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Today's Features

  • President-elect Barack Obama has recently nominated Marine Corps General James L. Jones, Jr. to be his National Security Advisor.

    In this position Jones will head the National Security Council, which has the function of advising and assisting the President on national security and foreign policies and coordinating these policies among various government agencies.

    His uncle, William K. "Bill" Jones, was a contemporary of mine in the Marine Corps.  And this is the story of the elder Jones.

  • Do not be confused: Flower is the first name (she only goes by one name like Cher or Madonna) of our resident skunk this year.  I haven’t actually smelled her around the farm lately. I smelled someone else on my way home one evening.  It was a welcomed warning smell, so we can be prepared. 

    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike Flower, I just want to be on alert when the mating season begins.

  • A country girl at heart, she moved to Shelby County from Indiana to run the Multi-Purpose Communication Action Agency, and that left her a bit homesick. But Shelby Countians are easing that pain.

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    Kim Embrey has fond childhood memories of chasing pigs around her family's farm and going horseback riding.

    In September, she moved away from her hometown of Tell City, Ind., to take a job in Shelbyville.

  •  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.

     

  • It took crews at Wakefield-Scearce Galleries nearly 11 months to prepare for the store’s annual holiday extravaganza. It took shoppers only days to ravage it.

    A rush on ornaments and decorations at the Washington Street antique dealer has left some trees lopsided –– and others almost bare –– since the gallery debuted its holiday stock last month.


  • If you have looked around Shelby County in 2008, you didn't have to look very closely to notice many wonderful and remarkable things take place.

    Lives were improved, facilities were built, kindnesses were extended, and individuals stepped foward to "pay it forward" by turning one good deed into another.

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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.

     

    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.

  • “Well,” said Carla Smith, adjusting a hat at a jaunty  angle on the head of Leukemia patient Judy Adler, “It all started in October, which was designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”

    That's when Smith, a mamographer, RT(R)(M), at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, started a drive to collect hats and scarves for local ladies undergoing chemotherapy.

  • We’d never spent a Christmas season more than six inches apart from at least one member of our immediate family – until last year.

    We find ourselves nearly 8,000 miles away – literally on the other side of the world. We sit not by a decorated tree but in a chilly, dimly lit and officious conference room.

  • New Year's Day is sort of like a Monday.

    A new year has many things in common with a new week. People vow they won't overeat, they will exercise, they will quit smoking, and so on.

    But now we’re a week into the new year. Have you kept your resolutions? Can you expect them to be kept for the rest of the year?