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Today's News

  • Northside station could improve response times

    A new fire station could reduce emergency response times in one of the city's fastest growing areas, according to local fire officials.

    But it would not likely reduce insurance rates for the hundreds of households on the city's northside. Most already live within a five-mile radius of the city's Main Street fire station and receive the lowest fire insurance rates in Shelby County, according to local insurance agents. Proximity to fire stations and fire hydrants partly determine those rates.

  • County supports pipeline

    The county joined forces with the city of Shelbyville, and Frankfort government entities to endorse a plan for an alternative water supply. Fiscal Court passed a resolution Tuesday in favor of the proposed pipeline that would take Louisville Water Co. lines to Frankfort along I-64 in Shelby County.

  • Schools unveil new campus plans

    The Shelby County Board of Education approved a plan for the construction of three new schools in the next eight years at its Dec. 13 meeting.

    The board's decision modifies a building plan that it approved last May by changing the timeline for the opening of the new schools and the design specifications of the buildings.

    According to the plan, the district will have a new elementary, middle and high school by 2015.

  • Shelby stifles Lady Eagles, 45-37

    Just three days after allowing Mercy to score 85 points, the Lady Rockets' defense forced Eastern into 26 turnovers and held the Lady Eagles to just 37 points in a 45-37 win Monday.

    The defense was the star of the show as the Lady Rocket offense struggled to find any rhythm, shooting just 25 percent.

  • Barn fire scorches man's world

    Ron Lewis suffers from emphysema; he can no longer work. His life centered around a barn he equipped over the years with a kitchen, bathroom, canning room and game room. It was his home outside his home.

    "If I ever went into the doghouse, I had me a pretty good one," Lewis said.

    It was a good "doghouse" until it burned to the ground two weeks ago. Though it was in his barn, the fire eliminated most of Lewis's possessions.

    "He went from a man who has everything to a man who has nothing," his wife, Judy, said.

  • Simpsonville girl gets 'Cover Girl' award

    Ashley Biggins thinks being a national cover girl is pretty cool.

    "You get to feel pretty and it's tons of fun," Biggins said. "You get dressed up, and get to put makeup on and wear a long formal dress. It's very exciting."

    Biggins, whose parents are horse trainers John and Renee' Biggins, of Simpsonville, is a 15-year-old sophomore at Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville.

    She spent her Thanksgiving vacation in Santa Anna, California, where she competed in the National American Miss contest.

  • Rockets set to open play in Henry tourney

    The Shelby County Rockets will face Grant County tonight at 8 in the first round of the Baptist Northeast Henry County Invitational.

    Shelby will get a good look at several region opponents in the tournament. The Rockets will face either Henry County or Oldham County in the second game, and Spencer County and South Oldham are in the other half of the bracket.

    However, the main reason for the Rockets, and the other 8th Region members to play in the Henry Invitational is to get used to Henry County's gym.

  • Crazy about Christmas

    One of the most Christmas spirited towns in Shelby County is located in a Finchville woman's living room.

    Since 1993, Joyce Medley has been painting and displaying her Christmas houses in a yuletide village that grows every year as Medley adds to her creation. She said that the joy of creating the houses in the village is seeing them enjoyed by her family and those she loves.

    "It's just enjoyable to look at," she said.

  • Ornamental Christmas

    Santa in a sleigh. A chimney. A Christmas tree and a chimney. Merry Christmas 2007.

    On a recent Saturday, about 25 children and a few adults turned plain glass balls into personalized Christmas ornaments.

    Noah Cocking dipped his brush into an off-white patch of paint to make Santa in his sleigh. Andrea Ketcham and Krysta Ethington had more brown and red tones on their ornaments, the better to make a chimney for Santa. Elaine Langley created a "Merry Christmas 2007" ornament for the family tree.

  • 1992: Living Waters upset defending state champs

    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, 1997