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  • City tax rate set

    The Shelbyville City Council passed on second reading the city’s tax rate Thursday night, leaving the rate flat.

    No one from the public turned out at the meeting to speak on the issue, regarding the proposed ad valorem tax rate and the council voted unanimously in favor of keeping the tax rate at 27.2 cents on each $100 of assessed value of all taxable real property and 33.5 cents on each $100 of assessed value of all taxable personal property.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty expressed satisfaction at not having to raise the tax rate.

  • Collins sets rushing record in win

    Collins ran over, around, through and past Moore Friday, rolling up a school-record 403 yards rushing in a 54-14 win over the visiting Mustangs.

    The Titans (2-0) hit their stride in the second half, pouring on 33 unanswered points to turn a comfortable margin into a rout.

  • O’Hare leads Rockets in rout

    From the opening kickoff, it looked as if Friday’s contest between Shelby County and Atherton would be a competitive one.

    But appearances can be deceiving.

    The Rebels returned the opening kick to the Rockets’ 16-yard line before the drive stalled out and Atherton settled for three points.

    It would be the final time the game appeared to be evenly matched.

  • Shelby County welcomes third Hall of Fame class

    Shelby County High School enshrined its third Hall of Fame class Saturday night in front of numerous former alumni and athletes.

    The youngest member of the 2017 class was Shelby Skoczenski (formerly Ellis), a state champion for the Rockets and school record holder in the high jump track and field event.

    “It was an honor to become a member of such an awesome cadre of folks that came before me,” she said. “Rocket athletics helped turn me into who I am, and it’s very much appreciated.”

  • Collins hammers Shelby

    Thursday’s first and only regular season meeting between the Collins and Shelby County boys’ soccer teams proved to be non-competitive from the jump.

    The Titans (2-1) scored three goals in each half to rout the Rockets (2-3-1) 6-1 at the Shelby County athletic complex.

    Senior midfielder Kevin Lanham netted a hat trick for the Titans and paved the way for an easy Collins win.

  • Rockets pick up win over Titans

    Shelby County’s girls’ golf team continued its strong start to the season with a 45-stroke win over rival Collins Thursday.

    The Rockets carded a 168 as a team, led by Grace Clark’s round of 38 en route to the victory.

    “We played solid as a team,” Shelby coach Candice Iceman said. “It is great getting to go out and play the course because we will have regionals there in a couple of weeks [at Shelbyville CC].

  • College fair bringing schools to Shelby

    School may be closed Monday, but Shelby County students are encouraged to keep higher education on their minds, as the Shelbyville Area NAACP will host its first college fair at Northside Early Childhood Center in the midst of the holiday.

    “I know it’s an odd day, but we figure they are going to go to school the next day anyway and it will only take about thirty-five to forty minutes for them to see the different colleges,” said Roland Dale, who is helping organize the event.

  • Best of the best

    Shelby County proved to be one of the more eclectic communities in Kentucky as the community gained some recognition last week as one of the best places in the state to grab a refreshing bottle of wine or some delicious fried chicken.

    On Thursday, Kentucky Living magazine announced its ‘Best in Kentucky’ winners during a live awards show at the Kentucky State Fair.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Teacher shortage raises concerns

    During the regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, Shelby County Board of Education members heardin a report from Superintendent James Neihof that the district, like many schools across the nation, is experiencing a shortage of teachers in math, science and special education.  Neihof said the issue is a matter of competition.  Those studying in the math and science field can receive higher pay in other job markets outside of education.

    “Industry is just gobbling them up for twice the money,” he said.

  • Looking backward: Aug. 25, 2017

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at jblair@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 jblair@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, 2007