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Today's News

  • Going the distance..his own way

    Paul Erway said he was inspired by his trip to Japan last fall, in more ways than one, and he hopes to use that experience to have a similar impact on others in the future.
    Erway, a resident of Shelbyville, competed in the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon – the 30th anniversary of the event – in Oita, Japan, on Nov. 14.
    “The people were so nice over there, everything was so clean,” Erway said, before quipping. “Plus I was as tall as everybody else.
    “But my time in the marathon was terrible.”

  • Brenda R. Thomas: 1939 - 2011

    Brenda Thomas, known to many as a vibrant member of the business community, was also a quiet champion of the poor and needy.

    Thomas, who had owned Jamison’s Sales and Rental  Inc. since 1980, died Thursday after taking a fall at her sister’s home in Lady Lake, Fla. She was 71.

  • Sheriff's Reports Jan. 19, 2011

      Warrants

     

    Wenonah J. Cummings, 25, of 11173 KY 36 East in Carrollton was arrested Oct. 26 on Midland Trail on a Shelby County bench warrant for failure to pay fines.

  • Titans sweep Rockets again

    The Collins basketball teams swept their Shelby County counterparts again Friday night.

    The Titans’ boys’ team beat the host Rockets 76-57 behind 25 points from sophomore forward Dez Marshall.

    Meanwhile the Collins girls’ team scored the first 30 points of the game on its way to a 55-10 victory over Shelby County at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Collins also swept a doubleheader from the Rockets on Dec. 3.

  • Earlier: State to correct intersection's problems

    Improvements are on the way for the problematic intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 55.

    State transportation officials approved Friday a plan to add turn signals to the intersection, which had been seen as a problem ever since the Shelbyville Bypass opened late last year.

    But now the improvements – which should clear up dangerous turns and long backups – will  be even greater than had been expected.

  • Commuter rail system pitched

    An official in Frankfort wants to build a new commuter train system from Lexington to Louisville – including a stop in Shelbyville.

    But officials in Shelby County say they haven’t heard anything about a plan revealed by Ralph Tharp, executive director of the Kentucky Capital Development Corporation, to build the “Thoroughbred Rail Link.”

  • Don’t confuse this oriole with a baseball team’s mascot

    The Orchard Oriole is only 7.25 inches long with a 9.5-inch wingspan and is the smallest member or the Oriole family, so small they often are mistaken for a species of Warbler.
    The male is not bright orange and black, as is the more well-known Baltimore Oriole, but instead it is a dark red/orange and black, The female is more of a yellowish olive-green bird as show in the accompanying photograph.
    These orioles winter in the tropics, with the males returning in mid-April to Kentucky and begin setting up their territories.

  • Datebook: Jan. 14, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Church news: Jan. 14, 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
    The church offers Angel Food. You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

  • Looking Back: Jan. 14, 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.