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Today's News

  • I have met the enemy, and he is us

    I was recently reminded of the story of the rescue workers from the Red Cross who, after a particularly severe snowstorm, went to check on a widow who lived in an extremely remote area in the mountains.  After being airlifted in by helicopter and then trudging the final half-mile through 3-foot drifts, they finally made it to the nearly snow-covered house and knocked on the door.

    The widow cautiously opened the door and wondered aloud about why anyone would be out in such bad weather.  When the workers announced that they were from the Red Cross assistance team, the

  • Waddy couple still critical after I-64 crash

    Ida and Thomas Durr were still listed in critical and serious condition, respectively, at the University of Louisville Hospital on Friday, where they were transported after being involved in an accident on I-64 East Thursday afternoon.

    Thomas Durr was in the hospital's surgical intensive care unit, and Ida Durr was in the coronary care unit.

  • Local Spanish paper closes

    A local Spanish news publication is saying adios.

  • District Court report Dec. 3.

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Ashley Gray, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $300 -- plead guilty -- eight-day sentence and $144 costs.

    Charles Richmond III, third-degree first-offense possession of controlled substance -- plead guilty -- 180-day sentence, serve 45 days, balance conditionally discharged for two years and $144 costs.

    Samantha Jo Sieloff, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $300 -- plead guilty -- eight-day sentence and $144 costs.

  • Part IV: Death and determination on Hellzapoppin Ridge

     Thanks to the supporting fires provided by Marine aircraft, artillery, as well as the mortars and machine guns of my heavy weapons company, the First Battalion's Jungle Attack on Bougainville on Nov. 8, 1943 had been a success.

    Casualties had been few, and we were picked up by Naval landing craft and returned to the beachhead.

  • Looking Back: Nov. 28, 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.

    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, 1998

  • Man indicted for drug store break in

    Man indicted for drug store break in

    Cut a hole in roof and lowered himself on a rope, police say

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    A local man arrested for breaking into Smith-McKinney Pharmacy by cutting a hole in the roof has been indicted.

    Ralph Taylor Williams, 50, of 42 Johnathon Circle, is charged with third-degree burglary, theft of a controlled substance, first-degree criminal mischief and possession of burglar's tools, according to the indictment.

  • Looking Back: Dec. 5, 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. 10 years ago, 1998

  • Two men charged in Simpsonville robbery

    Two Eminence men charged in Simpsonville robbery

    One later connected to Eminence hold-up

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    Police have apprehended two armed men who held up the Starting Gait Chevron station in Simpsonville last Wednesday afternoon.

    Gilberto Lara, 20, and Jose Sanchez, 26, both of Eminence, were arrested in Henry County several hours after the robbery, according to Shelby County Sheriff's detective Eric Hettinger.

  • Shelby has lowest unemployment in region

    The U.S. government announced this week that the country is officially in a recession -- that's the bad news. The good news is that Shelby County is doing much better than most in the state at riding out the current economic storm.

    According to statistics for October released on Wednesday by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, Shelby County had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state and the lowest among all the counties in the region.