Today's News

  • 1993: Greg Smith ExCels; Connie VanMeter wins Student Star 'Oscar'

    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, 1998

  • Johns and Miller receive Earth Day award for park

    Monday wasn't earth-shattering, but it was still anything but routine for Clarence Miller and Sara Johns, who received an award recognizing them for outstanding environmental contributions.

  • Local business holding fundraiser for animals

    Patrons of Metzger's Country Store have responded enthusiastically to the store's new charitable campaign for animals, the owner said.

    Charlie Metzger said that his new promotion, called "Round Up," has collected about $400 so far to be used to benefit the Shelby County Humane Society and The Woodstock Foundation.

    When customers make a purchase, they are asked if they would like to "round up" their bill to the nearest dollar amount. The change is then used for the nonprofit organization being promoted, which will change periodically, Metzger said.

  • School Menus

    Each school will have its own separate menu during the last month of school. Call the Board of Education 633-2375 or check the Web site at shelby.k12.ky.us for school menus. Elementary schools will still have menus available. May 30 will be the last day of school. No school on Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day

  • Beshear pledges support for industry - Applauds local manufacturing association

    Gov. Steve Beshear promised support for industries in Shelby County during his visit to the community Wednesday. Beshear, who spoke to a group of about seventy local business people at a luncheon at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, said there is no higher priority in his office than supporting Kentucky's industries and helping to create new jobs.

  • Vote 'yes' for Sunday sales

    Next week fiscal court will take up an ordinance that would allow the sale of liquor by the drink at restaurants in the county. We think magistrates should say yes.

    The measure would allow establishments that seat at least 100 patrons and get more than 70 percent of their sales from food to serve alcohol by the drink on Sundays. It would allow establishments such as Claudia Sanders Dinner House, the Persimmon Ridge Golf Club, the Cardinal Club and a few others to sell liquor on Sunday, just as more than 60 businesses in the city can do now.

  • Triple S approves ag divisions

    At the Triple S Planning and Zoning meeting Tuesday, the board:

    * approved a final PUD request for mini storage on Aristocrat Court in Simpsonville.

    * Approved an amended agricultural division request from Ellis and Lyndia Lutes at 9206 Cropper Rd.

    * Approved a minor plat request from Gilbert Abbot at 6406 Zaring Mill Rd.

    * Approved a development plan request from Steve Shelton for an ice vending machine at Governor Square Shopping Center on Frankfort Road and Mt. Eden Road.

  • The political process - Does it belong on YouTube?

    This is one of those "By-the-time-you-read-this" columns. I don't usually find much need to write those; however, these are By-the-time-you-read-this times we are living in.

    By the time you read this, we will know who has won the Kentucky primaries. I will have voted and had my say in the good old American process.

  • Rockets finish fifth in loaded region - Girls place ninth

    The Shelby County boys' and girls' track team hosted the Class 3A Region meet Wednesday, and both teams competed well.

    The Rockets took fifth place and the Lady Rockets ninth in what is widely considered the most difficult region in any class in the state.


    Stacey Eden and Matt Spencer led the charge for the Rockets. Eden won the 3,200 meter race with a time of 9:45.02 and anchored the 4x800 relay and ran on the 4x400 relay as well.

  • Edelson to leave Extension

    When Brittany Edelson came to the county 10 years ago, fresh out of college, she said the farming community here readily accepted her.

    But the farmers are having a harder time letting her go.

    "I've had grown men crying this week," Edelson said.

    Edelson, Extension agent for agriculture, will leave that post June 9 to work as an agronomist for Philip Morris International, based in Richmond, Va. Edelson and her daughter, Rayah, 3, will continue to live here in Shelbyville.