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Today's News

  • Lady Rockets split two at Anderson tourney

    The Shelby County girls' soccer team had a rough start to the season, falling 4-0 at Eastern and 7-2 at Mercy, but head coach Joe Turner said he sees things turning around.

    The girls played North Hardin in the first game of the Lady Bearcat Tournament on Monday, and despite a 2-0 loss Turner was happy.

    "We outplayed them and out-shot them, but we just couldn't score," he said. "We hit the post numerous times. It easily could've been a 4-2 win for us, but we couldn't get the ball in the net."

  • School menus - Sept. 2-5

    We're looking for a few extra sets of hands

    A job in your child's school cafeteria allows you to be at home when your family needs you there. Call today for more information -- 502-633-2375

    Monday -- No school - Labor Day holiday

    Tuesday -- Elementary: Spaghetti w/meat sauce or cheese and crackers, tossed salads, carrots, garlic cheese breadstick, oranges, applesauce or fruit cocktail, milk

    B = Chicken biscuit or grilled cheese

  • SCHS band under new direction

    The rhythms, melodies and block rocking beats that the Shelby County High School band is known for are back again this school year.

    Along with a slew of new songs and routines for home athletic events and band competitions, the band also has a new director this year.

    Jenny Van Tiem took over as director of the band towards the end of the band camp in late July. In the four weeks Van Tiem has been on the job, she has been busy getting to know the students and boosters and getting the band ready to perform.

  • Pentagon survivor speaks about Sept. 11

    The microphone he was using wasn't necessary as Sgt. Maj. Tony Rose took a deep breath and began to talk about the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001.

    Total silence blanketed the banquet room at Claudia Sanders Thursday as Rose spoke to the Shelbyville Board of Realtors at their annual meeting Thursday.

    "Where were you that day?" he asked. "Close your eyes. Can you see it?"

    Rose, an Elizabethtown resident, was at his desk at the Pentagon when American Airlines flight 77 slammed into the building and exploded directly under his second floor office.

  • 1993: Roach retires after 70 years in journalism

    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

  • Bigfoot in the news

    Remember the story of the little shepherd boy who cried "wolf"?

    The rotten kid made the announcement repeatedly just to stir up the villagers, even though the sheep were fine. Then one day a wolf actually came. When the boy cried out for help, the villagers thought he was full of it and ignored him.

  • Shelby to celebrate Labor Day

    As summer nears its end, the first Monday of September marks Labor Day - a day when we celebrate the achievements of American workers.

    Leading the celebration in Shelbyville is Shelbyville-Shelby County branch of NAACP with its annual pageant and parade.

  • Internet boosts homes sales

    Realtors used to dread the thought of a mouse running around a house that they were trying to sell.

    But that was before the age of the Internet - when a mouse only referred to a rodent.

    Now, as more and more houses are being viewed, toured and purchased through the web, local Realtors are doing everything they can to get potential homebuyers to use their mouse to scroll, point, and click their way into buying a home.

    Local Realtors said with a slow market, high gas prices, and the summer heat, the Internet has become a vital part of their marketing strategy.

  • A new-fangled way to cut tobacco

    Ray Tucker was cutting tobacco on his farm Tuesday morning. But rather than stooping, swinging, lifting and spearing, he was driving a machine that was doing the backbreaking work for him.

    Tucker is experimenting with a mechanical tobacco harvester manufactured by the Kirpy Company of France that cuts the plant, notches it and lays it on a wagon gentle as a baby. Rather than a field full of workers swinging tomahawks and spearing plants on sticks, cutting with the Kirpy requires one to drive the tractor and another worker to pull a wagon alongside.

  • Don't trash roads

    I am a resident of Shelby County and realize what a privilege it is to be able to enjoy the beauty of our county. I want to express my disappointment in people that show their ignorance and laziness in how they treat the beauty of the county.

    I don't know who the people are, but it's obvious they are ignorant and don't know the importance of keeping the environment clean for the present and future generations. Dumping and littering items on our land and waterways will have long-term consequences.