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Today's News

  • SCHS track season kicks off Tuesday

    The SCHS track and field season is set to begin with a home meet Tuesday. The first meet will give both the Rocket and Lady Rocket squads a chance to see just what they have.

    While the Lady Rockets look to rebuild this year with a young squad, the boys' team hopes to build on last season's success while trying to stake claim to the state's toughest region.

    Rockets

    The boys return several pieces from one of their best teams in the last few years. However, the injury bug has already bitten the Rockets before the season has even started.

  • Hospital units honored for patient satisfaction

    A pat on the back once in awhile is a good thing.

    On Wednesday, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville President and CEO Michael Collins recognized two of the organization's units that had performed exceptionally well on a patient satisfaction survey.

    The hospital's medical imaging unit and its surgery unit performed in the upper 25 percent for patient satisfaction among the 1,600 hospitals nationwide surveyed by the HealthStream Research in 2007.

  • Rockets grab 8th Region Title

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team trailed Gallatin County for 7 minutes and 54 seconds of the fourth quarter in the 8th Region Championship game Wednesday at Gallatin County.

    But Coty Minnis cleaned up a missed shot and drew a foul on the play with just 6 seconds remaining. Minnis calmly stepped to the line and drained the foul shot, giving the Rockets a 49-48 lead.

    When Gallatin County's three-point attempt missed, the Shelby County celebration engulfed the court.

    The rebound and three-point play was Minnis' second inside the final 20 seconds.

  • It's still flu season

    Flu vaccine makers have to guess nearly a year in advance, which strains of flu viruses will hit before creating their formula.

    This year it appears they guessed wrong.

    The Center for Disease Control is blaming the severity of this year's flu outbreak in part on mutated strains of flu that were not anticipated when the flu vaccine was formulated last year. Officials said 40 percent to 50 percent of cases presenting with flu this year had taken the flu shot.

  • County gets new deputy sheriff

    After two days of being a Shelby County deputy sheriff, Gerald Wooldridge is amazed at how friendly local people are and how often they wave to him as he drives by.

    He said he has worked in communities before where the only hand gestures that law enforcement received were far less friendly.

    Wooldridge, who joined department on Tuesday, said what he looks forward to most about his new job is being apart of the community and getting to know folks.

    Wooldridge, 33, said he knew that he wanted to be in law enforcement since he was 5.

  • Historical society nets grant

    Three separate historical projects now have grant funding to help them follow through with their plans to remember local history.

    The Kentucky African American Heritage Commission Lincoln Preservation Grants total $20,000 and will go toward funding three projects that draw attention to African American heritage from the times of President Abraham Lincoln and the civil war.

  • 1983: Community Center protests utility rates

    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

  • Taking a bite out of crime

    Perps beware.

    The newest member of the Shelbyville Police Department is highly trained. If there are illegal drugs hidden in his surroundings, he'll probably find them.

    Then he'll sit.

    Borys, the German Shepherd, hails from Germany and brings a top-notch sniffer to the police department.

  • Vote yes for booster seats

    I read Representative Montell's legislative report in the Sentinel News. I noticed that Representative Montell left out his voting record on HB 55: booster seat legislation.

    I have voted as a Republican for nearly 20 years and I have believed that Republicans have always stood for family values. Booster seat legislation is the ultimate in protecting family values.

  • New zoning maps to get public hearing

    A public hearing will be held at the Triple S Planning And Zoning Commission meeting, Tuesday, March 18 in regards to the adoption of new Geographic Information System zoning maps to replace the commission's old paper maps.

    Michael L. Firkins, a planner with the Triple S Planning Commission, said the current paper zoning maps are old and can be hard to read.

    "They're the original from when they were adopted," Firkins said.

    Firkins said he took over the project of updating the maps when he started working for the commission in 2006.