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Today's News

  • Tech Center gets budget cuts

    The Shelby County Area Technology Center will have to survive next school year with up to a 12 percent cut to its total budget.

    While the center's administration does not anticipate having to scale back personnel or student services, if the lack of funding continues next year, such cuts would be likely.

    Susan Wiley, the center's principal, told the Shelby County Board of Education last on June 26 that the 10 to 12 percent cut to the center's budget will mostly affect the amount of equipment and supplies that the center can purchase.

  • Cardinal Club to host 'one-arm' golf cup as part of Ryder Cup events

    The Cardinal Club in Simpsonville will host the Humana Fightmaster Cup golf tournament Sept. 12-14. The event is held as part of activities surrounding the prestigious Ryder Cup scheduled for Sept. 16-21 at Valhalla Golf Club.

    The announcement came Monday at the Humana Building in Louisville.

    Karl Schmitt, executive director of the Cup Experience, the host organization for the Ryder Cup events, said the Fightmaster Cup is one of several community-wide events going on in conjunction with the Ryder Cup.

  • TOP DOG: Waddy man breeds champs

    Champion horses are not the only stars living in Shelby County. Top-dog beagles live here, too.

    Bruner's Amanda, a competition hunt beagle, received top honors at the world championship competition hunt held last March in Booneville, Ind.

  • Skate park closed after toilet fire

    Six weeks after its grand opening, the Shelby County Skate Park has been closed after a portable toilet was burned down, apparently as an act of vandalism, according to Clay Cottongim, director of Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation.

    Cottongim added that the park will not re-open until the vandals are caught.

    "What we're going to do is put the word out on the street that the park will not re-open until we find out who did the damage," he said.

    According to Cottongim, the incident happened at about 10:54 Monday night.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    July 7 -- Bridges Center at Rural Communities Hospice, (for adults grieving the death of a loved one) will meet 6-7:30 p.m. To pre-register for classes or for more information about support groups, call (502) 456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.

    Public can attend

    July 3 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    July 5 -- The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center.

  • Minor League All-star teams start district play next week

    9-year-olds

    Troy Kuhl is in his first year coaching the All-stars at the park, but he couldn't be more excited about his 9-year-old team.

    "I think we have a really good chance this year," he said. "We're a very talented team, and we have a lot of really good players. The biggest challenge for us will be figuring out which nine players to put on the field because we have so many good players."

  • Spanish-speaking doctor opens practice

    Dr. Mario Rios has opened a new family practice at 140 Stonecrest Drive.

    The office is located behind O'Reilly Auto Parts off U.S. 60.

    Dr. Rios, who lives in Louisville with his wife, Ruth, is a native of Columbia and a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. He has been living in the United States for 40 years.

    He accepts patients 9-years-old and up. No appointment is necessary; patients are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. He and his staff speaks fluent Spanish.

  • Encourage bike riding

    I read and liked your Sentinel-News Comment article on Wednesday June 11 which related to gasoline prices, transportation, and health.

    When I started working for Roll Forming Corporation in 1994, several of the office employees suggested that I buy a house in Louisville.

    "That's where everything is", I was repeatedly told. I indicated that I didn't want to make the drive from Louisville to Shelbyville and back every work day. I was glad that I settled in Shelbyville then, and I'm even more so now, especially with the current gasoline price situation.

  • Insurance report card - Body shops grade providers

    Not all insurance companies are created equal. That's a saying Jimmy Brown routinely tells his customers when they come to his Simpsonville auto body shop for collision repair.

    Brown, owner of Medley's Body and Paint shop, said some companies will do anything they can to help their customers. And others will cut any corner they can to save a buck.

  • Local youth participating in Governor's School for the Arts

    The Kentucky Center is bringing over two hundred eager young artists from every region of the Commonwealth to the heart of the Bluegrass, as The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) arrives at Lexington's Transylvania University, June 22 to July 12.