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Today's News

  • Two local players sign with Asbury

    Josiah Karsner has been the cornerstone of his team in Shelby County and will continue that tradition at college.

    Karsner, son of Bob and Destiny Karsner of Frankfort, signed a letter-of-intent Friday with Asbury College in Wilmore.

    Karsner, a 6-foot-7 center with Cornerstone Christian Academy's Bulldogs, said he is really looking forward to playing basketball at Asbury.

    "It was my first choice, and I was really excited when I got the news a couple of months ago," he said.

  • Paramedics use masks to help ward off swine flu

    Local paramedics have joined the ranks of those in the medical profession who have began wearing protective masks when dealing with possible swine flu exposure.

    Todd Early, assistant EMS director, said the N-95 masks filter out small particles of contagion, which could carry harmful germs and viruses.

    "It's good for about two hours," he said.

    He added that the masks may be purchased by the public at medical supply companies and drugstores, but that he considers them "overkill" to be worn by everyone.

  • Dunbar assistant to be SCHS principal

    Eddie Oakley, an assistant principal at Dunbar High School in Lexington has been named the new principal at Shelby County High School, the school system announced Thursday.

    Shelby County’s Site-Based Decision-Making Council chose Oakley this week. He will take over on July 1 from Michael Rowe, who had been serving as interim principal.

  • County roads clear, state road cleanup slow going

    In the last year Shelby County has been hit by nasty wind and ice storms that left limbs and debris all over its roads.

    Now after months of labor the Shelby County Roads Department has finished clearing its roads.

    “We finished last week, a week and a half ago,” Shelby County Road Department Supervisor Carl Henry said. “We got over every single county road.”

  • Inmate commits suicide in jail

    A Pleasureville man incarcerated at the Shelby County Detention Center committed suicide Tuesday afternoon, jail officials say.

    Larry Begley, 56, was discovered by another inmate at about 3:30 p.m., Jailer Bobby Waits said.

    "The inmates became concerned because he had been in the shower for a long time, and when they went to check on him, that's when they found him," he said.

  • Jail inmate commits suicide

    A Pleasureville man incarcerated at the Shelby County Detention Center committed suicide Tuesday afternoon, jail officials say.

    Larry Begley, 56, was discovered by another inmate at about 3:30 p.m., Jailer Bobby Waits said.

    "The inmates became concerned because he had been in the shower for a long time, and when they went to check on him, that's when they found him," he said.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports May 8, 2009

    Traffic Related  

    James E. Justice, 45, of Cincinnati was arrested Saturday on LaGrange Road and charged with DUI, first offense, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, leaving the scene of an accident and first-degree wanton endangerment.

    Dana M. Miller, 26, of Bagdad was arrested Wednesday on College Street and charged with DUI, second offense, operating on a suspended operator's license, having an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle and failure to surrender a revoked operator's license.

  • Moms: ‘Everything nice and 1 dab of mean’

    Many readers of this column will fall into one of these categories:  You either have a mother, are married to one, or both.  If you find yourself in one of those categories, here is your fair warning -- Sunday is Mother’s Day.

    So in light of this, and in honor of moms everywhere, allow me to share some wisdom about moms straight from the minds and hearts of elementary students.

    I have listed the top answers to a number of questions regarding moms that were given with insight by a group of second-graders.

  • Community Datebook

    Community datebook

    Support groups

    Monday -- Bridges Center at Rural Communities Hospice, (for adults grieving the death of a loved one) will meet 6-7:30 p.m. To pre-register for classes or for more information about support groups, call (502) 456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.

    Public can attend

    Thursday -- Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

  • Looking Back: May 1, 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.

    10 years ago, 1999