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Today's News

  • The union helped workers

    I am a bit dismayed with all of the stories in this paper concerning the labor dispute at OVACO this past year. Most of the interviews done recently were with Mr. Horn, an employee of 5 1/2 years. I wonder why no one bothered to talk to the ones who have been with this company for 25-plus years. There are a lot of workers with 30 years and counting. These are the people who could really tell you the true conditions that have come about within the last few years at this factory and stand to worsen in the future.

  • Post 37 drops Morehead

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team continues to score runs in bunches, but this time it got some pitching to go along with the team's hot bats.

    Shaun Fredricks threw just 72 pitches in an 11-0 complete-game win at Morehead Tuesday. Shelbyville then combined Fredricks' dominating performance with eight hits and eight walks to control the game.

  • Judicial center closer to reality

    Plans for the new judicial center, to be located in downtown Shelbyville, moved a step closer to reality when four of the parcels of land it will be situated on were acquired last week.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said there are 10 properties altogether which are allocated for both the building and the parking lot.

    Two of parcels closed on were owned by the city of Shelbyville and will be for the building site. The other two are located at 2nd and Main streets, which will be the parking site for the center.

  • Charity sponsoring new home for Medley

    As a kid, Ben Medley used to play on his grandparents' .Bruce and Ann Langley's, farm near Bagdad. Within a few months, he'll be back there again.

    But this time, Ben, his wife, Emma, and his stepson, Tucker, will be living in his own house, a house completely accessible to the 27-year-old who has been in a wheelchair for nearly three years. Medley broke two vertebrae in his neck when he dove into a swimming pool in July 2005.

  • 1983: Cropper Christian approves first woman minister in county

    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

  • 'Bankrupt' Goody's to stay open here

    Velda Imel is glad that the Goody's location in Shelbyville is not one of the close to 70 stores in the chain was tapped to be shut down. Imel, of Cropper, said she has shopped at the store on Midland Trail for years because of its selection and low prices.

    "It's too bad for those other stores," Imel said.

  • Gains pains? Time to think positive

    With gas prices on the rise, grumbling is becoming a national past time.

    One of the most inane I have heard goes something like, "There's plenty of oil. Those companies are just exploiting us!"

    Plenty of oil? Time was, we Americans thought there was plenty of forest, plenty of buffalo and plenty of passenger pigeons. And plenty of whales to produce whale oil - the fuel commonly used before we discovered black gold.

  • Downtown merchants extend hours

    Starting June 12, many downtown merchants will extend their hours to lure shoppers who may take advantage of the long days to stroll down Main or Washington.

    Most members of Shelbyville Merchants Association for Retail Trade (S.M.A.R.T.) will remain open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Many of the stores will also offer discounts and in-store specials during the extended hours.

  • 2008 Shelby County Fair Queen candidates

    The contestants must have reached her 16th birthday by Oct. 31 and shall not have reached her 22nd birthday by Oct. 31 of the year when the contest is held. Contestants will be judged from the standpoint of beauty, poise and personality.

    At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, they will compete in shorts attire, followed by formal attire at 7:30 p.m. There is also a private showing in bathing attire for judges only.

    Five finalists will be selected from the contestants, and a first runner-up and winner will then be selected.

  • Post 37 splits first two games

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team opened its season over the weekend, losing 12-11 at Danville Saturday and then winning the home-opener against Rockport, Ind. 20-10 Sunday.

    Scoring 31 runs in two games would normally make a head coach happy, but Jim Wiley said he's not content at all with his team's performance over the first weekend.