of comment regarding any type of juvenile case," she said.

  • 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.