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Today's News

  • East and West Middle earn awards at KUNA

    Shelby County students attended KUNA (Kentucky United Nations Assembly) in March at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Louisville.

    The West Middle proposal writers representing Indonesia and the Philippines wrote and presented proposals on ending child prostitution and AIDS.  The West Middle proposal, representing Indonesia, was passed in the United Nations summit sessions.

    The East Middle ambassadors represented Spain with a proposal on ending desertification.

  • Painted Stone student is essay winner

    Kentucky Retired Teachers Association/AARP Grandparent Essay winner is Caeli Harp from Painted Stone Elementary.

    She is in Pam Pickens’ homeroom, and Nick Edwards is her writing teacher.

    “The winner last year was from Edwards' room, also,” Coordinator Marie Wright said. “I'm very pleased at the effort put forth by Nick. Obviously he's doing something right to have two winners in a row!”

    Caeli will be honored at the Shelby County Retired Teachers meeting on June 7.

  • Looking Back: April 20, 2012

    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.

  • Creque to receive honor

    Alice Creque, an athletic trainer for the Collins and Shelby County high school sports teams, will be honored for her service next week.

  • SCPS losing 2 more principals: Downs, Rucker stepping down

    Shelby County Public Schools is going to have a lot of hiring to do this summer.

    Karen Downs and Steven Rucker, principals of Clear Creek and Heritage elementary schools, respectively, have told administrators they will not return next year.

    Adding them to the three principals — Collins High School’s Anthony Hatchell, East Middle’s Christine Powell and Wright Elementary’s Lynn Gottbrath — who announced their retirements earlier this year, it means the district will be searching for new principals at five of its nine schools.

  • Equestrian competition comes to Walnut Way

    Shelby County finds itself at the forefront of the saddle seat discipline once again.

    Walnut Way and Cattail Creek farms will co-host an International Equestrian Association saddle seat competition with three other teams on Sunday at 11 a.m. at Walnut Way.

  • Shelby family needs friendly Web clicks to help win wheelchair accessible van

    Margaret Hall and her whole family were born and raised in Shelby County, and she's hoping that local connection can get everyone to log on to their computers.

    Hall, who's 14-year-old son Glenn was born with a rare chromosomal disease, partial trisomy 6Q, and is confined to a wheelchair, is trying to get votes through the Website www.mobilityawarenessmonth.com to win a wheelchair-accessible van.

  • Ag Report: April 20, 2012

    Grayson County man

    named state’s beekeeper

  • SOUDER: The saddest word in the English language

    Today I’d like to take a few minutes of your time to talk about what I believe is perhaps the saddest word in the English language.

    Now, some might suggest that the saddest word is a medically-related word such as “inoperable” or “‘terminal,” and I certainly am not minimizing those. Others might think the saddest word is more philosophical, such as “almost.”

  • New Business: Pig Out BBQ

    Address: 23 Rockbridge Road, Shelbyville.

    Who we are: The former owners of Ralph’s Market on the corner of Rockbridge and Mount Eden Road are back as the family-run Pig Out BBQ. This time daughter Teanitia Gillock and son-in-law David Gillock are involved.

    What we do: Pig Out BBQ takes pride in its slow smoking pulled pork and special- cut ribs that is fall-off-the-bone. The restaurant also grinds fresh beef daily for its  Pig Out Burger. The deck is now open for seating.