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Today's Features

  • As computers continue to make their way into more American homes, and as youngsters become more adept in their use, it’s important that parents impress on kids the importance of their posture in front of the computer.

    Chiropractors are already seeing young patients with repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome and chronic pain in their necks, backs, shoulders, wrists and hands.

    If a child is using a computer at a work station – the keypad, chair, table, monitor, etc. – set up for an adult, it’s an invitation to trouble.

  • Public meetings
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. today at City Hall.

  • 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.

  • Even if you think it’s a bit early for the Christmas decorations that now adorn stores, a new event on Saturday will allow to begin your personal holiday celebration early.

    In a new twist on a popular concept to raise money for cancer, the first House of Trees will be going all day Saturday in the cafeteria at Collins High School.

    Organizations and teams decorate trees in unique themes, and the public can bid to buy them in a silent-auction-type format.

  • This year, the honoring of veterans will begin a bit in advance of Veterans Day, which is Friday.

    The Shelby County Extension Homemakers will have their annual event Sunday to honor all veterans – active, retired, and reserved – all men and women who have ever served the nation.

    The event will be held at 2-4 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office on Frankfort Road. It will include refreshments and a short ceremony that will begin at 2:30.

  • Lee Meriwether had risen to fame in 1886, when, at the age of 23, he published his first book, A Tramp Trip: How to See Europe on Fifty Cents a Day, which became an instant bestseller.

    When visiting his young cousin at the American Soldiers and Sailors Club in Paris in 1918, he had quoted Kentucky-born Marquise Susanne Henning de Charette, my late wife’s mother, as follows: “Maybe the law says I am French, but I say I am an American and always shall be.”

  • The team of volunteers from Shelby County who created the memorial site for African-American soldiers slain near Simpsonville is making a bit of its own history.

    Representatives from the group will be in Frankfort next week to accept the award for Volunteer Organization or Group of the Year from the Kentucky Historical Society.

    The presentation will be in a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the House chamber on the second floor in the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.

  • Kenneth and Mary Casey Lisby of Waddy have been married for 65 years. The couple were married on Nov. 1, 1946, in Middlesboro by the Rev. Orvin Sauder.

    They are the parents of Douglas Lisby. They celebrated with the family

  • Matthew Smith of Bagdad was promoted to captain in the United States Marine Corps. Smith recently returned from a 7-month deployment to the Middle East and is the Scout Sniper Platoon Commander for Battalion Landing Team 1/1. He lives in Orange County in California with his wife, Marci.

    Smith is a 2003 graduate of Shelby County High School and a 2007 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. He is the son of Greg and Mary Ann Smith of Bagdad.

  • SCHS head coach Todd Shipley and Rocket football players pack food bags for the Shelby County Backpack Project. The Shelby County Backpack Project feeds hundreds of Shelby County students each week. To make donations drop off items at the Shelby County Board of Education, 1155 West Main Street. Items include a weekly menu of Vienna sausage, soup or Chef Boyardee, Pop-Tart, cereal bowl, cereal bar, fruit cup, snacks (peanut-butter crackers, chips, rice-crispy treat, pudding).