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Today's News

  • Prominent Shelby resident Clarence Miller passes

    Clarence Miller, onetime agriculture attache to Spain and a benefactor of Shelby County, passed away Wednesday night. He was 98.

    Miller had been ill for the past couple of weeks and had moved among his managed care residence to the hospital and to a rehab facility. He had been hospitalized late last week with penumonia.

    Miller had been a prominent agriculture official internationally, and he served presidents and industry for decades.

  • Church calendar: Aug. 19, 2011

     

    Annunciation

    Annunciation’s & St John’s Parish Festival will be held on Sept. 9-10 and will include a yard sale. You can rent a space for $25 with all the proceeds of your sale items going to you. There will be 24-hour security in order for you to be able to leave your items overnight. There are only 25 spaces available to rent, so please reserve your space quickly. Call Bill Reidy at 633-7899 for additional information and to reserve your space.

    Bagdad Baptist

  • WICHE: Sawflies are species specific – but you see many varieties

    One of the very first insects that I identified as a young gardener was the pine sawfly.  We had planted more than a hundred white pine seedlings some 30 years ago, and after a decade or so we started to lose a couple each year to one problem or another.

    I was charged with inspection duty: looking for and plucking bagworms; collecting beetles in jars for identification at the County Extension Service; or closely noting the color, legs and chewing habits of the various caterpillars I encountered.

  • Looking Back: Aug. 19, 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.

  • Datebook: Aug. 17, 2011

    Public meetings
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. today at City Hall.
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    The West Shelby Water Board meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.

    This week
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  • News briefs: Aug. 17, 2011

    Bagdad Ruritans holding dinner

    to try to keep the city’s lights on

     

    The Bagdad Ruritan Club is trying to keep the streetlights burning in the city, but its members are going to need some help.

    Bagdad has for about 50 years had a resident-pay system for its streetlights, and because of non-payment and rising costs, the fund for those lights has dried up.

  • Patterson’s 4 goals fuel Rockets to opening victory

    Alex Patterson helped make sure that the Shelby County girls’ soccer team got off on the right cleat Monday night.

    Patterson, a senior forward, scored four goals – all in the first half - as the Rockets routed

    Carroll County, 9-0, in their season-opener at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    “It feels good. I think it’s good for our team because last year we struggled a lot,” Patterson said.

  • Youth was served as Rockets, minus top 3 players, trim Titans

    Youth was definitely served on the golf course at Weissinger Hills on Monday afternoon.

    That’s where, and when, a very young Shelby County girls’ team, which was playing without its top three players, beat an almost equally as young Collins squad, 230-248, in the Titans’ first varsity match of the season.  

  • Rockets redeem one 2010 loss, narrowly miss on another

    It was a week of redemption for the Shelby County volleyball team.

    The Rockets made good on one chance at atonement but narrowly missed on another.

    Shelby County beat 8th Region rival North Bullitt, 25-22, 25-22, this past Thursday before falling to Oldham County, the No. 15 team in the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association Preseason Top 25 and another region foe, 25-20, 25-16 Monday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium. Both teams beat the Rockets last season.

  • Collins girls' soccer team beats Meade in opener

    The Collins girls’ soccer team won its season-opener Monday night, beating Meade County, 3-0, at Clear Creek Park.

    Junior Shelby Vogel and seniors Hannah Garner and Sarah Robinson tallied goals for the Titans, who went 9-8-2 in their inaugural season.

    Vogel, a midfielder, broke a scoreless tie with a little less than six minutes remaining in the first half when her shot from outside the goal box took a hot hop and bounced over the diving Meade County goalie.