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Today's News

  • 1968: Louisville construction firm receives contract for new vocational school in Shelbville

    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

  • Simpsonville moves forward on downtown 'vision'

    The Simpsonville City Commission Tuesday voted to advertise and accept bids from consulting firms that would draw up plans for a downtown district.

    Earlier this year, the commission asked Triple S Planning and Zoning Executive Director Ryan Libke to help the city take a look at the U.S. 60 corridor through Simpsonville by using a small-area study. Such a study would find ways to create a true downtown Simpsonville along U. S. 60.

  • A trip to the farm, and the 'good old days'

    Last weekend, my wife and I loaded up the front-wheel drive sleigh and headed to the country for one of those long-standing, old-fashioned family traditions that we just started - picking apples.

    It was the perfect afternoon for a relaxing, quiet day on the farm. The sun was shining, a light breeze was blowing, and the temperature was a comfortable 80 degrees.

    So we headed to Huber Farms, which is just outside the Louisville metropolitan area in the rolling hills of Floyd's Knobs, Ind., to spend the day with Joe Huber and his family and about 30,000 of our closest friends.

  • 'Burn After Reading' is stupid, violent and loads of fun

    Very rarely do I see a film in which they show every detail of somebody getting shot in the head at point-blank range. It's even more rare for me to see this and laugh out loud.

    But that was the response from the audience watching Burn After Reading, the Coen Brothers' latest release.

    It's over-the-top in both humor and in violence, leading the audience from giggles to gasps and back in the blink of an eye.

  • Troopers cracking down on road rage against truckers

    Drivers need to be more considerate when sharing the road with truckers or face the increasing possibility that they could be ticketed by the Kentucky State Police.

    KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced this week the launch of a "TACT" campaign (Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks) to address hostile driving behaviors between commercial motor vehicles and motorists.

  • School menus - Oct. 13-17

    Monday

    ELEMENTARY

    Stuffed crust pizza or cheese and crackers, California medley tossed salad, apples, mandarin oranges, pears, milk

    B = Sausage biscuit or uncrustable

    MIDDLE SCHOOLS

    Cheese or pepperoni pizza or cheese and crackers or pork BBQ sandwich, corn, tossed salad, fresh veggies w/ranch, oranges, applesauce or fruit cocktail, milk

    B = Sausage biscuit or yogurt parfait

    Tuesday

    ELEMENTARY

  • Neighbor denies provoking minister to pull gun

    A Bagdad man who was the alleged target of his neighbor's wrath said he did not provoke the incident in any way.

    R.Z. Miller, also of Bagdad, is charged with second-degree wanton endangerment for pulling a gun on his neighbor, Dana Duncan.

    GRAPH ON HIS SITUAITON

    Miller pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Shelby District Court on a charge of second-degree wanton endangerment. He will appear for a pre-trial hearing.

    Miller said in an interview last week that he only raised his gun in an incident July 24 because Duncan had threatened him with a Weed Eater.

  • Down on the (horse) farm... - Owners trying to rein in galloping costs

    When Catherine Fortener brings her 30 horses in for breakfast every morning at Big Springs Farm, the animals are taking a much bigger bite out of the budget than they used to.

    Horse owners in the county say the rising cost of the horse farm's mainstays - feed, fuel and fertilizer - has forced them to scramble for cost-cutting measures at the same time they have had to raise prices on some of their services in order to remain in business on the farm.

    Fortener's horses - some she owns, some she boards - each eat several pounds of grain and a couple of flakes of hay every day.

  • Nappy Roots to perform - Local talent also listed

    The hip-hop group Nappy Roots will be the featured performer Saturday in a concert at the Clear Creek Park Amphitheater, starting at 5 p.m.

    Nappy Roots is a 6-man group formed in 1995 and features a mixture of hip hop and rap. They will be promoting their most recent album, Humdinger.

    Also on the bill are Secure Capital, from Owensboro; Decypha, from Lexington; Party House Produktion, from Shelbyville and currently working in Lexington; and Mar-Q and MCE of Shelbyville.

  • Born to be mild - Equine embryo transplant expert treats horses like people

    Melody Adler is crazy about horses.

    She kisses them hello and feeds them peppermint, sometimes with her teeth.

    What do the horses think about all this pampering?

    The results speak for themselves.

    "She has a way with horses," said her veterinarian, Dr. Kerry Beckman.

    Adler says she is addicted to horses.

    "If you have the horse bug, there's just no way not to do love them," she said.