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Today's News

  • City will look at feasibility of golf carts on streets

    Shelbyville City Council member Shane Suttor thinks golf carts may be the hole-in-one answer to local residents' coping with the rising price of gasoline.

    Suttor asked the council Thursday to consider a plan that would allow golf carts to be driven on city streets.

    "It's an opportunity to become more of a green city, and it's always fun to ride a golf cart," Suttor said. "It would be an opportunity to shop and eat downtown and get there on a golf cart."

  • Post 37 swept in doubleheader at Evansville

    It's not the fact that the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team dropped two games against Evansville; it's the way it's happening that bothers head coach Jim Wiley.

    "I thought our team looked better, but when we went out to play it wasn't there," he said. "They out hit us, out pitched us and played better defensively. At first I thought it was just one of those days where things don't fall together. But the more I think about it, it seems like every time we play good competition we make mistakes defensively and we don't hit."

  • Babe Ruth All-stars begin district play this week

    13-year-old All-stars,

    Robert Marshall will be at the helm for the 13-year-old All-stars, and although he didn't coach in the Babe Ruth league this year, Marshall is familiar with the players from their stint in the Cal Ripken league.

    "I've been coaching 30-some years, but I haven't had a group of Babe Ruth players for sometime," he said. "It's a somewhat interesting and impressive group. We're looking forward to going to Taylorsville (the site of the district tournament) and representing our community well."

  • Disrespect: Act II

    This opinion is in response to Linda Allewalt's opinion of the alleged disrespect regarding a young lady's impromptu prayer during the SCHS 2008 graduation ceremony. First, let me say that I do respect Ms. Allewalt's opinion as protected by the First Amendment and thusly that I too am forwarded that same protection and right. Let me also remind the readers that the student, in which Ms. Allewalt's opinion is aimed, also has that same protection and right as it will clearly be defined in my opinion.

  • 1993: Shelby County gets nation's first traumatic brain injury community

    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

  • Shelbyville Home Expo is July 12

    Despite the doom and gloom about gas prices and the economy in general, it's a good time to buy a home.

    That's the message to visitors of Shelbyville's first Home Expo planned for Saturday, July 12 in Floral Hall at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The expo is free and participants will be eligible for giveaways, including a big screen TV and free closing costs.

  • SCCF begins grant application process

    The Shelby County Community Foundation (SCCF) announces the opening of the grant application process for this year's Community Partnership Grant Fund.

    SCCF is also making some changes to the application process this year.

    This year, application forms for funding are available in one of two ways. First, a paper form is available at the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC) at 100 Alpine Drive in Shelbyville.

    Application forms can also be downloaded from the SCCF's new website. The web address is www.shelbyccf.org.

  • County helps fund historical marker

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court has agreed to help fund the cost for a highway marker to be placed at the site of the "Simpsonville Slaughter."

    The historical marker will be located near the U.S. 60 and Webb Road intersection, about a half mile west of Simpsonville.

  • Today's choices shape my future

    The Shelby County Optimist Club held an essay contest entitled Today's Choices Shape My Future. John Blair won first place in the competition, and Thomas Solinger placed second.

    Also participating were Stephen Price, third place; Travis Adams and Mara Judd. Blair advanced to the Kentucky-West Virginia level.

    Following is Blair's winning essay.

  • Doing local research

    My name is Arlene Cohen and I live in New Jersey. I recently spent time in Louisville, Shelbyville, and Bagdad, Kentucky, researching the history of a woman named Jewett Snook Connell.