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Today's News

  • Junior Golf 101: Teaching the game

    How did you learn to play the game of golf? When asked this question, most people say that their introduction didn't come until they were young adults, and many wish the opportunity had been available to them at an earlier age.

  • Not disrespectful

    Last week a letter to the editor appeared in the Sentinel-News in which the author claimed that a student, by uttering a prayer (GASP!) at the Shelby County High School graduation ceremony, "was disrespectful of the intent of the law and the audience before her."

  • Zoning to hear ag divisions

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission will decide on three agricultural division next Tuesday night. Commissioners will vote on:

    An agricultural division of Homestead Acres on Clark Station Road.

    An amended agricultural division of Rutledge Farm East on Dover Road.

    An agricultural division of Masonic Homes of Kentucky on Frankfort Road.

    They will also consider approving the building plat of Charles and Helen Crabtree on Colt Run Road and a building extension of Villas at Cardinal Club Estates.

  • Cashing in on the Ryder's Cup

    Though the Ryder Cup is still two months away, local businesses are already experiencing the benefits of having a world-class golf tournament take place just miles down the road.

    The event, which will take place September 16 to 21 at Valhalla Golf Club, will draw spectators from around the world to watch the best European and U.S. golfers square off on the greens.

    In total, the event is expected to bring over $120 million dollars into the area.

    Several local hotels have already booked up for the event.

  • Thanks for health fair

    As a resident of Shelbyville, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Jewish Hospital Shelbyville for the Men's Health Fair given on June 14 to the men of our community.

    The service offered that day beckons a warning to us of future infirmaties and thus allows early treatment. Add to this, the event was free.

    Thank you, Jewish Hospital, and the employees and doctors who worked the event.

    Tommy Hower,

    Shelbyville

  • Finchville woman dies in auto crash

    A Finchville woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle automobile accident on Fisherville Road.

    Faye Sanders, 85, of Clark Station Road, died at the scene of the accident which happened at about 1:30 p.m.

    Shelby County Sheriff's detective Jason Rice said that Sanders was a front-seat passenger in a 2002 White Mercury SUV with four other occupants, all of whom were members of the same family.

  • Two people hit by bullets in gun battle

    A local man has been jailed following a shooting that occurred Tuesday night on Berea Street that left two people injured.

    Tyrran Harris, 19, of 110 Berea Street, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly exchanging gunfire with two men in a crowd of at least eight people, according to Shelbyville Police.

    Two bystanders, a woman and a six-year-old boy, were hit by gunfire and required medical treatment. The woman, Hardy Gwentessa, 26, of Shelbyville, was grazed by two bullets.

  • College adds education, weekend classes

    Becoming a teacher just got a little bit easier for local students.

    Starting this fall, the Jefferson Community and Technical College Shelby County campus will offer courses in education instruction.

    Dr. John Wieland, campus director, said the campus added the classes in order to give students more options on their path to becoming a classroom teacher.

    "The fact that we are offering this opportunity will allow some folks in the community to pursue a career as a teacher," he said.

    These courses will help "jump start" the students' credit hours, he said.

  • Hot start - 10-year-old All-stars race out, over Scott County

    Before the district started, 10-year-old All-star head coach Dwayne Dillow said he wanted to avoid the slow start the team got off to last year as 9-year-olds.

    When the team took the field Wednesday night at Spencer County, the slow start was a thing of the past. Shelby County put up three runs in the first and three more in the third to take a commanding lead and beat Scott County 7-2 in the first round of the double elimination tournament.

  • New events on tap for this year's 'Jubilee'

    Everything should be just ducky for this year's Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee.

    A new event added this year will be the Jubilee Saddlebred Duck Race. It's a chance to root for your favorite duck to swim, or rather float, across the finish line first, earning $300 for the win. Second place gets $200 and first place gets $100.

    "The last place duck will get a surprise gift," said Shelby Development Corporation Executive Director and duckmaster Eilene Collins. "But they don't get to keep the duck."