Today's News

  • Birth: Roberts son

    Ronesha R. Roberts of Shelbyville and Tremont Campbell of Louisville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on Aug. 5, 2011, at Norton Hospital. He has been named Zacchaeus Monjoi Roberts.

    Grandparents are Willie and Florence Roberts of Eminence and Eunice Campbell of Louisville.

    Great-grandparents are Ada Beach, Owen Spencer, Martha Roberts, all of Shelbyville.

  • EARLIER: Collins’ teacher pleads not guilty

    A Collins High School teacher has pleaded not guilty to six counts of first-degree sexual abuse involving students.

    The case of Shannon Hirchert, 42, of La Grange was waived to the grand jury during her arraignment Tuesday in Shelby County District Court. She did not appear.

    “We entered a plea of not guilty for her, and normally they would set that for a probable cause hearing, but we went ahead and waived it to the grand jury,” said Brian Butler, an attorney from Louisville who represented Hirchert.

  • MY WORD: Sobering campaign has important point

    Many of you may have noticed the recent media blitz sponsored by nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide aimed at impaired driving known as “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

    This campaign, which officially kicked off on Aug. 19, continues through this Labor Day.

    The statistics demonstrating the need for this type of campaign are not very difficult to locate.

    While data shows that alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities across the country have declined by almost 8 percent in the last year, the numbers are still extremely high.

  • Upcoming sports schedule: Aug. 31, 2011

    Wednesday (Aug. 31)
    4:45 p.m.: High school girls’ golf, Shelby County vs. Franklin County at Juniper Hills.
    5:30 p.m.: High school girls soccer, Shelby County at Henry County.
    6:30 p.m.: High school volleyball, Collins at Eminence.
    Thursday (Sept 1)
    5:30 p.m.: High school girls soccer, Collins at Lou. Holy Cross.
    5:30 p.m.: High school boys golf, Shelby County vs. Collins at Shelbyville CC.
    6:30 p.m.: High school volleyball, Anderson County at Shelby County.

  • Sports Bulletin Board: Oct. 19, 2011

    Youth winter basketball league

  • Collins clobbers Mercer County 56-13

    The Collins football team erased any lingering effects, or doubts, from last week’s loss to Meade County on Saturday evening.

    That’s when Collins mauled Mercer County 56-13, in a game that never lived up to being a clash of the Titans, in the Stuart Powell Bowl at Boyle County.

    Senior running back Darian Dugle ran for two touchdowns, while senior Michael Brooks rushed for one TD and passed for another for Collins, which scored the first 28 points of the game and never looked back.

  • Rockets fall 27-24 at LaRue County

    Fumbles and flags did in the Shelby County football team in its season-opener Friday night.

    The Rockets were plagued by both, but still hung tough before falling to host LaRue County 27-24 Friday night in Hodgenville.

  • 107 Shelbyville property owners have yet to begin sidewalk repair

    More than half the property owners in Shelbyville who have been informed that they need to repair their sidewalks have not responded to the city.

    Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell told the Shelbyville City Council at its meeting Thursday night that her office had sent out 192 letters to property owners whose sidewalks had been found to be in disrepair. Of those, 107 have not responded.

  • Teen recovering from shooting

    A 13-year-old girl who was accidentally shot by a friend Thursday morning is recovering and is expected to be OK, police say.

    No further charges are expected to be filed in the incident, Shelbyville Police Maj. D. Goodwin said.

    Santiago Juncadella, 19, the friend who accidentally shot the girl from the backseat of a car in which he was riding while he was trying to load a .22-caliber pistol, remains lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center under a $30,000 cash bond.

    He is charged with first-degree assault and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

  • Looking Back: August 26, 2011

    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.