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Today's News

  • Residents can sign on for Homestead exemption

    If you are at least 65 years of age, you can save yourself $300 to $350 on your property taxes this year just by showing proof of age.

    The state's Homestead exemption law allows residents who are 65 years of age or older as well as residents who are 100 percent disabled to deduct $31,400 from the assessed value of their home before property taxes are paid. That means if a home is assessed at $100,000, the owner will have to pay property taxes on only $68,600.

  • Shelby Family Medicine joins hospital physician group

    The model of the family doctor getting out of medical school and setting up an office by himself, perhaps with his wife as combination nurse/office manager is getting rarer and rarer.

    Increasingly, physicians are joining group practices, and those groups, in turn, are joining larger groups, groups often owned by a hospital or large health care organization.

  • And they're off: Breakfast kicks off Jubilee, horse show

    The World Equestrian Games in 2010 will take place nearly 60 miles away at the Kentucky Horse Park, but U. S. Equestrian Federation CEO John Long said Shelby County can expect to reap economic and public relations benefits.

    "People will be coming here from all over the world to look at property, to look at horses, to look at your wonderful downtown with all of the antique windows," Long said. "We can showcase the beauty of the county. It's an opportunity to do literally whatever we want to do."

  • Shelby County Horse-N-Around

    Shelby County 4-H horse show results for the Horse-N-Around club were:

    Lexas Perry: First Place Show Pleasure Racking

    Lexas Perry: Second Place Style Pleasure Racking

    Brandon Radcliff: Eight Place Contest Showmanship Division I

    Jordan Franklin: Second Place Barrel Racing Division II

    Destry Aldridge: Seventh Place Bareback equitation

    Jordan Smitha: Sixth Bareback Equitation

    Nick Truax: Seventh Place Poles Division II

    David Lea: Eighth Flag Race Place Division ll

    Emma Harris: Seventh Pony Flags

    Drill Team Fourth Place:

  • Shipley named as interim principal

    There are few people in the county who love Painted Stone Elementary School more than Michelle Shipley.

    For the past two years, Shipley was the first person that many students saw when they got off the bus in the morning and the last person they waved to as they went home.

    When the buses roll in for the first day of school on Aug. 6, the students will address Shipley with a new title--principal.

    Shipley was named as the interim principal for next school year by Superintendent James Neihof on Wednesday afternoon.

  • 1993: Woman notifies police who rescue 14-month-old child

    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

  • Help CASA help the children

    There are currently eight Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers, and according to Beverly Hilger, there is a great need for more.

    Hilger, coordinator of Volunteer Advocates in Shelby and Spencer Counties, said CASA volunteers have aided 20 abused or neglected children in its first six months in Shelby and Spencer Counties. But with 125 children in out-of-home-care in these counties, she said CASA needs more volunteers to extend its impact.

  • Finding A Little Kentucky In Vegas... Sort Of

    Talk about a culture shock.

    After living in Vegas for nearly two months -- the city that never sleeps -- I've returned to Farm-town USA -- Shelbyville, Ky.

    Gone are the constant beeps of slot machines, the bumper-to-bumper traffic, the 24/7 crowded sidewalks full of insomniacs, the free drinks in casinos, and the miles of sand that surround the hot and dry Neon City.

    I'm back where it's quiet, the traffic flows, the sidewalks are empty, people sleep too much, booze costs money, and the grass grows.

  • Interpreting the rules

    "I think that we should just follow what's in black and white. To me, if we want something different we make a recommendation to the governing bodies and say, 'Let's change that rule,' then let them decide."

    Several members of the public agree with Ryan Libke, executive director of Triple S Planning and Zoning, and as a result are displeased with the planning commission for its recent approval of an agricultural division.

  • Jr. Legion squad finishes second at state

    Comprised of players from Shelby County High School, the Jr. Post 37 American Legion baseball team finished as state runners-up last weekend at the tournament in Calvert City.

    "I thought the kids played really well and it showed how much talent we have coming up through Shelby County," head coach Bart Roettger said. "We saw a lot of improvement, and keeping guys together for next year's high school season will help."

    The heat and the Ken-Tenn team seemed to be the only things that could stop Shelbyville.