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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Hundreds of Republicans from extreme to moderate descended on Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Friday for the Shelby County Republican Party's Lincoln Day celebration and fundraiser.

    David Williams, president of the state Senate, was the keynote speaker, and he reminded the crowd not only of Lincoln's Kentucky roots but also of his message.

  • George Meriwether died on Feb. 4, 1782, near Brownsville, Pa., where he had settled for a few months while bringing his family to Louisville.

    The loss was felt by many, for George was a person of great promise, not yet 38, in the prime of his life.

    Initially uninformed of the nature of his death, I was left with a question as to whether or not he was killed by Indians, who were still a threat to travelers into Kentucky at that time.

  • Tears, laughter, applause and ultimately, a standing ovation, proved speaker Nathan Winograd's words to be true - Americans do love their pets.

    Winograd's "Building a No Kill Kentucky" presentation at Shelby Christian Church on Saturday night was aimed at educating the public on the plight that animal shelters face with the euthanatizing animals.