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Today's News

  • Together Forever

    ith more than six decades of love shining in his eyes, Everett Leslie Bailey smiled at his wife, Mary Frances, as they sat side by side at Amber Oaks Retirement Home.

    When asked what quality they valued most in each other, they both came up with the same answer.

    “He’s so easy to get along with,” she said. “We’ll be married 65 years this March, and we’ve never had a really bad argument.”

  • New business: Virginia Hood, Attorney at Law

    Virginia F. B. Hood, Attorney at Law

    Located at: 308 Main St. in Shelbyville -- Upstairs in Suite B

    Phone: 633-4229

    Office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

    What we do: Hood, a Shelbyville resident, has been practicing law for 13 years.

    "I do a little bit of everything. Historically what I've done is for the last seven years I've represented children with disabilities," she said.

  • Hargadon named Friend of Education

    When Shelby County Public Schools needs help from the community, the board knows where to turn -- to Pat Hargadon.

    “He never hesitates to help if we ask for something that directly benefits the children,” Shelby County Public Schools Community Relations Coordinator Duanne Puckett said.

    For all his activity and his quick response to help, Hargadon received the Friend of Education Award from the Kentucky School Boards Association Saturday at the group’s annual conference at the Galt House in Louisville.

  • Holiday shopping bodes well for most stores

    Christmas retail sales across the country showed a modest increase from 2008 to 2009. Shelby County stores, however, reported mixed results.

    Main Street Music & More owner Mary Wiecek said beginning guitars sold well, but overall sales were still down from last year. This was not good considering how much the store relies on holiday shoppers.

    "It's a big percentage of our year," Wiecek said. "We have cut back on some inventory."

  • Crafters create decorations, unique holiday gifts

    Among a dozen wreaths circling Brenda Richardson's dining room is a piece of swag she created using greenery, red hollies, plaid ribbon and pine cones. It's her favorite piece.

    ”It's made to look like it's plucked out of the woods," she said.

    Richardson is one of several Shelby County crafters whose works are decorating the homes of neighbors or are wrapped delicately to be given as gifts at Christmas.

  • Changes for state education testing coming next month

    When Senate Bill 1 passed last year, those in the state education system knew change was on the way.

    Now that it’s almost time for those standards to be released, educators still don't know much about what’s coming.

  • Meet Romeo & Juliet

     Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet opens tonight at the Shelby County Community Theatre. It stars Kaitlin Erhard and Michael Sheehy in the title roles. The Sentinel-News asked Erhard and Sheehy to share more about their experiences and playing two such famous characters.

     

    Juliet: Kaitlin Erhard

    Age: 18

  • News Briefs: Feb, 19, 2009

     

    Guthrie’s field rep in Shelby

  • What we think: Shelby County lost 2 great contributors

    This was a sad week for Shelby County, because we lost two people who had devoted so many years to improving the lives of our young people.

    Mary Simmons and Mitch Bailey served in different ways, but their impacts were felt by generations of students who needed a little additional inspiration.

    Ms. Simmons devoted herself to the Dorman Center, where students with special needs of all types were given a chance to be loved and to learn.

  • CITY COUNCIL: Jon Swindler

    After regaining his seat on the Shelbyville City Council in the last election, Jon Swindler, who also served in 2004, has filed for re-election.

    A lifetime Shelbyville resident, Swindler said the city needs to be ready to grow.

    “I believe the city needs to be welcoming to any opportunity for job growth and do all it can to attract companies that provide good-paying jobs with clean industry,” he said.

    With the city in strong financial shape now, Swindler said it’s important that it remain stable for the citizens.