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  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 3: Hellzapoppin’ Ridge

    The First Battalion continued its westward advance beyond the front lines to reach its objective where a stream was in front and the sea on the left flank. It then placed into effect it’s long-practiced SOP (Standing Operating Procedure) for jungle perimeter defense. Each of the three rifle companies, supported by one of my machine gun platoons to form the framework of the defense, occupied a third of the circle. I toured the front lines, tying in the fire plans of all automatic weapons so that continuous bands of grazing fire could be interlocked about the perimeter.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 4: Continuing the attack of Hellzapoppin’ Ridge

    Later on Bougainville, while the Executive Officer (second-in-command) of the 1st Battalion, Major Eugene Strayhorn, a former Vanderbilt football star, and I were occupying our rudimentary advanced command post, a small mortar shell, the size of a hand grenade dropped into our hole.

    Fortunately after striking my carbine, and breaking its stock, it did not explode, so my Marine Corps career was not terminated. Strayhorn’s immediate reaction was “Van, they’ve got the range. Let’s get the hell out of here.”

  • Collins falls in state tournament

    While Collins softball may have come up short in its first trip to the KHSAA State Softball Tournament, the experience may have made the team a stronger unit.

    Following the team’s 6-4 elimination loss to Central Hardin on Friday afternoon, head coach Charlie LeCompte said that the pair of games showed the level of play necessary for the team to advance in the final tournament of the season.

  • A family affair

    Playing soccer at the University of Louisville has become a family tradition in the Andriot household.

    By this fall, Shelbyville natives and brothers Walker and Chaz Andriot will both be enrolled at UofL on soccer scholarships – Walker as a graduate transfer after three years of action at Xavier University, and Chaz, who graduated a year early from Collins High School this May.

    And while having two Division I soccer players on the same team from the same family is a great feat, it’s just a start of the story for the Andriot’s.

  • Defending champs return experience

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion team will break in its third head coach in as many seasons under Matt Buresh this summer.

    But it’s nothing new for Buresh, who has spent several years working with the team and helped out long time former skipper Jim Wiley.

    But despite having a new head coach, the team returns an immense amount of talent from last season’s state championship squad. Seven returning players, along with some fresh new faces, will help Buresh hit the ground running this summer.

  • Titans hold heads high

    You never want to see a team as talented as Collins softball was this year have its season ended, but the Titans players have plenty of reasons to be proud, and reasons for fans to be hopeful for the future.

    While the team’s final score against East Carter may have seemed like a one-sided affair, it was much closer than the final tally would have you believe.

  • Fresh from the farm

    A Shelbyville farm is preparing to offer a service to provide fresh produce straight to the – and what’s more, they’ll deliver.

    “We grow vegetables and fruits and herbs here,” said Stephen Houston with Our Kentucky Family Farm.

    And Houston said this year the farm will offer a Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) program that he hopes will get more of those veggies, fruits and herbs directly into the hands of those in the community.

  • Looking backward: June 9, 2017

    1977: Council plans 1-way traffic on Main Street

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at jblair@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 email it to the writer at jblair@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.

  • Residents object to development

    Several residents of Old Seven Mile Pike turned out at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court to voice their objections to a development that was recently proposed for that area.

    “Most people who live there are opposed to this,” said resident Paul Raymond, adding that people think the development would generate too much traffic for the area.

  • County hears support for fairness ordinance

    At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates heard support for a fairness ordinance from a member of the public.

    Leslie McBride, a member of the Shelby County Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and Shelbyville Fairness, addressed the court during the public comment portion of the meeting.