Today's News

  • 2011 Shelby County Young Leaders

    Shane Allen
    Shelby County HS
    Shawn & Neshia Allen
    School/Community Involvement: Ninth Grade Class President, Tenth Grade Class Treasurer, Shelby Singers, Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp., Teenage Republicans, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Chamber Singers, Church Teen Leader, Shelby Co. Public Library, Fathers Love and Head Start Volunteer
    Hobbies/Interests: journalism, broadcasting, music, basketball, drama, reading


  • January schools calendar


    Jan. 3 - Encourage your child to do his best in school as he returns back to school for the second semester.

    Jan. 10 - To have a successful joint Project Graduation, both high schools need more volunteers from Junior and Senior parents as well as Seniors from SCHS and Collins for committee work. This meeting will be 6:30 p.m. at Shelbyville City Hall, 315 Washington Street. Contact Mary Hayes Smith to get involved - 502-487-8205.

  • It’s official: Cranberries help cure urinary tract infections

    If you’ve had a urinary tract infection, you’ve probably heard all about the home remedy: cranberry juice.

    For years, it was nothing but an “old wives’ tale” without any scientific proof.

    Now, cranberry juice is widely accepted to fight the bacteria that causes UTIs…but the mechanism of exactly how it works is still not known.

    A study from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute is finally shedding some light on the secrets of Cranberry juice’s bacteria fighting power.

  • Renewing your marriage contract

    Many people come into marriage with the illusion that they have found permanent and mutually unconditional love. Underneath that illusion are the fears that their love may someday run out, that their spouse may change into someone they can't naturally love or that their spouse may require them to change or else they’ll leave.

    These things do happen now and then.

  • Church calendar: January 7, 2011


    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.


    Bagdad Baptist

    The church offers Angel Food. You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.


    Bethel A.M.E.

  • Looking Back Dec. 31, 2010

    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.


  • Saying good-bye to retiring Gary Tapp

    Birthdays are a good time to sit back and reflect on the past: Remember your accomplishments, admit your defeats and prepare for the future by learning from your mistakes.

    So it was on his 57th birthday Wednesday that retiring state Sen. Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville) sat down with The Sentinel-News and talked about walking away from 12 years of work in Frankfort as first a member of the House and for the last eight as a senator.

  • Business Briefcase: Dec. 31, 2010

    Sorrell named CEO
    of BCCLT engineering

    Biagi, Chance, Cummins, London, Titzer, Inc. announced that Tom Sorrell has been promoted to chief executive officer.
    Sorrell, a University of Louisville graduate, is a third-generation owner and has been with the firm since 1987
    Firm President Joe Chan remarked that Sorrell is very deserving of this position and has always worked for the best interest of the company.  

  • Neihof: All I want for Christmas is success stories like these

    The perfect gift from Santa Claus for me this year would be a box full of names of students are taking advantage of every resource so they can be successful in school. Students who typically make headlines are those who excel on test scores or in class as well as extracurricular activities. Their hard work throughout their academic career pays off consistently and they deserve those accolades.

  • WICHE: Best books 2010

    I like a book that tells a story while teaching me a little something along the way.  I like when the writer’s personality is revealed in their prose, and I like when a book makes me feel like I am not the only one that marvels at what nature and people can do.
    Here are my 2010 picks for just this sort of thing: