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Today's News

  • Lady Rockets upset No. 10 North Hardin in OT

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team hit the road and pulled off their biggest upset of the year Saturday with a 62-59 overtime win at North Hardin.

    "This was a signature win for us and a great confidence builder," SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said. "(North Hardin) has beaten teams that we'll be playing later this year. This really was a big, big win for us."

    North Hardin (13-4) is the highest ranked team the Lady Rockets (12-5) have beaten this year, but it did not come without its struggles.

  • Cold season up but running slow

    Although it may seem like people have been sneezing and coughing as much as usual, Shelby County is having a better than usual cold and flu season, according to local health care officials.

    "We've not had a confirmed case of the flu yet," said Holly Husband, spokesperson for Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

    That is pretty good news considering Jefferson County confirmed its first case of the flu two weeks ago and Fayette County confirmed its first case in November 2007.

  • Design with Earth in mind

    Growing up on a small farm in Bagdad, Jessica Tennill was surrounded by some of the most beautiful plots of earth in the state and possibly the nation.

    Now in her work as an architect, her passion is to design houses that incorporate and help preserve the earth she loves.

    Tennill, 23, said using earth-friendly materials and energy sources gives greater meaning to the designs she creates.

    "I've been into this sort of thing for a long time," she said. "It brings a whole another layer to the design."

  • Nifco building framed

    A local construction company has recently completed the steel framing of a structure that will house an international auto parts maker that is coming to Shelbyville next year.

    In late December, workers from R.E. Purnell Construction bolted the last beam in what will be Nifco auto parts manufacturing newest U.S. facility.

    Nifco, a Japanese auto parts manufacturer, will use the 80,000 square-foot building to make auto fasteners for Toyota, Honda and American models.

  • Rockets drill Boyle County, 78-59

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team bounced back from its first loss of the season with a dominating 78-59 win over Boyle County Tuesday.

    The Rockets came out a little slow, allowing Boyle 20 points in the first quarter, but Shelby turned up the pressure over the second and third quarters, outscoring the Rebels 43-17 over the second and third quarters combined.

    "Our transition and help defense was not very good to start, but we made some adjustments in the second quarter and withstood some foul trouble for the first time this year," SCHS head coach Mike Clark said.

  • Catalpagreen hearing set for Tuesday

    Developers will reveal preliminary plans to zoning commissioners Tuesday night for a proposed 239-lot subdivision, known as Catalpagreen.

    WAZE LLC, reportedly plans to construct mostly single-family units on more than 120 acres near U.S. 60 and Ardmore Lane, according to Ryan Libke, executive director for Triple S PLanning and Zoning. The development calls for some patio-style duplex units, he added.

  • ATV champs to be honored

    Think Easyrider teamed up with backroads dirt and hills.

    ATV racing has become a popular local sport with more than 70 competitors lined up per race through the state Harescramble association.

    Two local residents have risen to the top of the state level in ATV racing and will be honored Saturday night for their winning ATV skills through the state Harescrambles organization.

    Bryce Gartman and Mike Husband will be two of the statewide race winners honored at an awards banquet at Claudia Sanders.

  • Politics and Jesus

    Religion, like it or not, is one of the underlining principles that will influence the way that many voters will cast their ballot this November. In local, state and nation contests, the candidates' religious affiliation, not the their voting record or previous experience, will be the determining factor for many voters.

    But this begs the question, "Would Jesus do that?"

    According to a poll released last fall by the Pew Forum and Research Center, 69 percent of Americans agree that it is important for a president to have strong religious beliefs.

  • 1983: Shouse marks 40th anniversary of his capture by Germans

    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

  • Bobcat unleashed at Simpsonville

    A local conservationist has recently helped students at Simpsonville Elementary school get a visual of what their school's mascot really looks.

    Horace Brown, chairman of the Kentucky Environmental Education Council and local outdoorsman, donated a picture he took of a bobcat to the school.

    School administrators said the framed picture of the "Simpsonville Bobcat" was greatly appreciated and will be displayed in a place of honor in the school.