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Today's Features

  • Tuesday was the last day to file for election for the May Primary, and numerous last-minute candidates filed their paperwork with the county clerk's office.

    A huge slate of candidates already has entered the race for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Republican Jim Bunning, and U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) picked up some competition for his seat in District 2, which includes Shelby County.

    Six Republicans and five Democrats will vie for Bunning’s slot, and Democrat Ed Marksberry of Owensboro has filed to face Guthrie.

  • Despite a sparse crowd, the candidates for the 20th District State Senate seat were ready and willing to go at the Tuesday's Kentucky Farm Bureau forum at the Stratton Center.

    All four candidates - Republicans David Glauber, Bullitt County, and Paul Hornback, Shelby County, and Democrats David Eaton, Shelby, and John Spainhour, Bullitt – turned out to define their positions on topics ranging from agriculture to education and from taxes to infrastructure.

  • When we last left this story, Megan Terry of Simpsonville was embarking on a journey that few of us will experience.

    She was headed to the war-torn Congo in southern Africa, where there are more than 5 million orphans and where 400 kids die each day from malaria.

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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 raw, powerful sound of Southern Rock pounds out from the metal barn about a half a mile off Eminence Pike.

    The music rips through the cold barn behind kerosene heaters that slowly warm the space that the band Cynthiana shares with several cars and trucks, an airplane and the rest of the junk that fills garages across America.

    In just a few months, the music has transformed the garage into a makeshift rehearsal place.

  • Megan Terry is embarking on the adventure of a lifetime and in the process probably saving a life – or maybe helping save many of them. She is traveling to a war-torn country where 5.5 million people have been killed since 1998, and where six in 10 children won’t live to see their fifth birthday. She leaves Saturday for Kinshasa, the capitol of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa, and she’s going to bring one of those children back to Shelby County. “I can’t not go,” says Terry. “This is my baby.

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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.

  • Whether you're Irish or not, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated around the world. From raising a pint of Guinness to dining on corned beef and cabbage, millions of Americans will don green attire and celebrate the man who returned to spread Christianity to Ireland.

    In the County Shelby

    If you’re looking to broaden your St. Patrick’s Day celebration past a leprechaun tie or green shirt, head down to Shelby County’s only Irish deli, McKinley’s Deli at 615 Main Street.

  • Everett Rogers is running for constable in Shelby County’s District 7.

    Rogers, a Democrat, is retired from the Kentucky Truck Plant Division of the Ford Motor Company.

    When asked why he was running for constable, he said, “My goal is to give back to the community by helping and serving the citizens of District 7.”

  • 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.