Today's News

  • District tournament will be a tight fit

    The 30th district tournament will be Feb. 25 through March 1 at Spencer County High School. And although there will be just one game each night, fans could have trouble watching their teams play.

    Spencer County changed the format to one game a night because of the size of the gym. Two games a night would tax the capacity of 1,100.

    Doors will open for the first round games at 6 p.m. with tickets being sold at the door and fans are encouraged to arrive early. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold as the school holds 100 tickets for people with passes.

  • USDA recalls beef at local schools

    Workers for the Shelby County public school system collected close to 130 cases of ground beef from areas schools on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture deemed the meat "unfit for human food."

    The beef that was recalled locally was part of a nationwide recall of meat that was processed at the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company in Chino, California. In total, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall of close to 37 million pounds of beef on Sunday.

  • 'Hoodie bandit' indicted

    A Shelby County Grand Jury has indicted a local man accused of robbing retail outlets in both Shelby and Jefferson counties at gunpoint during the month of December.

    Kenneth Wayne Chandler, 25, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 4 at his Hill N Dale home following an investigation involving Louisville Metro Police, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and Shelbyville Police.

  • House bill aimed at illegal immigrants

    A bill before the General Assembly would toughen penalties for illegal immigrants who use false IDs to obtain employment, require local law enforcement to enforce customs and immigration laws and force at least some employers to verify citizenship before hiring.

  • Chairman named for World Games 2010

    Shelbyville's John Long has been selected as chair of the World Games 2010 Foundation's Board of Directors.

    "I am looking forward to being a very active chairman," Long said in a press release. "The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games provide an unprecedented opportunity to showcase both Kentucky and U.S. horse sport, and I know that by working together, we can be sure these Games leave a lasting legacy for many stakeholders."

    Long replaces Tandy Patrick, who will remain an active board member.

  • Wednesday morning fire

    Shortly before noon Wednesday, firefighters battled a blaze at a home located at 5856 Fisherville Road. No one was injured in the blaze. The cause of the fire was not immediately clear. For more on this story, read Friday's Sentinel-News.

  • New I-64 pipeline still on tap

    A proposed pipeline that would take a Louisville Water Co. line to Frankfort, via Ky. 53 along I-64 in Shelby County is continuing to move forward. The project calls for a 24-inch pipeline that can provide 10 million gallons of water a day to the communities along its proposed route adjacent to the I-64 right-of-way where officials say there will be minimal impact on privately owned land or undeveloped areas.

  • School menus - Feb. 18-22


    Tuesday -- Pork BBQ on bun or pizza strip, corn, green beans, apple, mandarin oranges or pears, milk (Painted Stone has Little Caesar's pizza)

    B = Ham and biscuit or grilled cheese

    Wednesday -- Chicken patty or BBQ pork rib, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, roll w/margarine, BBQ sauce/ketchup, apple, mandarin oranges or pears, milk

  • The homeschooling option

    The heavy snow and ice this week didn't stop Serena Thomas from going to school. In fact, it kept her there.

    Serena, 15, said one of the only drawbacks of being homeschooled is not having the possibility of an occasional snow day. Everything else, she said, is ideal.

    "It's not like I can't go to school when class is right outside my bedroom," she said.

  • 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.