Today's News

  • Clarkson tabbed for All-State team

    Shelby County baseball player Jared Clarkson finally ended his high school career.

    Clarkson played in the East vs. West All-Star Game this past weekend and then topped that by being named First Team All-state by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association.

    "I wasn't expecting that at all," Clarkson said.

    However, maybe he swayed a few votes during the game when he took Luke Maile, Kentucky's Mr. Baseball and a University of Kentucky signee, yard.

  • Brown misses cut at Nationwide Tour Players Cup

    Shelby County native Brandon Brown fired a 72-74 - 146 in this first two rounds of the Nationwide Tour Players Cup at Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, W.Va., on Thursday and Friday.

    His 2-over-par put him on the outside looking in for the weekend: The 36-hole was set at 1-under (143).

    Tom Gillis shot a 15-under 273 to win his first Nationwide event this year.

  • Man charged in bomb threat

    A Shelbyville man arrested May 21 has been charged with first-degree terroristic threatening in connection with a bomb threat at the Shelby County Court House on April 20.

    Jon Jackson, 34, of 71 Juniper Drive is accusing of calling in a bomb threat to the court house, Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said.

  • Finchville teen gets perfect score on ACT

     For one day, Jake W. Fish was perfect and in rare company.

    Fish, 17, a resident of Finchville, was the only high school student in Kentucky who scored the maximum of 36 on the American College Test in testing for April.

    On his day - one of six times annually students can take the ACT - Fish was among 268 nationally who had a perfect score.

    The test, one of the two college entrance exams, has been conducted three times in 2009, and only seven Kentuckians and 498 students nationally have scored 36, ACT spokesman Ed Colby said.

  • Grand slam signing

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  • Squire Boone Chapter 3: Exploring a new wilderness

    With all their companions either dead, missing or having headed back home to North Carolina, Daniel Boone and his brother Squire found themselves alone in a vast wilderness, known to them as “Kentucke.”

    They hunted every day and spent the winter of 1769-70 in a “little cottage,” in the prose of author John Filson, which was probably, a lean-to, or a primitive log cabin.  On May 1, 1770, a year after the party’s departure from the Yadkin settlements in North C

  • Martinrea to remain open

    Some positive news is finally being produced at Martinrea Heavy Stamping.

    The company and its employees were able to reach a new, 4-year agreement last week that will keep the company from going under.

    Although the company's 200 members of the United Auto Workers were split on the issue, with a 55 percent vote in favor of the negotiations, both sides say they are hopeful.

  • News briefs: June 24, 2009

     Road work ahead

  • Woman charged with arson

    A woman formerly of Shelby County has been indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury for burning down her own house in January.

    Susan M. Jackey of Henry County is charged with second-degree arson for setting fire to her house at 2709 Pea Ridge in Waddy.

    Shelby County Fire Marshall Robert Goodwin said after an extensive investigation, he presented his evidence to the Sheriff's Office and the Commonwealth Attorney's office, who turned the case over to the grand jury, which found sufficient evidence to indict Jackey.

  • Looking Back: June 26, 2009

    Look for Looking Back slide show on www.SentinelNews.com.

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