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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Congressional candidate speaks at Rotary club

    Last week's Rotary speaker, State Sen. Brett Guthrie, Republican candidate for Congress in Kentucky's Second District, spoke of issues he would like to address if elected.

    He began with saying that he didn't intend to give a partisan speech, but just wanted to "talk about myself and why I'm running and what I believe in."

    He opened with saying that his main concern was what he was going to bring to Washington.

    "We need to quit worrying about petty politics and focus on prosperity and the future of our children," he said.

  • Five arrested at SCHS

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

    Deputies arrested four juveniles - three female, one male - and one adult male in the school's cafeteria.

    Charges include third degree assault, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.

    Three of the juveniles have been released to their parents. One juvenile has been taken to a youth detention center. The adult student, Derek Richmond, remains at the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Trinity upends Rockets 3-0

    First year boys' soccer coach B.J. Andriot thought his team had a very good chance to beat Trinity in the opening game of the SCHS boys' Soccerama Saturday.

    However, Trinity had a different idea.

    The Shamrocks scored twice in the first half and added another in the second to beat Shelby County 3-0.

    Andriot said he thought his team came out timid.

    "I think maybe we were a little scared in the first half, but we settled down in the second half," he said. "We didn't play our best, but the loss was probably better for us in the long run."

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    Aug. 21 -- Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Ln., #118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Public can attend

    Aug. 21 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Aug. 27 - The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.

  • Ugly happened! Panel picks the ugliest of the uglies

    "It was not easy seeing so much ugly," said the five judges, members of Shelbyville Merchants Association for Retail Trade (SMART), who picked the top three finalists for Shelbyville's Ugliest Room Makeover contest.

    Interior designer and owner of Surroundings Design Studio Debbie D'Angelo and her design team - Carol Bolton, manager of Tracy's Home Furnishings; Aimee McGruder, manager of Making Ends Meet; Liz Schreff, design consultant at W. J. Andriots and Kelly Craig, also from Tracy's - managed to sort through the 18 entrants to pick the top three.

  • Weapons scare at SCHS proves false

    Local law enforcement officers responded to Shelby County High School Tuesday morning after receiving an anonymous tip that two students might be bringing weapons to school.

    The unidentified caller told Interim Principal Michael Rowe that a quarrel between two students could turn into violence on the school grounds.

    After receiving the call, four Shelby County sheriff's deputies came to the school and took the two students into custody as they exited their school buses.