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Today's News

  • Donations needed for Backpack Program

    The Shelby County Backpack Project is once again in need of food, and the latest drive to help is being held by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    Debbie Rothenburger, who is heading up the effort along with Stephanie Tucker, said that Food Check Out Week, a national movement by KFB, will be held locally Feb. 19-25.

    “This food check out week, Feb. 19-25, that's when we celebrate how many weeks it takes for the average American to earn enough money to buy food for the entire year,” she said. “It's like six weeks in America.”

  • Shock probation in works for Kuzmanovic

    A man who has been incarcerated for nearly two years in connection with the death of a Louisville woman on I-64 in May 2015 has applied for shock probation.

    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.

    Neither he nor his attorneys, Andrew Gailor and Rob Eggert of Louisville, appeared in court for the request.

  • County to repave several roads

    Three county roads are slated to be repaved, and officials say the construction will be done this spring.

    At Tuesday night's meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates accepted the request of Shelby County Road Supervisor Craig Myatt to solicit bids to resurface portions of Bob Rogers Road, Booker Lane and Gorham's Road.

    Myatt said the projects would take the rest of the funding allotted for the road department for the current fiscal year.

  • Birds of a feather

    While it's true that opposites attracts, it's also true that birds of a feather flock together, although Bonnie Witt would object strenuously to that idiom, with her fear of birds.

    But no one can argue with the result of the union between Witt and her husband, Gene, who’s 41 year marriage is rock solid – even though they've had their share of rough times, with serious surgeries, their house burning to the ground and enduring the grief of losing both sets of parents.

  • Shelby drops OT game to Trimble

    Defending Trimble County’s methodical offense was an exercise in patience for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team on Wednesday night, as the Rockets fell 43-41 in overtime.

    Up 41-40 with less than a minute left in OT, Raiders’ center Shelbe Black made a backdoor cut into the paint and sank an easy layup to hand visiting Trimble (19-4) the tight one-point lead.

  • Spencer outruns Shelby in district finale

    For the first three quarters of action, Tuesday night’s matchup between Shelby County boys’ basketball and Spencer County was tight. But by the time the fourth quarter rolled around, the Bears had found a way to break the Rockets’ press and hand Shelby the 72-57 loss.

    Spencer (17-7, 2-1 district) jumped out to a hot start from the field against SCHS (5-20, 0-5) and pulled out to 12-point lead over the Rockets.

  • Lots of questions remain for postseason

    With the regular season wrapping up and the 30th District Tournament rapidly approaching, both the boys’ and girls’ teams from Collins and Shelby County high schools will be looking to push through the opening rounds of district and advance to region play.

    In the realm of girls’ hoops, both teams have had up-and-down seasons, sometimes due to unfortunate scheduling.

    The Shelby team led by point guard Zephy Gray and center Amie Conley has been a success, as the Rockets have found their footing late in the season.

  • Painting the town

    Gogh Crazy, a new art studio in The Shoppes at Blue Gables, held its grand opening on Saturday and the response was overwhelming, co-owner and instructor Liz Ruff said.

    “We had a turnout that was so big, we couldn’t fit everyone in the door,” she said.

    And less than a week after opening, classes already are booking up.

  • Looking backward: Feb. 10, 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 26: A hazardous mission: Spitfires in Relief of Malta

    April 22, 1942

    The Wasp’s second “campaign” is nearly over – the “Battle of the Mediterranean,” the first having been our “conquest” of Martinique. [An attempt at jest]

    The morning of 19th we passed through the Straits of Gibraltar on my mid watch. The lights of Tangier and Ceuta were illuminating the African shore, but the Gibraltar side was blacked out except for navigational lights.