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Today's News

  • Author lectures on Ireland

    Local author Viki Pidgeon received a warm welcome at the Shelby County Library on Thursday night when she gave a talk on Ireland.

    Pidgeon is the recipient of an IPPY Award, from independent book publishers, for her cookbook, Ireland's Comfort Food, which she published in 2007.

    Pidgeon, who has dual citizenship, both American and Irish, brought along some Irish food, prepared using recipes, from her book, to  share with her audience.

    She also had copies of her book on hand, and it was easy to see why she earned her Ippy.

  • SCHS runner headed to Campbellsville

    When Jonathan Pernell signed on to run cross-country and track for Campbellsville University last Friday, it became clear his transition wouldn’t be too tough.

    Pernell’s 4.02 grade-point average shows he can handle the classroom change, and he’ll be coming in with a host of other freshmen.

    “They’re kind of building their program right now, so they’re recruiting 10 or 12 guys to come in next year,” he said. “I think all of us should be able to step in and help out right away.”

  • Shelby charities lagging state

    A new report on the status of Kentucky’s nonprofit sector shows just how much agencies in Shelby County are struggling.

    The data, compiled by the University of Kentucky through 2006, shows Shelby County ranks 81st among 120 counties in non-profit distributions, with $5,963,908, and the county is one of 40 that actually have more expenses than assets ($5,289,022).

    The report is based on organizations that claim federal tax-exempt status through 501c(3) status. This includes hospital chains, colleges and universities and other large foundations.

  • Triple S approves new Kroger plans

    Triple S Planning and Zoning approved a development plan for a new Kroger Marketplace grocery store to be placed in Hi-Point Shopping Center at Boone Station Rd. and Willamsburg Rd. in Shelbyville. The building will be around 123,000 sq. ft. -- 30,000 sq. ft. larger than the similar store in Middletown -- and will include both a drive-thru pharmacy and a gas station.

    The commission also approved an amended development plan to add 9,214 sq feet on to the current Humana Data Facility on Citizens Boulevard in Simpsonville.

  • Educators see cool high-tech tools

    There were plenty of oohs and aahhs heard all over the room this week at a technology fair in Shelbyville.

    The fair, put on Wednesday and Thursday by Creative Image Technologies at its facilities on Breighton Circle, was planned to allow educational leaders from across Kentucky see the cool new tools available to them.

    This was his company's first such fair, and it was so successful that there are plans to try to make it an annual event, said Jim Porter, director of sales and marketing.

  • SCHS track battles weather, preps for stretch run

    The SHCS track teams fought through cold rain and wind Tuesday for a small home all-comers meet.

    Both the Rockets and Lady Rockets used some runners in different events, seeing how they responded and using the meet more as a practice to prepare for the last three meets of the season.

    "We're just trying to shore things up over this week and next to see what we can do through the end of the season," SCHS Coach George Cottrell said.

  • What we think: Don't confuse a civic center with a convention center

    We read with interest the ideas and the follow-up discussions about the need for new conference space in Shelby County. We have said before and continue to believe that such space is needed.

    But we don’t think all of us are discussing the same sort of facility.

    What this community needs – and should be pursuing – is a civic center, a building that can hold the coveted meetings among visitors while also serving as a central gathering venue for the largest and most important functions in Shelby County.

  • Yesterday, when I was young

    I’ve heard it said that you know you are getting older when your former classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald that they no longer recognize you.  Perhaps you can identify. 

    I was thinking about things along those lines because this weekend I will be celebrating my birthday.  OK, perhaps “celebrating” is a little strong.  More accurately, this weekend I will be observing my birthday. 

  • Court Report April 6, 2008

     

    District court The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Alejandro Reyes, no operator's/moped license and rear license not illuminated -- pleaded guilty -- 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $263 fine and costs.

    Jesus Vieyra, no operator's/moped license -- pleaded guilty -- 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $243 fine and costs.

    Johnny R. Branscom, alcohol intoxication in a public place -- pleaded guilty -- $169 fine and costs.

  • Looking Back: April 24, 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.