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Today's Features

  • William E. Matthews, who has been in the publishing business in Shelbyville for decades, is joining forces with photographer Greg Biagi to produce a new photographic book that he hopes will bridge history for Shelby Countians.

    Matthews, who owns the publishing company Historic Kentucky, said that his company and Biagi, who owns Greg Biagi Photos, are producing a full-color, hardcover book with the working title of Shelby County Today.

  • William E. Matthews, who has been in the publishing business in Shelbyville for decades, is joining forces with photographer Greg Biagi to produce a new photographic book that he hopes will bridge history for Shelby Countians.

    Matthews, who owns the publishing company Historic Kentucky, said that his company and Biagi, who owns Greg Biagi Photos, are producing a full-color, hardcover book with the working title of Shelby County Today.

  • Over the years there has been a great debate over organic versus non-organic foods.  Do you really need to go organic… or… is it just a waste of money?  
    The Environmental Working Group (www.ewg.org) is a nonprofit organization that advocates in Washington D.C. for policies that protect global and individual health. Among the many valuable services they provide is a shoppers' guide to pesticides in produce.

  • Molly and Madison LeCompte announce the engagement of their sister, Tosha Denise LeCompte, to Thomas Leonard "Trae" Tillett III. They both are from Bagdad.

    She is the daughter of Chuck and Tara LeCompte of Frankfort and the granddaughter of Charles and Helen LeCompte of Frankfort, Rita Bright of Eminence, Jim and Mary Bell of Owensboro and the late Shirley Miller. She is a 2005 graduate of Western Hills High School, a student of BCTC and is employed by Vision First in Frankfort.

  • Zona Houchens of Louisville and Clarence Patterson of Finchville announce their engagement.

    They are both members of Faith Separate Baptist Church in Louisville. She is the mother of Mitchell Houchens of Louisville.

    Patterson, a native of London, retired from the Ford plant in 1992. He is the father of Sharon Warner of Louisville, Clayton Patterson of Ghent Connie Kendall of Cropper, Mary Jane "M.J." Patterson of Finchville, Clifford Patterson of Carrollton, Arlene Self of Shelbyville, Phillip Patterson of Bowling Green and the late Georgia Patterson.

  • The Shelby County Humane Society's Runway & Rescue fundraiser Saturday night at the Henry Clay Building in downtown Louisville drew a packed house of animal and fashion lovers for a successful evening.  The amount raised has been announced.

  • 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.

     

  • Public meetings
    Shelby County High School’s SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.

  • Picture a dark, theater-like room, loud rock music blaring, with huge video screens flashing bright images on the stage, and each one of the crowd of 700 young people wearing a headset glowing florescent green in the dark.
    Sound like a new take on an ultra modern 3-D movie?
    Try a high-tech version of  a birds and bees discussion with the emphasis on sexual abstinence targeted toward teens and young adults. 

  • I believe the No. 1 killer of mental and relational health is the refusal to go through the learning experience of emotional pain. And if the most costly discomfort we refuse is withdrawal pains from toxic chemicals, habits and relationships, I believe the next biggest mental health buzz kill is the ever so common refusal to forgive others and oneself.
    I just have to take a stab here at trying to reduce just a little bit this colossal waste of serenity.
    Forgiveness is a private act. It may never include an “I forgive you” talk.