Today's News

  • Girls fall to Anderson 1-0 in 9 innings

    A controversial call and two extra innings cost the Lady Rockets the 30th District Championship Tuesday. Anderson County scored one run in the bottom of the ninth inning to get the 1-0 win.

    With two outs in the bottom of the first, the Lady Rockets had a chance to score early, but a curious call by the first base umpire killed the Lady Rockets' chance. The Anderson County first baseman dropped the ball on the throw, which would've allowed Dee Dee Davis to score from third, but the umpire ruled that the first baseman had control.

  • Memorial Day ceremony to be held Monday

    Next Monday, the nation will once again take time out to honor its veterans, a tradition that America has observed for 140 years.

    Memorial Day ceremonies will take place at Grove Hill Cemetery at 11 a.m., beginning with a welcome by Col. Roger C. Green Jr., Army (ret.), post commander of VFW Post 1179.

    After Jim Morris of Post 1179 delivers the invocation, the speaker will be Col. Ron Turner, an Iraqi war veteran and currently the chief of staff of the Kentucky National Guard.

    The placing of the wreath will follow his speech.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    May 22 -- 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.

    May 26 -- 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.

    Public can attend

    May 28 -- Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m.

  • Relay celebrates fight against cancer

    "I can't believe I have my sunglasses on," said Susan Travis, as she opened the ceremony Friday night for the Relay for Life event held at Shelby County High School.

    The rain, that had fallen earlier that day, made the field too wet and campsites were moved to the SCHS back parking lot.

    "We've really been blessed," continued the chair of the Relay for Life committee in Shelby County, as she spoke of the 'can do, won't take no' attitude. "We have to celebrate, remember and fight back," she said about the cancer that people that night were fighting to find a cure.

  • Clinton carries county

    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton easily carried Shelby County Tuesday and appeared headed for a win statewide.

    With all of the county's 34 precincts reporting, Clinton topped Barack Obama 4,287 to 2,297 in the county. Statewide with about 50 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton was winning by about 25 percentage points over Obama. Obama appeared to be running his best race in Jefferson County where he held a slight lead over Clinton at press-time.

  • Bringing back the prairie

    Nearly all of the prairie settlers found on their way across North America is now gone. But if efforts at Red Orchard Park pan out, visitors can get an idea what those early settlers may have seen when the crossed the country in their covered wagons. And they may hear the increasingly rare call of the bobwhite quail to boot.

    On Tuesday, Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks workers planted 15 acres in Red Orchard Park to a mix of grasses that mimic those found in the short grass prairies of bygone days. Kentucky originally had hundreds of thousands of acres of prairie lands.

  • Sprucing up the woods

    Long-neglected Wyatt's Woods is looking more presentable, thanks to members of Simpsonville Baptist Church.

    The group, which consisted of an adult and a youth Sunday school class, spent much of the day Saturday sprucing up the nine-acre nature preserve behind Simpsonville Elementary School.

    The cleanup is part of a church program called, "40 Days of Community," in which Sunday school classes do community service projects with the goal of doing something for the betterment of the community.

  • Rockets hammer Eminence to advance to title game

    SCHS head coach Bart Roettger was looking for a couple different things as the Rockets faced Eminence in the first round of the 30th District Baseball Tournament at Spencer County Monday.

    "I told the guys what I wanted was them to come out with that business-like approach, I wanted them to expect to win, and take care of business. And I wanted us to have some fun."

    The Rockets seemed to approach the game exactly like Roettger wanted, jumping out early and hanging 31-0 five-inning whipping on Eminence.

  • 1968: Judge Coleman Wright named Outstanding Judge

    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

  • Wiihabilitation: virtual therapy

    Physical therapy usually isn't the most enjoyable part of a senior's day.

    As old age causes the body to become weaker and prone to aches, the prospect of physical exercise can be less than appealing.

    But this does not always have to be the case

    Jackie Waits, activities director at the Masonic Home of Shelbyville, said when seniors are given the proper motivation, it is amazing to see what they can do.

    About a month ago, Waits started using a Wii video game system as an option for physical activities for residents.