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Today's News

  • Funerals held for woman who died in jail

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    “At least now she doesn’t have to worry about having immigration papers. She is at home now with God,” Rev. Anthony Veras concerning Ana Romero’s untimely death.

    Almost four months after Ana Romero was found dead in her jail cell, her family finally bid her farewell at two funeral services held in Shelbyville on Wednesday.

  • Season of giving

    There were 11 students in Maureen Simon’s class working diligently, ironing and sewing together pieces of cloth to make a twin-size comforter Wednesday.

    These fifth- and sixth-grade students from Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy in Simpsonville have been using their time for Ann Horn’s art class to work on the project for two hours every Wednesday for the last three weeks at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension building.

  • Shopping center saved from foreclosure

    A local investor recently saved a Simpsonville shopping center from the foreclosure chopping block.

    When Dan Ison was notified that the Town Center Plaza on Buck Creek Road had fallen into foreclosure, he knew he had to act and act fast.

    "I just couldn't stand the thought of this place going under," he said. "Our community would be hurt by having a vacant, boarded-up storefront on the main road into the heart of the city."

  • The yearly Christmas battle: Real vs. Fake

    Whether real or fake, there's something magical about a Christmas tree, its lights and ornaments recalling joyful memories of past holidays.

    There are plenty of options to suit all tree-buyers, with cut Frasier firs and white pines, along with live Norway spruce, white pine, and even a few blue spruce ball and burlaps.

    Tough choices must be made.

  • Part III: A first taste of combat teaches important lessons

    The battalion sprang to life. This would be my first experience in battle, seeking out the Japanese on the island of Bougainville in the fall of 1943.

    Small patrols moved out and were soon swallowed by the dense jungle.  The battalion in seven files, each preceded by scouts and a team of machete-wielding Marines followed them.

  • Waddy woman dies of injuries from crash

    A Waddy woman has died of injuries she sustained in a crash last week on Interstate 64.

    Ida Mae Durr, 69, died Tuesday at the University of Louisville, where she was taken after she and her husband, Thomas Durr, were involved in a single-vehicle accident on the afternoon of Dec. 4.

    Thomas Durr remains in critical condition in the surgical intensive care unit at U of L.

  • Looking Back: Dec. 12, 2008

     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.

  • Water and sewer rates pumping up?

    Shelbyville City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance Thursday that would increase city water rates by 5.8 percent and sewage rates by 4.5 percent.

    Tom Doyle, manager of Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer, presented the ordinance to the council, stating that the revised schedule of rates and charges would bring in the revenue necessary to balance the budget for the Municipal Waterworks and Sewer System.

  • Trinity rallies past Rockets

    A ferocious fourth-quarter capped a dominant second half as Trinity (2-0) upended the host Rockets (1-2), 70-48, Saturday.

    The Shamrocks outscored Shelby County, 44-19, in the second half, including a 31-12 whipping in the fourth quarter.

  • Lady Rockets hold off South

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team nearly let a 10-point lead slip away in the fourth quarter of a 47-46 victory at South Oldham Friday.

    Taylor Shaw hit one of two free throws with just seconds remaining to push the Lady Rockets’ lead to three, 47-44. The Lady Dragons responded in a strange fashion, taking a lay in at the buzzer instead of trying for the tie with a 3-point shot.

    “We knew we had to guard the three, and I’m not really sure why they took the shot they did,” SCHS Coach Sally Zimmerman said.