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Today's News

  • Awesome services

    What turned out to be one of the worst days of my life lead me to discover some awesome services available here in Shelby County. I would like to share this knowledge so that other people will know about this as well.

  • Alternative fuel company may locate here

    Louisville Clean Energy, a company that produces electricity, biodiesel, ethanol and natural gas - all without the use of fossil fuels - may locate in Shelby County.

    On Thursday, the company received preliminary approval for tax credits from the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Association (KIPDA). The money comes through the Kentucky Energy Independence Act, which encourages the growth of alternative fuel companies.

    Louisville Clean Energy President Bill Bivins said he expects to gain final approval from KIPDA for the funds.

  • Claudia Sanders still closed

    The North Central Health District said that it has determined that 100 people fell ill after eating at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Easter Sunday, but it has not found what made the people sick.

    Meanwhile the restaurant remains closed. Health district director Renee Blair confirmed that one man who ate at the restaurant died Tuesday night, but said there is no confirmed correlation between his eating at the restaurant and his death.

    Read the entire story in Friday's Sentinel-News.

  • Rocket baseball opens season with bang

    The SCHS baseball team needed just 10 hits to pick up 20 runs in a 20-0 five-inning rout of visiting Eminence in the season opener Monday.

    One reason the Rockets were able to put up so many runs was because of the Warriors' pitching woes. The Rockets got free bases nine times after being hit by pitches, and four of those runners came into score. Shelby County also earned three walks in the game.

  • Miller named Republican chair

    The Shelby County Republican Party came under new leadership recently when a local caucus elected a man who has been a Republican for only eight years as their chair.

    Steve Miller said after a week and a half as the party's chairman he is enjoying the job and the opportunity to serve Shelby County.

    Miller, 58, won the county caucus on March 15 and replaces Charles Bates as head of the party.

    He said his major focus as chair will be working to keep good candidates in office and having a good relationship with the local representatives.

  • Rockets fall one game shy of finals

    Playing in their third game at Rupp Arena in as many days, the Shelby County Rockets fell shy of making the state finals, losing to the Mason County Royals in a semifinals matchup Saturday, 60-50, in the 2008 National City/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16 tournament.

    Against a favored Mason County team, the Rockets stayed close throughout the contest, holding the lead for most of the first quarter. Down only 22-19 at the half, the Rockets stayed right on the heels of the Royals until the final minute of the game.

  • Woman killed in I-64 wreck

    A Simpsonville woman was killed Sunday morning after she hit another car head-on while traveling in the wrong direction on I-64.

    According to a sheriff's deputy's report, Helen Hulett, 83, was traveling east in the westbound lane of I-64 near the Simpsonville exit at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Her 1996 Ford Contour struck head-on a 2000 Buick driven by William Martin, 59, of Franklin, Ind. between mile markers 29 and 30. Hulett sustained multiple injuries, according to the report, and was flown by Life Net to University of Louisville Hospital. She died there about five hours later.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    March 27 -- Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, #118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    April 7 -- Bridges Center at Rural Communities Hospice, (for adults grieving the death of a loved one) will meet 6-7:30 p.m. To pre-register for classes or for more information about support groups, call (502) 456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.

    Public can attend

  • Picture me healthy

    A group of students from Shelby County High School will gain a bit of celebrity status in coming weeks because of their involvement in a health an wellness poster campaign.

    The posters, which will be placed in each of the 10 schools in the district, feature students promoting healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle habits and practices.

    From drinking milk and eating fruits and vegetables to getting physical exercise and having proper hygiene, the posters show students participating in a wide variety of healthy habits.

  • Earth Day '08

    There was farm equipment operating on Red Orchard Farm again Monday morning. But the workers were setting not tobacco but 5,000 native Kentucky trees.

    "We put them out in rows to make them easier to maintain," said Ben Lyle, with the Kentucky Division of Forestry. The division is partnering with Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation to plant the seedlings.