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Today's News

  • Rain delays Girls' State Golf Tournament

    The Shelby County girls' golf team's pursuit of a state championship was put on hold Tuesday when play was halted due to a thunderstorm passing through the Bowling Green area.

    The teams were pulled off the course at 12:15 p.m. CDST, because of lightning, and the delay lasted three hours and 15 minutes.

    Michaela Manley was the only Lady Rocket on the course when the delay started; she had hit one shot on her opening round.

  • Makeover Magic: Shelbyville woman 'amazed' at renovation

    A home makeover project that was sponsored by Shelbyville businesses has left a local family amazed at their "new home."

    Heather Wilson, who was the winner of Shelbyville's "Ugliest Room Contest," got to see her new living and dining rooms for the first time on Wednesday.

    Wilson was led into her house on Beechwood Ave. blindfolded and holding the hand of her son 6-year-old son, George. Before she could see the changes to her home, Heather could hear her son's approval through his shouts of joy.

  • Judge reverses court gun ban

    Every once in a while, a judge will reconsider his opinion.

    That's what Family Court Judge John David Myles did on Tuesday, when he reversed his decision on limiting which on-duty officers could carry firearms into his courtroom.

    Previously, only Sheriff's deputies could carry weapons in his court.

    Myles said he did this for the safety of everyone in the courtroom.

    Local law enforcement disagreed.

  • Rockets fall to 0-5

    The SCHS football team stayed with Manual through the first half, but couldn't stop the Crimsons in the second half.

    Manual got on the board quickly in the first quarter. The Crimsons intercepted a Shelby County pass and returned it to the Shelby County five-yard line, punching it in on their first offensive play.

    Manual scored again on the opening play of the second quarter, taking a 14-0 lead.

    A 56-yard pass from Matt Page to Tavis Elzy helped get the Rockets on the board in the second quarter. The pass set up a 25-yard Matt Nakatani field goal.

  • Lifebridge meets BBB's standards

    After meeting all 20 standards of charitable accountability set by the Better Business Bureau, Lifebridge for Animals is now a BBB-accredited charity.

    As a nonprofit organization that uses donations to fund education of humane animal treatment, it was important for Lifebridge to contact the BBB and request an evaluation, Executive Director Teresa Bottom said.

  • 1983: Shelby 4-Hers win national dairy contest

    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.

    10 years ago, 1998

  • Shelby Energy fined in death

    The Shelby Energy Cooperative has been ordered to pay $15,000 in fines for safety violations - several of which are said to have contributed to the death of an electrical worker last year.

    On Monday, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) announced that it has accepted a settlement with Shelby Energy over six safety violations.

    The violations, which range from failure of personnel to wear proper safety gear to inadequate vertical clearance of electrical wires, carry a maximum fine of $2,500 each.

  • Five more homes sold at foreclosure auction

    The scene in the lobby at the Shelby County Courthouse was the same as usual for Todd Davis on Thursday.

    Davis, who is the master commissioner for the Shelby Circuit Court, presided over the sale of five homes at auction.

    The reason for the auction?

    Foreclosure.

    A dreaded word among homeowners, it's all-too familiar to too many families.

    Since the foreclosure auctions began in Shelby County in 1996, Davis said 2008 has seen a record number of residential foreclosures, with 150 already this year, compared to 120 last year.

  • First Baptist calls pastor

    First Baptist Church of Shelbyville has called a new senior pastor to lead the more than 700 people in its congregation.

    Dr. Steve Rice of Floyd County was announced as the new pastor last Sunday after being affirmed by 99.3 percent of the voting church members.

    Rice said he and his family are thankful for the unity in the church's calling him to be their pastor.

    He said having such a high percentage of the congregation vote in favor of a prospective pastor "is some what uncommon in a church that size."

  • Shelby County deeds and permits

    Deed transfers

    Angie Druin to Ricco and Tracy Tumminello, lot 2, Fairview Addition, $53,000.

    Sunshine Homes, Inc. to Jeremy and Kathryn Cloninger, lot 4, Woodfield, section 1, $144,000.

    Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company, Kentucky Housing Corporation, et al, to Commonwealth Bank & Trust, lots in Martinsville, phase IV, $1 and other consideration.

    Michael and Karen Quire to Jeff Grosch and Carrie Tilton, lot 37, Rolling Ridge, phase II, $119,000.

    Arbor View Homes, LLC to Thomas and Angela Rawlins, lot 134, Bridlewood Estates, section 2, $169,950.