Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Visitors to Red Orchard Park soon will notice exercise equipment placed along the park’s various hiking trails, including Bluebird Trail.

    Some may think the exercise equipment is for the birds, but it’s actually being installed for adults who want to work out while taking their kids or grandkids to the park, Parks and Recreation Director Clay Cottongim said.

  • Agnes Bolin Robinson celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends at her home in Shelbyville.

    She was born May 24, 1921 to the late John and Susie Bolin of Shelby County. She was a homemaker and retired from General Electric.

  • Beth and Jeff Brown of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Brown of Shelbyville, to Jonathan Pernell of Simpsonville. He is the son of David and Shirley Moore of Simpsonville.

    Brown and Pernell are graduates of Shelby County High School and students at the University of Kentucky.

    The wedding will take place at 4 p.m. July 23, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

  • Donna Goodlett of Shelbyville and Ralph Gallagher of Mount Eden announce their engagement.

    Goodlett is the daughter of Rose Barnes of Shelbyville and the late Ernest Goodlett. Gallagher is the son of Mary and Ralph Gallagher Sr. of Mount Eden. They are both Shelby County High School graduates.

    The wedding will take place 4 p.m. July 16, 2011, at Cross Keys Worship Center. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Larry and Debbie Suter of Hatton announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Marie Roberts of Bagdad, to Brian Thompson Bohannon of Bagdad. He is the son of Judy Bohannon of Bagdad and the late Johnny Bohannon.

    Roberts and Bohannon are both 2001 graduates of Shelby County High School.

    The wedding will take place at July 2, 2011. Invitations will be sent.