http://www.sentinelnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Teachers teaching teachers http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/teachers-teaching-teachers <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edtech1.jpg" alt="Southside art teacher Makenzi Hunter shares her technological classroom ideas with Superintendent James Neihof." title="Southside art teacher Makenzi Hunter shares her technological classroom ideas with Superintendent James Neihof." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Shelby County Public Schools introduced their newest facility, The Robert Blair Center, to numerous faculty members yesterday in conjunction with the district&rsquo;s first Edtech Share Fair.</p> <p> District Technology Integration Coach Adam Watson organized the fair, which included nine stations established by educators from across the district.</p> <p> &ldquo;The share fair, in a way, is a culmination of a program that started at the beginning of the year,&rdquo; Watson explained.</p> A presidential achievement http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/presidential-achievement <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/presscholar032515.jpg" alt="Ryan Renfro, a Collins senior, has been selected as a 2015 United States Presidential Scholar candidate." title="Ryan Renfro, a Collins senior, has been selected as a 2015 United States Presidential Scholar candidate." align="left" hspace="6" width="136" height="85" /><p> Honored just four months ago for obtaining a perfect score on the ACT exam, Ryan Renfro has now been selected as a 2015 United States Presidential Scholar candidate, a remarkable honor nationwide and one especially unique to the district.</p> <p> SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said he could not remember the last time someone in the district has been nominated as a candidate.</p> <p> Renfro is the first Collins High School student to achieve the candidacy and, in fact, is the first for Shelby County Schools in a decade.</p> Message from the heart http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/message-heart <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftphealthfair_crowd_0.jpg" alt="A crowd of more than 300 attended last year&#039;s health fair sponsored by Jewish Hospital Shelbyville." title="A crowd of more than 300 attended last year&#039;s health fair sponsored by Jewish Hospital Shelbyville." align="left" hspace="6" width="143" height="85" /><p> Tickets are going quickly for the annual Women&rsquo;s Health Fair sponsored by Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, which for the past decade has been working to raise awareness of health issues specific to women.</p> <p> &ldquo;At this point, we&rsquo;re expecting a sell out,&rdquo; said Holly Husband, spokesperson for JHS. &ldquo;We have already sold more tickets than we ever do and right now &ndash; we&rsquo;re sitting at a pretty high number &ndash; and we&rsquo;ll sell out at about three hundred.&rdquo;</p> Dorman Center reaches goal in fund matching http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/dorman-center-reaches-goal-fund-matching <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftpkosairgrant_check.jpg" alt="Jerry Ward, chairman of the board of directors for Kosair Charities (left) and Theresa Raidy, senior vice president of mission advancement for Kosair (center) presents a grant check to Dorman Center co-executive director Laurie Cottrell." title="Jerry Ward, chairman of the board of directors for Kosair Charities (left) and Theresa Raidy, senior vice president of mission advancement for Kosair (center) presents a grant check to Dorman Center co-executive director Laurie Cottrell." align="left" hspace="6" width="72" height="85" /><p> Still $5,000 short in early December from fulfilling its part of raising $20,000 to match a $40,000 grant, the Dorman Center announced Thursday that they have reached that goal.</p> <p> Ray Leathers, president of the board of the Dorman Center, said the deadline to meet the amount was the end of the year, and that donations not only met the requirement, but also exceeded it, bringing in more than $25,000, for a total grant amount of $45,280,</p> New technology for decal renewal http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/new-technology-decal-renewal <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftpregistration032715.jpg" alt="The public won&amp;#039;t notice any changes when the Shelby County Clerk&#039;s office implements its PODD (Print on Demand Decal) system next month, but clerks will have an easier time with the auto registration process." title="The public won&amp;#039;t notice any changes when the Shelby County Clerk&#039;s office implements its PODD (Print on Demand Decal) system next month, but clerks will have an easier time with the auto registration process." align="left" hspace="6" width="143" height="85" /><p> Next month, Shelby will join the rest of the state in using new technology to issue renewal decals.</p> <p> Although clerks will be doing the renewals differently, the procedure will not change for citizens, said Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry.</p> New fire station under construction at Mount Eden http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/new-fire-station-under-construction-mount-eden <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/polmtedenfiredept_crew.jpg" alt="Construction crews take advantage of plenty of sunshine Monday to get hard at work erecting the new Mount Eden Fire Station." title="Construction crews take advantage of plenty of sunshine Monday to get hard at work erecting the new Mount Eden Fire Station." align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /><p> Construction crews are hard at work this week, busily engaged in erecting the framework for a new fire station in Mount Eden.</p> <p> The old station was destroyed by fire last August, while in the midst of celebrating 50 years at that location on Van Buren Road.</p> <p> But Mount Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon said he intends to make sure that the new facility will have everything the old one had, and more.</p> <p> &ldquo;It will be the same location, same everything, pretty much,&rdquo; he said.</p> Curtis Sanders Sr.: May 15, 1965 – March 19, 2015 http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/curtis-sanders-sr-may-15-1965-%E2%80%93-march-19-2015 <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/obitsanderscurtis.jpg" alt="Curtis Sanders Sr." title="Curtis Sanders Sr." align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> The community of Shelbyville is saddened by the loss of a beloved youth basketball coach that enriched the lives of many people, adults and children alike.</p> <p> &ldquo;He&rsquo;s touched so many people&rsquo;s hearts, and he had a community of children, not just my two brothers and I,&rdquo; said T&rsquo;Andra Sanders of her father, Curtis Sanders Sr., who passed away Thursday at age 49.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s more than that; it&rsquo;s everybody. He always said, &lsquo;I love the kids.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p> If you build it they will come http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/if-you-build-it-they-will-come <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_15.jpg" alt="Jamie Steffen, owner of Fuzion Athletics and pole vaulting coach, jumps in his indoor facility, located in Shelbyville." title="Jamie Steffen, owner of Fuzion Athletics and pole vaulting coach, jumps in his indoor facility, located in Shelbyville." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Nestled behind a blanket of trees in a quiet Shelbyville neighborhood sits a hidden gem &ndash; Fuzion Athletics, an athletic club like no other around.</p> <p> Owner and coach Jamie Steffen does not train basketball or football players, but rather he&rsquo;s a pole vaulting coach, and with his unique facility he&rsquo;s singlehandedly putting Kentucky on the pole vaulting map.</p> <p> With only a handful of similar facilities across the nation, most of his students travel more than one hour each way every week to train at Fuzion, Steffen said.</p>