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Today's News

  • Looking for heroes? You don’t have to look long or far

    The scenes last week were incredible, weren’t they? You could see both overwhelming beauty and bedeviling frustration in one quick glance.

    Mother Nature painted our canvas with brush strokes of divine precision, a pure white base topped with a sheen of silvery ice followed by an icing of more snow to create a crunchy and even inviting layer cake on our lawns and meadows.

    Our trees were a winter wonderland, with gleaming tinsel and long and sophisticated boughs of ice dangling every which way.

  • Rockets rout Warriors

    Early into the Rockets' game Wednesday, it was obvious there would be no slip up against Eminence in a 69-18 victory

    By the end of the first quarter Shelby (8-13) led, 24-3, and had held the Warriors (2-15) without a field goal. In fact, Eminence didn't hit a shot from the field until 2:46 remained in the first half, cutting the Rockets' lead to 33-5.

  • More bad weather, more trouble for plants

     

    It seems we are in the middle of yet another “situation,” as my husband calls it, served up by Mother Nature.

    At present we are right in the middle of the mess out at the farm.  No electricity, no phone line, no heat, and no water.  We can manage well enough inside with the fireplace, kerosene heater, camp stove, down comforter and strategic water rationing (with supplements brought in from town).

  • EARLIER: The storm: One family’s story

    Jeanna Hendren, who lives on south 7th Street in Shelbyville, said her area looks like war zone.

  • Lady Rockets whip Scott County

    The Shelby County Lady Rockets (8-11) dominated visiting Scott County (8-12) for three quarters Monday, pushing their lead out to 22 points before coasting to a 66-48 victory.

    After the game SCHS Coach Sally Zimmerman joked that her team would have the next several days off. The girls practiced just once last week, on Saturday, because of the ice storm, but the team came out crisp and ended a three-game slide.

  • Budget will be 'consuming issue' before General Assembly

     

  • Shelby gets therapy alternative

    Now 28 years old, Renea Sageser figures she has spent 24 years of her life dealing with therapy in some way.

    It began when she was a child going through several years of speech therapy herself. Then during her senior year of high school, her mother was involved in a traumatic automobile accident, resulting in a serious head injury.

    Sageser took on the caregiver roll as her mother endured intensive therapy.

  • SCHS girls to play three in four days

    The Lady Rockets hit the road tonight for the first game of a brutal stretch of  three games in four days.

    After playing at 30th District rival Anderson County (11-3) tonight, Shelby County (8-11) will host Tates Creek (11-8) in a make-up game Saturday and then travel to Franklin County (15-5) Monday.

    The Lady Rockets were supposed to have played Tates Creek last week, but the ice storm forced it off the schedule.

  • Blind and looking for help

      Kara Mills was born legally blind. She can see light and shadow but little else. And with no control of her muscles, she is confined to a wheelchair.

    But this 2-year-old was making progress through therapy at the Dorman Center, her mother, Kimberly, said.

    That is, she was making progress until she no longer qualified for the program that was paying the $400-a-month bill for Kara's daycare.

  • Looking Back: Feb. 6, 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.