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Today's News

  • Schools to have interim principals

    Two local schools will have interim principals at their helm next school year.

    Late last month, Gary Kidwell and Lisa Smith, former principals at Shelby County High School and Painted Stone Elementary School respectively, left their posts to take jobs with the school district's central office.

    Due to the short period of time between the principals leaving the schools and the start of the school year, interim principals will have to be appointed for next school year.

  • Shelby County hosts 12-year-old All-Stars tournament

    The 12-year-old Eastern Kentucky Cal Ripken State Tournament kicks off tonight in Shelbyville.

    The double-elimination tournament starts at 5 at Clear Creek Park with the first game between Johnson County and Fern Creek. Nine teams from the eastern region of the state will play here.

    The Shelby County 12-year-olds play in the second game tonight - at 7 p.m. They face Jessamine County. The winner of that game will play Saturday, July 19 at 1 p.m. The loser of the Jessamine-Shelby game plays Friday, July 18 at 5 p.m.

  • Stallion showcase - Saddlebred breeders show off their boy stars

    The big strapping boys were the stars of the show Friday morning and they did their stuff for their audience. They pranced, they strutted, they struck a pose and drew admiring oohs and aahs from the crowd.

  • False alarm: Sunken vehicle not connected with Ethington

    A possible lead in the missing Maxine Ethington case has turned out to be false, according to Shelbyville Police.

    When a sunken vehicle was discovered in the Ohio River in Milton, Ky. in Trimble County, divers were sent down to investigate on Wednesday, according to Shelby County Police detective Bruce Gentry.

  • Corn, Carbon, Cash - Carbon trading program could help local farmers

    If the weather holds, Paul Hornback is set to bring in a healthy crop of corn this fall.

    Hornback, who farms 1,700 acres of corn locally, said the corn fields in Shelby County not only produce a great product, but also help remove harmful carbon emissions from the air.

    Previously, Hornback had viewed the environmental benefits of farming as an added benefit, but this year, he is set to profit from the amount of carbon that the corn consumes.

  • Johnson Controls cuts workforce in half - 114 are out of work

    When Steve Lear left his job at Johnson Controls last Thursday, his supervisors told him that his job would be there for him after the company came back from a month-long hiatus.

    But on Monday, Lear and 113 other employees found out that before they walked out the door on Thursday, their pink slips were already in the mail.

    "That was the notice I got for giving Johnson Controls 10 years of hard work," he said. "They don't care about no one but themselves."

  • Junior Golf 101: Teaching the game

    How did you learn to play the game of golf? When asked this question, most people say that their introduction didn't come until they were young adults, and many wish the opportunity had been available to them at an earlier age.

  • Not disrespectful

    Last week a letter to the editor appeared in the Sentinel-News in which the author claimed that a student, by uttering a prayer (GASP!) at the Shelby County High School graduation ceremony, "was disrespectful of the intent of the law and the audience before her."

  • Zoning to hear ag divisions

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission will decide on three agricultural division next Tuesday night. Commissioners will vote on:

    An agricultural division of Homestead Acres on Clark Station Road.

    An amended agricultural division of Rutledge Farm East on Dover Road.

    An agricultural division of Masonic Homes of Kentucky on Frankfort Road.

    They will also consider approving the building plat of Charles and Helen Crabtree on Colt Run Road and a building extension of Villas at Cardinal Club Estates.

  • Cashing in on the Ryder's Cup

    Though the Ryder Cup is still two months away, local businesses are already experiencing the benefits of having a world-class golf tournament take place just miles down the road.

    The event, which will take place September 16 to 21 at Valhalla Golf Club, will draw spectators from around the world to watch the best European and U.S. golfers square off on the greens.

    In total, the event is expected to bring over $120 million dollars into the area.

    Several local hotels have already booked up for the event.