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Today's Features

  • Birthdays are a good time to sit back and reflect on the past: Remember your accomplishments, admit your defeats and prepare for the future by learning from your mistakes.

    So it was on his 57th birthday Wednesday that retiring state Sen. Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville) sat down with The Sentinel-News and talked about walking away from 12 years of work in Frankfort as first a member of the House and for the last eight as a senator.

  • Tommy Sampson is known  most widely for being a pioneer of emergency medicine, including founding Shelby County Emergency Services.

    But Sampson, 59, who died Christmas Day after a long battle with throat cancer,

  • The Sentinel-News for three years now has at year’s end honored five Shelby Countians we think made significant impact on the community during the year. Each person named to what we now call Shelby County’s Fabulous 5 has in his or her own way left an indelible legacy that will define our community going forward and inspire those who follow. Their impacts cross the spectrum of society and, we believe, represent some of our most significant and important accomplishments.

     

    Matt Bullock/Highway Engineer

  • The Sentinel-News for three years now has at year’s end honored five Shelby Countians we think made significant impact on the community during the year. Each person named to what we now call Shelby County’s Fabulous 5 has in his or her own way left an indelible legacy that will define our community going forward and inspire those who follow. Their impacts cross the spectrum of society and, we believe, represent some of our most significant and important accomplishments.

     

    Matt Bullock/Highway Engineer

  • Members of Boy Scout Pack and Troop 270, sponsored by Shelby Christian Church, participated in the annual Scouting for Food Drive. This year they collected nearly 1,200 items of food. The food was donated to the Serenity Center.

  • Five women from the Jennie C. Benedict Circle of Shelbyville, a branch of the King's Daughters and Sons, presented 25 handmade angel quilts to Jan Antos, director, Sandy McGill, administrative assistant, and Cyndi Lewis, receptionist, of the A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center in Shelbyville. The women of the created these angel quilts with loving hands and hearts to warm and protect HIS little angels. Showing the quilts were (from left) Jean Donovan, Paula Gentry, Maria Newill, Antos, Zerilda Franz, president of the club, and Norma Beasy.

  • Collis and Edna Mae Rogers of Spencer County will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 7 with a party at New Hope Church, 722 Town Hill Road.

    Family and friends are welcome to attend the event, which is scheduled for 4-7 p.m.

    The Rogers are the parents of Arlene Rogers, Karen (Tony) Freeman and Renee (Eric) Langford. They have one grandchild, Abbigail Langford.

    The Rogers were wed in Tennessee and hope to spend this special day with family and friends.

  • James and Roseanne Martin of Eminence have been married for 50 years. The couple were married on Jan. 4, 1960.

    James Martin was born in Louisville, and Roseanne Martin is from Shelbyville. Both were raised in nearby Eminence.

    She spent the early years as a homemaker while he served in the United States Marine Corps. He saw two tours in Vietnam.

    During his military career the family lived on both coasts (Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Bremerton, Wash.)

  • 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.

     

  • Joseph Martin, a junior at Shelby County High School, came up with the idea of doing a blog for local charities as a leadership project for a Governor’s Scholars program.

    “It will be a comprehensive blog where charities can list what their needs are and their mission statements,” said Starla Martin, Joseph’s mother.

    Martin said the idea came from a mission trip to Hazard he had made several years ago, and now he has launched aid4shelby.blogspot.com.