Today's News

  • SCHS names new athletics director

    Shelby County High School has named girls' basketball coach Sally Zimmerman the school's new athletics director Friday.

    The change came about when Assistant Principal Don Harding left the school in August to become the principal at the Educational Facility at Cropper. Steve Coleman, then athletics director, replaced Harding at the high school.

    Zimmerman will continue to coach the Lady Rockets this season before finding a replacement next year.

    See the full story in Wednesday's Sentinel-News.

  • SCHS girls win regional behind Wiley, Thomas

    Though star Candice Wiley shot 71 -- including her first-ever hole-in one -- the Shelby County High School girls golf team won its regional Monday at Weissinger Hills on the back of its No. 5 player.

    Wiley's 1-under-par took medalist honors, and with No. 2 player Michaela Manley having posted an 81, the Rockets appeared to be winning in a rout.

    But Manley reported that she accidentally had turned in an incorrect score -- she actually had shot 82 -- which required her to be disqualified.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    Sept. 25 -- 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.

    Public can attend

    Sept. 24 -- Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m.

    Sept. 24 - The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.

  • Semi flips; driver injured

    The driver of a tractor-trailer was injured Monday morning when his vehicle overturned on Interstate I-64 West.

    Brian Stradford, 40, of North Carolina, was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville for injuries he sustained when his rig left the roadway and turned over on the grass, spilling a full load of scrap metal and rupturing a fuel tank.

    Simpsonville Fire Chief Walter Jones, whose department responded to the accident that happened at the 26-mile marker, said that Haz-Mat teams cleaned up the diesel spill of about 60 gallons.

  • 1983: First twins born at KDH

    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

  • Wall Street shakes Main Street

    723 miles.

    That's how far Wall Street is from downtown Shelbyville.

    That might seem like a long way, but the proposed $700 billion bailout of failing mortgage finance companies will hit pretty close to home.

    It would cost taxpayers in Shelby County alone $80 million.

    Some people are calling Wall Street's current financial crisis the worst since The Great Depression, causing many nationally and locally to question the wisdom of the bailout and the overall financial stability of the country.

  • Business Expansion

    Who we are: Shuck Fence Co.

    Where: 704 Mt. Eden Road

  • Putting pennies to use; State lottery sales, prizes on the rise

    Shelby County is full of winners.

    Of the 17 counties in the Kentucky Lottery's Jefferson Sales Region, Shelby County ranks fifth in Kentucky Lottery sales and prizes during the 2008 fiscal year (July 1, 2007-June 30, 2008).

    Lottery players shelled out more than $7.2 million in Shelby County in that time. Big or small, there were plenty of winners, as $4.7 million in prizes were paid in the county.

  • Bypass construction on schedule

    Carl Henry was smiling big because he good news to report about the progress with construction of the Shelbyville Bypass.

    "Burks Branch is back open again," he said. "And it's about time."

    State officials said no further delays are anticipated and that the entire, $26.1million project is on schedule to be completed by August 2009.

    "Right now, the excavation work is done, and almost all the bridge road work is also done," said Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. "We have one more concrete pour coming up on Tuesday."

  • Cardinals take over in second half, beat Rockets 40-9

    The SCHS football team came out strong, but faded in the second half of a 40-9 loss at Scott County Friday.

    The Rockets stormed out to a touchdown on the game's opening possession. Matt Page hit Tavis Elzy on a 13-yard pass to get the Rockets on the board. The quarterback hit Elzy earlier in the drive for 35 yards to set up the score. After the extra point missed, Shelby held a 6-0 lead.

    The Rockets then recovered a Scott County fumble on Cardinals' 32, turning that into a 27-yard field goal and a 9-0 lead.