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Today's News

  • Lady Rockets roll over Henry County

    A team never wants to play from behind, but when Henry County scored first against the SCHS girls' soccer team Wednesday, it seemed to spark the Lady Rockets.

    Shelby County (7-4) went on to score seven unanswered goals, dominating the Lady Wildcats (2-4), 7-1.

    "We did not have a good start," SCHS Coach Joe Turner said. "They [Henry County] scored first on a busted play, but I thought we recovered well after that."

  • This new gig offers a chance to come home

    Some of you will know the name, a few will recognize some semblance of the face and too many will remember things from my younger days I wish you would forget.

    But, for better or worse, I am home.

    You may have read recently that the Sentinel-News was getting a new editor and that the guy was a native who was returning from nearly four prodigal decades in the newspaper business.

    And today I want to re-introduce that man to you: Please meet me.

  • Ovarian Cancer

    September is Ovarian Cancer awareness month. The American Cancer Society predicts 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States and that 15,000 women will die from this disease. In Kentucky, new cases of ovarian cancer each year are around 320. It is the 5th most common cancer among women, and it is the most deadly of all gynecologic cancers. The five-year survival rate for all women is approximately 46%. However, survival rates improve greatly to 93% if it is diagnosed at an early stage before it spreads. Many women have not symptoms until the cancer is advanced.

  • Creek raises a stink: Source of odor, dead fish a mystery

    Residents in the vicinity of Third Street and Governor's Square Shopping Center have been smelling something foul in the air, and they want to know what's causing it.

    Since Sunday they've been reporting the bad odor and dead fish floating in Clear Creek, and local and state experts still are trying to determine their sources.

  • Investigation closes Clear Creek to public - Dead fish, smell force recreational quarantine

    The problem of odor, black water and dead fish continues to puzzle environmental officials, who have been combing the Clear Creek area for answers.

    Clark Dorman, a state environmental inspector called in by local officials, said Friday that until they figure out what is wrong with the creek, no one will be allowed there.

    We dont want people in there swimming or fishing or doing anything else until we determine what is going on there, Dorman said.

  • Simple is best

    Having just returned from a delightful -- and exhausting -- trip to Chicago, I spent Monday evening pondering the feasibility of temporal displacement.

    Time travel may be the stuff of fiction -- at least for now -- but there is no doubt that the clock is moving too fast.

    As a result, we often try to cram too many activities into a short amount of time, thinking we can "beat the clock." Even if we succeed, it beats us as well.

    "Beat" is an accurate term to describe my physical state when I got home from the airport Monday afternoon.

  • Girls' golf team hammers Anderson

    The Shelby County girls' golf team continues to go lower and lower.

    The girls shot a 156, their lowest nine-hole match score in several years, to drill Anderson County by more than 50 strokes Tuesday.

    "They just continue to do it," SCHS Coach Susan Wiley said. "They are just having a good time and playing well. We haven't been in the 150s in a long time."

    Anderson County's 208 put no pressure on the Lady Rockets, and the team just went out and played loose.

  • Celebrating the constitution: Secretary of State visits Heritage Elementary

    As Kentucky's Secretary of State, one of Trey Grayson's top priorities is to ensure that many of the freedoms guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution are experienced here in the Commonwealth.

    That's not an easy job.

    This past Wednesday, Grayson was given an equally challenging task of explaining those constitutional freedoms to second- and fifth- grade students at Heritage Elementary School.

    Grayson came to Heritage on Wednesday morning to celebrate Constitution Day, a day set aside by the U.S. Congress to remember the document that established this country.

  • Joseph E. Burks II has four paintings displayed in New York

    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

  • Hurricane blows Rockets back on the road

    The wind stopped blowing Sunday evening, but Hurricane Ivan is still wreaking havoc.

    When Jefferson County Public Schools decided to cancel all activities for the week because of damage from the storm, Shelby County High School and several other schools were left scrambling to fill open weeks in the football schedule.

    That meant Doss wouldn't be SCHS's guest for tonight's scheduled home opener.

    Instead, the Rockets will travel to Johnson Central for the season's third game. The home opener will now be Oct. 3 against Manual.