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Today's Features

  • Last week, local students from the Young Leaders Institute 2008-2009 observed Government Day by visiting state and local government officials.

    The students asked officials about their roles in government, as well as about the community and issues specific to their lives.

    To get a feel for politics, students participated in role-playing exercises as members of the House of Representatives, passing a piece of proposed legislation, and also as magistrates for Shelby County Fiscal Court.

  • On a peaceful Sunday morning nearly 67 years ago, 35 servicemen were having a leisurely breakfast at Hickman Airfield at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

    Before they knew what had happened, the mess hall took a direct attack from Japanese fighter planes.

    All were killed.

    But that was only the beginning – for both of the attack and of its ramifications for history.

  • 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.

  • 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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