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Today's News

  • Looking Back: June 19, 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

  • Cemetery board gets 1st major grant

    The Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board has been awarded a $1,950.00 grant, according to Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

    The grant will be funded by the Governor's Office for Local Development for the restoration and maintenance of non-profit cemeteries not receiving perpetual care funds.

  • Simpsonville's sewer ordinance ups impact fees by 33 percent

    If you are planning to build a new home in Simpsonville, it is going to  cost you a bit more to hook up to the city’s sewers.

    In its passage Wednesday morning of a new comprehensive sewer ordinance, the Simpsonville City Commission boosted the connection fee by 33 percent – to $2,000.

    That higher tap-on fee will affect only the construction of new homes in the city. City Administrator David Eaton said that he believes all existing homes and buildings in the city – “except for maybe one” – already are on the system.

  • To answer many questions, we have to connect the dots

    I read recently about a census taker who went up to a farmhouse in a rural area and knocked at the door. When a woman came to the door, he asked her how many children she had and their ages. 

    The woman replied, "Let’s see now.  There's the twins, Sally and Billy, they're thirty-two.  There’s the twins, Seth and Beth, they're twenty-six.  And there’s the twins, Penny and Jenny, they're twenty-four. "

  • Datebook, June 17, 2009

    Public meetings

    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.

    This week

    Library event

    Magician Mark Comley will perform 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. today as part of the Shelby County Public Library summer reading program. For information, call the library, 633-3803, for information.

    Girl Scout benefit

  • What we think: Study of East end is a nice beginning

    The City of Shelbyville’s plan to do an extensive study about its East end is an appropriate step toward fulfilling the city’s potential as a destination for both residents and visitors.

    This most historic area, somewhat preserved in the blocks from 2nd and 3rd Streets between Main and Washington, has an unexploited opportunity to become the eastern gateway into a thriving and eclectic downtown.

    And the timing for this new study could not be more appropriate.

  • EARIER: Some words of wisdom for graduates

      This weekend, more than 300 young people will move through the portal of learning from high school to beyond.

    Some will continue their educations, some will enter the public or private business worlds, some will start new families and some will enlist in the defense of our country.

  • StateTournament boasts 8 Top 25 teams

    With five of the top six teams in the state and 11 of the top 30, it’s no secret that the State Softball Tournament, starting Friday at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, is a tough field.

    But balanced it doesn't seem to be.

    The top half of the bracket is spilling over with ranked teams -- No. 1 Christian County, No. 5 Mercy, No. 6 Allen County Scottsville, No. 20 Franklin County, No. 22 Garrard County, No. 29 Ashland Blazer and No 30 Shelby County.

  • Lady Rockets rally for district title

  • Police take money from inside woman

     

    Two women and a man are lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with theft of money from a local man's wallet, which police said one of the accused hid in a body cavity.

    Shelbyville Police said in its report that once at the detention center, Christi Michele Robbins "pulled a large sum of cash money from inside her vagina," which allegedly was money taken from the victim's wallet.

    Robbins, 46, along with Lisa Darlene Downey, 36, and Dennis Earl Dempsey, 50, all of Shelbyville, are charged with theft by unlawful taking.