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Today's News

  • Henry Clay to provide tough test for Lady Rockets

    The SCHS girls' basketball team is riding a four-game winning streak where the Lady Rockets have won by an average margin of 20 points.

    However, the schedule gets much tougher starting tonight against Henry Clay, ranked No. 16 in The Courier-Journal's Litkenhous rankings.

    It may seem odd to see Henry Clay ranked higher than the Lady Rockets. The Lady Devils have a very modest record at 10-11, compared to the Lady Rockets' 17-7 record.

    But SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said you can't focus on the record.

  • Survivor: Local student remembers tornado that hit Union University

    It was like a scene from a horror movie.

    Randall Childers took a call from his daughter, Heather, about 7 p.m. on Feb. 5. She told him Union University in Jackson, Tenn. where she was a junior, was under a tornado warning and she asked him what she should do.

    "As I was telling her to cover her head, all of a sudden I hear glass breaking, a lot of racket, she screamed and the phone went dead," Childers said. "I was welling up with tears in my eyes. We were five and a half hours away. There was nothing we could do but pray."

  • Business flying high

    Business is taking off for Roll Forming Corporation in Shelbyville.

    Literally.

    RFC, a subsidiary of Austria-based voestalpine, has announced a contract with the Boeing Company to produce formed and laser welded titanium structure components that will be installed on the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplanes.

    Bill Johnson, Chiefs Operations Officer, said the project is full of firsts for RFC, the aerospace industry, and Shelbyville.

  • Failed to follow regs

    On the evening of January 3t, the Triple S Board of Adjustments and Appeals turned my world into shambles. By a majority vote, the Board approved a Conditional Use Permit that will allow the for-profit Louisville Cemetery Association to put a nearly forty acre cemetery around two sides of my seven acre farm and my house. It will engulf me!

  • Centro Latino will ask Triple S for waivers

    Centro Latino will come before the Triple S Planning And Zoning Tuesday, Feb. 19 to seek approval for a new building on Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The proposed construction is for a 4,800-square-foot office/storage building on the approximately 2-acre site just east of Clear Creek. Centro Latino also plans to build a 1,500-square-foot pavilion and a storage shed.

    The plans call for a 95-foot side yard setback waiver along the east property line and a 50-foot side yard setback waiver on the west property line.

  • 1958: All peoples of Shelby County to have free use of Shelbyville library

    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

  • Hardware creations

    Marty Page is getting back to his roots.

    The owner of Simpsonville Hardware for 20 years is spending his winter downtime creating works of art out of pieces of Plexiglas left over from his window-making projects. It may appear a strange combination - artwork sitting beside nuts and bolts, shovels and furnace filters - but the art is a part of Page he left behind years ago.

    "Some people said I'm going from hardware to art, but actually it's the other way around," Page said. "Being an artist is what I started out to do."

  • Opposed to expanded gambling

    On behalf of the Kentucky Baptist Convention's Committee on Public Affairs, I want to express our strong opposition to the effort to expand gambling by bringing casinos to our Commonwealth. We realize that the current state budget situation makes gambling expansion an attractive short-term fix to problems. However, we believe the benefits touted by the gambling industry are more imagined than real.

  • Code Enforcement gets high ratings

    Shelbyville Code Enforcement has been awarded some of the state's best scores by Insurance Services Office.

    Using the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule, ISO examines information regarding how building codes are enforced in the community. On a scale that goes from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best rating and 10 being the worst, Shelbyville Code Enforcement received a rating of Class 3 for both personal and commercial construction.

  • Louisville Cemetery to locate in Shelby County

    Denise Johnson doesn't understand how local zoning regulations can allow a 39.5-acre cemetery complete with mausoleums to be built next door to her agriculturally zoned property.

    "I just think being zoned agriculture should mean something," Jones said. "This is a commercial development, and it will ruin the rural atmosphere and the rural character here."