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Today's News

  • News Briefs: Nov. 24, 2010

    Government offices closed for Thanksgiving In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all government offices, banks and schools will be closed on Thursday. Shelby County Public Schools also will be closed today and Friday.

  • EARLIER: 2 take pleas in death cases

    Jeana Searcy, charged in the traffic death of her best friend a few days before graduation, and Timothy Carpenter, who was sitting in a truck when a friend was fatally wounded, have pleaded guilty in Shelby County Circuit Court.

  • EARLIER: The last sign goes down, the first vehicles pass by

    The scene on the Shelbyville Bypass was hectic Wednesday afternoon, with engineers, traffic personnel and contractors running around all over the place.

    Excitement was definitely in the air – after years in the works and after one setback after another, the Big Moment had finally arrived – the long-anticipated highway was about to open.

  • Finchville vet on the cutting edge

    There is a major breakthrough in veterinary medicine happening in Kentucky, and it's not in Lexington or Louisville, but here in Shelby County at Finchville Animal Hospital.

    Dr. Cathy White and her staff are at the forefront of an in-house stem cell procedure that is showing remarkable results on animals, and bringing a lot of attention to Finchville.

    A simple four-minute piece on WAVE 3 has spread all over the country.

  • WICHE: Cranberry bogs bring in the harvest

    Did you know that the cranberry used to be called the “craneberry?”

    When the colonists first learned of this berry from their American Indian hosts in the New World they thought the blooms of the native shrub looked liked the long neck and bill of the crane. Eventually, as language goes, it was shortened to cranberry.

  • Looking Back: November 26, 2010

    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.

     

  • One stop on the bypass

    When the Shelbyville Bypass finally opened Nov. 3 after an often frustrating half-decade of construction, some drivers were surprised to find a single oasis of commercial activity already in place on a mostly barren stretch of road.

  • Many reasons to be thankful

    Alyson Myatt still gets choked up when she talks about the night she ran barefoot through a burning house to rescue a 5-year-old boy.

    Though he is very young, Aden Gray Hawes already knows the meaning of trust more fully than most adults ever will.

    And you can’t imagine how much of that trust was at play last March, when Myatt dashed through flames and pulled Aden from his bedroom in the home owned by his guardian on Golden Rod Court in Shelbyville.

  • Warmer winters possible

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  • Business Briefcase Nov. 12, 2010

     Making Ends Meet’s cancer

    doll fundraiser starts today

    To celebrate her sixth year of being “cancer free,” Making Ends Meet owner Leslie McCarthy is once again creating and selling dolls to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. But there’s a bit of a twist this time.