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    Shelby County lost two of its oldest and most-beloved residents on Monday.

  • It was a night of firsts at Collins High School on Friday.

    The Shelby County Rockets wore their away whites, but they didn’t leave the county. Collins played host to what was likely the largest crowd ever to watch a high school football game in the county -- a packed house.

    Both schools treated the contest almost as if it were a home game, with both bands performing at the half and the dance teams even doing a combined performance. And fans tailgated for hours before the game and waited in long lines to enter.

  • 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.

  • Incumbent school board member Doug Butler has his eyes fixed squarely on the goals for Shelby County Public Schools.

    Butler, who took over in 2007 when Paul Goodlett resigned from the board, wants to continue pushing the district to reach those goals set here and nationally.

    "I want to continue to be a part of a great public school system that puts children first on the path to excellence," he said. "I believe in giving back to Shelby County by serving in this community that I so much respect and enjoy."

  • With three children in school and two more that are not yet old enough, Andrew Cline has decided it's time to get even more involved.

    Cline is already a member of the Simpsonville Elementary School Site-Based Decision Making Council, along with being on several other local, regional and national boards, but he said he is ready to take that next step.

    "I feel it is important to have a parent with school-aged children as a representative on the board," he said.

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  • 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.

  • The candidates for the District 20 state Senate seat each picked up a key endorsement this week.

    The National Federation of Independent Business has endorsed Republican Paul Hornback, and the Kentucky Education Political Action Committee is backing Democrat David Eaton in the race to replace retiring Sen. Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville).

    NFIB/Kentucky cited Hornback’s background in agriculture his positions and records on small business issues.  

  • In recalling some of the “characters” with whom I served during my 30-year career (1937-67) as an officer in the regular U.S. Marine Corps, Rear Admiral Thomas B. Brittain comes to mind.

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