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Today's News

  • Search intensifies for missing woman

    Search efforts for a woman missing since Sunday are still continuing and have intensified, according to police.

    Shelbyville Police Maj. Danny Goodwin said that police are following several leads but none have panned out yet.

  • SCHS graduation tonight

    More than 300 Shelby County High School seniors will walk the line tonight at the school's graduation ceremony in Frankfort. The ceremony will be held at the Frankfort convention center and begins at 7:30 p.m. Those planning on attending must have a ticket. Principal Gary Kidwell is anticipating a smooth ceremony. Parking should not be a problem, he said.

  • Race for the White House

    Well, Kentucky had its chance to vote and have it mean something. Hillary Clinton won the vote by 35 percent over Barack Obama.

  • Union ties dissolved at foundry

    Almost a year after union workers from Ohio Valley Aluminum went on strike, a majority of the workers at the plant have voted to give the union the boot.

    On May 23, 52 out of 87 employees voted to decertify the United Steelworkers Workers from having representation and bargain rights for the workers there.

    While the union currently has the right to appeal the decision, a representative from the USW said the union is not going to challenge the vote.

    The vote brings to an end a nearly two-year struggle between the company and the union for a contract.

  • What's bugging you? - Periodic cicadas swarming in the area

    The children Cathy Jamison baby-sits are afraid to go outside and play in the backyard. Inch-long bugs with bright red eyes are crawling up tree trunks by the hundreds and covering the children's toys with their winged, inch-long bodies.

    "They scare the kids," she said.

    Like a scene from a 1950s horror movie, insects by the tens of thousands are emerging from the ground and covering trees, homes and buildings. Local residents started seeing them last week.

  • Student wins Lions Club Award

    Nick Wauiro, a student at Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy in Simpsonville, grinned as he accepted a certificate and a check for $125 for winning a poster contest.

    The poster, which depicted many hands linked together, was the winner of the Peace Poster Contest, sponsored by the Simpsonville Lions Club.

    Officials from the club, including Jim Janes, secretary, Chuck Danison, district governor, and Lois Janes, vice president, were on hand at the academy Friday morning to present the cash award and the Pin of the Year to Wauiro in front of his classmates.

  • 1993: Mark J. Scearce dies three days after award

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

    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

  • Lady Rockets fall 4-0 in title game - Anderson's hot first inning takes title

    The Lady Rocket softball played Anderson County for the sixth time, with the final one Thursday in the 8th Region championship game. The Lady Rockets got two during the regular season, but Anderson completed the postseason sweep with a 4-0 win to claim the 8th Region Championship, just a week after topping the Lady Rockets 1-0 in the 30th District title game.

    The Lady Bearcats got all the work done early, putting up four runs on five straight hits in the first inning.

  • The check is in the mail - Stimulus payments arriving locally

    Over the next seven weeks, thousands of federal checks will be delivered locally that are expected to bring millions of dollars into the community.

    Suzette Boesing, officer-in-charge at the Simpsonville post office, said the first of the federal economic stimulus package checks started being delivered locally two weeks ago.

  • Seniors rake in over $100k

    Going into the senior awards ceremony on Tuesday night, Kelly Hill thought she had little to no chance of winning a $20,000 college scholarship.

    Each year at ceremony, the winner of the year's Pflughaupt scholarship is announced. Hill, along with five other Shelby County High School seniors, was a finalist for the scholarship. Much to Hill's surprise and delight, she was named the winner of the scholarship. Hill, who plans to attend Miami (Ohio) University next year, will receive $5,000 a year for her college education.