Today's News

  • Once again, Lady Rockets favored in 30th District

    The Lady Rockets have one goal in mind right now: winning the 30th District Tournament.

    After whipping Eminence 64-9 at Spencer County in Monday's opener, the Lady Rockets are just one win away, but they don't know who they'll play just yet.

    Anderson (21-7) and Spencer (13-11) counties face off tonight in the other first-round game and the winner will play Shelby County Friday at 7 p.m.

    "I expect Anderson County to win, but Spencer County is a better team now than they were earlier in the season," SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said.

  • Spelling Bee

    After six intense rounds of spelling words that would take many a dictionary or spell check to get right, a fifth grader from Wright Elementary school was named the district spelling bee champion on Monday night.

    Amy Dotson won the bee by correctly spelling the word "pretzel."

    After seven of the participants had been eliminated for misspelling words such as anchovy, cadenza and manicure, Dotson went head-to-head against Shannon Harover, an eight-grader from East Middle in the final round.

  • Driver slams into Sav-A-Lot

    At least six people were injured Monday when a Mustang GT drove through the Sav-A-Lot grocery store in the Village Plaza shopping center on Midland Trail.

    Police believe a seizure may have caused the driver to lose control. Witnesses said the driver struck several vehicles and mowed down a row of mail boxes before slamming into the block wall of the Sav-A-Lot at an accelerated speed. For more on this story, read Wednesday's Sentinel-News.

  • Spelling Bee February 25

    The Shelby County District Spelling Bee is 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25. Competing in the event are students from Shelby County Public Schools and Our Lady of Guadalupe. School winners are:

    -Sarah Downes from Guadalupe.

    -Shannon Harover from East Middle.

    -Chris Diekevers from West Middle.

    -Brandon Hobbs from Clear Creek Elementary.

    -Garrett Clark from Heritage Elementary.

    -Sabrina Shaver from Painted Stone Elementary.

    -Kyle Hillebrand from Simpsonville Elementary.

    -Jay Solinger from Southside Elementary.

    -Amy Dotson from Wright Elementary.

  • Small business bills would give state an economic boost

    Conversations about economic development frequently focus on landing the so-called big fish - reflecting the desire of the state and many of its communities to attract that one employer whose workforce numbers will provide a huge and almost immediate economic boost.

    Such goals are an important part of Kentucky's overall economic development strategy. But it is equally important to provide the strong support and incentives for the small businesses that are the mainstay of our economy.

  • Student lands internship with Google

    Before he entered kindergarten, Kenny Franks was learning his way around a computer. And before long, he was troubleshooting on the PC for his parents and teachers at school.

    His early start in the world of technology helped put him on a path to receive multiple technology accolades during his grade school and high school years and recently helped him land an internship with Internet giant Google.

  • 1983: Pat Tinsley gets crack at welding after 12 years

    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

  • School menus - Feb. 25-29

    Monday -- Corn dog or pretzel w/cheese sauce, ketchup/mustard, hash brown stick, green beans, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk

    B = Pizza strip or cinnamon pancakes

    Tuesday -- Turkey combo/cheese sub or BBQ pork rib on bun, salad dressing/mustard, lettuce/ tomato, macaroni & cheese, pickle spears, banana, pineapple or peaches (Heritage has Little Caesar's)

    B = Chicken and biscuit breakfast buns

    Wednesday -- Tacos or chicken fajitas, lettuce/tomato, sour cream/salsa, cheese sauce, taco sauce, corn, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk

  • Fire destroys Fisherville Road home

    Shortly before noon Wednesday, firefighters battled a blaze at a home located at 5856 Fisherville Road.

    Simpsonville Fire Chief Walter Jones said the call came in at about 11:19 a.m. that a structure fire was in progress.

    Firefighters arrived to find flames shooting from the upper floor of the two-story home.

    The home is owned by Kurt Swigert, Jones said.

    Swigert was not living in the home at the time of the blaze but Jones said several Hispanic residents who do work for him had been staying in the house. They were not injured.

  • Will Kentuckians get to vote on casinos?

    When Gov. Steve Beshear presented his plan to the General Assembly last week, he told legislators he wants to put the question to voters on the November 2008 ballot.

    "I trust the people in this state to make the right decision," he said.

    But getting the question on the ballot by this fall is not as simple as it sounds.

    To allow casino gambling, three-fifths of both the House and the Senate in the Kentucky General Assembly would have to approve a constitutional amendment. The legislature is already half-way through this year's session.