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Today's News

  • Post 37 wraps regular season

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team finished the regular season with a flurry to end up with a 21-12 record.

    Head coach Jim Wiley said he's very happy with the way his team is playing right now.

    "I think we're playing our best baseball of the season right now, and that's where you want to be," he said. "Everybody hit the ball over the weekend and we got some good pitching."

    Shelbyville traveled to Metcalfe County Saturday for a doubleheader and swept the home team 12-0 and 4-1.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    July 24 -- Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, #118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    July 28 -- An ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway (Bluegrass Industrial Park, I-64 and Hurstbourne Lane) in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.

  • Squeezing Summer: Students wonder where the time has gone

    Eighth-grader Joseph Ruloph said cramming in the usual family vacations and other summer activities into a nine-and-a-half week break from school wasn't easy.

    With classes letting out last school year in early June and starting again in just two weeks, Ruloph is just one of the local students who are wondering where this summer has gone.

    Ruloph said in the future such short summers might keep him from being able to go visit his father in Louisiana.

    "That's the only time I get to go see him," he said. "And they don't give us a whole lot of time."

  • Boost your kids: it's the law

    Davis Skinner, 5, settled into her booster seat, hugged her stuffed bear to her, and smiled.

    "She's used to being in there," said her mother, Jennifer Skinner. "She likes riding in it."

    Now that the new Booster Seat Law has gone into effect, all children falling within a certain weight and height category will also have to get used to riding in a booster seat.

    Recent legislation, effective July 15, requires that children under 7 years of age and between 40-50 inches tall will have to ride in a booster.

  • Plan would help state workers cut commute costs

    In an effort to help state workers save money on gas, Gov. Steve Beshear has announced two fuel saving initiatives for commuting employees.

    On Tuesday, the governor's office launched a new carpooling website designed to help link up commuting state employees and announced a more aggressive push toward flexible hours for workers throughout state government.

    For the hundreds of state employees who daily commute from Shelby County to Frankfort, the programs could save each driver up to $100 a month.

  • County's ag sector looks better all the time

    The old clich that you shouldn't put all of your eggs in the same basket looks like polished wisdom when it comes to the county's economic health.

    While many parts of the nation are reeling from job losses, depressed home prices and sluggish economic activity in general, Shelby County is doing better than most. Unemployment is higher than it has been for a while, home sales are slow here too, and retailers are feeling the pinch as consumers tighten their belts in response to higher gas prices. But at least one sector of the county's economy - agriculture -- is doing well.

  • Local officials named to state HVMAT commission

    Two local officials have been appointed to a state commission that oversees the handling of hazardous materials across the state.

    Gov. Steve Beshear has named Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger and Charlie Frazee, the director of local Emergency Management Agency, to the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission.

    Both men said being named to the commission is an honor.

  • Post 37 wins double-header

    American Legion Post 37 picked up two wins against Oldham County Tuesday night at home.

    Post 37 won the first game 8-0 and the second, 6-4.

    Post 37 coach Jim Wiley said the team played well and pitched well in both games.

    "We had two really good games," Wiley said.

    The team plays two double-headers this weekend in Bowling Green.

    Post 37 plays Metcalf at Edmund Park at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday and plays Bowling Green at 1 p.m. EDT Sunday.

    Pairings for the district tournament will be announced in the July 23 Sentinel-News.

  • The Great Outdoors - Some birds are 'underground'

    Most of us think of bird nests being located from the ground all the way up to some of the higher branches in trees. However, there are two species of local birds that actually nest underground.

    The belted kingfisher, a 13-inch long, gray and white bird with a 20-inch wingspan, always excavates a 6-foot long burrow that ends in an enlarged chamber, preferably near water. The excavation is in an 8-inch to 10-inch high bank. Both male and female do the actual digging. A new burrow is dug almost every year although, occasionally, last year's burrow will suffice.

  • Shelby County East Middle School

    Sixth grade