Today's News

  • Church news: March 18, 2011

    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

    Bagdad Baptist
    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

  • Looking Back: March 18, 2011

    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.

  • Court report: March 18, 2011

  • On campus

    Amon on Caldwell dean's list
    Madeline Amon of Shelbyville was named to Caldwell College dean's list for the fall 2010 semester. In order to achieve this honor, students must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

    Bjorvik on dean's list
    George Bjorvik of Simpsonville has earned placement on the dean's list for the fall semester of the 2010 academic year at Berklee College of Music. To be eligible for this honor, a full-time student must achieve a grade-point average of 3.4 or above.

  • Black achievers

    Shelby County Public Schools students attended the 32nd annual Black Achievers banquet in February. These students are not only members of the school sponsored Black Achievers club. Charla Jamison (from left), Iesha Winstead, Kelli Harris, Landon Stoner, Asia Trowell, Michaela McKnight, Ebone Ashby, Leigh Anne Ashby and Kendrick Warren attended. Not shown but in attendance were Lauren Davis and Lee Johnson. Faculty advisors are Donna Jones and Karen Henderson, and parent volunteer is Jackie Ellis

  • Shelby students advance in Odyssey competition

    Eleven teams from Shelby County competed in the Central Regional Odyssey of the Mind tournament on March 5, with one of them taking home first place and four advancing to the state-level competition.

    Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition that involves a “long term” performance problem, a spontaneous problem situation and a style category.

  • Spring helps give birth to a new-look offense

    After a 1-year hiatus, spring football returned at Shelby County.

    And the Rockets couldn’t have been happier.

    “Basketball season is basketball season, but this is what I’ve been looking forward to since Oldham County,” said sophomore Zach Shipley, the football team‘s returning quarterback and the basketball team’s starting point guard.

    Shelby County’s 35-19 loss to the Colonels on Oct. 29 ended the Rockets’ rocky 1-9 season.

  • Lots of weapons have departed, but lots of weapons return, too

    If this past fall was about laying a foundation for the Collins football program, then last week, this week and next week is about building on it.

    The Titans, who went 11-2 in their inaugural season, are going through spring practice.

    “It’s going well,” said Collins Coach Jerry Lucas, who has had between 30 and 40 out for workouts that began last Monday. “We lost some good kids, but we’ve got some good ones coming up too. We’ve got a lot of kids with experience coming back.”

  • Turley has pals in Sweet 16

    If Louisville Eastern wins the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen title this weekend in Rupp Arena, Eagles Coach Jason Couch will readily give an assist to Collins Coach Curtis Turley.

    “He’s done so much for me in my career. He’s been instrumental in both of the head coaching jobs I’ve had in helping me get them,” Couch said Thursday afternoon via cell phone from Lexington.

    Couch first coached under Turley at Greenwood in the mid-1990s.

  • This Collins tennis player has a lot of Watt(s)age

    Ellie Watts picked up tennis at a relatively late age, but she quickly has made up for lost time.

    Watts, a senior at Collins High School, didn’t begin playing competitive tennis until her freshman year of high school, but she has taken to the sport swiftly.

    And once Watts, who grew up playing volleyball and basketball, began to concentrate full-time on tennis, she blossomed.