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  • No longer forgotten

    The men of the 5th United States Colored Cavalry (USCC) buttoned up tight and moved through the snow, half in front, half in the rear of some 900 cattle they were taking to Louisville.

    The date was Jan. 25, 1865. It was a cold morning to be out driving livestock across Kentucky. The regiment was made up of around 80 soldiers, most of whom had joined the military as a way out of slavery.

    It was winter, the cold was to be expected, but the attack that was suddenly waged on them was not.

  • A few moments with Kim Embrey

    A country girl at heart, she moved to Shelby County from Indiana to run the Multi-Purpose Communication Action Agency, and that left her a bit homesick. But Shelby Countians are easing that pain.

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    Kim Embrey has fond childhood memories of chasing pigs around her family's farm and going horseback riding.

    In September, she moved away from her hometown of Tell City, Ind., to take a job in Shelbyville.

  • Looking Back: Nov. 21, 2008

     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.

     

  • How they create the twinkle for the holiday

    It took crews at Wakefield-Scearce Galleries nearly 11 months to prepare for the store’s annual holiday extravaganza. It took shoppers only days to ravage it.

    A rush on ornaments and decorations at the Washington Street antique dealer has left some trees lopsided –– and others almost bare –– since the gallery debuted its holiday stock last month.

  • Five people who made a difference in 2008


    If you have looked around Shelby County in 2008, you didn't have to look very closely to notice many wonderful and remarkable things take place.

    Lives were improved, facilities were built, kindnesses were extended, and individuals stepped foward to "pay it forward" by turning one good deed into another.

  • Looking Back: Jan. 30, 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.

  • Mad about hats

    “Well,” said Carla Smith, adjusting a hat at a jaunty  angle on the head of Leukemia patient Judy Adler, “It all started in October, which was designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”

    That's when Smith, a mamographer, RT(R)(M), at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, started a drive to collect hats and scarves for local ladies undergoing chemotherapy.

  • A most special Christmas gift

    We’d never spent a Christmas season more than six inches apart from at least one member of our immediate family – until last year.

    We find ourselves nearly 8,000 miles away – literally on the other side of the world. We sit not by a decorated tree but in a chilly, dimly lit and officious conference room.

  • Promises, promises

    New Year's Day is sort of like a Monday.

    A new year has many things in common with a new week. People vow they won't overeat, they will exercise, they will quit smoking, and so on.

    But now we’re a week into the new year. Have you kept your resolutions? Can you expect them to be kept for the rest of the year?

  • Looking Back: Jan. 23, 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.