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Today's News

  • Datebook: Jan. 19, 2011

    Public meetings
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. today at Simpsonville City Hall.
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. every third Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.
    This week
    Lunch for Sen. Hornback

  • A dangerous bird: The House Wren may be small, but it can be big trouble

    Photo by Horace Brown
    The House Wren can get downright murderous as it finds a home.

    The House Wren is a three-quarter-inch-long bird with a 6-inch wingspan, but it more than makes up for its small size by being very energetic as well as aggressive in its behavior.
    Being migratory, they may arrive in Kentucky and start searching for cavities where they will nest after some of our local year-around residents already have taken up occupancy in their own cavities.
    But that doesn’t stop the wrens, it seems.

  • Titans can’t compete in middle, fail to secure top seeding

    Tuesday was supposed to be the night that the Collins boys’ basketball team clinched the No. 1 seeding in the 30th District Tournament.

    But someone forgot to tell Spencer County.

    The visiting Bears spoiled the Titans’ would-be party, beating them, 67-51.

    “We got outplayed on both ends of the floor,” Collins Coach Curtis Turley said.

  • Rain of 3s drown Rockets

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team got buried under a torrent of 3-pointers Tuesday night.

    Host Christian Academy of Louisville hit nine of them on its way to an 82-53 victory over the Rockets.

    And the first one the Centurions hit was the biggest. Leading Shelby County, 16-9, with 3 seconds to go in the first quarter, CAL quickly moved the ball to midcourt, where Ivan Talley buried a buzzer-beating three.

    “That took a little out of our sails, and it was downhill from there,” Rockets Coach Rick Parsons said.

  • 26-0 deficit too much for Rockets

    The Franklin County Flyers lived up to their nickname Wednesday night.

    They flew out to a 26-0 lead on visiting Shelby County on their way to a 53-19 victory.

    “Franklin is a very talented team,” Rockets Coach Mike Sowers said. “One of the top teams from one of the state’s most talented regions. It didn’t help matters that we did not play well and were a bit beat up.”

  • POLICE: court report

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Danny McCann,  two charges of second-degree wanton endangerment - guilty - deferred for 1 year and restitution.

  • SOUDER: The coming criminalization of Christianity: The Censorship of Hate

    Do you remember when “hate” meant “hate?”  When I was a kid, my sisters and I weren’t even allowed to say the word hate, especially if it pertained to another person.  Hate was considered such a strong word that it had, we were told, a very limited place in polite conversation.  

    My mother’s wisdom notwithstanding, have you noticed that during the past few years, and especially in the aftermath of the tragic shootings in Tucson, it seems everyone is talking about hate?

  • Special speaker opens religious liberty event

    Nathaniel G. Higgs, a retired director of the Southern Union Public Affairs and Religious Liberty association, will be at the Seventh-day Adventist Church Saturday during the 11 a.m. worship hour.

    His sermon, titled "God Bless America," will kick of the church's annual Religious Liberty campaign, which runs through February.

  • Church News: Jan. 21, 2011

    Annunciation

    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

     

    Bagdad Baptist

  • Looking Back: Jan. 21, 2011

    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.