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Today's News

  • The business of wild life

     Hunting and fishing has always been popular with many Shelby Countians. When a hunter gets the buck of a lifetime, he or she wants to preserve the trophy. So there has always been a need for someone to prepare the animal for display. That someone is a taxidermist.

    Joe Bland, of Waddy, a licensed taxidermist, recently completed the preparation of a bobcat, a 13-pound female trapped near Bagdad in 2005. She was the first one trapped in Shelby County since the early 1900s.

  • The right moves

    The Shelby County chess team often has been underrated by its opponents this season, perhaps in more ways than one.

    But at chess there's no real question about this team: It's undefeated.

  • Nuts about a squirrel

    Morry Wakefield grew up on a farm where he had several unusual pets, including pigs, goats and calves. “Harry” may be his strangest pet to date.

    Harry is a squirrel Wakefield rescued after it fell from a tree during the winds Hurricane Ike brought to the area in mid-September. The squirrel had apparently dropped about 20 feet to the driveway.

    “I was getting ready to leave, and I saw a baby squirrel on the driveway going around in circles,” Wakefield said. “It looked up at me like 'please help me.'”

  • ‘Whirled peas’ at Christmas

    Is it just me, or does it seem like at this time of year that city street lights--and even stoplights-- flash a bright red and green, and in the air there’s a feeling of Christmas?

    Another song (and popular consensus) says that Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year.”  And what’s not to like?

  • Christmas @ Claudia's set for Sunday

    Christmas @ Claudia's set for Sunday

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    This Sunday, Christmas @ Claudia's will gladden the hearts of many Shelby Countians.

    The $30,000 charitable event will serve 1,500 people from the Shelby County community. 

    Tom and Cherry Settle, owners of  Claudia Sander's Dinner House where the event will be held, donate all food and their facility to host the event.

  • Shelby County sloshes throw snow and ice

    After working all day Monday salting and plowing, the roads of Shelby County were in pretty good shape Tuesday, Road Supervisor Carl Henry said.

    "We were out all night and we got about an inch of snow in town, and as much as four inches about 15 miles out down the interstate," he said.

  • Rothenburger names members for Human Rights Commission

    County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger named five members to the county's newly formed Human Rights Commission.

    Rothenburger appointed Brenda Jackson, Brendan “Butch” Kinsella, James Butler, Darlene Brown and Hilda Plante to the panel.

    • Jackson is a retired employee of state government, a member of the Shelby County Board of Education and is president of the Kentucky School Boards Association.

  • Missing teen returns home

    A teenager missing since last Thursday is back home, according to Shelbyville Police Office Istvan Kovacs.

    Amber McKinney, 16, of Jonathan Circle, was last seen last Thursday when she left to go to school at Shelby County High School.

    Kovacs said that Wednesday night, Angela Peters, the girl's mother, got a phone call at about 10 p.m. from her daughter.

    “Her mother said she told her she was calling from Wal-Mart and wanted her to come and get her,” Kovacs said.

  • Some plants provide winter interest with berries

    This December has been a cold one thus far.   I don’t mind a gloomy day here or there, I actually find them some what restorative.  Too many in a row, though, can be sort of depressing. 

    We all say we want winter interest, but sometimes we forget about it once spring rolls around and we get excited about a new season.

    Have you selected things that will capture your eye in January?  Look out the window and tell yourself what you see and then take some notes.

  • Looking Back: Dec. 19, 2008

    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.