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Today's News

  • Best foot forward

    George R. Best said he filed for his first term on Shelbyville City Council to repay a debt to the city that he has lived in all his life.

    Best, a Democrat, has been active in city planning, having spent 47 years serving on the Transportation Cabinet before retiring. He remains a commissioner on the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission.

    Best said it is important that the council members look at issues closely so the right decisions are made, because when addressing a problem each member has only one vote, and it is the group's outlook that matters.

  • Lady Rockets rebound from slow start, drill Oldham County

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team held Oldham County to just 31 points in a 46-31 whipping of the visiting Lady Colonels Friday.

    However, the Lady Rockets (15-7) had their own struggle to start. The Shelby girls scored just three points in the first quarter -- on an Allison Morris three-pointer -- and trailed 8-3. But after the second it was all Shelby County.

    The Lady Rockets outscored Oldham County (12-10) 43-23 over the final three quarters to coast to the victory.

  • Primary forecast: Cloudy and dull?

    While other states as small or smaller than Kentucky have played a large role in the presidential candidate winnowing process, it does not look like local voters will have much to pick from in the state's May 20 primary.

    "It's watered down because our primary is so late," said Shelby County Republican party chair Charles Bates. "Still, what the voters do here in Kentucky they will want to see nationally. But I don't know how much that will stimulate the vote."

  • Our affordable food

    The cost of food in America remains affordable. According to the latest statistics by the USDA Economic Research Service, families and individuals currently spend, on average, just under 10 percent of their disposable income for their food supply for the entire year. It only takes about 37 days to pay for our annual food supply.

    We must work much longer to earn disposable income for health and medical care (52 days), housing and household operation (62 days) and federal taxes (77 days) for the entire year.

  • 1983: Taylorsville Lake could be playground for boaters, fishermen

    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

  • Teacher pleads on obscenity charge

    Former Shelby County High School teacher Scott Stumbo entered an Alford plea Wednesday in Shelby County District Court on two counts of harassment and one count of distributing obscene material to a minor.

    Under an Alford plea, Stumbo, 47, does not admit guilt but acknowledges there could be enough evidence to find him guilty if he went to trial.

  • Steer mauls local man

    A local man was sent to the emergency room on Wednesday after being attacked by his steer.

    Around noon, Paul Eisenback was tending to his animal when it mauled him.

    Shelby County EMS and rescue workers were dispatched to 1633 Veechdale Road to aid Eisenback.

    EMS workers took him to University of Louisville Hospital.

    Kay Eisenback, his wife, said Paul was in intensive care and seems to be recovering.

  • Lady Rockets rip Bullitt East

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team had no hangover from dropping their last two games. The Lady Rockets raced out to a 19-7 first quarter lead on Bullitt Central Tuesday and never looked back in a 71-36 win.

    "We knew it was important to come out of the gate strong on the road against a 6th Region team," SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said. "Haleigh (LeCompte) had two three pointers and Allison (Morris) hit one -- there was no shooting hangover from the Manual game. I told the girls that a game like that wouldn't happen again and they came out confident and hitting shots."

  • Reports take pulse of local industry

    Two reports on the state of industry in Shelby County -- one released by local officials, the other by the state - show companies are largely happy to be doing business here, though employers have some concerns about the quality of the local workforce.

    The Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation and the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce recently completed a survey of 41 of the county's 67 industries.

  • Cranes make it to Florida

    Editor's Note: The Operation Migration whooping cranes spent two days in Shelby County on their way to Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

    His favorite bird is number 706.

    That's who Miami third-grader Logan Carter was scanning the Sunday morning skies for as a group of endangered birds made their way into Marion County.

    Logan and his family were just a few in a crowd of hundreds that gathered at the Marion County/Dunnellon Airport to watch Operation Migration's newest flock of whooping cranes learn the migration path to their winter home.