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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Rockets slip past Seneca, 31-30

    Seneca quarterback Jordan Bender had slipped away from Shelby County's  defenders all night.

    Branden Cresap had just passed to Edwin Thomas in the back of the end zone for a touchdown after escaping a collapsed pocket to put the Rockets (2-1) ahead.

    Now, holding a 31-30 lead with about 3 minutes to play, the Rockets' defense had to contain Bender, a wily, dual-threat playmaker.

    With just three plays, he marched the Redhawks (2-2) from their own 8-yard line out to the 35, and that’s where it finally happened.

  • Colors bleed through in rivalry

    Falling nearly smack-dab in the middle of the universities of Kentucky and Louisville means Shelby County can be a hostile environment, no matter who you root for.

    And this week the trash-talk reaches a level we won’t see again until late December and early January.

    The Wildcats will play host to the Cardinals on Saturday with a noon kickoff at Commonwealth Stadium.

    So what does the rivalry mean to fans in the county?

  • Woman makes a dash for groceries, charity

    When Debbie Colvin found out she had won a drawing at Commonwealth Bank to make a dash through Kroger for as many groceries as she could grab in 4 minutes, she said she was excited.

    “I entered twice and was surprised and excited when they called,” she said.

    So Colvin, a postal employee from Shelbyville, did what you’re supposed to do: She went to Kroger and scouted a route and made a plan, which paid off Wednesday morning when Colvin grabbed her basket and took off.

  • UK-U of L: Here's how the cash registers

    You won’t find too many public displays of affection in the windows or on the marquees, but local merchants are embracing the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry with a variety of items that can help fans be prepared for Saturday’s big game.

    The most obvious symbol of loyalty, in fact, may be among those iconic rocking chairs in front of Cracker Barrel: A few of them are painted blue and carry UK logos.

  • Lady Rockets assert themselves in district

    A slow start doomed the SCHS volleyball team in the opening game against Anderson County on Tuesday, but the Lady Rockets (14-4) dominated after that, whipping the visiting Lady ‘Cats (7-9,) 2-1 (16-25, 25-13, 25-14).

    The Lady Rockets got behind, 15-5, in that opening game and then trailed, 7-2,  in the second game before coming alive.

    The finally grabbed a lead at 8-7 behind two consecutive kills from Akia Jones and a five-serve run from Keyshia Patterson.

  • News Briefs: Sept. 16, 2009

      

    Historian at library Thursday

    Betty Gorin, historian, lecturer and author, will be at the Shelby County Public Library at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday to speak about the raids of Confederate general John Hunt Morgan. Her book "Morgan is coming!" describes the raids north of Morgan who probably passed through Henry and Shelby counties on an escape from prison in Ohio.

  • Soccer: Lady Rockets rally past North Hardin

    The SCHS girls’ soccer team got off to a slow but good start in the Little Caesar’s Classic at Boyle County.

    The girls topped North Hardin, 3-1, but they didn’t start the game they were wanting to.

    “We did not play well in the first half of this game,” SCHS Coach Joe Turner. “North Hardin was aggressive, and we didn’t respond.”

    After a scoreless first half, North Hardin took a 1-0 lead with about 30 minutes to play in the game.

  • Golf: Rockets hammer South Oldham

    The SCHS boys’ golf team posted its best match score of the season in a 156-172 whipping of South Oldham at Weissinger Hills on Tuesday.

    Tayler Adams fired a 38 to lead the Rockets. Rounding out the rest of the top four were Josh Griffin and Jared Redmon, with 39s, and Turner Mayton, with a 40.

    The Rockets have just one match left along with two tournaments before playing in the 6th Region Tournament Sept. 28. Shelby will travel to the Marion County Classic this weekend at the Rosewood Golf Course in Lebanon.

  • Church ramps up a new project

    Early Saturday morning, members of a local church will convene for what would seem an ordinary weekend project to help a member of the community.

    When this group departs from a house just east of Shelbyville later that day, a young man who has mobility problems will find it much easier to get in and out of his home.

    But the project won’t stop there.

  • We congratulate: Bekaert for its 'greener' process

     Bekaert Corporation’s introduction recently of a new processing system that eliminates lead and replaces it with water was a clear example for all local industry and our community as a whole.

    Making our county “greener” was on The Sentinel-News’ list of goals for 2009. We challenged our governmental and industrial leaders to take up this challenge and make improvements this year.