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Today's News

  • Rockets shine in gridiron All-star game

    Four members of the SCHS football team were selected to play in the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association East/West All-star game last weekend.

    The Rockets suited up on the East squad and all four players had standout games.

    SCHS head coach Todd Shipley and offensive coordinator Jerry Lucas coached the East offense, and quarterback Alex Matthews and wide receiver Jordan Burk took full advantage of being familiar with the system.

  • Commission delays landscape, buffer vote

    Triple S Planning and Zoning will spend more time looking at possible amendments to the county's landscape and buffer requirements. The commission agreed Tuesday to hold another public hearing on the issue.

    Developers and Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation members convinced commissioners Tuesday to postpone action on the regulations. The critics did not offer specifics for wanting to delay the 14-page text amendment, which has been ongoing since October.

    "Some of it is still so wrong," said developer Jerry Karem, of Karem Properties.

  • Mayor going 'green'

    A letter-writing campaign to curb global warming found its way to Shelbyville City Hall earlier this month, where it was endorsed by Mayor Tom Hardesty at the urging of local high school students.

    Government students at Shelby County High School pushed the mayor to sign the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, a pro-environmental document drafted about two years ago by municipality leaders across the nation. The document advocates for "greener" legislation at city-levels in an effort to reduce global warming pollution levels by 2012.

  • District receives audit

    A recent financial audit of the Shelby County Board of Education revealed that last year the district lost almost $15,000 at two local after school programs.

    According to the audit, which was delivered to the board at their meeting on December 13, after school programs at Clear Creek and Painted Stone Elementary schools ended last school year $11,000 and $3,820 in the red, respectively.

  • Community datebook

    Note: Because of holiday scheduling, many meeting dates have been changed. Call ahead, or check the Sentinel-News'news briefs for information.

    Support groups

    Dec. 20 -- Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Ln., #118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

  • Local dollar store robbed

    A white male wearing a hoodie robbed the Dollar General Store located at 21 Mt. Tabor Court Monday night.

    The robbery occurred at about 8:30 p.m.

    No one was injured according to a Shelbyville police report, but the man did flee with an undetermined amount of cash after pushing the clerk aside and pulling money from the register.

    The suspect is described as a white male about six feet tall with a slim build wearing a gray hooded jacket, jeans and a toboggan.

  • 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.