Today's News

  • ‘In God We Trust’ plate now available

    That new license plate inscribed with “In God We Trust” is now available at the Shelby County Clerk’s office.

    “People don’t know we have it yet, and we want to let them know it’s available,” County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said.

    The plates went on sale Jan. 1 statewide after the General Assembly last year approved their addition as an alternative in the most recent design of plates.

  • Spelling Bee winners

    Alexis Wade a fifth-grade student at Simpsonville Elementary won the class spelling bee and first place in the intermediate bee for fourth and fifth grades in the school-wide event at Simpsonville Elementary. She is the daughter of Tim and Dana Wade. In the photo with Alexis is her teacher, Philip Wakeman.

    Brooklyn Aldridge, fifth-grade student, was the spelling bee winner at Heritage Elementary. She is the daughter of Dutch and Betty Aldridge of Bagdad. In the photo with Brooklyn is Donna Stottman, Student Achievement Consultant.

  • Sentinel-News expands its social network

    The Sentinel-News continues to reach out to you with new forms of news delivery.

    With 3,100 friends on Facebook, ranking it among the most popular newspapers on the social networking site, The Sentinel-News now is offering news updates on Twitter.

    You can follow us on Twitter at @TheSentinelNews.

  • Ag Report: Feb. 18, 2011

    Ellis’s gift to help create

    ‘better educated farmers’

    Robert Ellis of Eminence has been presented his check for $2,500  for the Shelby County High School FFA program as part of the America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM program sponsored by Monsanto.

  • Deeds: Feb. 18, 2011

    PNC Bank, Margaret Y. Baird trust, Calvin L. Baird Jr. to Calvin L Baird Jr., property on Veechdale/Clark Station Road, $61,000

    Ann H. Sanderlin to AHS Realty LLC, 203.79 acres, U.S. 60 west, $725,000

    Phyllis Jane Doolin Estate, Phyllis Jane Harrod Estate, Christopher Harrod to Christopher and Krysta Harrod, Lot 16, Block E, Middleton Heights, $1 and considerations

    Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises to Jonathan T and Lori L. Callis, Lot 7 Mackey, $45,000

  • U.S. 60 near Clay Village closed when pole falls

    U.S. 60 near Clay Village was closed for nearly three two hours Thursday afternoon when a power pole fell over in the road, officials said.

    The pole fell in the 7200 block of Frankfort Road, just east of Buzzard’s Roost Road, and power lines were dangling on the road.

    The highway was reopened at 4:12 p.m.

    The pole was not struck by a vehicle, and gusting winds could have been responsible, officials said.

  • Hanna's Day of Hope to donate $1 million to Kosair

    The Evans family of Simpsonville, who lost their daughter Hanna at age 6 and established the Hanna’s Day of Hope to raise money to help sick children, is donating $1 million to establish a transplant program at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    The family annually hosts a golf tournament and holiday party to raise money to support the Cancer Care and Renal Center at Kosair plus other pediatric programs.

    On Monday, they will announce the establishment of the Hanna Catherine Evans Bone Marrow Transplant Program.


  • WICHE: Specialty seed catalogs offer variety

    I have learned to be discerning when it comes to catalog shopping. I steer clear of outrageous or cheap deals. I prefer the specialty catalog where expertise reigns providing us with both a good product and the information to grow it well.

  • Simpsonville to pursue police grants

    The Simpsonville Police Department again will pursue available grants to help beef up its patrols.

    That’s what Police Commissioner Scott McDowell told the city commission during a speedy meeting Wednesday morning at city hall.

    McDowell said the city had won more than $24,000 in grants in past years and that he recently had become aware of the opportunities that are available.

    “There’s one you can get for DUI enforcement that will pay overtime for officers,” he said.

  • Martinrea's growth formual: 150 new jobs + 45 old jobs

    Excitement lighting their faces, about 100 employees of Martinrea Heavy Stamping who gathered at the plant Wednesday broke into applause when Gov. Steve Beshear announced plans for the plant’s multimillion-dollar expansion and the addition of 150 new jobs.

    “This twelve-million-dollar investment is going to create one hundred and fifty new jobs for this community, and folks, that’s really something to celebrate,” Beshear told the crowd, which also included city and county officials, some of them seated on the platform behind him.