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Today's News

  • Newton set to retire from MPCAA

    Rusty Newton was raised tending to cows and crops on his family's dairy and tobacco farm in Shelby County, but he has spent the last 22 years tending to many other needs of Shelby Countians.

    And today, Newton, the executive director for the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, is retiring after spending the last seven of those years in the agency's top position.

    MPCAA works on behalf of elderly, low-income and at-risk individuals and families to help them improve and stabilize their daily living situations, and Newton has been dedicated to that mission.

  • EMS members go to Louisiana to help hurricane victims

    On Thursday morning a team of five rescue workers from Shelbyville arrived in Louisiana to help victims of Hurricane Gustav.

    EMS Director Steve Wortham said Shelbyville's Medical Special Response Team journeyed to Alexandria, La., by ambulance along with six other ambulances from around Kentucky.

    The five volunteers -- Jeff Ivers, John Trzcinski, Mike Swigert, Shawn Doty and Bobby Cravenz -- loaded the ambulance with medical supplies, food and tents in which to house themselves.

  • A special event

    As the grandmother of three granddaughters, Cayla and Caty Hawkins and Devan Brooks, who have or are now playing volleyball for Shelby County, I can say I never enjoyed a volleyball game as much as I did on Aug. 21.

    First was the great response to wearing pink shirts for the Volley for the Cure for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Even the Anderson County volleyball team had pink ribbons in their hair.

    Secondly, was the beautiful voice of George Cottrell singing our National Anthem.

  • The paper trail: Agencies look at ways to trim paper consumption

    At the Shelby County Recycling Center, there are seven large metal bins that are used to collect and store various recyclable items: one for aluminum, one for cardboard, one for plastic and so on.

    But the item that has the biggest bin and takes up the most space at the center is also the one that is the easiest to reduce - paper.

    Val Shirley, who manages the center, spends the majority of his day making sure that the materials donated go in the right bins.

  • Rockets fall 27-14 at North Bullitt

    The SCHS football gave up four big plays that each went for touchdowns in a 27-14 loss at North Bullitt Friday.

    The Eagles scored on plays of 48 and 44 yards in the first quarter to take an early 13-0 lead.

    Shelby answered when Branden Cresap hit Just Turley for an 18-yard score in the second quarter, but North Bullitt again had a big play waiting.

    This time the Eagles Dalton Cissell pulled in a 56-yard pass that gave North Bullitt a 20-7 lead at the break.

  • 1968: Sentinel, eight other newspapers consolidate, form new corporation

    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

  • BBB: Be careful when buying event tickets online

    Tickets to the Ryder Cup to be played Sept. 16-21 at the PGA's Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville are sold out to the general public, but they often are advertised by broker's and other ticket-selling services.

    The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning to sports, music, and theater fans about one such online service -- TicketsMyWay.com.

    Hundreds of complaints against the company, which is run by Las Vegas-based Event Tickets LLC, have been pouring in from consumers across the country.

  • A great life skill

    I wanted to take this time to applaud the accomplishments of the faculty, staff, students, parents and PTO members in our community.

    Recently at Painted Stone Elementary School, a new initiative was launched. "Pennies for Pride" offers students the opportunity to collect money to donate each month to charity. Last month the money went to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help those in our community and state living with certain blood cancers.

  • Long Run Massacre festival this weekend

    Coonskin caps, muskets and tomahawks will abound this weekend at the annual Long Run Massacre Reenactment and Festival.

    Staged by the Painted Stone Settlers, this event commemorates the pioneering days of Shelby County and two bloody conflicts that occurred between a group of settlers and a tribe of Native Americans in the late 1700s.

    This year the festival will be held for the first time at Red Orchard Park at 704 Kentucky St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

    The main reenactment will take place at 2 p.m. on both days.

  • Lady Rocket golfers continue to win - Girls dominate Bullitt East tourney, Wiley grabs top medal honors

    The Shelby County girls' golf team hammered the competition at the Bullitt East Invitational over the weekend.

    The girls posted a team score of 340, their second lowest score of the year, to win the title and Candice Wiley put up a 75 to take the top individual honor.

    But that wasn't the end.

    The Lady Rockets put two more players in the top 10.

    Michaela Manley fired an 83 to finish fourth overall, earning her first ever All-state Points, and Shannon Harover shot an 88 to finish 10 in a scorecard playoff. The top 10 placing was Hanover's first.