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Today's News

  • Teen killed; suspect still at-large

    A teen-ager is dead after being shot and killed  near downtown Shelbyville on Wednesday night, and police have not yet apprehended his killer.

    Joel Diego Mena, 17,  of Shelbyville died of a single gunshot wound after an altercation at the intersection of 9th and College Streets, near the old Northside Elementary School,  about 8 p.m., police said.

  • CASA needs new casa

    The organization that advocates for children who are in out-of-home care could use a home itself. Actually, a good-sized room will do.

    For the past year, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children has been housed in the basement of Dr. Dan Bowersox's optometry business on Washington Street in Shelbyville. By early April the organization needs to get out.

    "He's been wonderful to us, but he needs the space," CASA Director Beverly Hilger said. "He told us when he let us come in we would have to move eventually."

  • Rockets ease past E-town

    The SCHS boys’ basketball team took control early Friday and held off visiting Elizabethtown (9-14), 70-57.

    The Rockets (11-13) extended that lead throughout the second half.

    “I was very pleased with our offense,” SCHS Coach Mike Clark said. “We had exceptional passing, and we shot well from the free-throw line, especially late in the game.”

  • Rockets hold off Madison Central

    Looking all season for that marquee moment, Shelby County came about as close as it could to achieving that on Tuesday night, whipping visiting Madison Central, 60-49.

    The Indians (15-10) started the season strong, winning nine of their first 10 games, and their 13-3 record midway through January included victories over top-10 teams Jeffersontown and Clark County.

    Although Madison Central has struggled closing out the season, it remains a team to be reckoned with in the powerful 11th Region.

  • Claudia Sanders’ manager honored

    Louise Riley, manager of Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, has been named Restaurant Manager of the Year 2008 by the Kentucky Restaurant Association.

    Riley received the award at the KRA's annual awards banquet, a black-tie event held at the Crystal Ballroom at the Brown Hotel in Louisville on Jan. 26.

    Riley, who has been manager of Claudia Sanders for seven years, said she was thrilled to be nominated.

  • Bulldogs hammer Portland, 93-37

    The Cornerstone Christian Academy boys’ basketball team is rolling through the end of its regular season.

    The Bulldogs hammered visiting Portland Christian, 93-37, Tuesday to push their winning streak to five games and their record to 16-5.

    In fact, the Bulldogs are so hot they’ve won the past three games by an average of 52.7 points.

  • Shelby man served U.S. agricultural interests

    A few weeks after the publication of last year's column about Clarence Miller, I visited him again in Shelbyville.

    With considerable pleasure, he showed me a framed copy of my column that had been entered into the Congressional Record by Sen. Mitch McConnell, who had sent it to him personally with a warm note of appreciation.

    During the course of our conversation, Clarence described some of his experiences while in government service.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on theft

    Shelbyville Crime Stoppers is seeking information on a theft that occurred Thursday, Feb. 12, at Cracker Barrel.

    According to Shelbyville Police, someone broke into a car in the parking lot at Cracker Barrel on Mount Eden Road while the owner was having lunch between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

  • Looking Back: Feb. 20, 2009

    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.

  • Tree assessment and risk management

     Two weeks ago I asked, “What more, Mother Nature?”  Well, another gusty wind storm was served up adding to the collection of debris left by the ice storm.

    Some serious questions are coming in about what to take out and what to try and save.  I am not a certified arborist, but I can pass on the guidelines that certified arborists are taught when it comes to tree assessment and risk management.  These criteria may help you decide what to do now and in the future.