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Today's News

  • 1968: Shelby basketball legend Mike Casey receives two honors

    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

  • Wedding show is Sunday, March 2

    Local and regional vendors will offer samples of their goods and showcase their services at the Shelbyville Bridal and Beautiful Home Show Sunday, March 2.

    The show will be held in the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St., from 2-4:30 p.m.

    This is the 8th annual show. It is sponsored by SMART (Shelbyville Merchants Association for Retail Trade). Entrance is free, and there will be door prizes. SMART chair Sharon Nichols said the show is not a large one, but most of the brides-to-be are from Shelby and surrounding counties "so they're better possible customers."

  • Lady Rockets grab district title in OT

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team allowed Anderson County just one field goal in overtime, topping the Lady Bearcats 53-46 to take the Girls' 30th District Basketball Tournament Friday at Spencer County.

    The Lady Rockets trailed for most of the game before taking a three-point lead in the fourth. Anderson rallied to tie the game and force OT, but the Lady Rockets would not be denied.

    Shelby held Anderson to just one field goal in the extra session, outscoring the Lady Bearcats 11-4.

    For a full recap of the game, see Wednesday's Sentinel-News.

  • This could be your backyard

    Just another cemetery. Doesn't affect me. Wanna bet!

    It does affect you! It affects your property value, your rural environment, and your Shelby County lifestyle. And here's why everyone in Shelby County should be concerned.

  • To tube or not to tube

    With the writer's strike finally over, the constant stream of reruns that has plagued broadcast television for the last several months will soon come to an end. And while polls have shown that TV watching has decreased by up to 40 percent due to lack of fresh material, in the weeks to come, ratings will likely return to normal as network and cable stations start pumping out a new batch of shows and storylines.

  • Spare the tree

    A worker told me recently that the road department is cutting down a very large tree about half-mile mile back on the left from U. S. 60 on Webb Road traveling North.

    I'd love think there is a valid reason for this lovely old tree to come down. It's not dead, I know. I pick up trash on Webb Road most days and when the summer temperatures reach into the 90s that tree provides the only shade I have for about half a mile. Welcome relief, I can tell you. I have come to think of that tree as a friend and it's sad to think it may be cut down.

    Connie Kuhn,

  • Bulldogs eager for chance to repeat in regional

    The Cornerstone Christian Academy boys' basketball team is the defending Third Region and KCAA State Champions, but this year's squad has a much different make-up than last season.

    Playing a young squad this season, the Bulldogs finished the year with a modest 9-12 record. However, head coach Norris Beckley said his team is improving.

  • School menus - March 3-7

    Monday -- Spaghetti w/meat sauce or boneless chicken leg, carrots, broccoli, garlic cheese breadstick, oranges, applesauce or fruit cocktail, milk

    B = Sausage biscuit w/jelly or molten space cereal w/asteroids and space dust

    Tuesday -- Hamburger/cheeseburger or chili dog, French fries, ketchup/mustard, lettuce/tomato, onion/pickle, oranges, applesauce or fruit cocktail. Clear Creek has Little Caesar's pizza

    B = Sausage pancake bites or blast off burrito

  • District to review superintendent candidates

    The superintendent search committee for the Shelby County Public System is currently reviewing 27 applications for the position of head of the school system. In less than a month, the district could name one of the applicants as the new superintendent.

    The Kentucky School Board Association released biographic information this week on the 27 applicants. The names of candidates have not been released.

  • A special Christmas: Thank-you from the Flanagans

    Editor's note:

    Buffy Flanagan wrote this letter as a thank you to the people who have helped her family get through the illness of Beanie, her three-year-old son who is battling cancer.

    After the letter was written, Buffy delivered Shannon Lake Flanagan, who came into the world just 26 weeks into her pregnancy. Shannon, at 1 pound, 4 ounces, was the smallest baby at Kosair Children's Hospital. She is approximately the size of a dollar bill.