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  • Shelby’s oldest existing churches

    Christiansburg Baptist Church            1799

    Finchville Baptist                        1799

    Olive Branch Methodist                        1800

  • Looking Back: July 29, 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.

     

  • Jennifer Lawrence: I knew her before she was BIG

    Being broken up with by your girlfriend in elementary school is always a traumatic event, especially when she bluntly tells you that you would go better with her cousin, whom you don’t even really know at the time.

    That’s how I met Jen, my friend Carrie Miller’s cousin, when I was about 10.

    If I could sum her up in one word, it would simply be funny…with awkward as a close second. She was a lanky, tall tomboy with the most outrageous personality ever.

  • Cordell 'Cordy' Armstrong: 1932-2011

    A man who has done so much for many in Shelby County was taken from his family and legion of friends Monday by the ugliness of cancer, but the beauty of his soul will live on in the hearts of those who loved him.

    At 79, Cordy Armstrong’s lifetime of accomplishments were many, magistrate of more than 25 years, deputy sheriff for four years, an Army veteran, years of dedication to the Cropper Ruritan Club, his lifetime of farming and his affiliation with the United States Trotting Association,

  • Looking Back: July 22, 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.

     

  • Father joins son aboard aircraft carrier

    Kerry Magan did not get to wear a flowery Hawaiin shirt on a recent cruise from Honolulu to San Diego.

    But while it may have been a pleasure cruise to Magan, the ship was none other than the USS Carl Vinson, a well-known aircraft carrier, on which Magan’s youngest son, Lt. Jacob Magan, is stationed.

    Magan, who owns and operates Kerry P. Magan Consulting Engineers PLC in Shelbyville and was a Pvt. in the Army, enlisting in 1969, explained how it all came about.

  • Miss Kentucky has Shelby ties

    This year’s Miss Kentucky has roots that stretch from the Corvette city of Bowling Green all the way to the Saddlebred Capital in Shelbyville.

    Ann-Blair Thornton, a 21-year-old student at Western Kentucky University, was crowned Miss Kentucky last Saturday in Lexington.

  • Rob Fest shatters fundraising goals

    Saturday’s charity fundraiser, Rob Fest, may have seemed much like many other charity concert events except for the large crowd of 1,600 at first.

    That is, until the young man for whom it was held, 17-year-old Robbie Phillips, who had suffered a severe brain injury, was brought to the scene by family members and introduced to the crowd by the lead singer of the band New Breed.

    Then the atmosphere changed from that of summertime fun in the park to something more.

  • Looking Back: July 15, 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.

  • Friends of Grove Hill are reviving old friends

    A little water, biodegradable cleaning solution and elbow grease can go a long way.

    And by looking at the success of the Friends of Grove Hill Cemetery's first Restoration and Preservation Workshop, the 150-year-old cemetery is in for a big lift.

    On June 24, the group had Ann Johnson with the Kentucky Historical Society give a morning workshop and used that information, along with the proper tools provided by Johnson, in a restoration project at the cemetery.