Today's News

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments May 20, 2009

    Tommy Hill of Shelbyville was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    Gonzalez-Herrera of Louisville, was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Joel Ramos of Shelbyville, was indicted for second-degree forgery, and theft of identity.

    Carlos Cruz of Shelbyville, was indicted for second-degree forgery, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, operating a motor vehicle without an operator’s license, and operating a motor vehicle with one headlight.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on criminal mischief

    The public is urged to help Crime Stoppers locate the person(s) responsible for an act of criminal mischief which took place on May 30 between 8 and 9 p.m. on the 80th block of Bland Avenue.

    At that time, someone used a knife or other sharp instrument to cut a section of vinyl out of soft top on a Jeep.

    Damage to the vehicle is estimated at about $500.

  • EARLIER: Shelby runners move on to state

    Led by a strong group of runners, Shelby County’s boys track team finished fourth at the Class AAA Region 4 meet this week at Male High School in Louisville.

    Shelby totaled 68 points in trailing winner Ballard (126), Trinity (122) and Oldham County (79).

    Shelby’s girls finished seventh with 15 points in the meet also won by Ballard  (122).

    The top two individuals and teams and the other top 10 times will move on to next week’s state meet in Louisville, and Shelby County will be well represented.

  • Officer hospitalized after fight with suspect

    A chaotic scene unfolded Thursday night on Village Lane in Shelbyville when a resident of that street attacked a police officer who was trying to arrest him.

    During the scuffle, a shot was fired, and residents were panicked and terrified, not knowing who, if anyone, may have been shot. Rumors rant rampant through Shelbyville.

  • Simpsonville Elementary celebrates 20 years

    The scene was festive, the kids were cheering and the teachers were smiling.

    The gym at Simpsonville Elementary was packed Friday afternoon with the student body as teachers and school officials took time out to salute the school's first 20 years.

    Duanne Puckett, community relations coordinator for the school system, who acted as Master of Ceremonies, kept the crowd in stitches with her recollections of years past.

  • EARLIER: School board approves 1.4 percent salary increase

    At its last regular meeting last Thursday, the Shelby County School Board approved a pay increase of 1.4 percent but staff members won't necessarily see that money in their checks.

    Superintendent James Neihof said that even with the increase, employees would see a slight income loss of about one day's pay because five days are being eliminated from next year's school calendar. This will save the district $700,000.

  • School board to consider budget

    School board


    to consider budget


    Tentative plan for next school year


    to be presented at meeting Thursday


    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer


    The Shelby County Board of Education will consider a tentative budget for the 2009-2010 school year at its next regular board meeting Thursday night.


  • Williams' 1-hitter ends 3-game skid

    Shelby County right-hander Corey Williams threw a 1-hitter at Lexington Dunbar on Wednesday night to end the Rockets’ two-game losing streak, 4-0.

    Williams, a senior right-hander, was in trouble only in the first inning, when he walked two men, and he shut down the 2007 state champions with the help of solid defense.

    “He did a great job,” Coach Bart Roettger said. “He got his curveball over early in the count and did a good job of  mixing up pitches. They [Dunbar] never really got their bats square all night.”

  • Brown top 10 in Georgetown

    Brandon Brown had his best finish of the year on the Hooters Tour stop at Cherry Blossom Country Club in Georgetown this past weekend.

    Brown, a native of Shelby County who played at Eastern Kentucky University, shot 12-under-par 276 to finish 10th in the ADI Classic, eight strokes behind winner Jeff Corr. 

    After opening with an even-par 72 that put him in jeopardy of missing the cut, Brown shot 66, 69 and 69 to move up the leaderboard.

  • Rockets take off, beat South Oldham, 9-4

    The Rockets got off to a slow start last Thursday night against South

    Oldham, but they really blasted off in the third inning and went on to win, 9-4.

    "We were down four-[to]-nothing, but after our senior leaders came out

    with a pep talk in the third, things really changed fast after that,"

    SCHS Coach Bart Roettger said. "We got four runs in the third inning to tie the game."

    Nick Hamblem and John Collins both had doubles, and the Rockets were off,