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Today's News

  • Clerk, Sheriff excess fees grow

    The Shelby County Clerk and the Shelby County Sheriff’s offices both Tuesday turned in excess fees to the Shelby County Fiscal Court for 2016 in amounts larger than they submitted for the previous year.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry turned $244,446 in for 2016, compared to $227,137 for 2015. Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong saw an even bigger increase, turning in $319,607, compared to $260,081 for 2015.

  • Spencer rallies to top Collins

    With five minutes remaining in regulation, it seemed as if the Collins girls’ basketball team would cruise to its second consecutive 30th District Championship game.

    The Titans (18-12) held a nine-point lead over the visiting Bears (19-11) at home, 43-34, and were having no trouble getting to the rim, or knocking down outside shots.

    But Spencer County had other ideas on the way to a 50-47 upset.

  • Collins advances to district final

    In a win-or-go-home game for both Shelby and Collins boys’ basketball teams, Titans’ senior forward Charlie Cochran once again stepped up when called upon.

    With 61 seconds left in regulation and Collins clinging to a 47-46 lead, the team needed a basket to give itself some breathing room against a red-hot Rockets’ squad.

  • Anderson rolls through Shelby

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball had its season ended, 49-26, at the hands of Anderson County on Tuesday night in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament.

    The Bearcats (23-7) used a stifling press defense throughout the entire game to trap Shelby’s ball-handlers and force numerous turnovers.

    “On the offensive end their [Anderson’s] pressure of course bothers you,” Rockets coach Jason Holland said. “But we also didn’t shoot the ball very well, and some of that is on us.”

  • Senate passes campus tobacco ban

    The senate last week passed legislation that would outlaw the use of all tobacco products, by students and visiting adults, on school properties and on school sponsored trips.

    Currently 62 of the state’s 173 districts already have tobacco free policies. While Shelby County is not a completely tobacco-free district, there are policies in place that prohibit the use of tobacco products in any building owned or operated by the board.

  • Statewide tornado drill is Tuesday

    The calendar might say February, but the forecast feels more like April showers and May flowers.

    With weather teetering in the 70s this week, anyone holding onto the dream of snow should put those weather wishes on hold and start making plans for the next season – which includes inclement weather.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION County’s population growing

    On Tuesday, Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke told the commission that data indicates the population in Shelby County is on a steady rise.

    Libke presented the report for January and said the month was a slower than what they had experienced in a while but February is making up for it.

    “February has turned out to be the better month than January and the year before January was better than February,” he said.

  • Looking Backward: Feb. 24 2017

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

     

    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.

     

     

  • VAN STOCKUM: My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 27: Once more into Mediterranean for Relief of Malta

    May 3, 1942

    Yesterday, we unmoored and stood down the Clyde, anchoring in Greenock. The weather was perfect and the green hills were very tempting. I went ashore for a few hours in that famous old shipbuilding town, drank a couple of beers, walked miles, and noticed some ruins from last year’s air raids. It’s amazing the difficulty one has in buying whiskey in Scotland. Underway at 0530 this morn.

    May 7, 1942

  • Kuzmanovic granted shock probation

    A man who applied for shock probation after being incarcerated for nearly two years in connection with the death of a Louisville woman on Interstate 64 in May 2015, has had his request granted.

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, 25, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter on June 6, 2016, in the death of Doris Wise, 71, who was killed when Kuzmanovic, who was driving a tractor-trailer, struck her 2006 Chevy in the rear.