Today's News

  • Yesterday, when I was young

    I’ve heard it said that you know you are getting older when your former classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald that they no longer recognize you.  Perhaps you can identify. 

    I was thinking about things along those lines because this weekend I will be celebrating my birthday.  OK, perhaps “celebrating” is a little strong.  More accurately, this weekend I will be observing my birthday. 

  • Court Report April 6, 2008


    District court The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Alejandro Reyes, no operator's/moped license and rear license not illuminated -- pleaded guilty -- 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $263 fine and costs.

    Jesus Vieyra, no operator's/moped license -- pleaded guilty -- 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $243 fine and costs.

    Johnny R. Branscom, alcohol intoxication in a public place -- pleaded guilty -- $169 fine and costs.

  • Looking Back: April 24, 2009

    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.

  • Regaining their swagger

    No major revelation, no master plan. All it took was a short drive down I-64 East to Frankfort, a couple of games and a bunt.

    When that first bunt went down, SCHS softball Coach Kelly Cable knew her team was back -- back from the funk that had caused the Lady Rockets (7-6) to drop four of the last five before the Franklin County tournament.

    "I could tell exactly when we snapped out of it," she said. "It wasn't until the fifth inning against South Oldham [1-8, in the third game of the tournament]."

  • Recycling center moves to blunt price drop

    Those old bales of cardboard, empty wine bottles, milk jugs and tuna fish cans just don’t bring what they used to.

  • Kate's little helpers

    Anyone who catches an inside glimpse of Kate Bemiss' life might exclaim, "All this and family harmony, too?"

    But to Bemiss and her clan, that close-knit camaraderie goes together like, well, ice cream and cake. Or maybe fried chicken and mashed potatoes, or even  a perfectly grilled steak topped with plump sautéed mushrooms, with a fluffy baked potato oozing butter and sour cream.

    Getting hungry?

    Then Bemiss and her clan might be just the ticket if you need a private party catered.

  • We congratulate: School board for its new plan

    The Shelby County School Board approved that new concept for the new Martha Layne Collins Secondary Center, and we are glad they did.

    Whether this is the best decision for the students of Shelby County and the use of land and appropriation of dollars that are ongoing will remain to be seen, but we congratulate the board in finally reaching a decision that everyone seems to have embraced.

  • Man charged with not watching children

    A Shelbyville man was arrested last week for letting his young children wander unattended.

    Broderick Wilson, 25, is charged with first-degree criminal abuse, a Class C felony which carries a penalty of 5-10 years in prison.

    The police report states that on April 10, a 4-year-old girl in Wilson's care walked from the 1800th to the 1700th block of Oakwood Drive-to her grandmother's house-wearing a night gown, and arrived, "all wet."

  • Fiscal Court sends storm debris headed to the chopping block

    There’s a huge pile of debris left over from the winter ice storm, and Shelby County Fiscal Court is going to get rid of it.

    Magistrates agreed Tuesday to pay for grinding the debris into chips at the request of Road Department Supervisor Carl Henry.

    "There's a pile of brush and debris 10,000 cubic yards wide at the road department; that's bigger than this building," Henry told magistrates.

    He said he knows that's how much brush there is because he has been keeping track of it.

  • What we think: Talks at Martinrea are getting tiresome

    Is it just us, or does all this posturing, finger-pointing and name-calling at Martinrea Heavy Stamping seem to be both inappropriate and tiresome?

    The United Auto Workers and company management continue their spat about a new contract, and sometimes it seems that the games they are playing are more the stuff of the Disney Channel than CNBC.

    Let’s be clear about one thing: We’re not taking sides on whether contract offers have been adequate or the process fair. We don’t know enough details about either to make such a value judgment.