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Today's News

  • One motorcyclist injured, another arrested on I-64

    Two Fort Campbell soldiers riding motorcycles together through Shelby County recently hit a spot of trouble when one of them hit a car and wrecked his bike and the other ended up in jail, police say.

    Kentucky State Police spokesman Ron Turley said the accident happened as the two were headed westbound on I-64 June 30 at a high rate of speed.

    “He [Trooper Jack Hedges] clocked them doing ninety-six, but he said at one time they were running as fast as one hundred thirty miles an hour,” Turley said.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 11, 2012

    DUI

    Christopher E. Cole, 36, of 130 Hall-Abney Road in Irvine, was arrested July 1 at 20 Fairway Crossing and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and an instructional permit violation.

     

    Robbery

    Matthew S. Johnson, 28, of 752 Marian Village Apartments was arrested July 4 on Short Street and charged with first-degree robbery.

    Guthrie Ford, 67, of 815 Bland Ave. No. 3 was arrested July 3 at 309 9th St. and charged with second-degree robbery.

     

  • Former Shelby coach, players carry on special relationship

    Every year for the past 16 years, a small but select group of men, most of them from Shelby County, has gathered on Lake Barkley for a not-so-unusual practice: fishing for a few days and sharing stories about life and sports.

    That these men first met more than 40 years ago may not be odd, either. That they were together but for a scant few of those years, when most of them were boys, is the twist.

  • Strong pitching, powerful hitting dominate

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken 9-year-old all-star baseball team ran roughshod over its competition in the District 2 Tournament.

    It will look to carry that momentum over in the 2012 East Kentucky State Tournament this week.

  • Shelbyville rebounds in big way

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken 10-year-old all-star baseball team showed that sometimes it’s good to be forgetful.

    The squad shook off an 18-0 loss to Scott County on Friday night by turning around some 12 hours later and routing the same team, 18-2, in Saturday morning’s District 2 Tournament final at Clear Creek Park.

  • Shelbyville routed twice in error-plagued games

    It was a woeful weekend for the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team.

    Shelbyville lost, 9-2, at Evansville, Ind., on Saturday, then was routed by Rockport, Ind., 19-3, Sunday.

  • Inspired Sharks ready to swim

    Fresh off the United States Olympic swimming trials and with the London Games just 16 days away, there has been a lot of national interest in the sport, especially with the Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte rivalry.

    However there has been even more relevance locally as Louisville’s Clark Burkle and Western Kentucky University alum Claire Donahue made the men’s and women’s U.S. swim teams respectively.

  • Puckett reunion

    The descendants of Egbert Barnabus and Mary Bondurant Perkins Puckett gathered for a reunion June 30 at Shady Lane Farm on Cropper Road, home of Clifford and Mary Lloyd Puckett Farmer.

    There were 105 people attending from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas and Arizona. There was a representative from every one of the original Puckett children besides Sybil and Emma, who did not marry, and Willena Tillman, who did not have children: Aline Harrold, Margaret Thompson, Martha Riddell, Frank, Jesse, Marshall, James and Powell.

  • Looking Back: July 6, 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 bird’s future is hampered poisons.

    I had not seen or heard a Dickcissel in Shelby County since the early 1980s until the late spring of 2010. I was just north of Shelbyville on Ben Zaring's farm on the east side of Smithfield Road, searching for another species of bird, when I heard the telltale song that always gives this bird's location away.

    The Dickcissel sings out his name with his song of "dick-dick-cissel" that is repeated over and over again.