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Today's News

  • Gipson crowned Miss Bagdad

    Breanna Gipson was crowned Miss Bagdad Days on May 14. She is the 16-year-old daughter of Billy and Regina Rice of Waddy.

  • Datebook: June 1, 2016

    This week
    Retired teachers association meeting

  • Doing ‘What we thought was right’

    The last surviving member of a group of Shelby County teenagers who quit school in their senior year to join the Army in 1944 during World War II said that he and the others were only doing their patriotic duty.

    “We did what we thought was right,” said Auston Morris Adams.

  • Special remembrance

    This year’s Memorial Day service at Grove Hill Cemetery will pay special recognition to our nation’s Vietnam veterans in observance of the 50th anniversary of America’s involvement in the war.

    Retired Col. Roger Green, a former commander of the Shelbyville VFW Post 1179, said he would be preparing special programs for the occasion.

    Post Commander Henry Jew will give the welcome speech, and the U.S. Marine Jr. ROTC unit from Shelby County High School will post the colors.

  • After nearly five decades, man meets friend from Vietnam

    Barry Campbell, a Vietnam vet from Spencer County, never dreamed he would run across any of the celebrities he met while serving in Vietnam, especially not one that he held in such high regard.

    But on Wednesday, as Campbell set up his Vietnam memorabilia at the Flying J in Waddy as a part of the welcome for the Rolling Thunder Ride to the Wall event, he waited patiently.

    The parking lot was full of displays for the group, who stopped there in their annual Run for the Wall on the way to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

  • Riggs to retire in June

    A Shelbyville icon will step down after a decade and a half at the helm of one of the county’s best-loved civic organizations.

    Rosemary Riggs, executive director of Leadership Shelby since 2001, will retire June 30 after 15 years in what she calls a bittersweet move.

  • Antique mall to change ownership

    The Calico Cat Antique Mall closed Saturday, but its doors won’t be shut for long with downtown business owners Ben and Melinda Hardin taking over as the new owners.

    “It’s kind of my adopted baby,” said Ben Hardin, laughing.

    The mall, located at 524 Main St., was previously owned by Michael and Carrie Edington, who announced recently that they were leaving, he said.

  • Church news: May 27, 2016

    Allen Chapel 

    Services will be at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Located on KY 55 in Finchville. Rev. Robert Marshall is the pastor.

    Bagdad Baptist

    Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.

  • On campus: May 27, 2016

    Darnell on national academic squad

  • Looking back: May 27, 2016

    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.