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Today's News

  • Letter to parents has not been sent

    When students went home on Friday, they took a letter to their parents explaining the school board's proposal to switch the operation of after-school programs to the Franklin County YMCA.

    This letter was drawn up in response to a large crowd of angry parents who showed up at the school board meeting at Heritage Elementary on Thursday night to blast the board for attempting to approve the proposal without informing them first.

    Superintendent James Neihof apologized for the oversight, and the board voted to table the matter until it could be explained to parents.

  • Have you seen my couch?

    This week, Crime Stoppers is asking for help in two different thefts.

    In the first theft, a couch was stolen last weekend from the 300 block of Midland Boulevard.

    In that incident, the thief broke into the apartment through a window and stole a black couch with large pillows.

    In the second theft, someone stole $400 worth of stereo equipment from a pickup truck in the 900 block of Brown Avenue between 8 p.m. on Sunday and 4:45 p.m. on Monday.

  • Letter sent home to parents on Tuesday

    In a school board meeting last Thursday, Superintendent James Niehof promised parents a letter explaining the status of the after-school program.

    As of Monday afternoon numerous parents called the newspaper when their children got home from school to say they had not received the letter.

    In response, Duanne Puckett, community relations coordinator, said that when she was talking about the letter last Friday, she meant that she was working on it.

    "The letter had to be drafted with the YMCA's input," she said.

  • EARLIER: Parents protest after-school change

    A large crowd of upset parents showed up at the school board meeting Thursday night to voice concerns about a proposed change in the school system's after-school day care program.

    Parents were upset that school officials did not let them know about a proposal to turn the school system's program over to Frankfort YMCA personnel before bringing the matter before the board for a vote.

    Parents were angry that they only found out about the proposal when The Sentinel-News published a preview of items that were  on the board's agenda for Thursday's meeting.

  • Nurseryman Ray inducted into hall of fame

    An old business axiom is that the first generation starts the company, the second generation grows the company and the third generation ruins the company.

    Third-generation nurseryman Mike Ray is not living up to that rule. Ray, who took over the Carl Ray Nursery from his grandfather in 1987, has grown the nursery and landscaping business into a multistate operation that offers services from tree planting to tree trimming, to landscaping, maintenance and pest control.

  • Sharks have strong 12-and-under state meet

    The younger Shelby Sharks squad dropped time in more than 70 percent of their swims at the 12-and-under state meet at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatics Center in Louisville over the weekend.

    Sam Ruble stole the show during the meet. Not only did he make the finals in all seven of his events, but also he was less than five hundredths of a second off of the Sharks’ team records in all seven events.

    He placed third in the 50 fly and freestyle, sixth in the 100 back and seventh in the 100 free.

  • Lady Rockets whip Eastern

    A lot of patience at the plate, a couple timely hits and a much-improved defense led the Lady Rockets to an 8-4 victory at Eastern Tuesday.

    They had just five hits but earned an astounding 12 walks against the Eagles.

    “We scored four runs in the first on just one hit, and that wasn’t even an RBI,” SCHS Coach Kelly Cable said.

    The Lady Rockets had just one hit that scored runs, a two-run single from Dee Dee Davis in the fifth, but they were able to force Eastern into giving up runs.

  • School board to discuss amended calendar

    An amended calendar to deal with the days missed because of winter weather will be a key agenda item for the Shelby County Board of Education at its meeting Thursday night.

    The change to the calendar is necessary because of school days missed because of bad weather, according to Gary Kidwell, Director of Student Accounting and Support Services.

  • School board to discuss amended calendar

    An amended calendar to deal with the days missed because of winter weather will be a key agenda item for the Shelby County Board of Education at its meeting Thursday night.

    The change to the calendar is necessary because of school days missed because of bad weather, according to Gary Kidwell, Director of Student Accounting and Support Services.

  • Spencer County students promote awareness of underage drinking

      Students from Spencer County High School, along with the Shelbyville and Taylorsville Police Departments, pasted MADD stickers on cartons of beer at local liquor outlets on Wednesday.

      The intent behind the stickers, sponsored by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers), is to deter the purchase of alcoholic beverages by persons under 21 years old, said Jenice Prather, a teacher at Spencer County High.