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Today's News

  • We congratulate: Teachers who earned board certification

    On Thursday the Shelby County School Board honored seven new board-certified teachers.

    We congratulate Elizabeth Bland, Clear Creek Elementary; Angela Chambers, Simpsonville Elementary; April Manning, Simpsonville Elementary; Rebekah Meredith, Painted Stone Elementary; Jenna Richardson, Simpsonville Elementary; Sarah Smith, Southside Elementary; and Anita White, Simpsonville Elementary.

  • ABT2 TXT? Pull over

    If you pulled this story up on your iPhone while driving into work this morning, you better not get used to doing that.

    Even if you’re just sending a quick text from your Blackberry to your kids to let them know you’re on the way to pick them up, you had better pull over.

    At least, that’s what many of Kentucky’s lawmakers hope you’ll do.

    And if you don’t, well they’re working on a plan for that, too.

  • Some like it hot...and some hotter

    Half inventor, half entrepreneur, Mike Darst's calm, even demeanor couldn't hide his passion for peppers, especially hot peppers.

    In the kitchen of his Waddy farmhouse, Darst tapped some of his Devil Dust onto a plate. This four-pepper seasoning was developed over the course of nearly 20 years.

  • Kentucky Horseshoeing School to move from Mt. Eden to Lexington

    In a couple of weeks, the Kentucky Horseshoeing School will close the heavy wooden doors of its 31-year home in Mt. Eden and head to a new facility near Lexington.

    "They were wonderful neighbors to the Mt. Eden Community, and we will

    certainly miss them," said Shelby County Magistrate Tony Carriss, whose

    district includes Mt. Eden. "They served students all of the world."

  • Business Briefcase Jan. 8, 2010

      

    Torrey Smith opens in Middletown

    Shelbyville-based Torrey Smith Realty Co. is opening an office at 12906 Shelbyville Road, Suite 220, in Middletown.

  • Bryan Station hands Lady Rockets 74-32 loss

    Shelby County suffered a 74-32 defeat to Bryan Station (10-3) Tuesday night at home.

    The Lady Rockets' poor shooting slump extended another game, as they made just eight of 58 shots from the field.

    Bryan Station led 24-9 at halftime. Forward Alesha Prince stretched that lead, making 16 of her game-high 24 points in the third quarter. Teammate Serena Sandusky had 12 points and Nealy Williams grabbed 12 rebounds.

    Senior Taylor Shaw led the Lady Rockets (5-10) with 11 points. Leeara Cardwell had six points.

  • 125 years of a daily grind

    The skyscrapers in Bagdad are filled with corn, wheat and soybeans, not office workers.

    This weekend, the city's landmark business, Bagdad Roller Mills, a forest of steel gray silos in the heart of Bagdad, will celebrate 125 years in business. The company is one of the oldest agribusinesses in the region.

    There will be a customer appreciation day, complete with food and tours of the plant on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The mills are located near the intersection of Ky. 395 and Ky. 12.

  • Bekaert adds environmentally friendly technology

    Bekaert Shelbyville Plant Manager Kendall Hall said his employees start every day by talking about safety. Recently, the plant took a big step toward that goal of safety, both for its employees and the environment.

    “We're trying to walk the walk and talk the talk,” Hall said.

    The Bekaert Shelbyville Plant, which produces steel wire for products such as chain link fences to spiral bound notebooks, installed a new water-air patenting bath to replace the molten lead bath technology it previously used.

  • Looking Back: January 15, 2009

     

    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: Let the holiday season begin

    Wakefield-Scearce Galleries will be holding its annual Christmas Gala until Saturday.

    Located at historic Science Hill at 525 Washington Street, this multiroom gallery features myriad holiday treasures for sale, as well as other antiques, for which the gallery is well-known.

    Decorator Patti Wilson said the gallery holds a Christmas Gala each year as a unique way to kick off the holiday season.