Today's News

  • Part II: Bougainville: a first venture into combat

    From June 30 through mid-August 1943, the Third Division was transported from its 22 camps in New Zealand to Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.

    Guadalcanal, captured by the First Marine Division in an amphibious attack the previous August, was now available as a staging area for further assaults.

  • What we think: Mail missed routes during storm

    “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

    You probably know these words and believe them to be the official Postal Creed, the motto of the United States Post Office.

    They are not that.

    The USPS has no official motto, though this sentence, whose origins are attributed to Persian history, is inscribed in the post office in New York City.

    Still, it often is cited by citizens and embraced as a standard for their expectations.

  • Layoff forces Rockets to alter schedule

    Monday night saw the Lady Rockets rested and crisp after a 10-day layoff in an 18-point victory over Scott County. Tonight we’ll get to see if the Rockets come back as fresh.

    After having all of last week off, the Rockets got another break in their schedule when their scheduled game with Eminence was moved from Tuesday to Wednesday.

    But SCHS Coach Mike Clark said the extra time off might have been a good thing.

  • Lady Rockets whip Scott County

    The Shelby County girls bounced back from a 10-day layoff to drill old 8th Region rival Scott County 66-48 Monday.

    The Lady Rockets used a 17-8 third to push the lead to 22, 56-34, and then coasted through the fourth.

    SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said she got a little worried in the fourth when Scott County opened with a 10-0 run, cutting the lead to 12. However, the Lady Rockets responded when Dee Dee Davis converted a three-point play, pushing the lead back to 15 and Scott County got no closer.

  • Police ask for help solving vending machine thefts

    Police ask for help solving vending machine  thefts

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    Police are asking for any information about two vending machine thefts that occurred Jan. 31 at the Holiday Inn on Clubhouse Drive.

    The theft happened between 8 and 9 p.m. that night when someone pried open two vending machines, damaging them extensively and removing $500 cash.

  • Magistrates praise efforts to deal with storm

    At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Shelby County Fiscal Court received updates from several department heads and agencies on the status of storm-related repairs and clean-ups.

    Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee reported that the shelter at Clear Creek Elementary has been closed, but that the North Central District Health Department is now taking people displaced by the ice storm. At this time, four people are being housed there.

  • No longer forgotten

    The men of the 5th United States Colored Cavalry (USCC) buttoned up tight and moved through the snow, half in front, half in the rear of some 900 cattle they were taking to Louisville.

    The date was Jan. 25, 1865. It was a cold morning to be out driving livestock across Kentucky. The regiment was made up of around 80 soldiers, most of whom had joined the military as a way out of slavery.

    It was winter, the cold was to be expected, but the attack that was suddenly waged on them was not.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    Shelbyville Police Reports


    Robert B. Wade, 28, of Simpsonville, was arrested Sunday on Midland Boulevard and charged with DUI and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

    Gutherie L. Ford, 53, of Shelbyville, was arrested Saturday on Martin Luther King Street and charged with alcohol intoxication, menacing, fleeing and evading police on foot and disorderly conduct. He was also served with three bench warrants.


  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Feb. 3, 2009

    Steven Samples of Shelbyville was indicted on first-degree sexual abuse and flagrant non-support.

    David Bradley Thompson of Shelbyville was indicted on 13 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Christopher Broughton of Simpsonville was indicted on two counts of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

  • Freeze Out

    Sometimes there are more important things going on than sports, and with this weeks’ snow and ice storms, the local sports scene will take a back seat.

    While Oldham County High School is used as a shelter for those without power, the SCHS boys’ and girls’ basketball games against the Colonels will be postponed.

    “We’re not going to do anything Friday or this weekend,” SCHS girls’ Coach and the schools’ Athletics Director Sally Zimmerman said.