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Today's News

  • Florence Van Stockum Chapter 3: One woman’s story of World War I

    Shortly after the great Battle of the Somme, where nearly 20,000 British soldiers had been killed during the initial day, July 1, 1916, letters filtered back that my mother’s husband, Reg Bareham, had not returned from the attack and was “missing in action.”

  • We congratulate: Efforts to improve deadly I-64 ramp

    One of our fellow residents has seen a dangerous situation and has done something about it.

    He won’t admit that or take credit, because that might not be culturally appropriate in his organization. But we can see the difference his efforts have made.

    We speak of Tim Wafford, supervisor of the state highway garage in Shelby County.

  • EARLIER: What we think: Give us paint for terrifying ramp

    Shelby County has been blessed in a tight budget year to have earned more than $17 million in road improvements from the state.

    We must thank state Sen. Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville) and state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) for their hard work in pushing these projects through not only federal stimulus specifications but the state’s myriad approvals, too.

  • Bet you didn't have this much fun on your holiday

     

    I looked in the mirror and saw a blood-red left eye staring back. The more I rolled it to the right, the redder it appeared, as if it had been a punching bag for a few of Muhammad Ali’s right jabs.

    But there also was a long, red scratch on my left forearm, a notch of red on the back of my hand and a bruise on my right leg.

    And then there was my wife, who had a large, soft knot on her left temple and scuffs on her knuckles. Her knee was stiff and her hand so sore she barely could squeeze a fork.

  • Sports briefs: July 9, 2010

    Post 37 splits with Bowling Green

    Playing at the University of Louisville’s Patterson Field, Shelby (9-5) lost one, 2-0, and won one, 14-13, against Bowling Green on Tuesday night.

    In the first game, Shelbyville out hit Bowling Green, 5-4, but lost when BG scored two runs in the fifth inning. Coach Jim Wiley said his team played well.

    “We faced a real nice pitcher. It was a well-played game,” he said. “It was just a pitcher’s battle.”

  • What we think: We must buckle up under the chin, too

    We read these reports and get evermore ill, not just for the images they create but for the law that allows them to occur. In the past week, two men riding 2-wheel vehicles on county roads have been involved in serious accidents when they weren’t wearing helmets. One of them died, and the other almost did. Both of them might be walking around today if not for collisions involving their 2-wheel vehicles and taking the full force of traumatic impact on their unprotected skulls. We won’t paint the full image, but you know how it

  • Looking Back: Juy 9, 2010

    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.

  • SOUDER: How do you go to infinityeeand beyond?

    Quick, the title of this week’s column is a quote from: A) the President, telling us how far into debt he plans to take us; B) the weatherman, telling us how high the temperature will go tomorrow, or C) a famous cartoon character?

    If you guessed ‘C’, you are correct, and ready to play today’s game. We begin today with a test of your knowledge of famous movie lines. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to determine who said the following lines.

  • What we think: Tornado sirens need quiet review

    Chicken Little seems to be alive and well and living in Shelby County.

    At least that is what we fear.

    Those weather sirens that have been blaring away recently in late-evening and early-morning hours are supposed to tell us the sky is falling, but so far they have proven to be nothing but, yes, false alarms.

  • WICHE: Succulents looking especially good this summer

    These are the summers that I am glad I have maintained a growing succulent collection for outdoor containers. It has been dreadfully hot this, and spending all my time watering containers is not m idea of fun.  

    If we removed the Ohio Valley humidity factor, this summer would be like a Zone 9, Mediterranean climate with pop-up thunderstorms. I bring up the Mediterranean because plants that thrive there have adapted to a weather pattern marked by, among other things, mild wet winters and warm dry summers.