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Today's News

  • 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.

  • New dentist in town

    Who I am: Christina Scheer-Whitsett, D.M.D

    Where: Main Street Dental, 706 Main Street, Shelbyville

    What I do: Scheer-Whitsett has recently taken over the practice of R. Scott Thompson, who was called into active duty with the military. She does all standard dental procedures including crowns, bridges, cleanings, and root canals.

    I say: "When a patient is in my chair they are my priority," she said. "I pride myself on being very thorough and patient. I always listen to my patients."

  • Voting advice

    The political campaign season is in full swing and again I find myself asking that you do your best to elect the best candidate.

    If you have not already, you will soon begin to get calls telling you how you should vote. You have and will continue to be told on TV and by radio how you should vote. You may be told by a family member, friend or most anyone how you should vote. You may even be told by your newspaper how you should vote. I would like to tell you how you should vote, but I won't.

  • Pain at the pump: Fuel prices have consumers over a barrel

    The awesome power of the hurricane-force winds didn't just pummel trees and power lines over the weekend. It also helped batter bankrolls at the gas pump.

    Many oil refineries in Texas and Louisiana were still feeling the effects of Hurricane Gustav from a few weeks ago, and when Hurricane Ike blew through, gas prices blew up in anticipation of further damage to oil rigs, refineries and power outages.

  • SCHS drops home game to travel to Johnson Central

    The Shelby County football team got its game for Friday, but it's nothing like what they wanted.

    Instead of hosting the first home game of the season, the Rockets will instead travel to Johnson Central for the season's third game.

    The game against Doss was canceled because Jefferson County Public Schools canceled all games because storm damage had closed schools this week.

    Shelby County was one of several teams slated to play opponents from Louisville.

  • Friday football in limbo

    This time it's not the football team in scramble mode.

    The Shelby County athletic staff and football coaches are left searching for a game for Friday night after the news Wednesday that Jefferson County has cancelled all activities for the week.

    The Rockets were scheduled to play Doss in their first home game of the season.

    SCHS is now in discussion with a few other schools in the area that had been scheduled to play Jefferson County schools.

    No opponent has been set yet, but the Rockets are optimistic they can schedule someone.

  • New school may be state's 'greenest'

    When the doors of Shelby County's new secondary school open in the fall of 2010, there is a good possibility that it will be the most environmentally friendly school in the state.

    Based on data released to the district last week, the new school is expected to conserve energy 88 percent better than Kentucky's average school.

    With energy costs on the rise, "going green" likely will help the district save some serious green on future energy bills - perhaps thousands of dollars each year.