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Today's News

  • Simpsons-files have new treat at Simpsonville

    If you’re a fan of The Simpsons, that long-running television cartoon, you might want to mail your letters and buy your stamps at the Simpsonville Post Office.

    That’s because for the next month, a letter you mail through that post office will carry a special Simpsons cancellation, and you also can buy stamps bearing the likenesses of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie.

  • Looking Back: May 8, 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

     

  • Part 2: A crisis of the greatest magnitude unfolds

    This is the last in a  series about Gen. David M. Shoup, who rose from heroism to serving the Marines at the highest level. Today: The Cuban Missile Crisis,

    When Gen. David M. Shoup took over as Commandant of the Marine Corps under President John F. Kennedy, the job initially had its moments for rounds of golf with the staff, which I enjoyed on several occasions.

  • Mike Casey: 'A true friend for life'

    I probably wasn't Mike Casey's oldest friend or his closest, but I am proud to say that if he were here, he'd put me in the top five on each list. 

    Casey will never be asked that question because he left us in the late afternoon of Thursday, April 9, 2009.  We all have many acquaintances in the different phases of our lives, but we're very fortunate if we have true friends.  And I considered Mike Casey a true friend for life.

  • Traveling preacher 'shares the Gospel' on horseback

    The Rev. Ken Downey has come a long way, and he has a long way to go.

    Downey, 69, is on a cross-country trip commemorating the early circuit-riding preachers who went from town to town sharing the Gospel and preaching in homes and churches. Downey's vehicle is a single horsepower mode of transportation, a 14-year-old quarter horse named Pilgrim.

  • Farmers hear about changes with master settlement

    With millions of dollars coming from the Master Settlement Agreement since 2001, local farmers have built hay storage facilities, bought better bulls, fenced cattle away from streams, added egg processing machinery, or built greenhouses.

  • Fugitive indicted for murder

    A local man police have been seeking for two months in the death of a local teenager has been indicted for murder.

    Salomon Caballero Gomez, 22, was indicted Wednesday by the Shelby County Grand Jury in the death of Joel Diego Mena, 17.

    Gomez is accused in the shooting death of Mena, who was shot in the street at the intersection of 9th and College streets on Feb. 18.

    Mena was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where he was pronounced dead.

  • Shelby man arrested for burning child

    A Shelbyville man has been arrested for assaulting his girlfriend's young daughter, police said.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Juan Carlos Queriapa, 25, of Seven Mile Road, after they said he held the four-year-old's foot to a hot cooking stove.

    The girl's injuries were so severe, she had to be hospitalized.

    Queriapa is charged with first degree assault. He is lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center on a $75,000 bond.

  • Into the Hall they go

    Shelby County sports legends Mike Casey and Elmore Just took their posthumous places among the state’s sports elite Wednesday night.

    In a ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, Casey and Just were inducted into the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame, an honor that came too late for either to attend.

    Casey, Shelby County’s former Mr. Basketball and a star at the University of Kentucky, died April 9 after a long battle with heart disease. Just, a golf innovator, passed away in 2001 from a heart attack.

  • Mike Casey: Talent, accomplishment and grace

    I, along with thousands of other Kentuckians, was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Kentucky basketball legend Mike Casey.

    I first heard about Mike Casey when we were both 16 years old and playing in the Kentucky State Men’s Fast Pitch Softball Tournament. I played for Falmouth Farm Supply, and Mike played for the Shelbyville Jets. He was a little taller than I (his 6’4” to my 6’1”), but we both played shortstop and batted left-handed.