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Today's Features

  • The day that I saw the ghost dog began just like any another day.

    Let me say first that I have never entirely believed in ghosts. I have always conceded their possible existence, because no reasonable person can say they do not exist, that is, until we get to the Other Side and can see for ourselves.

    Such was my attitude that bright, sunny July day 15 years ago. We were having a birthday party in the back yard for my brother, and I had to go in the house. The screen door was sprung and as a result was slightly ajar.

  • I’m a realist. Most of the time when I hear ghost stories and think that people are either flat out lying or they’re just misinformed.

    I believe there’s a reasonable explanation for just about everything. Having said that, I have had one creepy experience that I’m still scratching my head over, and to this day I can’t tell it without getting goose bumps.

    Eight years ago I was at my parents’ house with some friends and family, singing karaoke in the sunroom and enjoying a summer day.

  • Little Lynwood was only 6 years old the first time he said he saw a ghost.

    He said he remembered that it was right around midnight and that it came to stand next to the bed he was sleeping in with his father.

    What did he do?

    He dived under the covers, of course.

  • John Clayton could not have painted a better picture for the life he leads.

    “I wake up every day to painting and music,” he said. “It’s a wonderful life.”

    Clayton, 80, has been working with both for the better part of 60 years.

    His studies in art have taken him to the University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University and the Chicago Art Institute.

  • Remember when leaving your feet hanging off the bed was bait to the monster beneath it?

    Watching Paranormal Activity will bring back those childhood fears and remind you that just because you can't see anything lurking in the dark, doesn't mean something is not there.

    Paranormal Activity is No. 1 at the box office, filmed with nothing more than the Blair Witch-esque, singlehand-held camera technique, which is effective because of how limited it is.

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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.

     

  • On Sept. 17, 1781, four days after the Long Run Massacre and three days after Floyd’s Defeat, Squire Boone and his family and that of the widow Hinton, were accompanied to Linn’s Station by the large body of militia that had come to their rescue.

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  • Through reading some good fiction or studying history, going to school can sometimes lead the mind to some faraway places.

    And with a little coaxing by your parents, sometimes the body gets to go, too.

    Meet Nick Tournaud -- a 2007 Shelby County High School graduate and junior biology major at Bellarmine University, though you won’t find him in the school’s halls at the moment.