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Today's News

  • Business Briefcase: March 12, 2010

    CUB officials to help Scouts

    Pat Hargadon, district chair for Boy Scouts in the Pioneer District, which includes Shelby County, has announced that Billie Wade and David Bowling of Citizens Union Bank will serve as co-chairs of the Shelby County Friends of Scouting Campaign.

  • New business: 822 Main Property Management

    Address: 822 Main Street, Suite 6, Shelbyville.

    Who we are: Owner Mary Gonda started the property management business six years ago, and it grew so quickly that she sold it. However, on Jan. 1 this year she got the business back when the former owner no longer wanted to operate it.

    822 Main has also become a family business for Gonda.

  • New business: Donna's Cottage

    Owned by: Donna Smith White

    Location: 640 Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville

    Open: Thursday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

    Phone: 321-2176

  • Tops among his crop

    Ray Tucker is a sixth-generation farmer in Shelby County, and he has been judged first-rate in the state.

    The Kentucky Young Farmers Association has named Tucker its state member of the year.

  • Business Briefcase Feb, 19, 2010

     Dietrich-Barnes joins The Sentinel-News

    Diana Dietrich-Barnes has joined the staff of The Sentinel-News as an advertising consultant. Dietrich-Barnes is a native of the Middletown/Anchorage area and the former owner of a small interior design business. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, she is married and the mother of three. She resides near Simpsonville.

  • WICHE: Seed starting indoors with a heated mat

    My Christmas present this year was a great little seed-starting kit equipped with a tray, greenhouse top and heated mat. The heated mat is the special treat.

    In the past the seed tray would sit in the not-so-convenient spot in front of the refrigerator, where the heat escapes at the bottom. I am very excited about this new source of heat; I have had entire trays of peppers fail because the soil wasn’t warm enough!

  • Weekday graduation a possibility

    After the Shelby County School Board voted last week to extend the school calendar because of snow days, the conversation hasn’t stopped.

    The Sentinel-News' Facebook page has been abuzz with the topic, with mostly parents complaining about the late ending-date and the late graduation date, tentatively scheduled for June 12.

    To try to please a growing number, SCHS Principal Eddie Oakley said he has decided to look at the last day of school -- a Tuesday -- as a possible graduation date.

  • County says yes to bond for church

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday morning to issue bonds that allow a local church to refinance a multimillion-dollar project, the first time the county ever has taken such action.

    No member of the public or any magistrate questioned the concept of allowing Shelby Christian Church to refinance its $4.5 million debt on a multipurpose community auditorium and fellowship hall it built in 2004 at a much lower interest rate.

  • Car hit by semi-truck

    Tragedy was nearly averted when a trailer truck struck a car  that was stopped  in the left lane of Interstate 64 with the engine running, police said.

    The incident happened on March 6 as officers were working an accident on I-64 eastbound at the 36-mile marker just after 5:30 a.m. At that time, a truck driver stopped and told Shelbyville Police Officer Bruce Gentry that a car was stopped on the interstate nearby.

  • A Smart move

    How do you make classroom work more fun?

    It's an age-old question that teachers have been asking since one-room schoolhouses.

    But maybe the revolution has finally occurred.

    When asked if a class exercise was more fun than a birthday celebration about to happen, a group of kindergartners at Simpsonville Elementary answered with an emphatic, "Yeah!"

    Although kindergartners can often get caught in a pattern of answers, this time it didn't seem like they were stretching the truth.