Today's News

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    May 5 -- 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

    May 1 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    May 3 -- 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.

  • Volunteers 'do it all' at local hospital

    Helen Poole is everywhere.

    If she isn't running a bake sale, she is collecting money for a silent auction, organizing a fundraiser or bustling around the coffee shop at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where she is beginning her 13th year as a volunteer.

    She laughed when asked about the last time she worked at the coffee shop.

    "I spilled coffee all over my feet," she chuckled.

  • Peters joins Beshear's cabinet

    When Governor Steve Beshear announces his new Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet in a few weeks, Shelby County resident Dr. Leonard Peters will become Kentucky's next Energy and Environmental Secretary.

    With as much experience as Peters has dealing with important energy issues, Beshear said in a press release that Peters, 68, is "a perfect selection in helping balance energy needs with environmental concerns."

  • $20k Pflughaupt scholarship finalists announced

    Six Shelby County High School seniors have been named as the finalists for a $20,000 college scholarship.

    Whitney Jesse, Andrew Moffett, Tyler Daniel, John Blair, Kelly Hill and Elizabeth Shemo are in the running for the 2008 Pflughaupt scholarship.

    The scholarship is given to one student from SCHS every year. The winning student will receive $5,000 every year, for four years.

    The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement combined with community and civic involvement and other accomplishments.

  • Horse trainer spurred on by challenge

    Editor's note: Read more stories about Shelby County's horse industry in today's special section insert.

    Michael Tomlinson has a way with horses.

    The Shelbyville resident has been training horses ever since he was a small boy, training horses for shows.

    But it wasn't until he struck out at a baseball career in college that he turned to horses as a way to earn a living.

    "After I hurt my arm pitching, I transferred my competitiveness over to rodeos," he said with a grin.

  • Simpsonville man arrested after high speed chase

    A Simpsonville man was arrested after fleeing from Kentucky State Police who clocked him at 123 miles per hour.

    Eric S. Nichols, 21, of Simpsonville, was arrested April 25 at 11:17 p.m. after leading KSP trooper Hunter Martin on a chase down I-64 eastbound. According to a KSP report, the incident began when Martin clocked Nichols doing 123 mph at the 33 mile marker on I-64.

  • Rockets look strong at LIT

    The SCHS baseball team went 1-2 in the Louisville Invitational Tournament, but head coach Bart Roettger said that record was deceiving.

    "It depends on how you look at it," he said. "You could say going 1-2 was disappointing, but at the same time I thought we played as well as we have all year."

  • Sheriff's office makes drug busts

    The Shelby County Sheriff's Office made several significant drug arrests during the month of April, including one on April 12 and another on April 24.

    On April 12, sheriff's deputy Frank Jeffcoat, assisted by deputy Mike Beckley, pulled over a car for speeding 17 miles an hour over the limit at 1:10 a.m. just prior to Exit 32 on I-64 eastbound.

  • Prom is Saturday

    For more than 500 local students April 26 is not just another Saturday night: It's prom night.

    Girls and boys across Shelby County will getting gussied up and heading toward Louisville to dance the night away - or at least sit and watch other people who are.

  • 1993: 'America's Most Wanted' uses local backdrop

    1993: 'America's Most Wanted' uses local backdrop

    1993: Boy Scout Brad Stout saves father's life

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.