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Today's News

  • News briefs, May 18, 2012

    Kentucky’s jobless rate

    drops to 8.3 percent


    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in April 2012 from a revised 8.6 percent in March 2012, making it the lowest unemployment rate in the state since November 2008, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Words for Momma

    Eswin Duarte and Jared Bryant worked on Mother’s Day books they created in their first-grade class at Clear Creek Elementary. The teacher, Lindsay Hagan, interviewed each child and then typed what they had said onto pages that were converted into hardbound books the children could illustrate.

  • Church news: May 18, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

    Annunciation
    Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

  • Looking Back: May 18, 2012

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News andThe Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • 4 Collins seniors sign grants

    It has been a busy couple of weeks for Collins seniors.

    Not only have they been preparing for prom and graduation, but a quartet of Titans have recently had their college signing ceremonies.

    Here is a quick look at each:

    Collins senior Matthew Murphysigned to play with the men’s soccer team at Georgetown College last Friday afternoon in the high school’s library. 

  • Election 2012: District 4 Congress: Alecia Webb-Edgington

    Republican Alecia Webb-Edgington is seeking to trade her seat as state representative in the 63rd District for the District 4 congressional seat being vacated by a 4-term incumbent.

    Webb-Edgington, 46, has been in Frankfort since 2007, serving a district that covers part of Kenton County.

    “I am running to be an effective representative for the fourth district and the conservative movement,” she said. “We have been fortunate in the fourth district to have been served by Geoff Davis and Jim Bunning before him.

  • Election 2012: Candidates visit for final pitches

    Several candidates are making last-minute stops in Shelby County as the Tuesday’s Primary Election closer on the calendar.

    Three congressional candidates – Democrat Bill Adkins and Republicans Alecia Webb-Edgington and Walter Schumm – were in town Thursday, following Republican Gary Moore, who stopped by  Wednesday.

    Adkins was getting a tour through town from Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry, a fellow Democrat, and Webb-Edgington and Schumm were at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Gallrein Farms after a few other stops.

  • Blue Gables project clears public hearing

    The project to restore the old Blue Gables Motel from a slum/blight area into a retail and arts center took another step on Tuesday with a public hearing at Shelbyville City Hall.

    About 20 people attended the hearing, which was a requirement for the city to apply for the Community Block Development Grant. Those in attendance included most of the members of the board of Shelbyville Preservation Group, who started the process and will oversee and renovate the property at the corner of 8th and Main streets, and a few concerned members of the community.

  • Election 2012, Shelbyville City Council: Nathan Riggs

    From 2002 to 2006 Nathan Riggs, a Democrat, sat on the Shelbyville City Council, but when he decided to run for County Attorney, Riggs had to give up a shot to continue to run for the council.

    He lost that bid, and now after six years off the council, he has decided toss his hat back in the ring for the council.

  • Election 2012, Shelbyville City Council: White wants to be ear for citiz

    Suzanne White hears a lot of different things over her husband’s scanner at home. Andy White has been with the Shelby County fire department for 29 years, and she said that scanner can be good and bad.

    “When I hear them on the scanner, and they don’t have enough police officers to get to certain areas, it makes me think,” she said. “To me, personally, I think we need more police officers [in the city], and they need to be more visible. And we need more firefighters at the stations.”