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Today's Features

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    Jan. 15 -- Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Ln., #118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Public can attend

    Jan. 15 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Jan. 19 -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

  •  Attention Shelbyville -- A musical revolution is about to begin.

      "We are the Mitchell Toll Band," Brent Mathis stamped as he spoke his message proudly, as if he were in front of hundreds of adoring fans instead of on the phone with a small-town reporter.

      But the band soon will have a larger audience, as it goes front and center at the Shelby County Community Theatre on March 27.

  •   Some of his friends smile when they hear his name mentioned. Some call him a character.

    But whatever you call him, when you call him to come through for his community, he will be there.

    Elmer Brown, former Waddy fire chief, is still a familiar face around the firehouse. He has been a volunteer firefighter at Waddy since 1975, with a 2-year stint as chief in the 1980s.

    “It gets in your blood,” he said, with a crooked grin for which he is famous far beyond the fringes of Waddy.

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     As originally planned, the 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions landed on Saipan on June 15, 1944, but air strikes preliminary to this assault brought about an immediate Japanese naval reaction.

    The enemy’s task force, including nine aircraft carriers, under the command of Vice Admiral Ozawa, came out of hiding in the Philippines on June 11 and steamed for the Marianas to attack the U. S. invading forces.

  •  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.

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  • "I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world

    Life in plastic, it's fantastic!"

    -- "Barbie Girl" 1997, by Danish-Norwegian pop group, Aqua. 

    Barbie, the shapely fashion doll of toy box fame, turned 50 Monday.

    Always controversial, she is both praised and condemned: Praised for the new grown-up play she has brought to little girls worldwide. Condemned for the unrealistic standards of body image she has imposed on little girls worldwide.

  • 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.

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    West Middle School seventh-grader Ryan Ruff has a motto when it comes to saving the environment -- one kid at a time.

    It's important for each individual to act now and do their part to reduce, reuse and recycle, he said, and to help out with that goal he has come up with an idea.

    His ideas developed when he saw wrapping paper strewn everywhere at the homes of his grandparents. Thinking about all of that paper going to waste, he thought up an alternative way of packaging gifts - eco-friendly bags.

  •  Chester Slaughter describes himself as a humble man. 

    Those who know him agree.

    But when he is armed with his bass guitar, his humility is outshined by his obvious musical talent.

    For more than 30 years Slaughter was a member of the famous Moonlighters, playing bass for them from 1965 until 1997, when the roup  disbanded.