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Today's Features

  • Mother Nature might have slowed him down, but she couldn't stop the Easter bunny on Saturday.

    As rain continued to drown the region this weekend, many egg hunts were canceled or moved inside.

    But it didn't stop the Finchville Ruritan Club from having its annual egg hunt around the old Finchville school.

    "My kids love it," Jeanine Barrett said. "They think it's more fun in the rain."

  • 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.

     

  • Getting to spend the summer in New York City would be a big draw for most college freshmen, but that won't even be the highlight for Adam Knecht.

    Knecht, a Shelby County High School graduate and freshman in the University of Louisville's Speed School, will head to New York to be an intern Corporate Operations Engineer for Google.

    "The shock hasn't quite worn off yet," he said. "They typically don't hire freshmen, and then at 18 to make through the interview process..."

  • Inclement weather put a damper on what was to have been a very busy weekend of activities around Shelby County, raining out some of them and causing a poor turnout at others.
     

    The Mounted Games, set for Red Orchard Park on Saturday, were rescheduled for May 14, and the Highway 55 Yard Sale had very scattered attendance because of occasional rain and cold weather.

  • Officials of Commonwealth Bank & Trust, sponsor and contributor to the Shelby County Public Library Summer Reading Program 2011, presents a check to Pamela Federspiel, director (right), and Sherry Bogard, children's librarian (second from left). Making the presentation are Cathy Weigand (from left), branch manager CB&T, and Belinda Nichols, CB&T's Shelby Market president.

  • Shelby Chapter No. 170, Order of the Eastern Star "Honor Masons Program" included Arthur Kile (front row from left) PGM; William C. Hinton, PGM; Richard Moffett; Ed Fegenbush; (back row) Hubert Huffman, Robert Woodward, Kenneth Terrell and James Probst. After a meal, a short program honored Masons and Eastern Star ties to them.

  • Leon and Cynthia Garrett of White Plains announce the engagement of their daughter, Maeghan Garrett of Curdsville, to Ryan Adams of Owensboro. He is the son of Mike and Kathy Adams of Shelbyville.

    Garrett is a 2008 graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College and works at First Baptist Church in Owensboro.

    Adams is a 2007 graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College and works at Books Are Fun in Owensboro.

    The wedding will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 30, 2011, in Graham.

    All friends and family are invited.

  • Public meetings
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. today at city hall.
    The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.
    The Shelby County Board of Education will have a special called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, followed by its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m., at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyviflle.

  • A lesson never can be learned too late.

    "It's been a real awakening for me," George Cottrell said. "I knew I dealt with a lot kids with school and coaching, but I never realized how many adults were around that I came in contact with.

    "You always teach kids that you never know who's watching and to make sure you leave a good first impression. I've had people contacting me from all aspects of my life.

    “I've always tried to leave people with a positive impression, and this has kind of been confirming that."