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Today's News

  • Local factory shuts its doors

    Greenkote IPC, formerly Industrial Powder Coating, has closed its doors.

    The company, which was located at 300 Isaac Shelby Drive, was established in 1987 and became Greenkote IPC in March 2007.

    The company had 74 employees last year, and it put a powder coating on products for GE, Chrysler, Roll Forming Corporation, and more.

    Plant Manager Stacy Craig, said she could not comment on why the company went out of business.

    The company is the latest casually of the economic recession that has been sweeping the country for the past year.

  • New Business: Barbara-Jay Nail & Skin Care Salon

    Location: 101 Buck Creek Rd., Simpsonville

    Phone: (502) 722-5135

    Owner: Barbara Newton

    Working hours: Tuesday from 1-7, Wednesday-Friday from 9-6, open Saturday from 9-3, open for special occasions Mondays, closed Sunday.

    What we say: Formerly from Safety Harbor Resort & Spa – a 4 star hotel in Tampa, Newton moved to Shelbyville where she has worked for two years at local salons before deciding to branch out and start her own.

  • A rose by any other routine may be a wilted flower

    I suspect most of you have no idea about the person and the saintly episode that is commemorated each Feb. 14 by friends, family and most importantly, lovers.  In fact, there are several versions of how the most romantic Saint became a commercial success.

    One story about St. Valentine has its origins in third century Rome where the Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young single men because he valued them more as young warriors.  A priest by the name of Valentine defied the law and continued to secretly marry the young soldiers who were in love.

  • Rockets hold off Simon Kenton

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team won its second straight Friday with a 75-69 win over Simon Kenton.

    Donovan Johnson erupted for a career-high 33 against the Pioneer’s four-guard line-up. But it took Boomer Beckley’s hot free-throw shooting down the stretch to seal the victory. Beckley was 4-4 from the line in the game’s final minutes.

    For a full recap of the game, see Wednesday’s Sentinel-News.

  • Looking Back: Feb. 13, 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.

  • Rockets roll past Spencer

    The Shelby County Rockets (10-13, 2-1 in the District) wrapped up the No. 2 seedinh in the 30th District Tournament with a 65-49 victory at Spencer County (6-18, 1-2) on Tuesday.

    Matthew Purdom’s 3-pointer sparked a 10-1 run by the Rockets during the final 2:15 of the first quarter that provided a 16-5 lead. Shelby pushed that advantage to 17 by the half, controlling every aspect of the game.

  • Sometimes God has to get our attention

    I was recently reminded of the old story about the farmer who sold a mule, telling the buyer that the animal would do anything as long as he was asked nicely.  The next day, the buyer returned and shared a tale of frustration because the stubborn mule would not do a thing – no matter how many times he was asked nicely.

    Upon hearing this report, the farmer picked up a wooden 2-by-4 that was leaning against his barn, walked right up to the mule and hit the unsuspecting animal square in the head.  Then he whispered, "Please pull that plow."&n

  • Grand Jury Indictments Feb. 13, 2009

    Douglas Todd of Louisville was indicted on 11 counts of unlawful taking over $300 and four counts of unlawful taking under $300.

    Eric A. Pequeno of Shelbyville was indicted for theft of identity.

    Erney L. Howard of Waddy has been charged by the Shelby Circuit Court with flagrant nonsupport.

    Dwayne Edward Glaab of Louisville has been charged by the Shelby Circuit Court with third-degree burglary.

  • Wind storm knocking out power in Shelby
  • SCHS to adopt 3-term calendar

    Shelby County High School will switch its school calendar next year from the semester schedule that has been in place for years to a 3-session structure, Shelby County High School Principal Michael Rowe said Friday.

    That new calendar, consisting of three 12-week sessions, was approved this week by the school's site-based decision-making council. That means this change does not require approval by the school board.