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Today's News

  • 1968: J.L. Coots and son Jack hit the top with Guernseys

    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 sharonw@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.

    10 years ago, 1998

  • Jackson to help review CATS test

    A member of the Shelby County Board of Education has been appointed to a task force that will scrutinize the state's testing system.

    Brenda Jackson, the current school board chairperson, is one of 22 state education, legislative, and civic leaders who have been charged with the task of reviewing the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) and giving recommendations for improvements.

  • Scenes from the 2008 Shelby County Fair

  • Pension reforms on tap for special session

    Sen. Gary Tapp and Rep. Brad Montell have received the call from the governor to head back to Frankfort in order to pull a patch job on the state's failing pension plan.

    With the fiscal year winding down, the legislature will have to move fast.

    Gov. Steve Beshear issued the call for a special session at a press conference yesterday afternoon. The only item on the session's agenda is addressing the $26.6 billion shortfall in the state's pension fund.

    The legislature will go into session Monday, June 23.

  • SCHS grad writes symphony

    Move over, Mr. Holland. Berry Sharp may be creating his own opus.

    Sharp, who graduated from Shelby County High School last month, composed a six-part symphony called "Atlantis." "Atlas," the third movement of the symphony, was performed by the Shelby County High School concert band and orchestra at the annual band concert in May.

    "Atlas" was written and composed with the aid of a music notation program called Finale. Sharp said he wrote the piece in one weekend when his "epiphany moments" came together.

  • School start times to remain

    Despite costing the school district an added $168,000 in transportation costs, the two-tiered start times for local public schools will be back for a second round next year.

    Last year, the Shelby County School Board decided to stagger the times that elementary, middle, and high schools start in order to increase the district's options for transporting students to school. Currently elementary schools start at 7:40 a.m., the high school starts at 8:40 a.m. and the middle schools start at 8:55 a.m. Previously all schools started at the same time.

  • Accident victims still hospitalized

    Two people who were seriously injured in an accident in which one person was killed last Tuesday are still hospitalized.

    Beatrice Centers of Taylorsville and Sarah Wilson of Simpsonville are still hospitalized at the University of Louisville, where they were taken after being involved in a traffic accident at the I-64 overpass in Shelbyville.

    Centers is still in serious condition at the hospital's Coronary Care Unit.

    Wilson, whose husband Joseph was killed in the crash, was airlifted to the hospital by helicopter. She also remains in serious condition.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    June 19 -- Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Ln., #118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    June 23 -- An ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway (Bluegrass Industrial Park, I-64 and Hurstbourne Lane) in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.

    Public can attend

  • Royalty crowned during the 2008 Shelby County Fair

    Elizabeth Shemo was crowned Miss Shelby County Fair 2008 by Danielle Morris, the 2007 fair queen.

    Anna Cullen won the title of Miss Shelby County Teen 2008. She was crowned by Amye Drury, the 2007 pageant winner.

    Emily Marie Goins won the Miss Shelby County Pre-Teen Contest last Saturday. Krystyn Patricia Cole, right, was the runner up.

    Hunter Walford and Rikayla Fallen were named the winners of the Little Mister and Miss Shelby County Fair Monday.

  • County gives $50,000 to senior center

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court has released funds that will go toward the renovation of the senior citizens facility.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said he had set aside $50,000 for a new center last year, but, due to an economic downturn, building a new center is not possible at this time. So, at the request of Rusty Newton, executive director of the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, he decided to let the senior center have the money anyway to renovate their current facility instead.