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Today's News

  • Shelby girls hammer Bullitt East, 8-1

    The Shelby County girls' soccer team won its third straight game, moving to 3-3 on the season with an 8-1 whipping of Bullitt East Tuesday.

    Ariel Vaughn had a hat trick in the first half, and Anna Whitlow scored two goals as the Lady Rockets raced out to a 5-1 lead in the first 40 minutes.

    The second half was much of the same as Shelby County went on to tally three more goals, two from Elizabeth Plante and one from Alex Patterson.

  • County to vote on Sunday alcohol sales again

    The issue of Sunday alcohol sales is back on the table again after a dry run in May.

    The ordinance, which would allow liquor to be sold by the glass in county establishments that derive most of their sales from food, was introduced for first reading at the meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court Tuesday night.

    The last time the ordinance was brought before the fiscal court, it did not pass its second reading, with magistrates being split 3-3 on the issue.

  • Down the yellow brick road

    Regarding letters in the August 13 Sentinel-News entitled, "Thanks Mitch" and "Misleading Ad."

    Reading these two opinions is like following Dorothy down the "yellow brick road." Surely these two authors do not expect anyone to seriously buy this "hoopla."

  • Vehicle of the future?

    This morning as usual I took my first cup of coffee to the front porch and settled down for my wake up time. After I had gained possession of the wicker chair, my attention was called to an amazing sight.

    Across the road my neighbor floated across his pasture, appearing to dance with the sound of the wind blowing through the trees. He was turning, quietly moving forward, turning again. I was mystified.

  • Political choices - Let the games begin

    Now we have a field of two front-runners: John McCain and Barack Obama. They are both fine men, I'm sure. I am at a loss; however, regarding how to choose the next president of the United States. I am assured by each competing party that their choice is the better choice. Since I cannot choose both, I am left with comparative shopping. These are some of my observations to help us make informed decisions.

  • Plans in action - School construction project taking shape

    It may not look like much now, but the gravel and dirt driveway just west of Ardmore Lane will one day be the most popular daily destination of local students.

    In the next seven years, the school district will construct three new schools down that lane, with the first of the three set to open in just two years.

    And with the recent release of a visual rendering of the first building and the approval of its initial construction bids, the school's appearance is starting to come into focus.

  • 'Mrs. Mary' retires from Dorman

    She's Mary Simmons, executive director of the Dorman Preschool Center, but to the kids, she's "Mrs. Mary."

    Those who have worked with Simmons over the years said she has served as the kids' mother, grandmother - and friend. Her relationships with the children have been easy and unruffled, they said. And on the front porch of her house on Main Street Wednesday afternoon, Simmons told a story that proved their point.

  • 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."