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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Police continue to appeal to public for help in catching killer

    Twelve days after discovering the body of a local man who had been brutally murdered, police continue to seek the public's help in locating the killer.

    On Monday, Kentucky State Police, who are heading up the investigation into the murder of James “Jim” Duckett, 43, offered a reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

  • Eye care center has innovative vision

    Patients at Bowersox Vision Center on Washington Street have been undergoing a therapy, while not new, is a different approach, said Dan Bowersox.

    “It's been around forever,” he said “The thing is, kids that have these problems when they are little, grow up to have the same problems as adults.”

    The Mayo Clinic did a 12-week study using therapy similar to Bowersox's Vision Therapy.

  • New Business

    Who we are: Showcase Borders Owned by: Ron Stella Where: 100 Arlington Drive, Shelbyville

    What we do: During the summer, Ron Stella installs lawn curbing and borders. But this year when the leaves started to fall Stella went looking for a way to clean out gutters without getting on a ladder. Through an Internet search engine, Stella found the machine he was looking for. Since Stella bought his "gutter vac" last month, he has already serviced 10 local houses, some with gutters up to 30 feet high.

  • 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.