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  • 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.

  • Looking Back: October 21, 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.

     

  • Shooting gallery offers self-protection shooters course

    What happens when you come home and see a window busted out, maybe a door slightly ajar or something out of place?

    Of course, you call the police, but unless you live on Main Street in Shelbyville, between 5th and 3rd streets, it's going to take a few minutes for help to arrive.

    If you are a registered gun owner, especially one certified to carry a weapon, you may be inclined to investigate on our own.

  • Looking Back: October 14, 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.

     

  • Chester J. Bemiss: 1934-2011

    Back in his younger days, everybody knew where you could find Chester Bemiss—at the fire department.

  • Fundraiser for Savannah Sanders highly successful

    Saturday dawned bright and sunny, just perfect for a fundraiser designed to bring light into a young woman’s world.

    More than 1,200 people attended “Save Savannah’s Sight,” held at the amphitheater at Clear Creek Park, which raised more than $22,000 to pay for a surgery that it is hoped will restore at least partial sight to Savannah Sanders.

    The 21-year old, who was blinded in a childhood accident at age 10, was present at the event, and even performed a comedy act on stage.

  • Looking Back: October 7, 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.

     

  • Les Bailey shares story of his life

    Les Bailey just back from a Mediterranean Cruise, had to run around attending to chores he’d neglected during his vacation, he said

    His son, Gary, describes him as “pretty amazing,”

    Karen Walters, his daughter, who accompanied him on the cruise, calls him “my inspiration.”

    He is known around his neighborhood as the unofficial “mayor of Scott Station.”

  • Shelby County family moves into its new Habitat For Humanity home

    Not wind nor rain nor muddy ground could keep the folks at Habitat For Humanity from delivering once again.

    Teresa Duncan’s family – her five grandchildren and her – received the keys Saturday to their new, 4-bedroom home on Ardmore Lane just west of Shelbyville.

    “Oh my gosh, it’s so beautiful,” said Duncan, an employee of Bell House restaurant. “I am so ecstatic. It’s such a blessing, and it was such a beautiful ceremony.”