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Today's News

  • Weapons scare at SCHS proves false

    Local law enforcement officers responded to Shelby County High School Tuesday morning after receiving an anonymous tip that two students might be bringing weapons to school.

    The unidentified caller told Interim Principal Michael Rowe that a quarrel between two students could turn into violence on the school grounds.

    After receiving the call, four Shelby County sheriff's deputies came to the school and took the two students into custody as they exited their school buses.

  • 1993: American equitation team beats South African riders at Shelbyville

    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

  • New video store on Triple S agenda

    When the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission meet again at the Stratton Community Center on August 19, commission members will address plans for a new video store in Shelbyville.

    The development plan with sign waivers is for a Family Video at 1729 and 1733 Midland Trail. The plan is for a 6,000 sq. ft. video store as well as two lease spaces with a total of 3,590 sq. ft.

    A white building currently sits on the location, which is located beside Carol & Co. Fine Jewelry and across from American Founders Bank.

  • Six running for Simpsonville City Commission

    Six candidates, including the four incumbents, have filed to run for the Simpsonville City Commission.

    The filing deadline for non-partisan races was Tuesday.

    The four incumbents on the commission - Vicky Wise, Scott McDowell, Dottie Shelburne and Cary Vowels - all signed up for another term. Joining them in the race are political newcomers Sharon Cummins and Andy Rushing.

  • The power of a story

    Throughout human history, people have been brought together and have made sense of life through the medium of story.

    From drawings on cave walls to the latest best-selling novel, we understand life through telling, understanding and discussing the stories around us.

    We are story people.

    What grips us, moves us and spurs us on is not raw facts and figures but characters, plot and drama.

    More than just entertainment, these common stories help provide a lens through which we see and understand the world.

  • Enjoyed Kentucky

    We really enjoyed our bus trip to Kentucky. It was such a pleasure to be in such wide open spaces.

    We live in New Jersey, very close to Philadelphia, where urbanization has taken over the natural beauty of our area.

    The rolling hills, extensive grasslands, and lovely gardens of Kentucky were pure joy to us. It was heartwarming to look as far as the eye could see without billboards and towering hotels to obstruct our view.

    We hope Kentucky will always be a beautiful vista for all to come and enjoy.

    Nancy Killian,

    Senior Community Tours of New Jersey

  • Eden searching for titles, records

    Winning the regional and placing sixth at the state meet as a sophomore wasn't enough for Stacey Eden.

    Even battling that state meet last November while still recovering from strep throat for that sixth place finish wasn't enough.

    No, Eden, now a junior, won't rest until he's crowned state champ, and he's also set his sights on the school record.

  • Llama rescued by fire fighters

    Local firefighters proved recently that they don't just rescue cats in trees.

    Sometimes the animal is much bigger, and in this case, much more unusual.

    Zuma the llama had fallen into a hole and couldn't get out. The 400-pound animal was exhausted from trying repeatedly to get out of the three-foot hole it was trapped in, said Simpsonville Fire Chief Walter Jones.

  • Local woman charged with embezzlement

    A local woman is under investigation for embezzling money from her employer, according to Shelby County Commonwealth's Attorney Laura Donnell.

    Jody Wills of Shelby County is being investigated by Kentucky State Police, Donnell said.

    "As a result of her job duties, she is under investigation for embezzling funds from a previous employer who happens to be a local attorney," Donnell said.

    Wills is being investigated for possibly embezzling $600,000 from her former employer, attorney Mark Dean, according to a source with knowledge of the case.

  • School menus - August 11-15

    Monday -- Cheese or pepperoni pizza or ham and cheese sandwich, salad dressing/mayo, mustard, carrots w/ranch, broccoli, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk

    B = Pizza strip or cinnamon pancakes

    Tuesday -- Turkey combo and cheese sub or BBQ pork rib, salad dressing/mayo, mustard, lettuce/tomato, macaroni & cheese, pickle spears, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk (Southside has Little Caesar's pizza)

    B = Chicken biscuit or breakfast bun