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Today's News

  • Happy birthday, Barbie!

    "I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world

    Life in plastic, it's fantastic!"

    -- "Barbie Girl" 1997, by Danish-Norwegian pop group, Aqua. 

    Barbie, the shapely fashion doll of toy box fame, turned 50 Monday.

    Always controversial, she is both praised and condemned: Praised for the new grown-up play she has brought to little girls worldwide. Condemned for the unrealistic standards of body image she has imposed on little girls worldwide.

  • Schools using new programs

    At Thursday night's monthly school board meeting, principals of the middle schools, the high school and Cropper gave an accounting of their school's “five main things.”

    They focused on the topics of curriculum alignment, professional learning, structure, enrichment and intervention.

  • Thanks, but what I really wanted wasee

    The Internet is a rich source of random thoughts and miscellaneous wisdom.  Under that heading, I offer the following pearls for your consideration:

    1)    Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.  

  • Loss is a step for next year

    A 35-footer.

    That’s a tough way to loose a game, any game -- not to mention the regional championship -- to your biggest rival.

    Though Tuesday’s 8th Region Championship game between Shelby and Anderson came down to a long-range prayer, it didn’t really come down to one shot.

    The Rockets had chances throughout the game to win but failed to capitalize.

    Take a quick look at the roster, and maybe you can see why.

    No seniors.

  • Crime Stoppers seek info on Subway burglary

    The Shelbyville/Shelby County Crime Stoppers needs information on a break-in at Subway last week.

    According to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, last Friday at 2:20 a.m., an unknown white male broke into Subway on Howard Drive and took an undisclosed amount of cash.

    The intruder was captured on video.

  • Here's what to know about severe weather season

    A woman struggling to escape from her car before it sank into a whirling, muddy current.

    A man frantically searching for shelter from a deadly tornado rushing toward him.

    Shouts, screams, the electrifying sight of lightning as it struck the earth in jagged bolts.

  • Looking Back: March 13, 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.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports March 13, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Sharon E. Blackburn, 32, of Shelbyville, was arrested March 10 at Main and 2nd Street and charged with expired plates, suspended operator's license and a warrant from Jefferson County.

    Jessie A. Loving, 19, of Shelbyville, was arrested March 9 on Gray Hill Court and charged with domestic violence with minor injury and violation of a domestic violence order.

  • Loaded Lady Rockets looking for long season

    Last season the SCHS softball team suffered through some injuries before ending the season in a 4-0 loss to Anderson County in the 8th Region Championship game.

    This year, the Lady Rockets look to get back there and beyond. With nine starters returning in eight spots, the Lady Rockets look to be the odds on favorites.

    "I'm excited about this season," SCHS Coach Kelly Cable said. "We have a lot of returning talent, and the girls have set the team goal at winning the region."

  • Rough 2008 knocks 84 Lumber out of Shelbyville

    The numeric logo is off the sign, the doors are boarded, and the gates are held shut with a lock and chain.

    The specifics are sketchy, but with little fanfare the 84 Lumber location in Shelbyville closed down last month.

    "We just got the word through the grapevine,” County Judge Executive Rob Rothenburger said. "We haven’t heard anything official. They’re closing several of their facilities.”