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Today's News

  • News briefs: Sept. 9, 2011

    State touts growth

    in higher ed statistics

    Kentucky has improved faster than any state in the nation on key higher education performance measures, according to a report issued by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.

  • Datebook: September 9, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

  • Hounddogs at Clear Creek

    Children in Jennifer Gilbert’s class at Clear Creek Elementary used their hands as big ears while singing their class song about being hound dogs....because they are always sniffing out ways to learn. The lyrics were to the tune of Elvis Presley’s “You Ain’t Nothin’ But a Hound Dog.” The rock-n-roll singer would have been proud how the children sang but more so because of their literacy and thinking lesson on “metacognition.” Enjoying the music were Principal Karen Downs and Superintendent James Neihof.

  • Back-to-School at Cornerstone

    The Cornerstone annual Back-to-School Picnic was Aug. 26. Families enjoyed a cookout, horseback rides, the playground and outdoor activities.

  • Eruption at Cornerstone

    Michelle Lace’s sixth-grade science class assembled three different volcanoes and watched them erupt earlier this week in science. Students Hunter Lumbatis (left) and Annie Clifton stand back as one erupts in red.

  • Communication skills

    Students in Betty Anderson’s world civilization class discussed back and forth the benefits of the first printing press and what benefits it would have made to the citizens during a time of peace or during a time of war. When asked how they each communicate today, each one responded “texting.”

  • Looking Back: Sept. 9, 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.

  • Church news: Sept. 9, 2011

    Annunciation
    Annunciation’s and St John’s Parish Festival will be Friday and Saturday 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. Call Bill Reidy at 633-7899 for additional information and to reserve your space.

    Bagdad Baptist
    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

  • Conservation contest opens

    Writing contest for grades 6-12 and the Jim Claypool Conservation art contest for grades 1-5, is themed “Where Kentucky’s Wild Things Are” for the annual Conservation Writing and Arts Contests sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.

    Participants are tasked to share their ideas about the environment around them and efforts they can take to help preserve it, through short essays and artwork, persuading their readers and viewers to take action toward wildlife conservation efforts.

  • Long tees off in U.S. Senior Amateur

    Shelbyville’s Dennis Long will tee it up this weekend with some of the best senior golfers in the country.

    Long is one of 156 players from around the nation in the 57th USGA Senior Amateur Championship at Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va. Long is in the third group to tee off at 7:54 a.m. Saturday.

    He will play two stroke-play rounds as he tries to qualify for the final 64 players, who will play a match-play tournament.