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Today's News

  • What’s the point? Or, it’s all about the candy

    I heard a story about a man, who, after drinking a little too much cider at a Halloween party, was trying to “walk it off” on his way home.  Taking a shortcut through a graveyard, he accidentally stumbled into a freshly dug grave.

    Try as he might to climb out, because of his mostly inebriated condition and because the rain that had fallen earlier in the day had made the sides of the grave muddy and slick, he finally gave up.

  • A ‘wonderful life’ in art

    John Clayton could not have painted a better picture for the life he leads.

    “I wake up every day to painting and music,” he said. “It’s a wonderful life.”

    Clayton, 80, has been working with both for the better part of 60 years.

    His studies in art have taken him to the University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University and the Chicago Art Institute.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 28, 2009

     Shelby’s unemployment

    drops in September

    Shelby County’s unemployment dipped slightly in September to 9.6 percent, which makes it one of the top rates in the state. The rate was 10 percent in August.

  • Court Reports: Oct. 30, 2009
  • SCHS football game changed from Friday to Thursday

    Because of predicted weather, the Shelby County High School football team will play its regular-season finale at Oldham County on Thursday at 7 p.m., instead of Friday as originally scheduled.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: Oct. 30, 2009

    Darnell Jordan Clark, 18, of 316 Midland Blvd. No. 2 in Shelbyville was arrested Oct. 25 at 159 Baker Drive and charged with first-degree robbery.

    Marvin Humberto Cerna, 32, of 203 Lynn Acres in Shelbycille was arrested Oct. 26 at the detention center and charged with sexual abuse in the first degree.

    Cheryl Lynn Hinkle, 40, of 2139 Main St. in Sarasota, Fla., was arrested Oct. 20 at Baker and Mareli and charged with fourth-degree assault with no visibly injury and alcohol intoxication.

     

  • EARLIER: City Center proposal greeted with open arms

     

    Extra chairs had to be brought out for last minute seating, and there were still several people standing in the back as more than 100 strong crammed into the Stratton Community Center on Monday night to hear about a potential downtown "City Center.”

    Presenter Leon Mooneyhan said he was pleasantly surprised as he watched the overflow crowd pour in.

  • Eminence archery team 11th in world

    The Eminence High School archery team finished 11th at the World Competition in Orlando earlier this month.

    Coach Rusty Barrett, who also runs Pure Reflection Paint and Collision Repair on 7th Street in Shelbyville, took over after the team’s former coach, Dewayne Douglas, died unexpectedly in January.

    Eminence qualified for the international competition based on the team’s performances during the 2008-09 season, in which it finished 36th in the state and 83rd in the nation.

  • Looking Back: October 30, 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.

     

  • Logans sell partnership to equity firm

    One of Shelbyville’s oldest family-owned businesses has a new out-of-town partner.

    An equity stake in Logan’s Linens has been acquired by Thompson Street Capital Partners, a private equity fund based in St. Louis.

    Logan’s, which was founded in 1925, specializes in health-care linen management and uniform rental services to more than 50 medical facilities and 500 industrial businesses throughout the Midwest.