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Today's News

  • Barn fire scorches man's world

    Ron Lewis suffers from emphysema; he can no longer work. His life centered around a barn he equipped over the years with a kitchen, bathroom, canning room and game room. It was his home outside his home.

    "If I ever went into the doghouse, I had me a pretty good one," Lewis said.

    It was a good "doghouse" until it burned to the ground two weeks ago. Though it was in his barn, the fire eliminated most of Lewis's possessions.

    "He went from a man who has everything to a man who has nothing," his wife, Judy, said.

  • Simpsonville girl gets 'Cover Girl' award

    Ashley Biggins thinks being a national cover girl is pretty cool.

    "You get to feel pretty and it's tons of fun," Biggins said. "You get dressed up, and get to put makeup on and wear a long formal dress. It's very exciting."

    Biggins, whose parents are horse trainers John and Renee' Biggins, of Simpsonville, is a 15-year-old sophomore at Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville.

    She spent her Thanksgiving vacation in Santa Anna, California, where she competed in the National American Miss contest.

  • Rockets set to open play in Henry tourney

    The Shelby County Rockets will face Grant County tonight at 8 in the first round of the Baptist Northeast Henry County Invitational.

    Shelby will get a good look at several region opponents in the tournament. The Rockets will face either Henry County or Oldham County in the second game, and Spencer County and South Oldham are in the other half of the bracket.

    However, the main reason for the Rockets, and the other 8th Region members to play in the Henry Invitational is to get used to Henry County's gym.

  • Crazy about Christmas

    One of the most Christmas spirited towns in Shelby County is located in a Finchville woman's living room.

    Since 1993, Joyce Medley has been painting and displaying her Christmas houses in a yuletide village that grows every year as Medley adds to her creation. She said that the joy of creating the houses in the village is seeing them enjoyed by her family and those she loves.

    "It's just enjoyable to look at," she said.

  • Ornamental Christmas

    Santa in a sleigh. A chimney. A Christmas tree and a chimney. Merry Christmas 2007.

    On a recent Saturday, about 25 children and a few adults turned plain glass balls into personalized Christmas ornaments.

    Noah Cocking dipped his brush into an off-white patch of paint to make Santa in his sleigh. Andrea Ketcham and Krysta Ethington had more brown and red tones on their ornaments, the better to make a chimney for Santa. Elaine Langley created a "Merry Christmas 2007" ornament for the family tree.

  • 1992: Living Waters upset defending state champs

    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, 1997

  • SCHS students help community

    Many Shelby County High School students, teachers, and school organizations are actively involved in creating a happy holiday season for the residents of Shelby County.

    "This community involvement shows the compassion and caring of SCHS," said Assistant Principal Cathy Redmon.

    Examples of past and current programs sponsored at SCHS to assist those in need are:

    Junior Home Builders built a playground during the Thanksgiving season for a family.

  • Armed robber hits local businesses

    Two businesses on Taylorsville Road were robbed at gunpoint less than a week apart.

    Shelbyville Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice said investigators feel confident the same man is involved in both hold-ups because the method of the robbery and the description of the perpetrator is identical.

    Both businesses were robbed near closing time, according to Shelby County Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice. Gamestop located at 107 Jeanie Road, was robbed at gunpoint Friday night. Subway, located at 93 Howard Drive, was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night.

  • Skate park catching air

    A Shelbyville skate park will likely debut in the first quarter of 2008, park officials said Thursday, in what will be the culmination of more than a year of activism and fundraising efforts by a group of middle and high school skaters.

    Dee Maynard, a parks employee and spokeswoman for a local activist group known as the SkatePark Advocates, reported that more than $88,000 has already been committed to the skate park's construction.

  • Christmas, the same yesterday and today

    This time of year we ache with nostalgia for all things we remember as old and perfect. We wish for a warm wood-burning stove, walking through the snow to get a real Christmas tree and opening presents with an enormous extended family.