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Today's News

  • Lexington woman charged with murder of infant

    A Lexington woman is being held in the Shelby County Detention Center charged with murder in connection with the death of her infant.

    Tonya Nicole Brown, 25, was arrested on Thursday in Lexington after her newborn baby was found in a dumpster at Fairway Crossing near Exit 35 on Interstate 64 in Shelbyville.

  • Lady Rockets grab big region win over Oldham

    Both Shelby and Oldham counties' softball teams were fresh off the Sports Warehouse Classic over the weekend. The Lady Rockets fell to host Owensboro Catholic in the quarterfinals; Oldham also lost to Owensboro Catholic in the finals.

    However, Shelby showed the Lady Colonels a thing or two about bouncing back. The Lady Rockets won 7-2 at Oldham County Monday.

  • Out with the old, in with the new

    There's a reason why the popularity of boxing is on the decline.

    It's the same reason why mixed martial arts (MMA) organizations have shot into the forefront as the premiere fight sport.

    The success of each lies in its marketability.

    The boxing fan base was healthier when there were fighters people cared about competing in fights that meant something.

  • Chef dishes it out

    Johnny Lewis is only 21 years old, but he is already well on his way to wowing the culinary world.

    Lewis began his career the day after graduating from the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan three years ago, going to work for the American Gill on Staten Island. A few months later, he landed a job as a line cook at the prestigious Tavern on the Green in Central Park in New York City, where he achieved the status of sous-chef within a year and a half.

  • Fire destroys house in Pleasureville

    Investigators are unsure of the cause of a fire that destroyed a Pleasureville home on Wednesday afternoon.

    No one was injured in the fire and no one was home when it began.

    At 1:21 p.m. 911-Dispatch received a call that smoke was coming from a house at 334 Banta Lane.

    Minutes later when Bagdad Assistant Fire Chief Mike Roberts arrived on the scene, flames were already shooting from the roof of the building.

    Roberts said while the cause of the fire is not known, most of the fire was in the second floor and the rear of the building.

  • Rockets roll off three straight

    The SCHS baseball team bounced back from a tough loss to Butler on Monday to score a win over Woodford County Tuesday and sweep a doubleheader against Calloway County Wednesday.

    "I told the guys before the Woodford County game Tuesday that the true test is how they come back after a loss," SCHS head coach Bart Roettger said. "That's how you show how good you are, you battle back. I think it shows how much leadership and determination this team has."

    Jordan Burk picked up the win over Woodford County.

  • Local students honored at convention

    Shelby County students were honored at the 2008 Kentucky Junior Historical Society Convention.

    The 46th annual Kentucky Junior Historical Society convention, held March 27-29 in Frankfort, gathers student historians from every corner of the commonwealth in grades K-12. These students submit prepared projects in various categories, including historical exhibit, genealogical research, photography, performance, and art.

    Shelby County East Middle School was named Chapter of the Year during the awards ceremony at the Frankfort Convention Center on March 29.

  • Community shower celebrates 10 years

    Over the last 10 years, the annual Shelby County Community baby shower has helped hundreds of local women prepare for motherhood.

    And this year's event promises to be more of the same.

    Sarabeth Farabee, event organizer, said each year the shower helps a host of expecting and new mothers have healthy pregnancies, babies and families.

    Farabee said representatives from 25 community agencies will be on hand during the shower to help provide mothers with information that they will need before and after their baby is born.

  • 1968: Some good could come out of the death of Martin Luther King

    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

  • Three injured in crash

    A local woman and two children were injured Thursday morning when the van the woman was driving overturned on Zaring Mill Road.

    According to Shelby County sheriff's deputy Riley Kennedy, when Elizabeth Moffett lost control of the van, the vehicle dropped off the pavement into a steep dropoff.

    "That caused it to flip, and then it just slid on its side," he said.