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Today's News

  • How do you resolve the promise of New Year’s Day?

    Are you glad today is the final day of 2008?

    Will a new year really make a difference for you?

    Does today represent anything more than the last Wednesday of the calendar year?

    There’s no magic switch that will be thrown Thursday – well, unless you celebrate too much tonight and need deep silence – and none of the challenges we have faced will vanish along with that page ripped from our desk calendar or clicked off our Outlook.

  • How do you resolve the promise of New Year’s Day?

    Are you glad today is the final day of 2008?

    Will a new year really make a difference for you?

    Does today represent anything more than the last Wednesday of the calendar year?

    There’s no magic switch that will be thrown Thursday – well, unless you celebrate too much tonight and need deep silence – and none of the challenges we have faced will vanish along with that page ripped from our desk calendar or clicked off our Outlook.

  • EARLIER: 'I wanted to kill him'

     On a horrible morning in November, a woman in Waddy walked into a room and found a grown man with his hands down the pants of her 6-year-old daughter. She reacted with the sort of rush of rage that would embrace most parents.

    "I wanted to kill him," she said.

    She quickly removed the child from the room and then reached for a weapon. "I grabbed the first gun I could find," she said.

  • Saddlebred auction fetches $273,000

     It may have been cold outside, but bidding for “dates” with the studs of the saddlebred world was hot at Claudia Sanders Saturday night.

    The fifth annual All American Cup Auction fetched a total of $273,000 for the rights to breed to saddlebred stallions. The top bid of $34,000 was for a breeding service to Callaway's Blue Norther, a stallion based in Missouri. The price was a record for the event.

  • There’s no time like the first snow time

     So the big topic this weekend at our house was the forecast of snow. Chances are it might have been at yours, too, but our terms of endearment were probably quite different.

    Ours was a sort of breathless anticipation. We checked online to monitor the hour-by-hour updated forecast. We watched the skies and felt the chill.

    We were ready to awaken on Sunday morning and see the white stuff.

    “Does that mean we can go out and build a snowman tomorrow?” my son asked, his eyes bright and shining.

  • Local DJs make Hall of Fame

    Four local DJs will be inducted into the DJ Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Bardstown tonight.

    William “Daddy D” Murphy, Robert “Big Rob” Marshall, Anthony “DJ Smurf” Beckley, and John “DJ Master Rocker” Foree Jr. have a combined total of more than 100 years of experience in rocking the microphone and getting the party started.

  • Deputy receives Governor's Award

    Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Eddie Whitworth was honored recently with the Governor's Award for Impaired Driving Enforcement.

    In addition to receiving recognition for making the most DUI arrests in the state of Kentucky last year, Whitworth was also honored with the Division II Award, both of which he received at an awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency on Dec. 4 in Lexington.

    Whitworth, who won the same award last year, made 105 DUI arrests in 2007 and 86 in 2006.

  • Community Theatre announces next season

     Two musical productions based on popular children’s books headline the schedule for The Shelby County Community Theatre’s 2009-2010 season.

    The Secret Garden, based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Seussical, Jr., based on the work by Dr. Seuss will lead off the schedule, starting in July.

  • Depth, new additions will put Bulldogs in contention

    After winning the 2006-2007 KCAA State Championship, Cornerstone Christian Academy failed to get out of the region last season.

    However, with some new additions and a new coach, the Bulldogs appear ready to challenge for the title again.

    "I like the talent level on this team," new Coach Chris Armstrong said. "We have five seniors and a good core group coming up behind them."

    Though Armstrong tries to instill his motion offense, he said the team's depth and length should help their pressure defense.

  • Rockets drop opener at Seneca

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team opened its season on the road Tuesday with a 67-66 loss at Seneca.

    The Rockets had 22 turnovers for the game, including nine in the fourth quarter when the Redhawks pushed the lead to nine points. Shelby rallied, cutting the margin to one point, 67-66, on Boomer Beckley's three pointer, but the Rockets couldn't come up with a foul before the horn sounded.

    Cache Tomlinson led Shelby with 16 points, Donovan Johnson added 14 and Beckley chipped in with 13.

    For a full recap of Tuesday's game, see Friday's Sentinel-News.