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  • VAN STOCKUM: Peace and War, The Path to World War II Part 1: Despite harbingers, life did just go on

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    Van Stockum Collection, Filson Historical Society, Louisville

     

    USS Panay sinking after Japanese attack on Dec. 12, 1937

     

    Van Stockum Collection, Filson Historical Society, Louisville

  • What we think: Let’s pause before reacting to shooting

    The agonizing pain of a tragic situation is eating at Shelbyville today, sending a corrosiveness coursing through the bloodstream that connects a tight-knit community and a strong family.

    The death on Saturday of Trey F. Williams, 18, during an altercation with two Shelbyville Police officers that went horribly wrong has created a open wound of pain that threatens to seep beyond the aggrieved in this horrible situation and into all our relationships.

  • What we think: Spanish program is an imperative

    The continued consideration by the Shelby County School Board of expanding to all elementary- and middle-school students a pilot program for learning Spanish appears to us to be a waste of time.

    Because there should be no pause in implementing this expansion.

    Shelby County’s increasing diversity, the role of Spanish in the world’s culture and the opportunity for students to be immersed in its intricacies at an early age make this a simple decision.

  • MY WORD: In defense of Denisse Escareno

    I saw the front-page headline in The Sentinel-Newson Friday (Nov. 18), and I was deeply troubled.

    PROBLEM 1: The front page is misleading.

    What was the overt message of Friday’s front page? There are several ways to read that page.

  • What if we expanded the concept of Thanksgiving?

    What will you say on Thursday? What will cross your heart and your lips and spill out from your soul onto the dinner table like so much runaway gravy?

    Thanksgiving is the day when more of us express their truest, innermost feelings more openly and freely than at any other time of the year.

    We may express surprise and elation at Christmas, love on Valentine’s Day, reverence on Easter and respect on a parental day, but Thanksgiving…well, isn’t it built on our best emotions?

  • EARLIER: Deadly shooting in Shelbyville leaves questions

    On Saturday afternoon, in the space of an hour, Trey F. Williams, an 18-year-old recent graduate of Shelby County High School, went from playing basketball with friends at Clear Creek Park to lying dead in the home where his maternal grandmother lives in Shelbyville.

    Williams confronted two Shelbyville Police officers responding to a burglary call, attacked them with a pipe and items found in the house and was shot and killed when he would not stop that assault, police said.

  • Robbie Phillips' family is simply thankful

    Just being able to sit up with minimum assistance and to pay attention when something is being read may not seem not a big achievement at all for a teenager.

    But for the family of 17-year-old Robbie Phillips, it’s something to be extremely grateful for this Thanksgiving.

     “I am just elated,” said Debbie Phillips, Robbie’s mother.

    You know the story about Robbie Phillips, a boy who was left with a severe brain injury in November 2008 when he tried to commit suicide by hanging himself at the age of 14.

  • EARLIER: Fund collection under way for woman in coma

    As Denisse Escareno remains in a coma, fighting a new infection, the man accused of leaving her in that condition made his first court appearance on Tuesday.
    And even as Escareno’s family and friends have continued rally around her fight to survive being brutally assaulted three weeks ago, and now her community has joined in that support.

  • Craig’s sentencing hearing postponed until Dec. 19

    The final sentencing for a woman accused of stealing thousands from her employer in Shelbyville has been rescheduled for next month.

    Kelly Craig, 45, a former long-time employee of Tracy’s Home Furnishings, had pleaded guilty in October to the original five charges for which she was indicted – theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.

    The new date is Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. in Shelby Circuit Court in front of Judge Charles Hickman.

  • News briefs: Nov. 23, 2011

    3rd Street to be closed

    on next 2 Mondays

    Shelbyville’s 3rd Street and Old Mount Eden Road will be closed for several hours Monday and the following Monday to allow Norfolk Southern Railroad’s contractor to replace the existing railroad bridge that is located near the intersection of 3rd and Bradshaw/Goodman avenues.

    The closing each day will take approximately 12 to 16 hours, according to an announcement from Shelbyville Public Works.