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Today's Features

  • Visitors to the Shelby County Public Library on a recent Thursday evening would have been very surprised upon nearing its Hudson Room.   

    The silence that they usually would expect to find had been replaced that night by a cacophony, complete with yelling and loud exclamations.    

    And that was OK.

    A martial arts demonstration claimed the attention of several dozen people who had come hoping to learn how to defend themselves from physical attack. 

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    It seems we are in the middle of yet another “situation,” as my husband calls it, served up by Mother Nature.

    At present we are right in the middle of the mess out at the farm.  No electricity, no phone line, no heat, and no water.  We can manage well enough inside with the fireplace, kerosene heater, camp stove, down comforter and strategic water rationing (with supplements brought in from town).

  • In his younger days, Maine artist Robert Shetterly was actively fighting for civil rights and against the Vietnam War.

    More recently, he was upset with the U.S. response to the events of Sept. 11, 2001, so he began to paint portraits of past and present Americans who spoke the truth as he saw it, and with those portraits he combined quotes from the individuals.

  • 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.

     

    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

  • From June 30 through mid-August 1943, the Third Division was transported from its 22 camps in New Zealand to Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.

    Guadalcanal, captured by the First Marine Division in an amphibious attack the previous August, was now available as a staging area for further assaults.

  • The men of the 5th United States Colored Cavalry (USCC) buttoned up tight and moved through the snow, half in front, half in the rear of some 900 cattle they were taking to Louisville.

    The date was Jan. 25, 1865. It was a cold morning to be out driving livestock across Kentucky. The regiment was made up of around 80 soldiers, most of whom had joined the military as a way out of slavery.

    It was winter, the cold was to be expected, but the attack that was suddenly waged on them was not.

  • 3.5 out of 5 stars

    Title: Valkyrie

    Directed by: Bryan Singer

    Written by: Christopher McQuarrie & Nathan Alexander

    Starring: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Eddie Izzard, Terence Stamp, Tom Wilkinson

    Running time: 120 minutes

    Released: Dec. 25, 2008

    The World War II era was one of great evil and heroics, so it makes sense that so many movies are made to share its stories.

  • Four local DJs will be inducted into the DJ Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Bardstown tonight.

    William “Daddy D” Murphy, Robert “Big Rob” Marshall, Anthony “DJ Smurf” Beckley, and John “DJ Master Rocker” Foree Jr. have a combined total of more than 100 years of experience in rocking the microphone and getting the party started.

  •  Two musical productions based on popular children’s books headline the schedule for The Shelby County Community Theatre’s 2009-2010 season.

    The Secret Garden, based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Seussical, Jr., based on the work by Dr. Seuss will lead off the schedule, starting in July.

  •  Ruby Lewis skipped baby steps and quickly went to giant leaps in her performance career.

      At just 3 or 4 years old, she started singing at United Methodist Church here in Shelbyville. In an interview with The Sentinel-News when she was just 12 years old, she said she hoped to one day sing and dance on Broadway.