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Today's News

  • Rout ends State run

    The Shelby County 13-year-old Babe Ruth all-star baseball team was eliminated from the 2012 East Kentucky State Tournament during last weekend.

    Somerset-Pulaski County, the eventual state champ, slammed Shelby, 14-1, Saturday at Shillito Park in Lexington.

    The two teams were tied at 1-all after the first inning before Somerset erupted for eight runs in the second inning. It added two more in the third and three in the fourth on its way to a 5-inning, mercy-rule victory.

    Things started off well for Shelby County, however.

  • Sports Bulletin Board: July 24, 2012

    Soccer sign-ups

    Shelby County Parks & Rec. is offering sign-ups for youth soccer leagues. League games will be played mostly on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. Here are the leagues: Pee Wee (4-6-year-olds), cost $50; under 8 (7-8-year-olds), cost is $75; under 10 (9-10-year-olds), cost is $75; under 12 (11-12-year-olds), cost is $75; Rec. Plus teams, cost $100; select teams, cost is $125. Sign-ups will end at 9 p.m. Aug. 3. For more information visit www.shelbycountyparks.com or call 633-5059.

  • News briefs: July 25, 2012

    Shelby among counties to share

    in efforts to improve flood info

    Shelby is one of the counties in Kentucky that will benefit from the more than $2.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that will be awarded to the Kentucky Division of Water in support of its floodplain mapping program.

  • Looking Back: July 20, 2012

    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.

  • I-64 lane closed tonight near Exit 32

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 office announces temporary closure of the right lane on eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County at mile point 32 from 6 p.n. until midnight tonight for pavement repairs.

    The work is a small section of pavement just west of Exit 32.

  • Shelby escapes severe storm damage

    A thunderstorm that blew though Kentucky Thursday night ripping the roof off the Crowne Plaza Hotel and leaving two dead in a house fire started by a lightning strike in Louisville, also caused some minor damage in Shelby County

    “We have had calls right and left this morning, but only two calls from Shelby County,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Sullivan.

    Other areas, including Louisville, were hit much harder than Shelby County, he said, citing four barns down in Metcalfe County, he said.

  • Shelby County 9-year-olds fall in semifinals

    JEFFERSONTOWN - The Shelby County 9-year-old all-star baseball team fell to a familiar foe in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Regional Cal Ripken Tournament.

    South Lexington beat Shelby 9-4 Sunday afternoon at Skyview Park in Jeffersontown.

    Shelby County went undefeated in pool play. It beat Batesville (Ind.) 12-2 Thursday, then topped the Verona (Wisc.) Vipers 9-5 and Jeffersontown 13-10 Friday.

  • Shelby wins first regional game

    Although it fell short in the state final the Shelby County Cal Ripken 9-year-old all-star baseball team won its first game in the Ohio Valley Regional.

    Shelby beat Batesville (Ind.) 12-2 in four innings Friday afternoon at Skyview Park in Jeffersontown. 

  • Shelby falls short in state final

    Much like the lighting that halted its game for 2½ hours Wednesday night, the Shelby County Cal Ripken 10-year-old all-star baseball team couldn’t strike twice.

  • Shelby rebounds with win

    The Shelby County Babe Ruth 13-year-old all-star baseball team bounced back from its first round loss in the 2012 East Kentucky State Tournament.

    Shelby County, which lost its opening game, 15-3, to South Lexington, beat Campbellsville, 12-5, Tuesday night in a losers’ bracket game at Shillito Park in Lexington.

    Shelby met Somerset on Thursday night in an elimination game.