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Today's News

  • Couple charged after robbery, beating

    A Waddy couple has been charged in connection with robbing an Hispanic man after beating him in the head with a wrench, according to Shelbyville Police.

    Carl L. Barnes, 29, and Johna Hoskins, 33, both of Waddy Road, are charged with first-degree robbery in an incident that happened in mid-May.

    Shelbyville Detective Stacy Bruce said the pair worked together to rob the victim, Mario Chavez, of Shelbyville. He added that allegedly, Hoskins, using the promise of sex, enticed the man into the shadow of a building where Barnes waited to attack him.

  • Community datebook

    Public can attend

    Aug. 7 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Aug. 12 -- Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Waldridge Center.

    Aug. 12 - Shelby County Democratic Women's Club meets 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    Aug. 12 -- Historic District Commission meets at 5:30 p.m., 627 Main St.

    Community meetings

    Aug. 7 - Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Simpsonville Community Center.

    Aug. 7 -- Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m.

  • A surprise honor: Wiley joins Stratton in Legion Hall of Fame induction

    Jim Wiley was excited for the late Bobby Stratton to be inducted into the American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame Thursday before his team took the field in the state tournament.

    And he knew that "some other guy" was being inducted as well.

    He also noticed that some of his old players were in attendance, and that both his sons were there with their families.

    "They just told me they came down to watch the games," he said. "I didn't really think much of it. It's the state tournament, and a lot of people just come down to watch."

  • Six schools make the grade

    All six elementary schools in the district made the required academic progress on the No Child Left Behind assessment this past year; however, all three of the local secondary schools fell behind.

    According to data released Tuesday morning by the Kentucky Department of Education, Shelby County Public Schools reached 17 out of 22 educational goals, or 77.3 percent, that were set for it by the federal government.

  • Lady Rockets start season strong

    The Shelby County girls' golf team started the season with a hot swing.

    The girls opened the year with the Lady Rocket Invitational on Saturday at Weissinger Hills and fought their way through a strong field for a third place finish.

    Senior Candice Wiley led the charge, finishing with a 5-over par 77 and in 10th place out of 95 individual players, but it was the play of the team behind her that pushed the Lady Rockets up the chart.

  • Going for gold: Local woman tried again for American Idol

    While she may not have received the "golden ticket," one Shelbyville resident recently attempted to make her singing dreams come true.

    The "golden ticket" is a yellow piece of paper signifying advancement to the next round of auditions of the hit television show, American Idol.

    Lisa Vest, a 23-year-old Commonwealth Bank employee, packed her bags (well maybe just her purse and singing essentials) for a 5 a.m. trip to Louisville.

  • Bank robbery suspects nabbed in Shelbyville

    Two suspects in a bank robbery were arrested in Shelbyville Monday night after being located hiding in an apartment by police.

    When Shelbyville Police Officer Jeff McClellan heard the description of the person that had allegedly robbed the Peoples Bank in Spencer County that day, he had an idea he could be hiding out here, said

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte.

    "Jeff heard the name of Norton, and he had previously participated in an investigation involving him, and he thought he might be able to find him at Hi Point Apartments," Schutte said.

  • Interstate crash injures seven

    Seven people were hospitalized Tuesday after a single vehicle car crash on the interstate at the Shelby-Franklin County line.

    The accident happened at about 5 p.m. in the eastbound lane of I-64. Victims were taken to the University of Louisville and Frankfort Regional Medical Center by Shelby County EMS, and air-lifted to the University of Kentucky.

  • Extreme view

    Reading the July 16, 2008 issue letter to the editor "Scary," I find Ms. Packard's view rather extreme.

    Ms. Packard does point out some features of this new federal mandate that individual states and parents need to be aware and cautious. Presently, 11 states have enacted legislation to restrict DNA's various uses and regulate privacy to families and individuals.

  • 1993: Six from Nepal seek advice from Shelby on development

    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