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Today's News

  • It’s on to regional tournament

    The Shelby County 9-year-old Cal Ripken All-Star Team played for a state championship Tuesday night knowing that it had already earned a spot in the national regional tournament.

    Shelby County, which lost its first game of the 2012 East Kentucky State Tournament to host South Lexington, 19-5, Saturday at Shillito Park in Lexington, bounced back to win four consecutive games over Sunday and Monday to earn a rematch with South Lexington in Tuesday night’s final.

  • Shelbyville Horse 2012 Show Jubilee events

    Kickoff breakfast

    The Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee kick off breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. July 26 at Undulata Farm. Ann-Blair Thornton, 2011 Miss Kentucky, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are available at the offices at 316 Main St. in Shelbyville.

     

    Jubilee youth art reception

  • EARLIER: Triple S delays outlet mall call

    Residents and developers will have to wait until August to see if the Triple S Planning Commission will recommend a zone change that will allow a planned outlet mall on the south side of Interstate 64 in Simpsonville.
    More than 100 people showed for the public hearing portion of the planning and zoning meeting, and although a few showed support for the Horizon Group’s planned 50-acre and 363,000 square-foot development, most were there to voice their concerns.

  • News briefs: July 18, 2012

    Heat warnings return

    but Thursday could cool

    Just when we were getting some relief from the heat, it’s back.

    The  National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory Tuesday for the western two-thirds of Kentucky. Heat indices from 100 to 105 degrees were possible.

    And they will continue to be high today. Those working outdoors are encouraged to take precautions.

  • MY WORD: A student who learned her lessons

    There is nothing routine about people who save lives. We call them "heroes." Whitney M. Young Job Corps students and staff give on a regular basis the gift of life via their Red Cross Blood Drive, hosted by the Student Government Association.  If you, a family member or friend ever needed a blood transfusion, then you understand every pint of blood counts. The students enjoy giving blood and helping their neighbor. 

  • Sentinel-News wins 9 awards in LCNI contest

    The Sentinel-News has won nine awards – including five first-place awards, more than any newspaper in its class – in the annual judging among Landmark Community Newspapers.

    Staff Writer Todd Martin and Editor Steve Doyle each won two first-place citations, and Staff Writer Lisa King took another in the judging among semiweekly and triweekly newspapers for content published in 2011. LCNI owns 63 newspapers nationally.

  • Shelby County tables city’s annexation request for Speedway property

    A request by the city of Shelbyville to annex the site on Mount Eden Road where Speedway is building a new store is going to require a bit more discussion.

    Acting on a motion by Magistrate Tony Carriss, Shelby County Fiscal Court voted at its meeting Tuesday to table the annexation request until a meeting could be scheduled with Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty.

  • Wiley tied for 9th after 1st round of Kentucky Women's Open

    Shelbyville’s Candice Wiley is tied for ninth place after the first round of the Lexmark Kentucky Women’s Open golf tournament.

    Wiley, a Shelby County graduate and current University of Louisville golfer, shot a 3-over-par 75 at Champion Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville on Tuesday.

    She is eight shots behind Louisville’s Lindsay Gahm, who shot an opening-round 67 to claim the tournament lead, but is only three shots out of second place.

  • Looking Back: July 13, 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.

     

  • This beauty battles a beast

    A more beautiful woodpecker than the Red-headed Woodpecker would be almost impossible to find, and even then, it would be a matter of opinion.

    The Red-headed Woodpecker has a bright red head and neck with conspicuous white inner wings and rump. The rest of the body is black, which can give off a slight bluish tinge in the bright sunlight, a coloration that certainly makes this bird a strong candidate for the most patriotic bird in America.