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Today's News

  • Business Briefcase Oct. 22, 2010

     Some Toyota models being recalled

    because of brake cylinder problem

    Toyota is recalling 740,000 Lexus, Avalon and other models in the U.S. for brake fluid problems. There are another 800,000 being recalled internationally as well for other problems.

  • Shelby man killed in motorcycle crash

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    A motorcyclist is dead following a crash on U.S. 60 east of Shelbyville on Friday afternoon.

  • SOUDER: The consequences of elections

    On Tuesday, Americans will once again go to the polls to choose those who will lead us. This is both a great privilege and a great responsibility – and something that all citizens should take seriously.

    Some pundits are calling this “the most important election of our time” – which as I recall was the same thing they said in 2008, 2006, 2004 and almost every other election in my lifetime.

  • WICHE: It’s harder to carve a turnip

    I have a nice stand of turnip seedlings that I hope to harvest for their tops and roots before winter sets in. They were about the only thing I could get to germinate in late August as I prepared for the fall garden, so I feel an extra appreciation for them.

    And, this time of the year, approaching All Hallow’s Eve to be exact, I contemplate their esteemed role the tradition of carving a vegetable so you could use it to light your way!

  • Looking Back: October 29, 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.

    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. Check for photos on the Looking Back and grads from the past slide show on www.sentinelnews.com

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville could ban parking on some streets

    Simpsonville Police Chief Scott Chappell has a problem with where vehicles are parked on some city streets, and he wants the city commission to do something about it.

    Chappell went before the commission earlier this month and requested that seven city streets be designated no parking between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 22, 2010

     Kentucky’s unemployment at 10.1 percent

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose to 10.1 percent in September 2010 from a revised 10 percent in August 2010, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Nichols, Decker are top women

    Kathy Nichols and Jennifer Decker took home top honors on Monday night, when the Shelby County Professional Women’s Club met to acknowledge National Business Women’s Week and to name its Woman of the Year and Woman of Achievement.

  • Severe weather predicted for Tuesday

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    The National Weather Service has forecasted severe weather for Tuesday morning and afternoon.

  • This week we get a glimpse into the past and the future

    We can pull out a familiar old term from the unabridged dictionary of our minds this week and reintroduce it to our daily vernacular after an, oh, 35-year absence.

    This etymological re-entry will become official Friday night at Collins High School Stadium, where cross-town rival – yes, that’s the word – Shelby County comes a-calling, as Cawood used to say.

    Rivalry.