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Today's News

  • Viva Las Vegas

    I've been a poker nut for about five years now. So when I was offered a paid internship, housing included, to go to Las Vegas for a month and a half to cover the World Series of Poker for Card Player Magazine, I had to sit down and talk about the opportunity with the Sentinel-News, and more importantly, my wife.

    My flight leaves May 28.

  • Cropper fire station heavily damaged by storm

    Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton shook his head as he walked through Firestation No. 2 at Cropper.

    Or rather, what remained of the nine-year-old building.

    "A structural engineer is coming by to see if the building can be repaired, but it doesn't look good," he said, glancing at the rubble. "We may have to replace the whole building."

  • Flying high

    After several weeks of designing and constructing their own kites from scratch, seventh graders in Cynthia Bell's class at West Middle School got to go outside on Tuesday afternoon to see how well their kites could fly.

    Although it was a sunny day with plenty of wind, not all of the students found it easy to get their kites in the air.

    Kara Wagner was able to get her kite in the air but only for short periods of time and only when the wind was blowing at its strongest. Wagner said the weight of the kite and the area the kite covers will determine how well it flies.

  • Girls grab Bulldog tournament title

    The Shelby County girls' softball team dominated during pool play at the Holmes Bulldog Round Robin Tournament, and then held on for a win in the championship game, topping Bracken County 2-1 to take the title Saturday.

    "Overall, I was pleased because we went up there and did what we had to do," SCHS head coach Kelly Cable said.

    The Lady Rockets had just two hits in the championship game, but took advantage of two Bracken County errors in the decisive fourth inning.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    May 15 -- 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

    May 15 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    May 19 -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

    May 20 -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

  • Help for a hero

    Several years ago, firefighter Darrell Girdley pulled up to the house on a "difficulty breathing" call, and a woman handed him a baby that was purple from suffocating.

    "We turned it upside down and inside out but we got that baby breathing," Girdley said.

    Another time he and his friend, Mike Hope, stabilized a woman who had driven through a board fence that smashed into the car peeling back her face and putting a fist-sized hole in her chest. Doctors said the firefighters saved the woman's life, and every Christmas she sends flowers and candy.

  • Shelbyville city council proposes 2008-2009 budget

    The Shelbyville City Council brought forward the city's proposed budget for 2008-2009 fiscal year during its meeting on May 8.

  • Miller resigns from city council

    After nine-and-a-half years serving the city of Shelbyville as a member of city council, Mike Miller has resigned.

    "When you move out of the city, you have to give your resignation," he said.

    For the past several months he has been building a new home on his family's farm just barely outside the city limits.

    "We're not a half mile from the city limits," he said. "My grandfather bought this farm in the 50s, then my uncle had it until he died. And I told my aunt if she ever wanted to sell this last tract to call me, and she did about two years ago."

  • Rockets split two games at Fayette County Inv.

    The SCHS baseball team got strong pitching performances in two one-run games Saturday.

    Nolan Mills pitched the Rockets to a 2-1 win over West Jessamine Saturday morning and Jordan Burk pitched well in a 5-4 loss to Dunbar in the afternoon during the Rockets' split in the Fayette County Invitational. Friday's game against Eastern was rained out.

  • Hospital gets digital mammography

    For the past three weeks, Jewish Hospital has been using new technology to perform breast exams.

    Mammographer Retta Wilson said the new, $446,000 full-field digital mammography (FFDM) unit has increased both the effectiveness and quality of the hospital's breast exams.

    The FFDM is the latest technology in which the digital image allows for instantaneous screen display on an acquisition workstation. The unit can be used for screening and/or diagnostic images.

    The new equipment has several advantages over the old mammography unit, Wilson said.