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Today's News

  • Squire Boone Chapter 3: Exploring a new wilderness

    With all their companions either dead, missing or having headed back home to North Carolina, Daniel Boone and his brother Squire found themselves alone in a vast wilderness, known to them as “Kentucke.”

    They hunted every day and spent the winter of 1769-70 in a “little cottage,” in the prose of author John Filson, which was probably, a lean-to, or a primitive log cabin.  On May 1, 1770, a year after the party’s departure from the Yadkin settlements in North C

  • Martinrea to remain open

    Some positive news is finally being produced at Martinrea Heavy Stamping.

    The company and its employees were able to reach a new, 4-year agreement last week that will keep the company from going under.

    Although the company's 200 members of the United Auto Workers were split on the issue, with a 55 percent vote in favor of the negotiations, both sides say they are hopeful.

  • News briefs: June 24, 2009

     Road work ahead

  • Woman charged with arson

    A woman formerly of Shelby County has been indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury for burning down her own house in January.

    Susan M. Jackey of Henry County is charged with second-degree arson for setting fire to her house at 2709 Pea Ridge in Waddy.

    Shelby County Fire Marshall Robert Goodwin said after an extensive investigation, he presented his evidence to the Sheriff's Office and the Commonwealth Attorney's office, who turned the case over to the grand jury, which found sufficient evidence to indict Jackey.

  • Looking Back: June 26, 2009

    Look for Looking Back slide show on www.SentinelNews.com.

    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.

  • Post 37's 10-run inning powers 18-3 rout

    A comfortable lead turned into a blowout victory Tuesday for Shelbyville American Legion Post 37.

    Ahead, 8-3, Shelbyville scored 10 runs in the ninth to drill Floyds Knobs, Ind., 18-3.

    Jared Clarkson led the inning off with a first-pitch home run, and two batters later Justin McCarty ripped a two-run homer. The two would match that feat again later in the inning, when Clarkson ripped a three-run shot, and McCarty followed with another two-run dinger.

    Clarkson had three home runs in the game, capping a 5-for-6 night.

  • Out with the new, in with the old

    With job security, rising fuel prices and overall debt weighing heavily on minds and wallets, more and more people are looking to save a buck.

    One increasingly popular method of dollar stretching is shopping for pre-owned items.

    And that goes right to the core of some local businesses, which have noticed some unusual trends.

  • Police Reports

    Shelbyville Police Reports June 17, 2009

    DUI and Traffic Related

    Jennifer G. Stivers, 33, of Waddy was arrested Saturday on Indian Ridge and charged with DUI, first offense and possession of a controlled substance not in original container, first offense.

    Idengo Reyes, 31, of Shelbyville was arrested Wednesday at Midland

    and Mack Walters and charged with no operator's license, disregarding a traffic control device and no insurance.

    Theft-Related

  • Martinrea to remain open

    Martinrea Heavy Stamping and its employees have reached an agreement to remain open.

    UAW members voted last week to make adjustments to its agreement with the company that will keep its doors open. Last month, the union had rejected a proposal, and officials had announced a closing date for July.

    Although the company’s 200 union employees were split on the issue, with a 55 percent vote in favor of the negotiations, both sides seem hopeful.

  • Martinrea to remain open

    Martinrea Heavy Stamping and its employees have reached an agreement to remain open.

    UAW members voted last week to make adjustments to its agreement with the company that will keep its doors open. Last month, the union had rejected a proposal, and officials had announced a closing date for July.

    Although the company’s 200 union employees were split on the issue, with a 55 percent vote in favor of the negotiations, both sides seem hopeful.