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Today's News

  • Augustine pleads in embezzlement case

    Theresa M. Augustine, a former assistant administrator and firefighter who was indicted in February 2015 on theft-related charges, pleaded guilty in Shelby Circuit Court Monday.

    She pleaded guilty to the original charges – theft by unlawful taking $10,000 or more, but less than $100,000 – as well as abuse of public trust in connection with that amount,

    Both charges are Class C felonies, which carry a prison sentence of 5 to 10 years each.

  • My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 12: Gunnery School and USS Tennessee (BB-43)

    Personal Note: When my first column appeared in The Sentinel-News on April 27, 2007, I had no expectation that nearly ten years later, at the age of 100, I would be writing my 183rd column.

    June 27, 1938

    [At Secondary Battery Gunnery School on board USS Nevada (a 2-month course) and having spent only a weekend aboard USS Tennessee, I took a boat on June 20, 1938 to the USS Nevada another battleship, to attend the two-month Secondary Battery Gunnery School. Here I joined a number of ensigns and 2nd lieutenants, new to the Fleet.

  • Post 37 whips Lexington in doubleheader

    Shelbyville Post 37 was as hot as the weather while picking up a pair of victories over Lexington Post 8 on Saturday.

    Game one of the doubleheader saw an early back-and-forth between the two squads, before Shelby ultimately took over and earned the 9-4 win.

    Lexington started off fast, taking a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Post 37 struck back in the bottom of the frame, with Kyler Dugle, Michael Gammon, and Bryson Dillow all scoring by way of wild pitches, providing Shelby with the early 3-2 lead.

  • Former SCHS standout headed to Europe with U.S. team

    Ever since he was a child, Eric Schreiner has been in love with the game of basketball.

    And now the Shelbyville native will use that to travel overseas alongside the United States East Coast Basketball team, where Schreiner will serve as the Director of Communications.

    “I remember shooting hoops in the driveway when I was little,” Schreiner said. “I want to coach one day, and I think this is a good opportunity.”

  • SCPS to offer free lunches

    Shelby County Public Schools announced this week its participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.

    Cindy Murphy, school nutrition food service coordinator, said the provision is a big step toward battling adolescent hunger in the county. Shelby County will participate at the elementary and preschool levels this up coming school year.

  • Court report: July 18, 2016

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Honorable Judge Charles R. Hickman

    Criminal final

    Eric L. Shelton, Robbery 2nd degree – guilty – 7 years probated, 5 years probation.

  • Datebook: July 20, 2016

    This week
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  • Glossy Ibis seen in Kentucky

    The Glossy Ibis has been seen in Kentucky on the following dates from Franklin County to the western Kentucky lake area: March 20, April 21 and 30, May 1, 7 and 12, Aug. 25 and 30, Sept. 17-19, Oct. 23, Nov. 1 and 21 and Dec. 3 and 4. This species breeds along the Atlantic Coast from southern Maine down to southern North Carolina. Their winter range is from southern North Carolina along the Atlantic Coast and Gulf Coast and about 3/4 of the way down the Texas Coast and throughout Florida.

  • Looking back: July 15, 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.

  • EKU recognizes local students on dean’s list

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,909 graduates at the conclusion of the spring 2016 semester. The graduates were honored at separate academic college commencement ceremonies in May. The new degree holders join more than 140,000 Eastern alumni in Kentucky and across the United States and world. Eastern Kentucky University is a comprehensive university serving approximately 17,000 students on its Richmond campus, at its educational centers in Corbin, Danville, Manchester and Hazard, and throughout Kentucky.