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Today's News

  • Looking backward: Feb. 17, 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.

     

     

  • A howling good time

    Love was in the air Saturday night, not just for couples at an annual Valentine's Day dance but also for the homeless dogs and cats the event supports.

    "I love it," said Sammy Woodhall. "We've been helping Sandy Hill out at Operation CatSnip – we've been doing some fostering. I thought I loved cats before, but now! This is our first time here, it's just awesome."

    Sammy and Mike Woodhall were among the 320 plus guests at the sold out event, held at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • SC, Collins swimmers qualify for state

    Both the Shelby County and Collins swim teams will send athletes to the State Meet for the second consecutive season.

    The Rockets and Titans each competed well at the 6th Region swim meet held at Woodford County High School in Versailles.

    “The teams swam awesome,” coach Tom Coons said. “We had sixty-nine personal best times in sevnty-seven swims. I am very pleased with everyone’s performances.”

  • Collins drops back-to-back games

    The Collins High School boys’ basketball team entered the weekend with tough sledding ahead of them in matchups against both St. Xavier and DeSales.

    In Saturday’s matchup against St. X (16-10) the brutal 10-game stretch of away games finally came to an end, with a home matchup against the Tigers.

    But the friendly confines weren’t enough to push the Titans (19-9) to a victory in its first game back since Jan. 9, falling by a narrow margin of 48-45 to the Tigers.

  • Rockets snap streak against Henry County

    Although it was not as lopsided as the previous matchup between the two teams, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team did enough to top Henry County 55-50 on Friday night.

    The win snaps a nine-game losing streak for the Rockets, and could be key for the team’s confidence moving forward into the postseason.

  • Collins rolls East Jessamine

    In Friday’s matchup with East Jessamine, the Collins girls’ basketball team was able to both get its bench players some in-game situations and work one of its starters back in after a three-game injury rest.

    The Titans (17-11) had no problem outscoring the Jaguars (1-23) on the way to a 61-29 home win on Friday night.

  • 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.