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Today's Features

  • Act One of Kentucky's springtime show is almost over; Act Two is just beginning.

    The tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, dogwoods, redbuds and  forsythia of early spring are gone, or nearly so. The cool, wet spring has left still in flower a few white and pink dogwoods lining Main Street, but most have dropped their blooms and are sporting green leaves. A few daffodils still hang on. Tulips may be the flowers of the Derby, but they are long gone from local gardens.

  • This is the last in a  series about Gen. David M. Shoup, who rose from heroism to serving the Marines at the highest level. Today: The Cuban Missile Crisis,

    When Gen. David M. Shoup took over as Commandant of the Marine Corps under President John F. Kennedy, the job initially had its moments for rounds of golf with the staff, which I enjoyed on several occasions.

  • 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.

    10 years ago, 1999

  • 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.

     

    10 years ago, 1999

     

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    Monday -- Bridges Center at Rural Communities Hospice, (for adults grieving the death of a loved one) will meet 6-7:30 p.m. To pre-register for classes or for more information about support groups, call (502) 456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.

    Public can attend

    Thursday -- Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

  • The Rev. Ken Downey has come a long way, and he has a long way to go.

    Downey, 69, is on a cross-country trip commemorating the early circuit-riding preachers who went from town to town sharing the Gospel and preaching in homes and churches. Downey's vehicle is a single horsepower mode of transportation, a 14-year-old quarter horse named Pilgrim.

  • There are a lot of deviations of a traditional mint julep –– the signature drink for the Kentucky Derby –– but if you infuse bourbon, simple syrup, crushed ice and mint “you have everything you need for the drink except the horse,” said Ice Alen, restaurant manager at Bistro 535 in Shelbyville.

    Each year almost 120,000 juleps are served at Louisville’s Churchill Downs during the 2-day period of the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby.

  • Gen. David M. Shoup served as Commandant of the U. S. Marine Corps (Commander of all Marines) from Jan. 1, 1960 until Dec. 31, 1963, a 4-year period of the Cold War not without its difficulties.

    Shoup, who was a surprising nominee for this important job, would find himself before the end of his tenure embroiled in one of the most worrisome military and political events that has confronted the United States: the Cuban Missile Crisis.

  • Support groups

    April 27 -- An ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway (Bluegrass Industrial Park, I-64 and Hurstbourne Lane) in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.

    Thursday -- Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, #118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Community meetings

  • Local author Viki Pidgeon received a warm welcome at the Shelby County Library on Thursday night when she gave a talk on Ireland.

    Pidgeon is the recipient of an IPPY Award, from independent book publishers, for her cookbook, Ireland's Comfort Food, which she published in 2007.

    Pidgeon, who has dual citizenship, both American and Irish, brought along some Irish food, prepared using recipes, from her book, to  share with her audience.

    She also had copies of her book on hand, and it was easy to see why she earned her Ippy.