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Today's Features

  • Della Eaves, Joy Goodman and Janet Lea say they are tickled pink about being selected to participate in the Kentucky Oaks Day Survivors Parade at Churchill Downs on Friday – and with good reason.

    Not only is the Oaks one of America’s great horse races and events, but these three women, along with five others from Shelby County, are among 137 women who will promenade to celebrate something vastly greater than even a time-honored tradition like horse racing:

    They are celebrating life.

  • Maybe Mother Nature was in a good mood Saturday because of Shelby County’s Earth Day celebration at Red Orchard Park.

    Whatever the reason, the first day of sunshine in days was a welcome sight, both for visitors and for the dozens of people and organizations that had worked hard to make sure the event was a success, which all agreed that it was.

    Shelby County Parks Director Clay Cottongim said he was pleased with the weather and even more pleased with the turnout.

  • 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 Fiscal Court  meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.
    This week
    Line dancing classes
    Line dancing classes will be held May 4 at the Shelby County Public Library. Bob Devers is the instructor. For more information, call Linda Mahone at 502-633-3803 or visit marketing@scplibrary.net.
    Shelby Development

  • The Luci Center's indoor and outdoor riding rings are great places for the center to focus its therapeutic riding and hippotherapy services, but the center is looking for more.

    But this year the Luci Center is planning to add a sensory integration trail.

    The center, which opened in 1988, works with children and adults with disabilities through horse riding and related activities.

    As a member of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, the Luci Center uses several different techniques to help riders.

  • Late one recent afternoon, a cadre of Kentucky State Police troopers and Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies gathered in Todds Point. They donned their protective vests and planned their strategy.
    Their assignment: serve a warrant to a resident charged with driving without a valid license.
    Yes, KSP rallied officers from two police units as a precaution in serving this warrant.
    But officers say they had their reasons to be concerned, because they weren’t serving this warrant to just an ordinary scofflaw.

  • The Shelby Christian Church Relay for Life Team will host its second annual "Hope" Benefit Concert on Sunday evening at the church. The event will feature local talent from the community as well as a time to recognize cancer survivors. Donations to Relay for Life will be accepted at the door. The 2010 event (pictured above) had an attendance of approximately 250, during the major storm with flooding.

  • Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger visits the OVEC Head Start at Clear Creek to read to the children and sign a proclamation declaring April as "Child Abuse Prevention Month." “April is a time to celebrate the role that communities play in protecting children," explains Chrissy Hudson, Local Area Manager with OVEC Head Start.

  • Craig and Janet McGuirk of Sellersburg, Ind., announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie McGuirk of Sellersburg, to Matt Simons of Shelbyville. He is the son of Dixie and Rick Taylor of Simpsonville and James and Tess Simons of Calera, Ala.

    McGuirk is a 1996 graduate of Clarksville High School and is a customer service representative for Reinhart Food Service in Louisville.

  • Ryan and Jessie Smith of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on April 3, 2011. He has been named Lucas James Smith.

    Grandparents are Jim and Teresa Smith and Rob and Janevera Rothenburger, all of Shelbyville.