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  • Shelby woman buzzing with ribbons from state fair

    Blue-ribbon winners are pouring into Shelby County from the 2011 Kentucky State Fair.

    Along with daily winners in the World Championship Horse Show, the fair has announced the best in 15 other categories and Shelby County took home 91 ribbons, including 35 blue ribbons. And the results from all the animal competitions haven’t been announced.

    Many of those winners are longtime competitors, but some entered for the first time, including Becky Collier, who took first place for her 1-pound containers of light honey, and second for her 2-pound containers.

  • At 92, it was time to retire – for the 3rd time

    After 28 years on the job at Blaze Products, Gilbert Ellis said he knew it was time to hang it up and retire earlier this month.

    "I just celebrated my 92nd birthday on Aug. 15, so I figured it was about time to quit," said Ellis.

    Of course, this wasn't the first time Ellis had wrapped up service at a job.

    Ellis worked at Ashland Oil for 30 years and then moved back to Shelbyville with his family. At that point, however, he still had three boys.

    "I needed the income to educate and bring up these boys," he said.

  • Vintage Voodoo: Making musical magic

    The name Vintage Voodoo invokes old-world charm in New Orleans, back alleys and dark streets.

    But the Shelbyville-based band - consisting of guitarist Michael Whisman, lead singer Rick Willard, drummer Patrick Jacobs, guitarist Bobby Hardaway and bassist Greg Viergutz, the only member not from Shelbyville - said that's not quite the case.

    "Vintage Magic just didn't sound right. There's really nothing voodoo about us, but it's vintage because we're all old," Whisman said laughing.

  • Clarence Miller: 1912-2011

    Clarence Miller achieved much in his life before passing away Wednesday night at the age of 98, but his true legacy might be his deep love for his community.

    That love is most evidenced by his generous donation of his 133-acre family farm to Shelby County, which is now known as Red Orchard Park. His nephew, Lowry Miller, said that gift was his uncle’s way of letting the entire community know how much he cared.

  • Looking Back: Aug. 19, 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.

  • Riding life’s wave: Man with rare disease waterskis on his birthday

    Jacob Brewer was all wet on Saturday, but that was fine with him.

    His wish to spend his 21st birthday water skiing at Guist Creek Lake came off without a hitch, to the delight of his family, who accompanied him from Columbus, Ohio, where Jacob Brewer lives, and Metro Louisville on his special day.

    That day was even more special for Brewer than it is for most people.

  • Looking Back: August 12, 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.

  • Looking Back: August 5, 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.

     

  • Governor relays message from Iraq to soldier's wife

  • Salem Baptist – one of Shelby County’s oldest testaments

    This year has been a whirlwind of excitement for members of Salem Baptist Church, with guest speakers and historic plays and a Homecoming planned for October.

    But through it all, underlying all the excitement at the picturesque church with its own little cemetery on Mount Eden Road, is a steadfast sense of family among its members.