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Today's News

  • Leading by example: Sanders quietly helps Lady Rockets reach potential

    Olivia Sanders knows talent. She knows that the Lady Rockets have plenty of it this year.

    What she doesn't know is when it's all going to fit together.

    "We have so much youthful talent, but we just haven't harnessed it yet," she said. "But once we all get on the same page, I think we can beat most of the teams in the state."

    That's where Sanders comes in.

    Head coach Joe Turner said Sanders and fellow senior captain Anna Whitlow have taken the leadership role and run with it.

  • Golden Alert issued for Ethington

    A local woman missing for almost three months is the focus of a new alert just passed into law.

    A "Golden Alert" was issued Tuesday for Maxine Ethington, missing since May from her Shelbyville home.

    The alert legislation was enacted by the General Assembly last spring and very recently became law.

  • Put a rattlesnake in your garden

    Interested in growing a piece of history? Read on.

    Just after the Civil War, farmers and gardeners in Georgia developed a big, striped watermelon they called rattlesnake. They called it rattlesnake because the dark green stripes on the lighter green background looked like the markings on a rattlesnake. The watermelon later came to be called Georgia Rattlesnake.

  • Five arrested at SCHS

    Five Shelby County High School students were taken into custody Wednesday morning following an altercation between two students that resulted in an assault on a Shelby County sheriff's deputy.

    Deputies arrested four juveniles - three female, one male - and one adult male.

    The altercation was sparked by a verbal spat between two female students during breakfast in the school's cafeteria.

    Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said a crowd formed around the girls as they shouted profanities at each other.

  • Lawsuit brought against Triple S

    "As a member of the community, I just think compliance to the rules is essential to the well-being of the community."

    That's why Kathryn W. Sjothun said she, along with William L. Selvidge, M.D filed a lawsuit against the Triple S Planning Commission's approval of the minor subdivision application of Charles and Helen Crabtree Stables, Inc. last month.

  • Sugg takes state post

    When James Neihof was named the new superintendent this past June, school board member Allen Phillips gave him one little piece of advice concerning the district's personnel.

    "You pray as hard as you can that Sally Sugg sticks around," he said.

    But, despite the board's hopes and Neihof's prayers, Sugg has taken an administrative position with the Kentucky Department of Education.

    Sugg's resignation was announced at last Thursday night's board meeting.

  • United Way names new team for fall campaign

    The Metro United Way's local campaign will get a new face this year -- literally and figuratively.

    A couple of new faces will be running this year's campaign, which formally kicks off Sept. 12.

    Brian Webb, vice president in commercial lending with Citizens Union Bank, will be the local leader of the effort. Webb has previously worked as chair of the United Way's CEO calling team. Webb replaces Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company's Shelby Market President Belinda Nichols. However, Nichols is staying actively involved in this year's campaign.

  • Rockets start learning curve

    The Shelby County football team's offense won't look much different than last season, but the faces are completely different.

    With just one player returning at a skill position -- and even he's switched to a different position - there are a lot of questions to be answered. Those questions started Friday in the team's first live scrimmage at Nelson County.

  • Doyle named new Sentinel-News Editor, Reichert to retire Sept. 5

    If you aren't already familiar with Steve Doyle, you soon will be.

    On the first week of September, Doyle, 54, will return to his native Shelby County to fill the role of editor at the Sentinel-News.

    Walt Reichert is retiring after spending the last two years as editor.

    Doyle grew up on a dairy and tobacco farm in Simpsonville, attended Simpsonville Elementary then graduated from Shelby County High School in 1971.

  • Heating costs expected to scorch consumers

    Rusty Newton is worried.

    Newton, executive director of the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, is concerned about the prediction of rising heating costs this winter.

    He's worried because heating costs are going to be higher, but no extra money has been appropriated to help people pay higher heating bills.

    "I mean, I'm just being honest with you; I'm real concerned about the families, especially our elderly and disabled," he said.