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Today's News

  • Lady Rockets grab district title in OT

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team allowed Anderson County just one field goal in overtime, topping the Lady Bearcats 53-46 to take the Girls' 30th District Basketball Tournament Friday at Spencer County.

    The Lady Rockets trailed for most of the game before taking a three-point lead in the fourth. Anderson rallied to tie the game and force OT, but the Lady Rockets would not be denied.

    Shelby held Anderson to just one field goal in the extra session, outscoring the Lady Bearcats 11-4.

    For a full recap of the game, see Wednesday's Sentinel-News.

  • This could be your backyard

    Just another cemetery. Doesn't affect me. Wanna bet!

    It does affect you! It affects your property value, your rural environment, and your Shelby County lifestyle. And here's why everyone in Shelby County should be concerned.

  • To tube or not to tube

    With the writer's strike finally over, the constant stream of reruns that has plagued broadcast television for the last several months will soon come to an end. And while polls have shown that TV watching has decreased by up to 40 percent due to lack of fresh material, in the weeks to come, ratings will likely return to normal as network and cable stations start pumping out a new batch of shows and storylines.

  • Spare the tree

    A worker told me recently that the road department is cutting down a very large tree about half-mile mile back on the left from U. S. 60 on Webb Road traveling North.

    I'd love think there is a valid reason for this lovely old tree to come down. It's not dead, I know. I pick up trash on Webb Road most days and when the summer temperatures reach into the 90s that tree provides the only shade I have for about half a mile. Welcome relief, I can tell you. I have come to think of that tree as a friend and it's sad to think it may be cut down.

    Connie Kuhn,

  • Bulldogs eager for chance to repeat in regional

    The Cornerstone Christian Academy boys' basketball team is the defending Third Region and KCAA State Champions, but this year's squad has a much different make-up than last season.

    Playing a young squad this season, the Bulldogs finished the year with a modest 9-12 record. However, head coach Norris Beckley said his team is improving.

  • School menus - March 3-7

    Monday -- Spaghetti w/meat sauce or boneless chicken leg, carrots, broccoli, garlic cheese breadstick, oranges, applesauce or fruit cocktail, milk

    B = Sausage biscuit w/jelly or molten space cereal w/asteroids and space dust

    Tuesday -- Hamburger/cheeseburger or chili dog, French fries, ketchup/mustard, lettuce/tomato, onion/pickle, oranges, applesauce or fruit cocktail. Clear Creek has Little Caesar's pizza

    B = Sausage pancake bites or blast off burrito

  • District to review superintendent candidates

    The superintendent search committee for the Shelby County Public System is currently reviewing 27 applications for the position of head of the school system. In less than a month, the district could name one of the applicants as the new superintendent.

    The Kentucky School Board Association released biographic information this week on the 27 applicants. The names of candidates have not been released.

  • A special Christmas: Thank-you from the Flanagans

    Editor's note:

    Buffy Flanagan wrote this letter as a thank you to the people who have helped her family get through the illness of Beanie, her three-year-old son who is battling cancer.

    After the letter was written, Buffy delivered Shannon Lake Flanagan, who came into the world just 26 weeks into her pregnancy. Shannon, at 1 pound, 4 ounces, was the smallest baby at Kosair Children's Hospital. She is approximately the size of a dollar bill.

  • Rash of burglaries hits city

    Shelbyville police are investigating a rash of burglaries that have occurred within the past two weeks.

    According to a police report, burglars attempted to break into two homes in Osprey Cove between Feb. 16 and Feb. 26 but were only successful in gaining entry to one in the 5000 block of Black Falcon Way.

    The burglar apparently kicked in the front door, the report said, and stole jewelry worth $500, as well as other miscellaneous property.

    However, an apparent attempt to break into a home on Gray Hawk Drive either failed or was aborted, police said.

  • 'Crawl spaces to cockroaches'

    The easiest description of what Building Official/Chief Code Enforcement Officer Jeff Tennill and his employees do is also the most vague.

    "We get complaints about everything," Tennill said. "The public might see something that could be wrong, but they don't know who to send it to, so they just send it to us. We get some stuff that's really off the wall, and we get some stuff that's really obvious."