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Today's News

  • Zone change for 3rd Street gets 1st approval

    A zone change request for two small properties on 3rd Street in Simpsonville from residential to highway commercial met the approval of city officials, in contrast to a negative recommendation from planners.

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved a first reading for the adjoining properties at 401 and 405 3rd St. where a storage unit facility has been proposed.

  • ATC students put education where their mouth is

    Halloween brings candy apples, candy corn and even candied popcorn balls among other sticky, gooey, sweet treats but for Heritage Elementary students, the focus Monday was on keeping their pearly whites in tip top shape.

    Smile Kentucky! provided students in grades 3-5 with a free dental screening and students learned how to properly care for their teeth.

  • Angel tree program in jeopardy

    The Angel Tree program, a project run by the Salvation Army to provide Christmas gifts for children in need, may not come about this year, said officials with the organization.

  • Kindergarten gets pushed back

     

    The first day of school may come a year later than expected for some children in Kentucky next year. State officials passed a bill in 2012 that will go into effect for the 2017-2018 school year that will impact incoming kindergarteners on the birthday cutoff threshold.

    According to state officials the change will require many children to be two months older to start school, requiring children turn 5 years of age by August 1, rather than the current birthday cutoff of October 1.

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis: A crisis of the greatest magnitude

    Editor’s note: This column was originally published on May 1, 2009, and is being republished because of the recent death of former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

    General David M. Shoup, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, a friend of mine, had more serious challenges to face in 1962. Before that year was out, a crisis of the greatest magnitude had developed.

    Soviet missile bases in Cuba

  • Shooting suspect identified in break-in at Simpsonville Baptist

     

  • Titans take 1st in home meet

    The Collins High School swim team turned in a very strong performance in both boys and girls competitions at Wednesday’s meet held at the Family Activity Center.

    The Titans boys’ team took first place over teams from surrounding counties with a final tally of 262 points, 51 points ahead of visiting Oldham County.

    Collins earned the majority of its points from first and second place finishes during competition.

  • Shelby dominates Fairdale for first win

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team picked up its first victory of the season in a dominating fashion over Fairdale, 67-35.

    Despite picking up the win by an impressive 32-point margin, head coach Jason Holland saw improvements that need to be made in the Rockets’ (1-0) play.

    SCHS committed 19 turnovers in the win, but Holland chalks some of the mistakes up to an alignment error and some eagerness during the first game of the year.

  • Holmes drops Collins in opener

    The Collins High School girls’ basketball team got off to a rough start in its 2016 campaign with a 69-42 loss to very talented Holmes on Tuesday night.

    The Titans (0-1) suffered numerous turnovers and a cold shooting night en route to its first defeat of the year. Collins committed 29 giveaways in the loss, compared to just nine turnovers by the Bulldogs (1-0).

  • Looking Backward: Dec. 2, 2016

    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.