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Today's News

  • New events on tap for this year's 'Jubilee'

    Everything should be just ducky for this year's Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee.

    A new event added this year will be the Jubilee Saddlebred Duck Race. It's a chance to root for your favorite duck to swim, or rather float, across the finish line first, earning $300 for the win. Second place gets $200 and first place gets $100.

    "The last place duck will get a surprise gift," said Shelby Development Corporation Executive Director and duckmaster Eilene Collins. "But they don't get to keep the duck."

  • 1983: Tom Lincoln named to Wall of Fame

    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

  • The dog -- man's best friend or biggest scapegoat?

    We have all heard it said that the dog is man's best friend.

    Well, that runs true to form, for we all know how most people treat their friends. The dog is no exception. For the dubious honor of being humanity's best friend, the canine is constantly being dogged.

    If you think about all the similes in our language that refer to dogs, you would think people hate them.

    For example, did you ever see a drunk dog? Not only that, but people say, "lie like a dog, sick as a dog, treated like a dog, working like a dog," and the list goes on and on.

  • Painted Stone Elementary

    Third grade

  • Barn burns to ground

    A barn was destroyed by fire Tuesday night, apparently due to a lightning strike, according to Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd.

    The barn, located at 4185 Burks Branch Road, caught fire early Tuesday evening. Firefighters received the call of a structure fire at 6:04 p.m. Cowherd said fire crews were unable to save the barn, which was fully involved with fire and had collapsed before crews arrived.

  • Community datebook

    Public can attend

    July 15 -- Fiscal court meets at 10 a.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

    July 15 -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    July 16 -- Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m.

    July 17-- The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. every third Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Rd., in Simpsonville. Phone, 722-8944.

    July 17-- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Community meetings

  • Johnson Controls reports layoffs

    Johnson Controls will layoff 105 hourly and 9 salary workers, the company reported in a letter to Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty Monday.

    As of presstime, company or United Auto Workers officials were unavailable for comment. See Friday's Sentinel-News for more information.

  • Fatality on Fisherville Road

    At least one person has been killed in an auto accident on Fisherville Road Wednesday.

    The accident happened at about 1:30 p.m. Police and the Shelby County Coroner's office have not yet released any details about the victim or victims.

    See Friday's Sentinel-News for the complete story.

  • Wiley will play Big I National at Pinehurst

    Sometimes par is just good enough.

    That's what local golfer Candice Wiley found out in a playoff during the Trusted Choice Big I State Final Thursday at Canewood Golf Course in Georgetown.

    After the second round Wiley found herself in a tie for the lead, so the two headed to No. 10 to start the playoff.

  • Tapp plan would allow electrical vehicles on state roads

    Rising fuel prices have consumers over a barrel and a local lawmaker has proposed legislation that would alleviate that uncomfortable position.

    Sen. Gary Tapp, R-Shelbyville, has proposed legislation that would allow electric cars to travel on state roadways.

    Tapp said he has driven the ZAP electric automobile, which can reach speeds of 45 M.P.H.