Today's News

  • 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

  • Datebook

    Community datebook

    Public can attend

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

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

    Tuesday -- Fiscal court meets at 10 a.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

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

    Community meetings

    Thursday -- Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at noon second and fourth Thursdays at the Stratton Center.

  • Senior leaders keep focus while keeping it light

    Whether it was Katie Case singing songs from “Lion King” before the region title game, Haleigh LeCompte making up new Shelby cheers or the senior group coming up with new eye-black dots, these seniors know what it takes to win.

  • County renews jail's healthcare program

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday night to renew the Health Services agreement with the detention center to provide health care to the inmates.

    Magistrate Michael Riggs said that Jailer Bobby Waits is pleased with the agreement with Southern Health Partners, headquartered in Chattanooga, Tenn.,  and so the motion to approve it had not trouble passing, at 6-0.

    "It's a good contract; especially with the discount they've given us," Waits said.