Today's News

  • Court report: July 30, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    William T. Groves, fourth-degree assault minor injury and second-degree disorderly conduct – guilty – 45-day sentence and $144 costs.

    Brandon W. McMillan, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – 21-day sentence and $643 fine and costs.

  • On campus: Keri Schreiner

    Keri Schreiner graduated from the University of Kansas with distinction (in the top 10 percent of her class) in both political science and environmental studies. She is interning with the secretary of state’s office this summer and will attend Indiana University in the fall to pursue a master’s degree in public affairs. She is the daughter of Victoria and Bruce Schreiner of Shelbyville.

  • A bird that stays on the move

    The Red-Breasted Nuthatch can move both up and down tree trunks, which is in contrast to woodpeckers, which only can move up a tree.

    The reason for this is because nuthatches use their strong legs and feet as a balancing act, but woodpeckers use their feet and then their tails as a brace to climb up the tree.

    The Red-Breasted Nuthatch’s call is an "ank," more abrupt, nasal and higher pitched than the "yank" that constitutes the call of the more common White-breasted Nuthatch.

  • Simpsonville shooting suspect still at large

    A shooting suspect that police have been pursuing since Sunday afternoon remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous.

    The search is continuing for James Anthony Watkins who is wanted in the shooting of a Hispanic man who was shot twice Sunday morning at an apartment complex in Simpsonville.

    Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said the man, whose name has not been released, is recovering at the University of Louisville Hospital and is in stable condition.

    Armstrong said the motive for the shooting is not clear at this time.

  • News briefs: Aug. 3, 2012

    Kentucky is introducing

    more secure driver’s license

    Kentucky begins a transition to a new driver’s license this month that, while similar in appearance to current licenses, contains security features for greater protection of privacy and resistance to tampering.

  • Church news: Aug. 3, 2012

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

    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.

  • New teachers at Shelby Schools

    New teachers have participated in four days of professional development to get acquainted with the goals and practices of Shelby County Public Schools. Administrators joined Superintendent James Neihof in providing the training, which included the thinking strategies practices for the classroom. Opening day for staff is Tuesday, with a program at Collins High School. Students’ first day is Wednesday.

  • Looking Back: August 3, 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.

  • All courts closed on Monday in Shelby and statewide

    The Shelby County Judicial Center will be locked up and dark on Monday, Kentucky’s first mandated furlough day for judicial employees.

    This is the first of three such days – Sept. 4 and Oct. 15 are the others – in which all judicial employees except exempted elected officials will remain home and not be paid as part of an effort to balance the Judicial Branch’s budget after the General Assembly reduced its total available funds by $25.2 million.

  • Brandon Brown finishes in 62nd-place in his first PGA event

    Shelbyville professional golfer Brandon Brown finished in 62nd-place Sunday in his first PGA event - the Reno-Tahoe Open.

    Brown, who started the fourth and final round tied for 64th-place with 10 points under the Modified Stableford scoring system, ended it with 13 points at the Montreux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. He earned $6,480 for the weekend.

    J.J. Henry won the tournament with 43 points.