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  • Looking Back: November 18, 2011

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Lighting up the Holidays

    Thousands descended on downtown  Shelbyville on Saturday for the annual Celebration of Lights event. The masses showed up to ring in the Christmas season and watch the town spring to life with lights glowing from every corner.

  • Francis Maurice ‘Frank’ Goodwin: 1932-2011

    Frank Goodwin literally and figuratively put the Budd Company on the map in Shelbyville.

    Not only was he the first plant manager for the company when it finally opened its doors in 1987, but he was also instrumental in building the site near Interstate 64 that is now Martinrea Heavy Stamping.

  • Firefighter Floyd named top Shelbyville's employee

    Rickie Floyd said he likes being a firefighter so much that he did it for free for the first five years.

    That kind of dedication is just part of the reason that Floyd, now with the Shelbyville Fire Department, was named the Shelbyville Employee of the Year for 2011.

    "They left me speechless," Floyd said. "I usually talk a lot, but I didn't know what to say on that."

    Floyd started with the fire department in 1987 as a volunteer and finally got on fulltime in Feb. 1992.

  • Looking Back: November 11, 2011

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Cheerleaders raise money for Relay for Life

    Collins High School cheerleaders held their first House of Trees fundraiser for Relay For Life on Saturday.

    Jerilyn Hanks, cheerleading coach and special education teacher at Collins, said the event brought in $900 from the sale of 15 decorated Christmas trees that were on display at the school’s cafeteria.

    “We were pleased with our first time, and we will definitely hold it again next year,” she said.

  • Looking Back: November 4, 2011

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • EARLIER: Holiday trees to be sold for cancer fundraiser

    Even if you think it’s a bit early for the Christmas decorations that now adorn stores, a new event on Saturday will allow to begin your personal holiday celebration early.

    In a new twist on a popular concept to raise money for cancer, the first House of Trees will be going all day Saturday in the cafeteria at Collins High School.

    Organizations and teams decorate trees in unique themes, and the public can bid to buy them in a silent-auction-type format.

  • Shelby man is one of Fulbright’s brightest

    With more than 1,600 U.S. students earning Fulbright Scholarships this year, Jack Galloway didn't think he was a sure thing when he filled out his application.

    "The Fulbright application process takes a lot of energy and patience," he said. "It's a very competitive program, and I can only say that I am deeply honored and excited by the opportunity."

    But Galloway, a native of Shelby County, did earn one of those spots, joining an exclusive club of 294,000 who have earned the Fulbright, 110,000 of whom are from the United States.

  • Witchy woman loves halloween

    She’s been described as a “good witch,” and those who see her around town this week will surely agree.

    Every year, the entire week leading up to Halloween, Linda Ethington gets all decked out in her witch garb whenever she goes anywhere, even to the grocery store, she said.

    “Everybody knows I’m crazy, and they just love it,” she said with a giggle.