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Today's News

  • Holiday shopping bodes well for most stores

    Christmas retail sales across the country showed a modest increase from 2008 to 2009. Shelby County stores, however, reported mixed results.

    Main Street Music & More owner Mary Wiecek said beginning guitars sold well, but overall sales were still down from last year. This was not good considering how much the store relies on holiday shoppers.

    "It's a big percentage of our year," Wiecek said. "We have cut back on some inventory."

  • Crafters create decorations, unique holiday gifts

    Among a dozen wreaths circling Brenda Richardson's dining room is a piece of swag she created using greenery, red hollies, plaid ribbon and pine cones. It's her favorite piece.

    ”It's made to look like it's plucked out of the woods," she said.

    Richardson is one of several Shelby County crafters whose works are decorating the homes of neighbors or are wrapped delicately to be given as gifts at Christmas.

  • Changes for state education testing coming next month

    When Senate Bill 1 passed last year, those in the state education system knew change was on the way.

    Now that it’s almost time for those standards to be released, educators still don't know much about what’s coming.

  • Meet Romeo & Juliet

     Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet opens tonight at the Shelby County Community Theatre. It stars Kaitlin Erhard and Michael Sheehy in the title roles. The Sentinel-News asked Erhard and Sheehy to share more about their experiences and playing two such famous characters.

     

    Juliet: Kaitlin Erhard

    Age: 18

  • News Briefs: Feb, 19, 2009

     

    Guthrie’s field rep in Shelby

  • What we think: Shelby County lost 2 great contributors

    This was a sad week for Shelby County, because we lost two people who had devoted so many years to improving the lives of our young people.

    Mary Simmons and Mitch Bailey served in different ways, but their impacts were felt by generations of students who needed a little additional inspiration.

    Ms. Simmons devoted herself to the Dorman Center, where students with special needs of all types were given a chance to be loved and to learn.

  • CITY COUNCIL: Jon Swindler

    After regaining his seat on the Shelbyville City Council in the last election, Jon Swindler, who also served in 2004, has filed for re-election.

    A lifetime Shelbyville resident, Swindler said the city needs to be ready to grow.

    “I believe the city needs to be welcoming to any opportunity for job growth and do all it can to attract companies that provide good-paying jobs with clean industry,” he said.

    With the city in strong financial shape now, Swindler said it’s important that it remain stable for the citizens.

  • Holiday Savings Guide

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  • What we think: Wills' sentence difficult to grasp

    Call us perplexed about the decision Friday of Senior Judge Steve Mershon to let admitted thief Jody Wills off with less of a sentence than we had expected.

    Call us perplexed because Ms. Wills admitted to the 37 counts against her and accepted the state’s offer of a 10-year sentence rather than risk going to jail for decades.

    Call us perplexed as to why she gets to spend 9 months in the Shelby County Detention Center on work release.

    Call us perplexed that her accepted, 10-year sentence was reduced to those terms plus 5 years of probation.

  • Rockets fall 63-62 at St. Xavier

    LOUISVILLE -- St. Xavier edged Shelby County 63-62 Friday, the Rockets' first loss since Jan. 12, nine games ago.

    Shelby led through the first quarter, then piled on turnovers in the second quarter, as St. Xavier brought the game to a tie at 28 going into halftime. The Rockets and Tigers traded turnovers in the third quarter. Cache Tomlinson hit a three to put Shelby up 41-36, their largest lead since the first quarter.

    But the Tigers answered with a 8-0 run to close the third quarter with a 44-41 lead.