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Today's News

  • Outstanding students recognized

    Pam Petty, a professor from Western Kentucky University, worked alongside teachers at the secondary Summer Reading Academy that ran July 9-Aug. 1. She rewarded outstanding students with Kindle Fires at an assembly when the session ended.

    Winning those awards were:

    East Middle

    Sixth grade: Maya Valenzuela, Jerry Guevara, Irma Rosales; seventh grade: Jordan Chappell

     

    West Middle

  • Engineering diva

    There were 12 students in the Project Lead The Way lab at Collins High School for robotics camp – only one was a girl, Delaney Hesse, a third-grader at Simpsonville Elementary. Her tablemate was Adam Doyle, a new fifth-grader at Painted Stone. Cameron said, “I noticed that” when it was mentioned she was the only girl. “But I love taking apart things and putting them back together, and everything at my house is child-proof so this is great.”

  • Summer education experience

    Campbellsville University gave 14 students the experience of getting ahead in their college careers even before starting their freshman years. Participants Ireesh Gray of Shelbyville (front row, right).

  • Shelby student named to Dayton dean’s list

    Beige Gustafson of Simpsonville has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Dayton  for the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. To be named to the dean's list, a student must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

  • Looking Back: August 17, 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.

     

  • School district’s graduation rates stay flat

    Shelby County Public Schools graduation rate, basically the same from 2010, remains about 4 percent better than the state’s average.

    Kentucky’s Department of Education released the state’s Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) on Aug. 8, and the state’s public schools in 2010-11 graduated 78 percent of those students, up from 76.7 in 2009-10.

  • Outlet mall decision likely Tuesday

    The Triple S Planning Commission will have the first official say on the outlet mall debate during its meeting at Tuesday’ at the Stratton Community Center.

    At its meeting in July, the commission tabled its decision on zone changes on portions of a 50-acre property on the west side of Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville, south of Interstate 64, where Horizon Group Properties wants to build an outlet mall called the Outlet Shoppes of Louisville.

  • Ag Report: Aug. 17, 2012

    Shelby producers can apply for haying, grazing program

    USDA Farm Service Agency in Shelby County announced the opportunity for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants to request authorization to conduct emergency haying or grazing on specific CRP acres.

  • Shelby farmers hoping for good tobacco crop

     

    Tobacco is looking good so far this year, but farmers says the next couple of weeks could make a big difference in how much money their crops will bring in.

    Many farmers already have started cutting their tobacco, a little bit earlier than usual because of the mild spring and early plantings. So the next step – the curing process – is the key to a quality crop.

  • Animal shelter to begin putting down animals

    The Shelby County Animal Shelter, on the verge of constructing a new addition, has become increasingly overcrowded and is about to start putting down animals, officials say.

    Animal Control Director Rusty Newton, who is also Shelby County’s deputy judge-executive, said he did not arrive at the decision to begin euthanatizing easily.

    “It was a hard decision to make,” he said.

    Newton said there is also no truth to the speculation that the shelter is unkempt and unsanitary.