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  • Community datebook

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    March 13 -- Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 403 Washington St.

    March 17 -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

    March 18 -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    March 18 -- Fiscal court meets at 10 a.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

    March 20 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

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  • Winters last hurrah?

    Schools released early, people made their way to the grocery to stock up on food as their car radios informed them of the city's fate.

    No, it wasn't Armageddon, but it was the winter's heaviest snow of the year.

    On Friday, the snow fell, and fell, and city crews went to work trying to clear the roads. It was a task they'd continue throughout the weekend.

    According to the National Weather Service, 10 to 12 inches fell around the county, with drifting in some areas raising inches to feet.

  • Special meeting

    The Simpsonville City Commission will have a special meeting Tuesday, March 11 at 8:15 a.m. to discuss and consider the first reading of an ordinance that would annex land south of I-64.

  • 8th Region Tournaments rescheduled

    The 8th Region basketball tournaments have been rescheduled due to the weather.

    The girls' tournament at Shelby County High School will have semifinal games Sunday. Walton-Verona will play Anderson County at 3 p.m., and South Oldham will face Simon Kenton in the second game at 4:45 p.m. The finals will be Monday at 7 p.m.

    The 8th Region Boy's Tournament was also pushed back one day to avoid conflict with the girls' tournament.

  • 1958: C.C. Miller named 'Citizen of the Year' by Simpsonville Lions

    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

  • Judicial center plan proceeds

    County officials say eminent domain proceedings could be complete as early as April in the acquisition of the property for the new judicial center.

    Properties located in the downtown Shelbyville block between Fourth, Main and Washington streets for the building site as well as properties in the Second Street and Henry Clay area for parking have been the primary focus of the project's development board acquisition efforts since early last year.

    The state Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) has already appropriated $18 million in funds for the project.

  • Jail starting to turn profit

    It's not Holiday Inn but the room rate amounts to at least $30 a night.

    With a steady stream of paying visitors so far this year, Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits is feeling pretty good about his operating budget despite ominous warnings from the state that future funding may be slashed.

    That's in large part because Waits is a planner and has been squirreling away every opportunity that comes his way to make a profit for the jail.

    "We've generated a lot more revenue than we anticipated so far this budget year," Waits said.

  • God's other plans

    "I would've rather been at church," Tabatha Baker said.

    She said she looks forward to Sundays. She is a youth Sunday school teacher and an Upward basketball coach at Highland Baptist Church.

    But on the cold morning of, Dec. 16, 2007, instead of making her routine Sunday trip to church, Baker, of Shelbyville said she was driving down I-64 West on her way to work at Baptist Hospital East.

    Baker said it wasn't her day to work, but she called in and was told she was needed.

  • Kentucky native researches new cocaine addiction treatment

    There are no drug therapies that can curb cocaine addiction.


    Chris Pierce, a professor at Boston University School of Medicine and Frankfort, Kentucky native and former Shelby County resident, is involved in research that provides new insight on a biological change in the brain that is associated with cocaine addiction.

  • Rockets hold off Owen County, 55-52

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team made just enough plays down the stretch to top Owen County 55-52 in the opening round of the 8th Region Tournament at Henry County High School Wednesday.

    Coty Minnis hit a lay-in and finished off an old-fashioned three-point play to put the Rockets ahead 50-42 with 2:30 to play, and Shelby County (21-8) hit five of nine free throws, three by Tim Sanford, over the final 1:30 to hold on for the win.