Today's News

  • EARLIER: Shelby County may close ‘unsafe’ bridge that had been tabbed for replacement

    A bridge that has been a landmark in Shelby County for decades could be closed temporarily in the next few days – perhaps as soon as Wednesday – because it has been declared unsafe by state bridge inspectors.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said a recent state inspection cited critical structural deficiencies with the Who Da Thot It Bridge, which links Whod A Thot It Hill Road  in Shelbyville with Jail Hill Road, and that it will either have to be repaired or closed.

  • Manley receives annual scholarship

    Michaela Manley of Shelbyville is one of 10 recipients of the 14th annual LG&E and KU Foundation Scholarship Program of $1,200 in financial assistance for up to four years to 10 outstanding college-bound students.

    The program is available to the children of employees of LG&E and KU Energy LLC to be used toward tuition, books, fees, supplies and classroom equipment.

    Michaela is the daughter of Michael and Shannon Manley. Michael Manley works at the LG&E and KU Trimble County Generating Station.

  • News briefs: Aug. 12, 2011

    SCPS sets its policy

    for free meal programs

    Shelby County Public Schools announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for students under the national lunch and breakfast programs.

    Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. Interested households must complete the application and return it to the school to be reviewed to determine eligibility. That process can occur at any time during the year. Applications require full financial disclosure of gross income.

  • Church news: August 12, 2011


    If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

    Bagdad Baptist

    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

    Bethel A.M.E.

    The church is located at 414 Henry Clay Street.

    Centenary Methodist

  • The sound of Y

    Joseph Maddox cut part of his paper in half to make a flip book in which he wrote down words corresponding with the tricky sound of Y...ones that sound like E versus ones that sound like I. The activity was during the Summer Reading Academy, which Joseph loved, saying, “I’m going to be a better reader when I go to the fourth grade [at Clear Creek Elementary]. I think I will be ahead of everyone else!”

  • Dancing the days away

    This group of elementary girls took part in the three-day dance camp this summer at Shelby County High School, sponsored by the dance team. Children K-5 learned various steps and an actual performance that they spotlighted on the final night for family and friends.

  • Creative campers

    A group of unidentified girls work on projects developed during the Talented And Gifted summer camp for elementary children. The task was to become an inventor and to create a display board explaining the invention and its benefit to society. This creation was a robot that picked up clothes.

  • WMYJCC graduation

    The Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center in Simpsonville held the graduation ceremonies July 28. 59 WMYJC graduates listen to the keynote speaker, Mark Gunn, well-known radio and TV personality.

  • Looking Back: August 12, 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.

  • Dennis Long qualifies for USGA Senior Amateur

    Shelbyville golfer Dennis Long qualified for the USGA Senior Amateur Championship on Wednesday.

    Long posted the low score, a 3-under-par 69, at Kentucky’s 2011 USGA Senior Amateur qualifier at Greenbrier Golf & Country Club in Lexington.

    Long and Dan Smith (who shot an even-par 72, then defeated Joe Cantrell on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff), both qualified for the championship, which will be Sept. 10-15 at Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va.

    Shelbyville’s Rick Cain tied for 12th with a 77.