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Today's News

  • Tax return deadline looming

     Procrastination gets the best of all of us from time to time, but if you’ve been putting off filing your taxes this year it’s time to get on the ball.

    With the April 17 deadline quickly approaching, many are scrambling to gather their documents and complete their forms at the last minute, while some are still avoiding the task altogether.

    Unfortunately this is not one of those situations that will go away on its own if you ignore it long enough.

    Failure to file can result in a penalty of an addition 25 percent of taxes owed.

  • 1978: Tanker spill sends workers to the hospital

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

    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at gjennings@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can’t identify, send it in and we’ll ask our readers for help.

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  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - More housing planned around Discovery Boulevard

    While development stalled and sat stagnant for quite some time in the area, dirt is finally moving again around Discovery Boulevard.

    On Tuesday, the Triple S Planning Commission will consider the preliminary plat for 24 lots for single-family dwellings on 15 acres.

  • Long takes over as Clean Community coordinator

     Shelby County native Randy Long is now at the helm of the county’s Clean Community program.

    Long fills the shoes of longtime coordinator, Kathy Ranard, who retired from the position at the end of January after serving the community for 26 years.

    “Right now I’m still trying to learn the job,” Long said, noting Ranard has been very helpful in the transition. “She has taught me a lot. If it wasn’t for her, there would be a lot I wouldn’t know.”

  • Collins drops pair of midweek games

    Collins softball came up short in a pair of close games during the midweek, dropping a game 7-6 at Holy Cross on Tuesday and falling 4-2 Wednesday at home to Oldham County.

    The losses bring the Titans record to 1-3 so far this season, having dropped three straight since defeating Mercer County in the season opener.

    “We haven’t been hitting the ball as well as we could have,” Titans coach Charlie LeCompte said. “That’s something we will work on moving forward.”

    Oldham County 4, Collins 2

  • CAL defeats Shelby in pitcher’s duel

    Visiting Christian Academy-Louisville needed just three hits Tuesday to defeat Shelby County, as the Rockets fell 3-1.

    Shelby’s Achilles’ heel in this one was timely hitting, as SCHS (1-6) struggled to move runners in scoring position to either tie or take the lead in the game.

    As a team, the Rockets stranded 10 runners on base, including two innings ending with the bases loaded.

  • Titans win on Pitts’ walk-off

    It wasn’t a home run or a double, but second baseman Trevor Pitts’ at-bat late in the ninth inning of Collins baseball’s Tuesday meeting with Manual was no less important.

    With the game tied at 10, and teammate Drew Goodlett representing the winning run on third, Pitts hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring Goodlett for the Titans 11-10 win over the visiting Crimsons.

    Thanks to Pitts’ RBI, Collins has won five consecutive games after starting the season 2-5.

  • Rockets use power to defeat Western Hills

    The hitting of Hannah Webb was on full display on Tuesday night, as Shelby’s senior shortstop bashed a home run and a double en route to an 11-7 win at Western Hills.

    Webb ended the night 3-4 at the plate, racking up four RBIs and helping preserve the lead for the Rockets.

    Not to be outdone, teammate and catcher Elizabeth Ivers knocked in a two-run homer of her own, as the catcher ended her night 2-4 on offense with three RBIs.

  • Teacher delegate to will come together in Frankfort Friday to contest Bevin’s veto decision

      Just one week after teachers rallied together in Frankfort to protect school funding and their pensions, Gov. Matt Bevin and public education are once again toe-to-toe in the ring.

    Last Monday, thousands of Kentucky teachers joined together at the capital to voice their opposition of a pension bill that puts future teachers into a hybrid cash-balance plan, rather than a traditional pension, and will increase the time they must work before retirement benefits become available.

    Many also voiced their desire to see better funding for public education.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Architects to present report on new school

     On Thursday, SCPS school board members will hear a report from Studio Kremer Architects on the new Marnel C. Moorman School to be developed south of Collins High School on Discovery Boulevard.

    Also at the meeting, board members will consider approval for the construction documents and release for bids for the new school, pending final review and approval by Superintendent James Neihof and Kentucky Department of Education.