Today's News

  • County takes steps to help businesses

    Fiscal Court took several steps Tuesday night to help business development, and some of them turned out not to be necessary.

    In an attempt to keep another local business from going under, magistrates voted to participate in an incentive plan offered by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development for Macro Plastics Manufacturing Company (See Business, Section B).

  • What we think: Commission must operate in sunshine

    Attorney General Jack Conway’s ruling last week that Triple S Planning & Zoning Commission had operated in violation of the state’s open-meetings law is a troubling revelation.

    Disputes about meetings and public notifications are routine. Journalists and special-interest groups keep watch, and they sometimes blow the whistle about whether the law is being followed.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 22, 2009

     Holiday need

    The Shelby County Optimist Club Christmas Day meal 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency (MPCAA) on Washington Street is asking for volunteers and donations of food or money for the meal. Monetary donations may be made at American Founders Bank on Midland Trail in Shelbyville. To volunteer or donate, contact Jean Glore, 738-5506 or 321-4969; or club president Susan Travis, 835-9022.

  • Lady Rockets head to tournament finals

    Shelby County's first half performance gave them enough cushion to defeat Barren County 56-44 in Tuesday night's semifinal game of the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational.

    Leading 13-9 into the second quarter, Shelby hit a scoring drought, as did Barren. Leeara Cardwell broke the four minute stalemate with a layup. After a Trojanette bucket, Shelby's Aaliyah Wells hit a baseline jump shot. She then grabbed her team's eighth steal of the game, forced by the Rocket press, and made a layup to put Shelby up 19-11.

  • Looking Back: December 25, 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.

  • Talented Memphis team bests Shelby 70-36

    Memphis (Tenn.) Central dealt Shelby County a humbling 70-36 loss in the fifth-place game of the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic Tuesday evening.

    The Rockets trailed by 15 at the half. The Warriors came out and nearly doubled that in the third quarter as Shelby turnovers became easy Central dunks, layups and more dunks.

    Central's Jarnell Stokes, rated the third-best sophomore in the country, had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. His 6-foot-8 frame and that of 6-foot-7 teammate Cameron Clear all but negated any Shelby presence inside.

  • No. 3 Eastern hands Shelby quarterfinal loss

    Fairdale -- Eastern (6-1) ran away from Shelby County with a big second quarter, holding on through the second half to win 64-54 in the quarterfinal game of the King of the Bluegrass Tournament Saturday night.

    Eagle Remy Abell led the second-quarter onslaught, hitting three 3s and scoring six points in the paint to put Eastern up 40-24 at halftime.

    Shelby County lost much of the game on the boards, and were out-rebounded 39-27 by Eastern, ranked third in state-wide preseason polls. The rebounding especially hurt on defense, where Eastern had 20 second-chance points.

  • City, OVEC agree to fund City Center research

    Leon Mooneyhan is making his rounds to raise $50,000 of project planning money -- $12,500 from each of the four major entities he’d like to have involved in the planning of a downtown City Center in Shelbyville.

    This proposed city center, first introduced to the community back in September, would offer vast new conference and theater space at the corner of 8th and Main Streets and would incorporate all existing facilities except the downtown branch of Citizens Union Bank.

  • What we think: Many of you are our gifts

    Christmas is a time to see and understand heroes.

    They may stand by kettles ringing bells, bundle up against the cold to deliver food and gifts. They may work hard year around to collect nickels and dimes to buy coats for those who need them or just show up for an event and throw out cash for a good cause.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 18, 2009

     State unemployment drops

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate declined .7 percentage point to 10.6 percent in November 2009 from a revised 11.3 percent in October 2009, Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported. November 2009’s jobless rate is 3.4 percentage points higher than the 7.2 percent rate recorded in November 2008.