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  • EARLIER: Finalists named for Plughaupt Scholarship

    Shelby County Public Schools have announced the six finalists for the prestigious Pflughaupt Scholarship.

    This year's finalists are Lindsey Anderson, Nick Hamblen, Landri Tripp, Anne Bowersox, Kayla Pilcher and Chris Obermeyer.

    The winner will receive $5,000 every year for four years. The award is based on academic achievement, community involvement and other achievements. The winner will be named at the school's awards night on June 2.

  • Walmart updates its 'experience'

    The Walmart Supercenter in Shelbyville is undergoing a significant expansion of its floor space in an effort to create a better shopping experience for its customers.

    This remodeling will give each of the store's departments an update, featuring new, wider aisles and more customer-friendly lower shelves. The exterior will get an update, too.

    Walmart officials said they based their plans on feedback from customers.

  • Walmart updates its 'experience'

    The Walmart Supercenter in Shelbyville is undergoing a significant expansion of its floor space in an effort to create a better shopping experience for its customers.

    This remodeling will give each of the store's departments an update, featuring new, wider aisles and more customer-friendly lower shelves. The exterior will get an update, too.

    Walmart officials said they based their plans on feedback from customers.

  • School system to lose principal; administrator

      Carla Breeding, principal at Simpsonville Elementary, has submitted her resignation, and administrator BJ Martin, elementary curriculum coordinator for the school system, is headed to the Kentucky Department of Education.

    Breeding, whose resignation will be effective June 30 is leaving to pursue other educational leadership positions, said Duanne Puckett, community relations coordinator for Shelby County Schools.

    Martin will become the state's District Achievement Gap Coordinator. She is leaving in July.

  • Simpsonville hits the Web

    Simpsonville now has its own true place in the world, the World Wide Web that is.

    And it has less to do with Saddlebred horses than it does technology.

    The city of Simpsonville has launched a new Web site at www.cityofsimpsonvilleky.com, joining Shelbyville and Shelby County with informational portals for residents.

  • Down to earth

    John and Annie Hagan stop and smell the roses every day.

    They also water, fertilize and prune them.

    They own and operate Mount Eden Greenhouse, which is quite a large undertaking.

    Their business is comprised of four huge greenhouses,  encompassing a total of 1,500 square feet and literally hundreds of thousands of flowers, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets, and potted plants.

    How does a young couple from Chicago fit into rural country living in a small town of 1,800?

  • Sometimes we seem to participate in ‘selective outrage’

    “Everything that was nailed down has come loose.”  I believe that line from the 1936 movie "The Green Pastures" accurately describes what is going on in our culture today.

  • Graduation memories

    Would you rather cross the stage for your diploma or slide across home plate with the winning run?

    That’s the question facing four SCHS softball players tonight.

    Katie Case, Shauna Gramig, Farren Holland and Haleigh LeCompte are the only seniors on the SCHS softball team that takes the field today in the double- elimination State Tournament at Jack Fisher Park in Owensboro.

    The decision could be simple.

  • 'He could do everything'

    Marvin Crouch is one of kind. Everybody says so, especially people who know him well.

    After 50 years of employment with the same company, he retired last Friday, amid tears, laughter, and a party in his honor.

    Diane Stephens, assistant manager at Bumper to Bumper, said she will really miss him.

    "That says it all," she said, pointing to a banner that stretched across the front of the shop bearing the words, "50 years of friendship, loyalty and the Best Service in Town."

  • Looking Back: June 5, 2009

    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