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  • Sew, what's in a name?

    Deborah Morton held up a handbag with her name embroidered on it.

    "Everybody loves to see their name," she said. "If you come here, I may not be able to put your name up in lights, but I can do the next best thing. With monogramming, it takes your personal name or design and puts it on everyday objects that can show the world your unique personality."

    Morton's motto is, "Let us personalize your world."

    Her shop, "Emmagination," is located inside Keepsake at 117 Washington Street next to the public library.

  • March of Dimes to return to Shelby - Fundraising efforts to benefit baby health

    As the leading nonprofit organization in the fight for pregnancy and baby health, the March of Dimes will hold the Shelby County March for Babies fundraiser at the First Baptist Church on Sept. 27 at 9:30 a.m.

    March of Dimes works to spread awareness on serious threats to infant health, as well as raise money to research those issues and provide comfort and information to families affected by them.

  • SCHS runners turn attention to home meet

    The Rocket and Lady Rocket cross country teams got the season underway Saturday at the St. Xavier Tiger run.

    SCHS boys' cross country head coach Randall McDowell got about what he expected from a somewhat depleted varsity squad.

    The boys ran without top runner Stacey Eden and had a few others out with injuries, but still finished ninth out of 27 teams.

    "I figured about top 10 and we'd be doing well," McDowell said. "We only ran six in the varsity meet, so we were a little undermanned."

  • Tattoo taboo? - Shop set to open downtown, location draws mixed responses

    Starting next week, visitors to downtown Shelbyville will be able to walk to an art gallery, an antique store, and a tattoo parlor all within a single block.

    For some, having a tattoo parlor located in historic downtown Shelbyville might be out of place. But shop owner Ray Holland said his establishment fits right in and will be an asset to downtown and other businesses there.

    Holland, the owner of Native Ink Tattoo Shop at 711 Main St., said the taboos surrounding tattoos and tattoo parlors are quickly fading.

  • School menus - Sept. 8-12

    Monday

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

    B = Sausage biscuit or uncrustable

    MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Sloppy Joe on bun, ham and cheese sandwich or stuffed crust pizza, salad dressing/mayo/mustard, baked potato, broccoli and cheese, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk

    B = Pizza strip or breakfast bun

    Tuesday

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • 1993: It's Goooooood! Purnell is Citizen of the Year

    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

  • County officials welcome future data center

    Magistrates enthusiastically approved an application Tuesday night by the Eaton Corporation to apply for an industrial revenue bond.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said the Cleveland, Ohio-based corporation's data center planned for Simpsonville will be a "unique, exciting opportunity for Shelby County."

    "It will be a tremendous economic stimulus to our region and give us national recognition," he said.

    Magistrate Michael Riggs agreed, saying, "I want to thank the Eaton Corporation for coming to Shelby County."

  • Lady Rockets whip Spencer, Frankfort

    The SCHS volleyball team came to life last week, hammering Spencer County and Franklin County.

    Franklin County visited Shelby on Thursday, and the Lady Rockets were in no mood to hang around. The girls dropped Franklin 2-0 (25-15, 25-13) in a quick match.

    "The Flyers reminded me of Anderson County," SCHS head coach Felicia Pace said. "They brought a big block out of the middle, and they had tough serves."

    Franklin jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead after Shelby County mishandled a few serves. However, the Lady Rockets quickly gained their composure.

  • School board raises taxes

    The Shelby County School Board levied a tax increase last Thursday night that could give the district an additional $1.4 million in revenue.

    The tax increase, which imposes a .5 percent increase on real property and .2 percent increase on personal property, will be used to offset the increased costs of personnel and transportation.

    In total, local taxes are expected to generate $18,385,781 for the district. That's an increase of $1,416,880 from last year's tax revenues of $16,968,901.

  • Contest gets ugly

    Heather Wilson's living room is no longer just ugly.

    Instead, it has earned the dubious honor of being the ugliest room in Shelbyville.

    Wilson is ecstatic.

    For those who are not in the loop, Wilson is not ecstatic because she doesn't have to come up with ugly room jokes for the comedy circuit.

    No, she is happy because being the proud owner of the ugliest room in town entitles her to a makeover.

    Wilson was the top vote-getter in the Ugly Room Contest sponsored by the Shelbyville Merchants Association for Retail Trade (SMART).