Today's Features

  • Public meetings
    Shelby County High School’s SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m. today.
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    This week
    History camp about WWII

  • When the aircraft carrier Wasp transited the Panama Canal in June 1942 to reinforce the Pacific Fleet and, at San Diego on June 25, I was detached as commanding officer of its Marine detachment.

    I had requested to remain on board, but my promotion to major was imminent, and I was needed at Camp Lejuene, N.C., where a new infantry regiment was being formed, the 21st Marines.

    Jack Quackenbush, my roommate at the University of Washington, went a separate course with the Hornet.

    Our paths didn’t cross again.


  • Operation Care raised more $15,302 for the company’s new building on Main Street with a fundraiser at Claudia Sanders Friday. Director Judy Roberts said they were hoping to make more money but attendance was down because of the Shelby County Fair and Father’s Day weekend.

  • Some things never change, and that’s good when they’re the stuff that memories are made of — like munching on funnel cakes or sucking on an ice cold snow cone while the summer sweat streams down your back. Or the feeling of your hair whipping around your face as you’re whirled around and upside down to the accompaniment of screams of delight.

  • ‘Mulan Jr.’ auditions
    Auditions for the Disney musical Mulan Jr. will be held at the Shelby County Community Theatre on July 30 and Aug. 1.
    Children ages 7-14 should prepare a short song and be prepared to read lines from a script.
    Auditions are at 10 a.m. on July 30 and 6 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the theater at 801 Main St. in Shelbyville.
    History camp this week

  • Imagine a strong, intelligent, loving woman with a strong sense of ethics and a fierce love of family, and you’ll have a pretty accurate picture of Lisa Matthews, her family says.

    That’s how they say the community will remember Matthews, 56, who passed away Tuesday after losing a 9-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

    Tall and athletic, Matthews played basketball at Shelbyville High School before graduating in 1972 and also at Tulane University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1976.

  • 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
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
    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.

    This week

    Eastern Star
    Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

  • Shelby County native Drew Howell put his pen to paper and churned out a “gripping tale of counterterrorism, covert intelligence, heroism, duty and betrayal” that is slowly working its way into bookstores and onto shelves.

    Expendable Assets is Howell’s first book but it certainly won’t be the last book, he said.

    "This story is not finished,” he said. "I'm starting to put together ideas all ready."

    And he has no shortage of sources for them.

  • James Bowman and Aaron DeFlippo from Kentucky Down Under, showed Children at the Library on Thursday afternoon, native Australian animals such as a lizard, jungle carpet snake, cocobarra bird and a kangaroo.