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  • Community datebook

    Public can attend

    Dec. 13 -- Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 403 Washington St.

    Dec. 17 -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

    Dec. 18 -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    Dec. 18 -- Fiscal court meets at 10 a.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

    Dec. 19 - The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.

    Community meetings

  • Voters give OK to winery

    Talon Winery and Vineyards of Lexington got the go-ahead to open a second location in Shelby County. Voters in a special election Tuesday said yes by a margin of five to one, 55 to 11.

    "We are just absolutely delighted," Talon co-owner Harriett Allen said. "We have been on pins and needles all day. We feared if there was a very small turnout, we might lose. We had to go out and purchase the land not knowing what would happen, and that was kind of scary."

  • Minding our business

    With regards to Mr. Henniger's comments regarding letters from folks who don't live in Simpsonville, I hope that he never needs the communty's assistance. We will all be too busy minding our own business.

    Shaun York

    Shelbyville, KY

  • School menus - Dec. 10-14

    Monday -- Corn dog or chicken nuggets, ketchup/mustard, BBQ sauce/sweet and sour sauce/honey mustard, French fries, baby carrots/ranch, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk

    B = Pizza strip or cinnamon pancakes

    Tuesday -- Turkey sandwich or ham sandwich with or without cheese, salad dressing/ mustard, lettuce/tomato, tomato soup, baked chee-tos, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk (Simpsonville has Little Caesar's pizza)

    B = Chicken biscuit or breakfast bun

  • Economists: Ag sector is booming

    Record high grain prices, record cash receipts, record net farm income and new opportunities to market farm products here and abroad spelled a booming agriculture economy for 2007, University of Kentucky ag economists told farmers and the press gathered at the annual Farm Bureau meeting in Louisville.

    And the outlook for 2008 is more of the same... if, if and if. If the weather is favorable. If export markets continue strong. If demand for ethanol continues to spiral. If the economy does not slip into recession as a result of the credit crunch.

  • AquaRockets continue to improve, drop times against Scott

    The Shelby County High School swim team was no match for the size of Scott County's team, but the AquaRockets had quality against the quantity of the Cardinals.

    "We expected to lose because Scott County had about twice as many swimmers as we did (Wednesday), but I was ecstatic with how our kids swam," SCHS head coach Jeremiah Heath said. "We had a bunch of best times and the kids swam very well."

    Heath noted that several swimmers swam personal best times, and pointed out a few that really stood out.

  • High-speed chase ends in Simpsonville

    A Lexington man accused of being involved in an armed robbery fled Fayette County and led police on a high-speed chase through Shelby County before it finally ended in Simpsonville.

    The suspect was initially being pursued by Versailles/Woodford County police who asked Frankfort police for assistance when he crossed into Franklin County.

  • Lady Rockets upset Scott County 63-59

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team beat Scott County 63-59 Friday for the team's first win over the Lady Cardinals since 2005.

    Raechele Gray led all scorers with 31 points, but it was Haleigh LeCompte's two big three pointers with less than two minutes to play in the fourth quarter that gave the Lady Rockets' the lead for good.

    LeCompte finished with 15 points, and Jennica Garitty added four points and 23 rebounds to help pace Shelby County.

    For a full recap of the game see Wednesday's Sentinel-News.

  • 1982: First surgery performed at equine hospital

    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.

    10 years ago, 1997

  • Power to condemn land

    In a Letter to the editor in the Henry County Local of November 14, Ferenc Vegh said his mother "asked the Airport Authority Board chair, Mr. Westbrook, how can a board appointed by Oldham County Fiscal Court, have jurisdiction (for eminent domain purposes) in another county. His answer to her was 'Because we can.'" (Henry County Local, Nov. 14, 2007)