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Today's News

  • Deputy jailer charged with giving drugs to inmate

    A female deputy jailer has been arrested on charges she provided marijuana and prescription drugs as well as other contraband to an inmate at the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Teresa A. Goodlett, 44, was arrested Friday and charged with three counts of first-degree promoting contraband, a felony, and four counts of second-degree promoting contraband, a misdemeanor.

    According to a Shelby County Sheriff's report, Goodlett admitted she provided marijuana and 12 prescription muscle relaxers to Shelby County Detention Center inmate Kent Skaggs.

  • Rockets rally, shock Scott County 60-56

    The SCHS football team started slow, but finished with a flurry, topping Scott County 60-56 in the first-round of the Class 6A playoffs Friday.

    Shelby County (7-4) trailed 29-7 at the end of the first quarter, and 43-27 at halftime before taking control of the game in the second half.

    Scott County (9-2) blocked two Rocket punts in that first quarter, leading to a touchdown and a safety, and the Rockets struggled to stop Scott's potent run offense.

  • Rocket runners finish 6th at State Meet

    The Shelby County boys' cross country team had been slipping in the state rankings, but the boys entered the State Meet with high expectations after finishing second in the region.

    Those expectations paid off as the Rockets finished sixth out of 24 teams Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

  • Several treated for suspected food poisoning

    At least eight people were treated for suspected food poisoning Friday after consuming salad at a church luncheon, according to health officials and patient reports.

    "We did have three people come to the hospital with symptoms that were similar to that of food-related illness," said Jewish Hospital-Shelbyville spokesperson Holly Husband.

    Later lab tests from JHS showed negative screenings for the top four food poisoning agents in patients treated there, Husband said.

  • Area Papers

    Anderson News - Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

    Henry County Local - Henry County Kentucky

    The Kentucky Standard - Bardstown, Kentucky

    The Oldham Era - Oldham County Kentucky

    Spencer Magnet - Spencer County Kentucky

  • Beware effects of radon gas

    Please help me inform the citizens of your state of the deadly effects of radon gas. Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers, and for persons who have ever smoked chances are much greater of developing lung cancer if exposed to high levels of radon gas over a period of years.

  • A different kind of wheelin' and dealin':

    A 77-year-old auto business will change ownership next year, ending a family legacy that has served generations of Shelby County car buyers.

    Bob Pearce, owner of Pearce Motor Co., 720 Mt. Eden Road said Thursday that a Louisville-based automotive group will take over his Ford-Mercury dealership on Jan. 1. A "bare walls" sale is being advertised to move more than 2.5 million in inventory before that time.

  • Clean sweep: Tons of trash cleared as part of city effort

    Jay Cunningham and Bill Moore dug through piles of old tires, twisted tree limbs and half-empty cans of paint behind the city's Public Works Department Monday.

    The maintenance workers wrestled with a couch that had been sitting on a ratty-looking teddy bear. Its button-eyes were missing and grease stains tainted what had once been a plush, furry coat.

  • 1982: Winn-Dixie removes capsules after tampering is suspected

    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

  • Rockets shock Scott County, 60-56

    Trailing Scott County 29-7 after the first quarter and 43-27 at halftime, things looked bleak for the SCHS football team in Georgetown on Friday night.

    But the Rockets outscored Scott County 33-13 in the second half to pull off the upset victory, 60-56, and advance to the second round of the playoffs. The Rockets will face Madison Central next Friday.

    Shelby finally took the lead with 3:25 to play when quarterback Alex Matthews hit Jordan Burk on a 16-yard pass and Matt Nakatani's extra-point split the uprights.