Today's News

  • Tucker named Triple S Chairman

    There was a familiar face with a new role on the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday.

    Gil Tucker, formerly vice chairman, led the meeting as the new chairman of the commission.

    The commission voted Tucker to take over that position in light of George Best's departure to take a seat on the Shelbyville City Council. Ed Rudolph has taken over as vice chairman, and Jake Smith remains treasurer.

  • Programs help to keep Shelby clean

    Kathy Ranard's main concern is keeping Shelby County from becoming too trashy.

    She has her work cut out for her, but she is trying to stay ahead of the game with her Litter Abatement Program.

    Ranard, the Clean Community coordinator, says that getting local people and organizations to “Adopt a Road” is also helping, as is using inmate labor to help offset the cost of cleaning up trash from roadways.

  • Gramig to play for Tigers

     As of Wednesday, Shauna Gramig can focus on the upcoming softball season.

    Gramig, a senior catcher for the Lady Rockets, won’t have to worry about her college career, because she took care of that by signing her letter-of-intent to play for the Georgetown College next season.

  • Cheering from the top

    For the first time since 2006 the SCHS cheerleading squad will be heading back to the state competition.

    The girls won the 8th Region small varsity competition Saturday at SCHS, and Coach Heather Fallen said it was a long time coming.

    “It’s been a big year for us as far as preparation,” she said. “We’ve been practicing hard since June, and we set some pretty high expectations.”

  • EARLIER: Waddy man indicted for sexually abusing child


    A Shelby County man has been indicted on charges he sexually abused a 6-year-old child at his home.

    Anthony Watkins, 37, of Waddy is charged with four counts of first-degree sexual abuse for encounters with girl he admitted took place between July and November of last year.

    First degree sexual abuse is a Class C felony, punishable by a sentence of 5-10 years in prison.

  • Fruit tree orders for spring planting


    One of the best things about January is all the good catalogs that come in the mail.

     It is much easier to believe that spring will come again when you have a stack of catalogs that show glossy pictures of fruits, vegetables and flowers.  The extra time spent indoors by the fire also allows us to spend some time plotting and planning what we want to add to the garden in 2009.

  • Looking Back: Jan. 23, 2009

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Defense comes up short against South Oldham

    Shelby County's Cache Tomlinson came out scorching hot for the Rockets, but Shelby's defense couldn't contain the Dragons (7-9) as the Rockets (7-10) fell, 73-68, on the road Saturday.

    Tomlinson, in his third game back from an ankle injury, lit up the Dragons for a season-high seven 3-pointers on his way to 25 points.

    "Cache was hot all night, and our offense was good," SCHS Coach Mike Clark said. "But we just didn't get the stops we needed in the third and fourth quarters.

  • New dish guidelines adopted by Shelbyville

    Taking the recommendation of the Triple S Planning Commission, the Shelbyville City Council approved Thursday the final reading of a text amendment to its satellite dish guidelines.

    The regulation breaks satellite dishes into two categories: dishes greater than one meter in diameter and dishes smaller than one meter in diameter.

    For dishes greater than one meter in diameter, there are several updates.

  • County approves zone changes, budget amendments

    County approves zone changes, budget amendments


    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer


    At its semimonthly meeting Tuesday morning, the Shelby County Fiscal Court approved two zoning change requests, as well as some budget amendments and some other items of county business.