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Today's Features

  • The streets of Bagdad were filled last Saturday as the community celebrated the 16th annual Bagdad Days. While rain and cooler temperatures may have kept some people away on Friday night, the bright sun and cloudless sky helped to ensure a large crowd on Saturday.

    Some of the crowd favorites on Saturday included the community parade, the cornhole tournament, the inflatable games, the mechanical bull and the food.

  • Support groups

    May 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

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

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

    May 20 -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

  • There will be a reception Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. to recognize county and school winners in the annual Young Authors program. The event at Painted Stone Elementary, 150 Warriors Way, will salute students in grades 1-8 from Shelby County Public Schools and Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy. See the following chart for names with an asterisk signifying the county winners.

    Division 1

    Drew Goodlett, Orange Head, Painted Stone Elementary; Bailey Sowder, The Witch and Madison, Simpsonville Elementary

    Division 2

  • 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, 1998

  • Each school will have its own separate menu during the last month of school. Call the Board of Education 633-2375 or check the Web site at shelby.k12.ky.us for school menus. Elementary schools will still have menus available. May 30 will be the last day of school. No school on Tuesday, May 20, election day; and Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day

    Mealpay/Plus for school meals is improved - The online payment system for parents to access cafeteria accounts is "new and improved," according to Mealpay/Plus program contacts.

  • "The challenge of history is to recover the past and introduce it to the present." David Thelen

    Themed "This Place Matters," The National Trust for Historic Preservation is sponsoring the fourth annual National Preservation Month - a celebration that encourages every city around the country to appreciate its unique heritage and preserve its history.

    As this photo collage shows, a tour of Shelbyville offers plenty of history to appreciate.

    In Shelbyville, the following activities are available throughout May:

  • Support groups

    May 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

    May 8 -- Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 403 Washington St.

    May 13 -- Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Waldridge Center.

    May 13 - Shelby County Democratic Women's Club meets 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

  • The Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship will be Tuesday and Wednesday, May 6-7, at the Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena. The championship event is open to the public from 1- 8 p.m. May 6.

  • Monday

    Southwest pizza slice or taco and chips, tossed salad, sour cream/salsa, corn, Mexican rice, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk

    B = Pizza strip or cinnamon pancakes

    Tuesday

    Turkey sandwich or ham sandwich with or without cheese, salad dressing/ mustard, lettuce/tomato, vegetable medley, baked cheetos, pineapple, banana or peaches, milk

    B = Chicken biscuit or breakfast bun

    Wednesday

  • Support groups

    May 5 -- 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

    May 1 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    May 3 -- The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center.