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Today's News

  • JCTC graduation set for Monday

    Jefferson Community and Technical College will hold its May graduation ceremony May 10 in Louisville.

    Lisa Brosky, marketing and communications director, said the

  • WICHE: Summer crops want warm nights, especially tomatoes

    I can’t tell you how many people have told me that they have planted their tomatoes already…some nearly a month ago! Too early, too early!

    When it comes to spring fever, the tomato is most abused. Gardeners just can’t wait to get out and dig, which is understandable, but when it comes to tomatoes, it is best to be patient.

  • Here’s a long shot you never would choose for the Derby

    The road to the Kentucky Derby has been something that I’ve followed rather closely from these past few decades.

    From the day of nomination in January, when hundreds of 3-year-olds have been named as potential Derby entrants, I have examined with quiet amazement the experts’ lists of the best horses in that group and those most likely to wear roses one glorious Saturday in May at Churchill Downs.

  • Rain, flooding pounds Shelby

    Floodwaters were subsiding Monday morning, but not before some harrowing hours during the weekend's deluge.

    Surging floodwaters closed roads and isolated houses -- one reader on The Sentinel-News Facebook page reported that her home had become a castle because of the moat around it.

    Shelby County had received unofficially about 5 inches of rain as of Sunday, and in the southern areas those totals were higher.

  • What we think: Drivers should use their headlights during low-vision times

    There’s a public safety concern out there, and you can do something about it.

    You don’t need the help of law enforcement, legislation or the courts to handle this potential problem, because the solution is right at your fingertips.

    When the weather is rainy, the light dim or the fog rolling, simply turn on your headlights.

    Don’t wait for your automatic system to decide when illumination is needed.

    Don’t rely on your parking lights to do the trick.

    Those don’t work, and you’re causing a hazard to other motorists.

  • Webb Named President of KACTFO

     

    Shelby County Treasurer Paula Webb officially has begun her term as president of the Kentucky Association of County Treasurer’s and Finance Officers.

    Webb and her fellow board members were sworn into office on April 16at the annual KACTFO conference held at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort.

  • Weekend ministry touches hundreds

    In what can only be described as an extremely hands on ministry, a free clinic offering everything from vision care to blood pressure screening to skin care advice served hundreds of people in Shelby County on Saturday.

  • Looking Back: April 30, 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. 

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville commission gives final OK to raises

    In a special, 3-minute meeting Monday afternoon at Simpsonville City Hall, the Simpsonville City Commission gave unanimous approval to pay increases for its members.

    The raises, which would go into effect in January, call for the mayor’s monthly stipend to increase from $400 to $800 and the four commissioners’ from $250 to $350.

  • Oaks parade participant takes long way to the track

    Late this afternoon, Shelby County resident Lynn Whitehouse, proudly wearing pink, will take a walk with her husband, Darrin, by her side, but it won’t be just any old stroll.

    Whitehouse will be surrounded by hundreds of others as part of the Breast Cancer Survivor’s Parade just before the running of the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.