Today's News

  • What we think: There’s more to know about taxing districts

    We were pleased to read last week that the special taxing districts in Shelby County – about 18 of them – appear to be well ahead of the state’s curve for operating in the light of public view.

    That Shelby County Fiscal Court is diligent and timely in its collection and forwarding to state officials the budgets for these organizations is a truly significant and important caretaking of our precious tax dollars.

  • We congratulate: Shelby County Public Schools' improved diversity of leadership

    We have on more than one occasion focused on the lack of diversity in leadership of public education in Shelby County and have been frustrated by what we see as a homogenization that does disservice to the diversity of students in our 10 schools.

    It is not our intent to offer a backhanded compliment – because there is work to do on this issue – but we were pleased to see progress in the latest round of hiring of principals and assistants.

  • MY WORD: Let’s be clear about health-care problem

    Last week in The Sentinel-News, there were many responses to the health-care debate, telling us all about the health-care reform and why it must be defeated. As one who knows health care intimately and at its most basic level, let me give you the reasons it must/should be implemented.

  • Old nemesis ends stunning run

    JEFFERSONTOWN – A familiar foe ended a remarkable run by the Shelby County 9-year-old Cal Ripken All-Star Baseball Team.

    South Lexington beat Shelby for the third time in two weeks, 9-4, Sunday afternoon in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Regional tournament at Jeffersontown’s Skyview Park.

    “I believe this was the first regional tournament Shelby County has been to since ’93,” Shelby County Coach Mike Hammond said. “So it’s been nineteen years since we’ve been here. It’s been special.”

  • Shelbyville wins first district tourney game

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team started off the postseason on a positive. 

    Post 37 beat Morehead Post 126, 8-3, Monday night in the first round of the district tournament at Clear Creek Park. 

    “They’re never easy,” Shelbyville Coach Jim Wiley said shaking his head afterward.

  • 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.