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Today's News

  • Local students honored at convention

    Shelby County students were honored at the 2008 Kentucky Junior Historical Society Convention.

    The 46th annual Kentucky Junior Historical Society convention, held March 27-29 in Frankfort, gathers student historians from every corner of the commonwealth in grades K-12. These students submit prepared projects in various categories, including historical exhibit, genealogical research, photography, performance, and art.

    Shelby County East Middle School was named Chapter of the Year during the awards ceremony at the Frankfort Convention Center on March 29.

  • Community shower celebrates 10 years

    Over the last 10 years, the annual Shelby County Community baby shower has helped hundreds of local women prepare for motherhood.

    And this year's event promises to be more of the same.

    Sarabeth Farabee, event organizer, said each year the shower helps a host of expecting and new mothers have healthy pregnancies, babies and families.

    Farabee said representatives from 25 community agencies will be on hand during the shower to help provide mothers with information that they will need before and after their baby is born.

  • 1968: Some good could come out of the death of Martin Luther King

    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

  • Three injured in crash

    A local woman and two children were injured Thursday morning when the van the woman was driving overturned on Zaring Mill Road.

    According to Shelby County sheriff's deputy Riley Kennedy, when Elizabeth Moffett lost control of the van, the vehicle dropped off the pavement into a steep dropoff.

    "That caused it to flip, and then it just slid on its side," he said.

  • Ag divisions on Triple S agenda

    The next Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will be held at the Stratton Community Center on April 15.

    On the agenda are:

    * An agricultural plat of 13.8 acres at 191 Mudd Rd.

    * A final plat of 92.3 acres on Shelbyville Road at the Jefferson County line.

    * A final PUD of 14.4 acres at 819 Buckcreek Rd. in Simpsonville.

    * A preliminary PUD with waiver at 819 Buckcreek Rd. in Simpsonville. Proposed use: mini storage.

    * An agricultural division of 56.4 acres at 5119 Bagdad Rd.

    * An agricultural division of 72.7 acres on Cat Ridge Road.

  • What is more important?

    The Wall Street Journal has on many occasions been critical of a Farm Bill that has any safety net for the farmer.

    Thursday, March 27, they had a front page story questioning the need for a safety net in the 2008 Farm Bill. Asking why when farmers are enjoying record prices, record earnings they need a safety net. Why the need for 10 billion over 10 years. Not 10 billion in one year.

  • Estate planning for married couples

    Editor's note: Read more columns by local investment advisers in today's "Your Money" special section.

    As of Jan. 1, 2006, the law permits each American to transfer $2 million to heirs, tax-free.

    This is not because the I.R.S. has eliminated federal estate taxes. On the contrary, the estate tax is alive and well. The reason we pay no dollars in tax on $2 million is because each citizen possesses a transfer tax credit of $780,000. This figure just happens to equal the federal tax on an estate of $2 million.

  • Rainwater brings up sewage in Shelbyville

    The city of Shelbyville received some of the heaviest rain it has seen in years last week, causing serious floods -- and sometimes worse.

    Clear Creek completely flooded Elmo Head Park, located at the bottom of the hill at 4th and Bradshaw.

    With the sewage line under water, a stinking blend of toilet paper, excrement, condoms and the like bubbled up from manhole covers and floated into the stream. As the water receded, some of the mix was left strewn across the park to soak up the sun, giving off an unbearable stench.

  • Stocks and bonds and mutuals, oh my!

    Editor's note: Information for this story came from various financial organizations and websites, including Barron's, Morningstar, CNN Money, and Kiplinger's. As always, consult with an investment adviser before making decisions.

    Read more stories on investing and money-saving strategies in the "Your Money" special section insert in today's Sentinel-News.

    With the stock market down for the last five months in a row, and retirement funds in 401(k)s and savings shrinking like cheap sausage in a skillet, many investors are bewildered about what to do with their money.

  • Martinrea plans more layoffs

    Because of a downturn in the automotive industry, one of the county's largest employers has laid off 35 employees since the beginning of the year and is planning to lay off 45 to 55 more next month.

    Holly Sum, human resources manager for Martinrea Heavy Stamping in Shelbyville, said the company has notified the United Auto Workers union, which represents the workers, about the upcoming cuts.

    Over the next few weeks a union committee will determine who is cut based on who has the least amount of seniority and which positions are most needed at the plant, she said.