Today's News

  • Rockets' game against Spencer moved ... again

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team's game originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, against Spencer County and moved to Wednesday, Feb. 13, has been moved yet again because of the weather.

    The Rockets will now face the Bears for the final district seeding game Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at SCHS.

  • Rockets win third straight

    With their third straight win, the Shelby County boys' basketball team appears to have ditched a mid-season slide that saw the team lose five of six in January.

    The Rockets (16-6) picked up a 60-51 win at Simon Kenton (12-11) on Friday, proving the team can beat top competition on the road.

    "That was a very good win against quality competition on the road," SCHS head coach Mike Clark said. "I was real pleased with the way the guys responded after a long bus ride and in a hostile environment."

  • New voting machines on hold till next year

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carol Perry has $148,500 to buy new voting machines but the money's not burning a hole in her pocket yet.

    Because Congress could still decide to alter the type of electronic voting machines currently used in Kentucky and other states, Perry said it would be best to wait until next year to purchases any new voting machines.

    If approved by Congress, the Holt bill would require voting jurisdictions to use opti-scan voting machines equipped with printers rather than touch screen electronic machines to ensure votes from each machine are verifiable.

  • A different storm: Wintry mix ices roads

    Last week it was tornadoes. This week it's snow and ice.

    A fierce, steady snow started falling at about 5 p.m. Monday, a bit earlier than weather reports predicted and just in time for rush hour.

    Traffic moved slow and steady on I-64 throughout the night but the number of weather-related accidents grew to the point where Shelbyville Police Major Danny Goodwin said his officers had so many calls at once they were forced to hand out the state forms you fill out yourself if it wasn't an injury accident and the vehicles were moveable.

  • Working to better Shelbyville

    Shane Suttor has filed for a second term on Shelbyville City Council.

    Suttor said several important issues were addressed in his first term serving the city - issues that will continue to need to be watched.

    "We sought to keep property taxes low," he said. According to Suttor, keeping taxes low depends on the progressive growth of the city.

    "I still feel that smart growth, development, is a big issue," he said. "We need to maintain services and grow a proper way."

  • SCHS game against Spencer moved

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team's game scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, against Spencer County has been moved due to the weather.

    The Rockets will now face the Bears for the final district seeding game Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at SCHS.

  • Lady Rockets' game rescheduled

    The Shelby County Lady Rockets' basketball game against Butler, Feb. 11, has been rescheduled due to the weather.

    The girls will now face the No. 4-ranked Butler Bearettes Monday, Feb. 18, at SCHS at 7:30 p.m.

  • Weather service confirms two tornadoes in Shelby

    The National Weather Service over the weekend confirmed two tornadoes briefly touched down in Shelby County during the Feb. 5-6 storm.

    One tornado touched down near Ky. 55 and Clear Creek Road and continued northeast for 6 miles. Another tornado briefly touched down about 2 miles southeast of Waddy near Kings Highway and traveled about a quarter of a mile.

    For more details, read Wednesday's Sentinel-News.

  • Black History Month: Recounting a lesson

    February is Black History Month, probably as good a time as any to let Skip know I'm sorry even if the offense committed against him occurred nearly 50 years ago.

    The memory is as vivid as the permanent stain put on our society by the way black people have been treated for decades.

    My rural Kentucky hometown was probably little different than most other small communities across the South in 1959.

  • Simon Kenton, Butler up next for Lady Rockets

    No one can ever accuse the Shelby County girls' basketball team of padding their schedule with too many easy wins.

    The Lady Rockets routinely play one of the toughest schedules in the state, and the Lady Rockets' end of the season stretch shows just that.

    The last four games -- which will see the girls play two ranked teams and two region favorites -- kicks off Saturday with Simon Kenton visits.