Today's News

  • Wicker excels on test

    Amanda Catherine Wicker, a student at Shelby County High School, has been named a Commended Student in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program after scoring in the top five percent of students taking the 2008 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.

    She is among some 34,000 students to receive recognition for excellent academic promise. More than 1.5 million students entered the competition by taking the test. Wicker will continue in the 2010 competition for the National Merit Scholarship.

  • EARLIER: Lady Rockets coast past Spencer

    The SCHS volleyball team went through the motions Monday in a 2-0 (25-22, 25-15) victory over Spencer County in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament at Shelby County.

    SCHS Coach Felicia Pace said the Lady Rockets (22-5, 15-2 in the 8th Region) normally play down against Spencer (11-18, 7-9), but it's still a victory.

  • Community Datebook Oct. 14, 2009
  • Trick or Treat coming up

    Halloween will fall on Saturday this year, so Trick or Treat will also be on Oct. 31.

    A time has been set by both Shelbyville and Simpsonville for 5 to 7 p.m. for kids to collect treats.

    The Shelbyville Police Department has issued the following Trick or Treat safety tips:

  • Looking Back: October 23, 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.

  • Triple S approves event center in Simpsonville

    Robert Andrews has long had a dream to build a multipurpose event facility in Shelby County.

    With Triple S Planning Commission's approval of his development plan at Tuesday's special meeting, it seems Simpsonville could be the location where that dream comes true.

    Six months ago Andrews, owner of Elegance, LLC., revealed his goal of building a 15,000-square-foot conference center in Shelbyville, but Tuesday he said the site has changed to Simpsonville to allow for bigger and better things.

  • EARLIER: Rockets dominate Fern Creek

    If football games are won in the trenches, it’s no shock the Rockets dominated Fern Creek, 39-13, Friday.

    The Rockets (6-2, 1-1 in Class 6A, District 4) thoroughly controlled both lines of scrimmage.

    Fern Creek (6-2, 1-1) entered the game averaging 239 yards rushing and 37.9 points. The Rockets’ defense shut out Fern Creek in the second half and allowed just 70 yards on the ground.

  • Homework, glaciers and grilled cheese

    Through reading some good fiction or studying history, going to school can sometimes lead the mind to some faraway places.

    And with a little coaxing by your parents, sometimes the body gets to go, too.

    Meet Nick Tournaud -- a 2007 Shelby County High School graduate and junior biology major at Bellarmine University, though you won’t find him in the school’s halls at the moment.

  • EARLIER: Charges expected in skate park fight

    Charges are expected to be forthcoming in connection with an altercation at the skate park, police say.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said Friday that assault charges could be made against some individuals in connection with the Sept. 13 incident in which one teen was injured.

  • Kentucky State Police to hire retired troopers

    Kentucky State Police announced Tuesday that in order to enhance its ability to provide effective law enforcement services to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the state legislature has authorized the re-employment of retired troopers on a contractual basis.