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Today's News

  • Our Lady student to compete in state contest

    An 8th-grade student at Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy in Simpsonville is set to compete in a statewide geographic contest next month.

    Maria Cozzens has been notified by the National Geographic Society that she is one of the semifinalists who have been selected to compete in the 2009 Kentucky Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek.

    Bees were held with 4th-through 8th-grade students throughout the state to determine each school's geographic bee winner.

  • Shipley named principal at Painted Stone

     

    The job won't officially be hers until July 1, but that isn't stopping Michelle Shipley from forging right ahead as the new principal at Painted Stone Elementary.

    Shipley, who has severed several months serving as that school's interim principal, this week was given the job permanently by the school's Site-Based Decision Making Council.

    Shipley said she already has drafted a letter to parents sharing her excitement and goals for the school and its students.

  • Shelbyville approves moratorium on east end of downtown

    In a special called meeting Tuesday, Shelbyville City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance declaring a moratorium on the east end of Shelbyville from Fourth Street to the Mt. Eden Road, also including the initial burst of Frankfort Road, where the Hilltop Produce property is located.

    The moratorium will become effective pending the approval of its second reading, held Thursday, and would encompass all building permits, demolition permits, zoning map amendments, planned unit developments, and development plans within the area.

  • Ray Moss Tucker family quits dairy business

     Cow No. 464 ambled into the milking parlor, hung her head and quietly submitted to the ritual of teat spraying, udder attachment and plink, plink, plink of the milking machine that will drain her of several gallons of milk.

    It's a  ritual that will be repeated for 49 of her black-and-white Holstein herd mates twice a day, 365 days a year.

  • Flying high for years to come

    At a time when doom and gloom dominates the Industrial headlines, Roll Forming Corporation [RFC] is flying high after announcing its latest major contract.

    Earlier this week it was announced that RFC and RTI International Metals have entered into a 10-year contract worth around $120 million to provide a product for The Boeing Company 787 “Dreamliner.”

    Through its Aerospace division in Shelbyville, RFC will supply the laser welding, forming, and inspection of structural titanium components manufactured by RTI.

  • PART II: One of the decisive naval battles of World War II

     

     As originally planned, the 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions landed on Saipan on June 15, 1944, but air strikes preliminary to this assault brought about an immediate Japanese naval reaction.

    The enemy’s task force, including nine aircraft carriers, under the command of Vice Admiral Ozawa, came out of hiding in the Philippines on June 11 and steamed for the Marianas to attack the U. S. invading forces.

  • Martinrea still open despite rumors of shutting down

    Despite a number of significant cutbacks and rumors that the plant could shut down, Martinrea is continuing to hang in there, at least for now.

    Sources inside the plant, who asked for anonymity because of the volatility of the employment situation, say they have heard the plant is going to close its doors soon, but so far, that has not come to pass.

    Martinrea Heavy Stamping, located at 1000 Old Brunerstown Road, currently has 400 employees.

  • New Business: Hadawreck Body Shop

    Hadawreck Body Shop is owned and operated by Tim and Michele Lily.

    The Lilys have been residents of Waddy for 14 years, where they live with their three children.

  • Looking Back: March 20, 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.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports March 20, 2009

    DUIs  

    Figueroa Mercel Millan, 64, of Shelbyville was arrested March 11 on South 10th Street and charged with DUI first offense, no operator's license, resisting arrest and no insurance.

    Kimberly A. Nichols, 36, of Shepherdsville was arrested Saturday on Taylorsville Road and charged with DUI.

    Sergio Juarez, 38, of Shelbyville was arrested Sunday at Midland Trail and Robin Road and charged with DUI, failure to illuminate headlights and no operator's license.