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Today's News

  • Rockets top Flyers, hit 2-game win streak

    Although the Shelby County boys’ basketball team got off to a slow start in its 53-49 win over Franklin County on Wednesday, the team surged ahead in the final three quarters to defeat the Flyers.

    SCHS erased a nine-point first quarter with an 8-0 run to start the second quarter, to take a slim lead, 17-16. By halftime the Flyers (8-12) had regained the lead, 24-22, but the Rockets (5-12) were slowly taking the momentum.

  • Shelby routed by Anderson County

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team found itself in a 17-7 hole after one quarter of play on Tuesday night and no way to dig itself out.

    The divide between the two squads grew wider and wider as the game went on, with the Rockets failing to keep up with the high-powered Bearcats at both ends of the court, and SCHS (7-11, 0-5 district) fell 70-44 to Anderson (13-5, 5-0 district).

  • Former Shelby coach named to Hall of Fame

    Shelbyville-native Donnie Williams has long roamed the dugouts and baselines in the 8th Region, first as a player and later as a coach at Henry County and later at Shelby County.

    And last week Williams was recognized for a long successful career – which saw him win four regional titles in eight years as the skipper of the Rockets – by being named to the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame on Jan. 14.

  • Building permits continue to increase

     

    After a long economic downturn that started more than a decade ago, it seems the housing market in Shelby County is regaining momentum.

    Triple S executive director Ryan Libke presented to the planning and zoning commission during its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday a year-end recap that confirmed the housing market has gained some steam over the past five years.

    Libke said, concerning the number of dwelling units permitted, the county had its greatest year in 2004 with 659 but that number rapidly declined to 84 by 2011.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Bojangles coming to Shelby

    The Triple S Planning Commission unanimously approved development plans Tuesday for a new Bojangles’ restaurant.

    Kevin Young of Land Design and Development presented to the commission development plans for the restaurant planned for a vacant lot near the intersection of Mortown Way and Old Brunerstown Road, near the recently developed Taco Bell off Taylorsville Road near I-64.

    In the summer, Young also presented plans to the commission for a six-lot commercial center off Old Brunerstown Road that will run front KY 55, Taylorsville Road.

  • Blanketing the community

    Warming bodies, warming hearts: That’s the tagline for Blanket Louisville, the non-profit organization that Kathy Fehder and her husband, Steve, started 13 years ago. 

    And when Fehder jumped on board as principal of Corpus Christi in June she brought with her that warming hearts attitude that quickly radiated through the halls of the small, independent school in Simpsonville.

  • Looking backward: Jan. 20, 2017

    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.

     

     

  • Hempridge Road crash injures one

    One person was airlifted to the University of Louisville with serious injuries following a crash early Thursday morning on Hempridge Road.

    The one-vehicle accident, worked by the Shelby County Sheriff's office, occurred shortly after 3 a.m. in the 600 block of Hempridge Road, said officials from Shelby County 911.

    The identity and condition of the driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, has not yet been released, but Shelby County Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers said he believes the victim is expected to recover.

  • Dollar General heavily damaged by fire

    An investigation is continuing into the cause of a blaze at the Dollar General Store in eastern Shelbyville that occurred while the store was open for business Friday morning. 

    No one was seriously injured in the fire at the store on Mount Tabor Circle near Kroger, although one employee was treated for smoke inhalation, said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker. 

    He added that while the fire is not yet considered arson, the investigation, which being conducted by several agencies, has not yielded an answer as to what started the blaze.

  • Torres sentenced to 25 years for child porn

    A Shelbyville woman was sentenced last week to 25 years in federal prison for making child pornography.

    On September 22, 2014, Melissa Torres persuaded two children under the age of 10 to engage in sexually explicit conduct. Torres, 37, videoed the encounter, and distributed it.

    Prosecutors say Shelbyville police began investigating Torres after someone found the videos and reported it to authorities.