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Today's News

  • Looking Back: June 12, 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.

    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

    10 years ago, 1999

  • New stitch on an old idea

    Paula Mitchell calls it a "thing of beauty." Cathy Carlson says she "just loves it." Kent Thompson said he "likes it a lot." What is this thing that all they all admire? A barn quilt. What's that?

    You may have noticed what look like handmade quilts hanging on the sides of barns around the countryside.

    They are indeed quilts or, rather, likenesses of quilts that have been painted onto wooden or metal frames.

  • Coming soon: Rockets vs. Titans

    Titans once ruled the universe, but now they’ll settle for ruling Shelby County and the 8th Region.

    Teams at the new Martha Layne Collins High School will be called Titans and wear Columbia blue, black and white as their colors when the school opens in 2010-11.

  • The New GM: Browning makes the cut, Bob Hook unsure

    General Motors Corporation has announced it will cut thousands of its dealerships across the nation, but the local impact of that is still unknown.

    David Hook, owner of Bob Hook Chevrolet of Shelbyville, said Thursday he still hasn’t heard anything from GM about whether or not his dealership will be a part of the leaner, more cost effective “New GM” expected to launch in the next 60 to 90 days as a separate company from the current GM.

  • Burial for twins set for Friday

    A woman from Simpsonville is recovering at the University of Louisville Hospital after a car crash last week took the lives of her unborn daughters.

    Jennifer Smothers, 20, is listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit.

    Her twin girls, Jenna Darlene and Jessi Robin Smothers, will be buried Friday at 2 p.m. at Highland Memory Gardens.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville woman loses twins in car crash

    Mount Washington Police have released the names of the drivers involved in a tragic Wednesday afternoon accident that may have resulted in the death of unborn twins.

    The accident on KY-44 East involved pregnant mother Jennifer E. Smothers, 20, of Simpsonville. She sustained serious injuries, according to Mount Washington fire officials.

    The driver of the other vehicle involved was Melissa D. Caudill, 40, of Mount Washington. She sustained serious injuries but was later released from the University of Louisville Hospital, according to Mount Washington Police.

  • Update: Man struck by lightning dies

    A man who was struck by lightning last week has died.

    Brian Larsh was struck by lightning last Wednesday while waiting for a ride home from his job at Shelby Industries on McDaniels Drive.

    He was in critical condition at Jewish Hospital in Louisville until Friday, when he passed away, said Wayne Allen, vice president of Shelby Industries.

    No visitation will be held, Allen said, but he plans to have a memorial service for Larsh at the plant.

  • EARLIER: Man struck by lightning at work

    Though still in critical condition Thursday, a Shelbyville man is still alive because of some heroic action on the part of his co-workers.

    When Brian Larsh, 50, was struck by lightning at his workplace on Wednesday, his friends rushed to his aid.

    Larsh was struck around lunchtime, while standing under a tree at Shelby Industries, said Wayne Allen, vice president of the company.

  • Man struck by lightning

    An employee of Shelby Industries remains in critical condition at Jewish Hospital in Louisville after being struck by lightning Wednesday.

    Brian Larsh, 50, was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville shortly before noon, said Wayne Allen, vice-president of Shelby Industries.

    Fellow employees, including Allen, rushed to his aid, doing CPR until paramedics arrived.

    After being treated at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, Larsh was transferred to Louisville for further treatment early Wednesday evening.

  • Post 37 swings past Scott County

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team bounced back from a tough weekend to top Scott County 13-10 Tuesday.

    Shelbyville banged out 12 hits, including seven for extra bases, but still had to rally for the win.

    Scott County jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first, and had a 10-5 lead after three.