Today's Features

  • Kent and Judy Hilferty of Madrid, Neb., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Hilferty of Shelbyville, to Micheal Turner of Frankfort. He is the son of Kenny and Venita Turner of Frankfort.

    Hilferty is a 2004 graduate of Wheatland Public School in Madrid and a 2006 graduate of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Neb., where she earned an associates of applied science degree in veterinary technology, with an emphasis in Equine Care. She is an internal medicine veterinary technician at Louisville Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Services

  • Rick and Lisa Mahoney of Eminence announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Renne Mahoney, to Michael Caleb Wood, son of David and Brenda Wood of Smithfield.

    Mahoney is a 2005 graduate of Henry County High School, a 2009 graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and she is currently pursuing a master’s in business administration at Xavier University in Cincinnati. She is employed with Procter and Gamble of Cincinnati.

  • Using the Dewey Decimal System at the Shelby County Public Library won’t happen much anymore now that the library has upgraded to a new and more convenient online system.

    Customers now can submit an order online for a book at any time, and a library staff member will have it ready for pick up the following the morning, Library Director Pam Federspiel said.

    “The public wants more and more things they can do online,” she said. “It gives more functions for the public.”

  • Fifteen years ago, Kathryn Goodman said, when she lost her husband, C.L., to lung cancer, she never suspected that anything positive would come out of such a tragic situation.

    But enrolling in grief counseling classes through Hosparus led her to begin volunteering for the organization, and since then, her daughter, Kimberly Jansing, and her granddaughter, Jennifer Jansing, have joined the ranks of Hosparus volunteers.

  • Memorial Day dawned bright and sunny, so much so that the intense heat drove those who had come for the outdoor service Monday to the shade under the trees at Grove Hill Cemetery, abandoning the rows of chairs, lined up as neat and orderly as the rows upon of soldiers’ graves marked with small crosses.

  • 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.


  • “It’s awesome, just unbelievable. I’ve got shivers just thinking about it.”

    These are the words of Sally Shipley, a teacher at Clear Creek Elementary School, describing a newly discovered joy for what this Memorial Day weekend will mean for her and her family.

    On Thursday, Shipley met Army officials at the Louisville International Airport to accept a flag-draped coffin carrying the remains of her uncle, who had been killed in action.

    That’s sad, but hardly unbelievable, right?

  • Shelby’s Chenault plays

    acts ‘Macbeth’ production

    Shelby County actress Lynne Chenault is part of the cast of a new production of Macbeththat will open Friday at Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort.

  • In a plot twist worthy of the 1960s sitcom Green Acres, Lauren DiFulvio of Cincinnati reluctantly stepped out of her big-city anonymous persona and into the more personal down-to-earth world of Port Royal.

    In Green Acresa wealthy businessman whisks his sophisticated wife out to the farm to start a new life. In our story, Gus Wolf took his time getting his sweetheart used to the slower pace.

    Then, in an unexpected turn, DiFulvio found a creative side of herself that has broadened her art.