Today's News

  • Birdhouses in the sky

    Box poem:

    Bird house, a home

    A little wooden bird house, smells

    of fresh cut wood, sitting on a

    pole, just made yesterday

    no one come to look.

    That new morning a blue bird

    like a sapphire in the sky singing

    comes by to look, the bird house

    hopes for a friend,

    the bird tells the bird house,

    I'll be back soon

    The bird flies away,

    the bird house is lonely,

    the bird comes back with another

    by its side,

    the bird makes a nest,

  • Intruder shot dead in Shelbyville break-in attempt

    A man is dead after being shot by a homeowner during a burglary on Brown Avenue Saturday night, according to Kentucky State Police.

    A press release by KSP said that Timothy Carpenter, Joshua Fast and David L. Fletcher entered a home on Brown Avenue in Shelbyville Saturday night at about 11:30 p.m.

    Fletcher, 28, of La Grange, was shot once by the homeowner, Eric Reynolds, 23.

  • Eagles rip Rockets

    The Eastern Eagles raced out to a 20-0 lead early in the first quarter and never looked back Friday, whipping the Rockets 48-25.

    Eastern led by as much as 48-13 early in the second half before Shelby County added a field goal and a late touchdown.

    The big highlight for the Rockets was Edwin Thomas' 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that cut the Eagles lead to 28-14 with four minutes to play until halftime.

    For a full recap of the Rockets' game, see Wednesday's Sentinel-News

  • Triple S to look at satellite dish regulations

    When the Triple S Planning Commission meets Oct. 21, it will address a text amendment to the Shelby County Zoning Regulation in the area of Satellite Dish Guidelines.

    Under the altered regulations, satellite dishes are broken down into two categories; those greater than three feet in diameter and those three feet or less in diameter.

    For dishes greater than three feet in diameter

    A Conditional Use Permit would be required under the new guidelines. The application fee would be determined by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals fee schedule.

  • Arson suspected in house fire on La Grange Road - Rothenburger lifts burning ban

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said arson is suspected as the cause of a house fire Tuesday that completely destroyed a structure on La Grange Road.

    The fire broke out around 4 p.m. on a farm at 2440 La Grange Road, and Cowherd said the structure was completely engulfed when firefighters arrived.

    The old farm house was vacant, and Cowherd said he thought it had been unoccupied for at least 10 years.

    He said that he found it suspicious that there were no electrical storms on Tuesday and that the house did not have electricity.

  • Dealers cope with the credit crunch - Some potential buyers can't get loans, so cars remain on lots

    In today's market, buying a car can be a dream or a nightmare.

    A sustained drop in auto sales for the last 11 months has caused dealerships to reduce prices drastically - some even selling cars close to factory invoice - and offer myriad incentives in order to entice potential buyers.

    Jim Reid, vice president of the O'Brien Ford Dealership in Shelbyville, said the reduced prices and factory rebates that Ford has authorized dealers to offer are some of the best he ever has seen.

    "This is a buyer's market," he said. "Now is the time to buy a automobile."

  • Church News

    Allen Chapel United Methodist

    The fall revival is 7 p.m. nightly Oct. 27-29. The evangelist is the Rev. Hezzy Jewell, of Louisville.

    Annunciation Catholic

    A Halloween Hoedown will be 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the ACC Building. Contact the parish office at 633-1547 to arrange a visit, communion, and/or Anointing of the Sick.

    Bagdad Baptist

  • Local physician achieves recertification

    The American Board of Family Medicine announced the successful completion of its Recertification Examination by Dr. James R. Smith. Board certification confers a standard of excellence in knowledge and practice to physicians who not only certify via the examination process but who also work diligently on the maintenance of these skills during a 7-year cycle between examinations.

  • Coffee finalist for top honor

    A Shelby County teacher is one step away from being named Kentucky's Teacher of the Year.

    West Middle School teacher Thom Coffee will attend a ceremony in Frankfort on Wednesday when the winner of the state's highest education award will be announced.

    Coffee, a history teacher, is one of nine teachers from across the state that are up for the award.

    The nine - three from each school level - were chosen by a panel of experts based on the teachers' written applications and first-hand observations in their classrooms.

  • Walker noted for achievements

    LaShanda LeQuince Walker, of Shelbyville, has been recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization at the University of Louisville. The organization is dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members opportunities for community service and personal development. Walker is a senior at the university majoring in music education. She is the daughter of Robert and Donetta Walker and the granddaughter of Henry and Katie Robinson.