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Today's News

  • We congratulate: Kentucky's basketball success stories

    No matter which colors dominate your wardrobe or tint your vision of the sports world, surely you can embrace the success stories that our state generated on the basketball court this past weekend.
    Chatter is everywhere, of course, about the University of Kentucky’s first return to the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four since the Clinton Administration. The Wildcats’ run has been remarkable and somewhat unexpected by anyone other than the deepest blue fans.

  • A familiar face in the story of Jesus

    I was walking through the lobby of Southeast Christian Church on Friday night when a character from the Bible called out my name.
    And let me say up front that when you are surrounded by disciples of Jesus himself, you pause and wonder if hearing your name isn’t taking on a bit more significance.
    So it was that I turned and looked into a face I barely recognized because of the incredible makeup and costume this man wore.

  • Brandon Brown notches win

    Shelbyville professional golfer Brandon Brown has captured his first NGA/Hooters Tour victory in four years thanks to a little help from Mother Nature.

    Brown, a former standout at Eastern Kentucky University, won the Charter Childhood Cancer Awareness Classic, which was shortened to 36 holes due to inclement weather Saturday and Sunday, at the Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga.

  • The song you hear may be that of some other bird

    The White-Eyed Vireo has a song that has been described very differently by elder ornithologists versus newer bird experts.
    The song has been described by some as “whip Tom Kelly” and who are you now?” But, more recently, some have heard it as “pick-up-a-reeeeeeeal-chick.”

  • News Briefs: March 25, 2011

    Kentucky’s jobless rate
    unchanged from January

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate remained at 10.4 percent from January 2011 to February 2011, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    The preliminary February 2011 jobless rate is .5 percentage point lower than the 10.9 percent rate recorded in February 2010. The 10.4 percent rate recorded in February 2011 is the highest rate since May 2010 when it was 10.4 percent.

  • Datebook: March 25, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelby County High School’s SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.

  • Church news: March 25, 2011

    Annunciation
    A fish fry is 4:30-7:30 p.m. today, Friday, April 8 and 15. Good food at a good price. All proceeds will go to scholarships and the building fund. 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.

  • Looking Back: March 25, 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.

     

  • KDCO state competition

    Collins High School dance team took part in the KDCO state competition, finishing sixth in state on Hip Hop and Open Categories. Taylor Scroggin (back row from left), Patrice Peterman, Sydney Catlett, Jill Stella, Katie Usher and Morgan Isenberg; (front row) co-captain Chelsea Stewart, coach Hilary Crucet and co-captain Hannah Murphy.

  • Life science

    Sara Barbour's seventh-grade Life Science class at Cornerstone Christian Academy dissected baby sharks in science lab.