Today's News

  • Manual, cold shooting sink Lady Rockets

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team went cold, ice cold at Manual Friday. The Lady Rockets' (13-7) shot just 13 percent from the field in the first half and just under 20 percent for the game in a 54-33 loss to the host Lady Crimsons (17-3).

    "We just didn't hit shots," SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said. "We were four of 29 in the first half, but when I watched the film, only two of those 29 were bad shots. It's not like we weren't getting good looks, we just couldn't hit anything."

  • Bulldogs rally falls short against Bullitt Central

    The Cornerstone boys' basketball team dug a hole they couldn't get out of Monday. Down 24 points, 39-15, at halftime, the Bulldogs outscored Bullitt Central's JV team 40-20 in the second half, but couldn't get over that hump, falling 59-55.

    "The first quarter killed us," Cornerstone head coach Norris Beckley said. "Our first quarter point production was the lowest of the season with just four points. We didn't rebound well in the first half, our transition defense was atrocious and we turned the ball over way too many times."

  • United Way celebrates goal-topping effort

    Metro United Way volunteers gathered Thursday, Jan. 24, at Bluegrass Bowling, to celebrate the success of the current contribution campaign. The total for the Shelby County Metro United Way contributions, $300,517, exceeded the county goal by more than $11,000.

    Metro United Way of Louisville president, Joe Tolan, congratulated Shelby County efforts. Joshua Kroll, Development Manager for Shelby, Oldham and Bullitt counties, also commended volunteers for their successful fundraising campaign.

  • Simpsonville F. D. gets Homeland Security grant

    Recently, Simpsonville Fire Chief Walter Jones had 30 sets of his firefighters' gear sent off and tested.

    "They told us we had one good coat," Jones said.

    A federal grant of just over $77,000 announced by Congressman Ron Lewis's office last week should fix that. The department will use $48,000 of the grant for new coats and pants that firefighters call turnout gear. A complete set, including helmet and boots, costs about $2,000 each.

    The department will spend the rest of the money on hand-held radio equipment.

  • Letters to Antarctica

    Two classes at Clear Creek Elementary have been corresponding with a pen pal who lives in one of the coldest places on earth.

    Students in Jackie Pridemore's and Kellie Hornback's class have been writing emails back and forth with Kevin Cole, a local carpenter who is currently working in Antarctica.

    Cole, who arrived in the South Pole late last October, provides support for scientists in the South Pole by building and remodeling facilities, and providing logistics, information technology and communications.

  • Schools project low revenue gains

    The Shelby County Board of Education reviewed a draft budget last Thursday night that projects only modest gains in revenue for the district and a decrease in expenses.

    According to the draft, lower interest rates and a decline in reimbursements from last year's expenses are expected to result in limited overall growth in local revenue.

    Dr. Bob Arvin, the district financial consultant, said cuts to the federal interest rates have hurt the district's income. He said further cuts to the rate could increase the loss.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    Feb. 4 -- Bridges Center at Rural Communities Hospice, (for adults grieving the death of a loved one) will meet 6-7:30 p.m. To pre-register for classes or for more information about support groups, call (502) 456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.

    Public can attend

    Jan. 31 -- Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    Feb. 2 -- The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center.

  • Group says 'no' to Oldham County airport

    There's a new anti-airport voice in the crowd, and it's a loud one.

    The citizens group, called, No Oldham Airport (NOA), already has a website and held its first organizational meeting Jan. 10. So far, group organizer Jim Pearson said more than 600 Oldham County residents have shown support for the groups' stance against the idea of putting an airport in the area.

    A handful of Shelby County residents who live off Ky. 53 near the Oldham County line have already said they don't want to see it happen either.

  • Man indicted for arson

    A local man was indicted last week on charges he intentionally set a fire at an apartment building on Second Street when he knew people were inside the building.

    Juli Chavez Villalobos, of Shelbyville, was indicted Jan. 23 on one count of first-degree arson as well as operating a motor vehicle without an operator's license and operating a vehicle under the influence.

    The indictment stems from a Dec. 1 fire at 525 Second Street that police believe was intentionally set.

  • 1983: Defense led Shelby to win over Henry, 68-49

    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 --