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Today's News

  • Opportunity for high school students

    Representatives of the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at Western Kentucky University will conduct an informational meeting for high school students and their parents as well as interested community members 6 p.m. Nov. 27 in Crestwood at the Oldham County Arts Center.

  • Triple S considers rule change

    The Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation submitted a formal objection to proposed changes to the local landscape and buffer zone regulations last night during a public hearing on the subject.

    Ryan Libke, executive director of Triple S, said that although only one person spoke about the change at the meeting, a representative from the industrial foundation handed in a letter voicing their concerns about the changes.

    In the statement, the foundation said that the proposed regulations would hinder local business opportunities.

  • County asks senator for help with illegals

    After a debate about what can be backed up with hard data and what can't, magistrates approved a letter Tuesday to be sent to Republican Senator Jim Bunning asking for help with county problems stemming from illegal immigration.

    Magistrate Michael Riggs said he would like to have statistics to back up any specific comments regarding the effect of the illegal population on county services such as law enforcement, the jail, hospital. clinics and schools.

  • Schools struggle to hire minorities

    Although 26 percent of the students in the Shelby County public school system are from an ethnic minority, only 5 percent of the education positions in the district are filled by minorities, according to a recent report.

  • Rockets take district title

    The SCHS football team went 0-3 in the district during the regular season but got the last laugh after beating Madison Central 37-20 Friday to win the Class 6A District 8 title.

    The Rockets (8-4) led 17-14 at the half and then outscored the Indians (7-5) 20-0 in the third quarter on their way to the win.

    SCHS quarterback Alex Matthews threw for more than 450 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in the win.

    It was a far cry from the more 500 yards and nine touchdowns Matthews had in the first-round win over Scott County, but the senior wasn't disappointed.

  • SCHS student faces weapons charge

    A 16-year-old male was arrested Wednesday and charged with bringing a knife to Shelby County High School and threatening another male student.

    According to a Shelby County Sheriff's report, the boy, who is a junior, made a verbal threat in a classroom involving another student and was taken to the office where administrators then discovered he had a fold-out hunting knife in his possession.

    A note that mentioned the word "murder" was also found in the student's possession, the report said.

  • Back door deal

    You may have read the article in the paper about an annexation request from Redline Properties, a subsidiary of Interstate Equipment Sales and Rental for a property on Veechdale Road.

    While the article was accurately reported, it could not do justice to the real Story, the appalling good-old-boy politics in Simpsonville. Let's take a look at the situation.

  • Math matters: Program aiding Clear Creek

    Math and fun are usually polar opposites in the minds of most children. But in Charlotte Baker's class, students who had been lagging behind in the subject are finding that math adds up and it can be enjoyable.

    Baker, a teacher at Clear Creek elementary, is seeing students excel through a program called Numbers World. Through the program, students learn basic math skills with interactive instruction, activities and worksheets.

  • Cornerstone Christian Academy honor roll

    First grade

    Brady Smith

    All A's: Kaitlin Burk, Doug Jessee, Colin Lacy, Calvin Lee, Sam Osborne, Kelsey Rogers, Evan Scearce, Macy Schieber, Ariel Umholtz, Hannah West

    Second grade

    Aidan Barbour, Kendra Brown, Tia Keatting, Eli Lace, Jackson Schieber, Joseph Sheeley, Olivia Stanley, Madelyn Weeks, Faith Wiley.

    All A's: Annie Clifton, Lauren Mackey, Sarah Nerdig.

    Third grade

  • 1992: Dorman Center, parents pay tribute to 'Miss Etta'

    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, 1997