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  • Qualifying taxpayers can get free preparation help

    Local residents with an annual income of less than $40,000 can get free tax preparation – if their returns aren’t too complicated.

    The program, which is being sponsored by Metro United Way, offers residents of Shelby and Oldham County free tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers. It is available to any family with a household income less than $40,000 or any individual who makes less than $15,000.

  • Looking Back: Feb. 27, 2009

    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.  

    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.

  • A tribune to Robert A. Fay: Part II

    Another championed cause that took years to gain the attention it needed began with Bob Fay sending me down an alley in Shelbyville that he said deserved a photo page. What I saw in the short drive down the alley, unknown to most residents along Main Street, brought me to tears.

    Houses  with front doors resting on rusted hinges and leaving a gap at the top and bottom were crumbling to the ground. Old men sitting on porches that had holes in the floor with weeds growing through them waved shyly as I passed.

  • Seasoned with love

    Rob Rothenburger was adamant, clacking his spaghetti tongs together as he spoke.

    “No, no, I can't give up Mama Rothenburger's secret family chili recipe. But I will tell you this,” he said, leaning forward and glancing at the other contestant at the chili cook-off with a mischievous gleam in his eye, “this guy's secret ingredient is road kill!”

    After a chuckle as hearty as his chili, Shelby County’s Judge Executive excused himself to turn his attention to a question posed by a diner.

  • A tribute to Robert A. Fay Part 1

    We often speak of unsung heroes whose acts of kindness or courage, strokes of genius or divine luck, words of inspiration or encouragement; leave their mark on an individual or even a community. In an era when respect for people of the media is at an unprecedented and unfortunate low, there is one former publisher/editor whose good works even now, over 35 years after his retirement from journalism and departure from Shelby County, benefit our community.

    I recently learned that Robert A.

  • Looking Back: Feb. 20, 2009

    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.  

    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.

  • The model city: Edistyminen

    Hidden deep in the Andes Mountains, situated in a crater beneath man-made Lake Ingenuity, and alive inside the minds of three East Middle School students, lies a futuristic oasis.

    The imagined city of Edistyminen was designed for the early 2100s to shelter people from the ravages of a 22nd-century war that was set in motion by a cessation in oil production.

    Some of the world's brightest minds created a city that could stay hidden from the violence around it while sustaining itself with clean water, wind and waste energy.

  • Looking Back: Feb. 13, 2009

     

    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.

     

    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.

  • Kids get a kick out of martial arts

    Visitors to the Shelby County Public Library on a recent Thursday evening would have been very surprised upon nearing its Hudson Room.   

    The silence that they usually would expect to find had been replaced that night by a cacophony, complete with yelling and loud exclamations.    

    And that was OK.

    A martial arts demonstration claimed the attention of several dozen people who had come hoping to learn how to defend themselves from physical attack. 

  • Looking Back: Feb. 6, 2009

    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.

     

    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.