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Today's News

  • Our roads are well traveled but our lessons are not well learned

    That could have been you or me, you know.

    That tragically dead teenager lying on a piece of farm land along one of Shelby County’s tight and treacherous roads could just as easily have been one of us.

    Maybe you knew and today mourn Samantha Mathus-Cooper. Maybe you knew someone else who was driving or riding our roads one night and simply never made it home.

    Or maybe it’s a bit of both.

    These tragedies never leave us, and yet they never really do justice to the person who gave a life, either.

  • EARLIER: Matthews, Pilcher named valedictorian, salutatorian

    Shelby County High School's tennis team had a good year on the courts, and two of its members have had a great year – or four great years, rather – in the classroom.

    David Baxter Matthews and Kayla Pilcher, both varsity tennis players, were named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the class of 2009.

    Matthews finished the year with a 5.375 weighted grade-point average, and Pilcher earned a 5.313.

  • EARLIER: Anderson wins Pflughaupt, Doyle scholarships

    Shelby County High School seniors got their way through college paved with hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship money given out at the school's awards ceremony at First Baptist Church on Tuesday.

    Lindsey Anderson captured two of the night's biggest awards: the $20,000 Eugene and Margery Pflughaupt scholarship award and the $5,000 Rannie Doyle Memorial scholarship.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments June 10, 2009

     

    Jason Stewart of Shelbyville was indicted for first-degree criminal abuse and second-degree assault.

    Lionel T. Triplett of Louisville was indicted for flagrant non-support.

    Evlalia Gracia-Mora of Louisville was indicted for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Terry Walden of Waddy was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine, facilitation to manufacturing methamphetamine and illegal possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Comprehensive Plan could be up for vote Tuesday

    At its meeting Tuesday night, the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission is not yet sure whether it’ll vote on the most stirring item on the agenda.

    The 2010 - 2030 Shelby County Comprehensive Plan Statement of Goals and Objectives was recently up for discussion at a public hearing on May 26.

    Attendees’ primary objections to the plan were based on the belief that not enough was in the goals and objectives to maintain Shelby County's agriculture and keep it from being overrun with residential, commercial, or industrial development.

  • Men's Health Fair this weekend

    The 8th annual Men's Health Fair offers free and simple health screenings and laboratory tests for guys who sometimes don't take the time.

    The health fair, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, is a one-stop health maintenance/diagnostic tool for the community.

    "Men put off going to the doctor," JHS spokesperson Holly Husband said.

  • Glassware collectors show and sale

    Glassware lovers have an opportunity to add to their collections this weekend in Shelbyville.

    The Society of Moon and Star Glassware Collectors will hold its national convention, show and sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Floral Hall at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The Moon and Star glassware is a style of patterned glass with indented "stars" against a round "moon" background.

    The glassware is made in different colors including amber, clear, Vaseline, and blue.

  • EARLIER: Shelby shelters 1st to be 'no kill'

    Shelby County animal rescue officials say their facilities are the first in Kentucky to be totally "no kill."

    The county will complete one year of required no-kill performance on Wednesday, having put down only eight feral cats, sick animals and aggressive dogs and achieving a 90 percent adoption.

    A facility must not euthanize more than 10 percent of the animals it collects to qualify as "no kill."

  • Looking Back: June 12, 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

  • New stitch on an old idea

    Paula Mitchell calls it a "thing of beauty." Cathy Carlson says she "just loves it." Kent Thompson said he "likes it a lot." What is this thing that all they all admire? A barn quilt. What's that?

    You may have noticed what look like handmade quilts hanging on the sides of barns around the countryside.

    They are indeed quilts or, rather, likenesses of quilts that have been painted onto wooden or metal frames.