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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Coming soon: Rockets vs. Titans

    Titans once ruled the universe, but now they’ll settle for ruling Shelby County and the 8th Region.

    Teams at the new Martha Layne Collins High School will be called Titans and wear Columbia blue, black and white as their colors when the school opens in 2010-11.

  • The New GM: Browning makes the cut, Bob Hook unsure

    General Motors Corporation has announced it will cut thousands of its dealerships across the nation, but the local impact of that is still unknown.

    David Hook, owner of Bob Hook Chevrolet of Shelbyville, said Thursday he still hasn’t heard anything from GM about whether or not his dealership will be a part of the leaner, more cost effective “New GM” expected to launch in the next 60 to 90 days as a separate company from the current GM.

  • Burial for twins set for Friday

    A woman from Simpsonville is recovering at the University of Louisville Hospital after a car crash last week took the lives of her unborn daughters.

    Jennifer Smothers, 20, is listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit.

    Her twin girls, Jenna Darlene and Jessi Robin Smothers, will be buried Friday at 2 p.m. at Highland Memory Gardens.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville woman loses twins in car crash

    Mount Washington Police have released the names of the drivers involved in a tragic Wednesday afternoon accident that may have resulted in the death of unborn twins.

    The accident on KY-44 East involved pregnant mother Jennifer E. Smothers, 20, of Simpsonville. She sustained serious injuries, according to Mount Washington fire officials.

    The driver of the other vehicle involved was Melissa D. Caudill, 40, of Mount Washington. She sustained serious injuries but was later released from the University of Louisville Hospital, according to Mount Washington Police.