Today's News

  • $20k Pflughaupt scholarship finalists announced

    Six Shelby County High School seniors have been named as the finalists for a $20,000 college scholarship.

    Whitney Jesse, Andrew Moffett, Tyler Daniel, John Blair, Kelly Hill and Elizabeth Shemo are in the running for the 2008 Pflughaupt scholarship.

    The scholarship is given to one student from SCHS every year. The winning student will receive $5,000 every year, for four years.

    The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement combined with community and civic involvement and other accomplishments.

  • Horse trainer spurred on by challenge

    Editor's note: Read more stories about Shelby County's horse industry in today's special section insert.

    Michael Tomlinson has a way with horses.

    The Shelbyville resident has been training horses ever since he was a small boy, training horses for shows.

    But it wasn't until he struck out at a baseball career in college that he turned to horses as a way to earn a living.

    "After I hurt my arm pitching, I transferred my competitiveness over to rodeos," he said with a grin.

  • Simpsonville man arrested after high speed chase

    A Simpsonville man was arrested after fleeing from Kentucky State Police who clocked him at 123 miles per hour.

    Eric S. Nichols, 21, of Simpsonville, was arrested April 25 at 11:17 p.m. after leading KSP trooper Hunter Martin on a chase down I-64 eastbound. According to a KSP report, the incident began when Martin clocked Nichols doing 123 mph at the 33 mile marker on I-64.

  • Rockets look strong at LIT

    The SCHS baseball team went 1-2 in the Louisville Invitational Tournament, but head coach Bart Roettger said that record was deceiving.

    "It depends on how you look at it," he said. "You could say going 1-2 was disappointing, but at the same time I thought we played as well as we have all year."

  • Sheriff's office makes drug busts

    The Shelby County Sheriff's Office made several significant drug arrests during the month of April, including one on April 12 and another on April 24.

    On April 12, sheriff's deputy Frank Jeffcoat, assisted by deputy Mike Beckley, pulled over a car for speeding 17 miles an hour over the limit at 1:10 a.m. just prior to Exit 32 on I-64 eastbound.

  • Prom is Saturday

    For more than 500 local students April 26 is not just another Saturday night: It's prom night.

    Girls and boys across Shelby County will getting gussied up and heading toward Louisville to dance the night away - or at least sit and watch other people who are.

  • 1993: 'America's Most Wanted' uses local backdrop

    1993: 'America's Most Wanted' uses local backdrop

    1993: Boy Scout Brad Stout saves father's life

    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.

  • Crime needs punishment

    I'm assuming that most of the people reading this have heard about the vicious beating of Lakeland, Florida 16-year-old, Victoria Lindsay by six girls (ages 14 through 17) with two males (one teen and one "adult" of 18) as guards outside the house in which the beating occurred and was video taped. The court has ruled to charge these miscreants as adults, and I agree wholeheartedly.

  • Lady Rockets stretch win streak to six

    The SCHS softball team put a stamp on their season this week, winning three-straight against a Monday, Tuesday Wednesday murderer's row.

    The girls hit the road Monday and topped Sacred Heart 5-1 in eight innings, then topped No. 13 Anderson County 10-9 on Tuesday and followed that with a 5-4 eight-inning win over No. 18 Oldham County Wednesday.

    The Lady Rockets, ranked No. 20, had to come back in all three games, showing this team has no quit.

  • Kentucky All-stars girls' squad has Shelby flair

    SCHS head girls' basketball coach Sally Zimmerman said she had never seen Raechele Gray so happy.

    "When I told her she had made the team, you'd think I'd given her a million dollars," Zimmerman said. "I was extremely pleased with her tryout. As her coach I wanted to talk to her, but I couldn't because of the tryouts. But she played really well, defended well getting a few steals, and she got in there and mixed it up getting some rebounds. She earned her spot on the team."

    Gray said just getting asked to the tryout was an honor, but making the team was a dream come true.