Today's News

  • Angel quilts

    Five women from the Jennie C. Benedict Circle of Shelbyville, a branch of the King's Daughters and Sons, presented 25 handmade angel quilts to Jan Antos, director, Sandy McGill, administrative assistant, and Cyndi Lewis, receptionist, of the A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center in Shelbyville. The women of the created these angel quilts with loving hands and hearts to warm and protect HIS little angels. Showing the quilts were (from left) Jean Donovan, Paula Gentry, Maria Newill, Antos, Zerilda Franz, president of the club, and Norma Beasy.

  • 50th anniversary: Rogers

    Collis and Edna Mae Rogers of Spencer County will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 7 with a party at New Hope Church, 722 Town Hill Road.

    Family and friends are welcome to attend the event, which is scheduled for 4-7 p.m.

    The Rogers are the parents of Arlene Rogers, Karen (Tony) Freeman and Renee (Eric) Langford. They have one grandchild, Abbigail Langford.

    The Rogers were wed in Tennessee and hope to spend this special day with family and friends.

  • 50th anniversary: Martin

    James and Roseanne Martin of Eminence have been married for 50 years. The couple were married on Jan. 4, 1960.

    James Martin was born in Louisville, and Roseanne Martin is from Shelbyville. Both were raised in nearby Eminence.

    She spent the early years as a homemaker while he served in the United States Marine Corps. He saw two tours in Vietnam.

    During his military career the family lived on both coasts (Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Bremerton, Wash.)

  • What we think: Our Christmas list for Santa

    Jolly Old St. Nicholas, lend your ear this way. But don’t be afraid to tell everyone what we’re going to say.
    Christmas Eve is coming soon, now you Dear Old Man, we’ll whisper what you’ll bring to we. Please help us if you can.
    Our requests won’t add weight to your million-ton bag or create much drag on your supersonic sleigh. In fact, we think to do so would be sad.
    As for us our little heads aren’t very bright.
    But we’ll tell you please, dear Santa Claus, what we think is right.

  • EARLIER: Running to the aid of the Browns

    Shelby Countians often have proven they have soft spots for their own.
    They have been quick to praise when it’s deserved and even quicker to help when duty calls, and that’s never been more evident than this holiday season.
    With Christmas shopping, parties and events dotting a hectic week, several Shelby Countians are showing new levels of support in their efforts to assist the Brown family, who lost their daughter and their home to a fire early Sunday morning in Waddy.

  • Looking Back Dec. 24, 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.


  • EARLIER: Shelby Energy to seek nominations for board opening

    Shelby Energy Cooperative, under fire for a lack of transparency by its board and how it handles vacancies through appointments and elections, now seems to be responding to members' concerns and opening up that process.


    When Joe Butler resigned from the board in July after 47 years of service, he left with a full 3-year term still in front of him. Because Butler had been re-elected in June, the board has the right to appoint a member in his place.


  • A cool Yule parade

    Cold weather and a few inches of snow couldn't stop Santa and the Shelbyville Christmas parade Saturday.

    The parade went off with only a minor hitch despite flurries and icy conditions downtown.

    "That's the first time we've faced that kind of weather," Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said. "We were kind of running around all morning trying to figure out what we were going to do."

    Once they decided to move on with the parade, the crowd responded.

  • Collins falls to Flyers

    It was two steps forward, one step back for the Collins boys’ basketball team.

    After a weekend of big victories at home, the Titans fell, 61-53, to Franklin County in Frankfort on Tuesday night.

  • Winter storm closes Shelby County schools on Monday

    Shelby County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, as snow continues to pound down on the county on Sunday night, blanketing streets with about two inches of powder that sometimes was atop a layer of ice.

    Even as SCPS officals spent Sunday evening evaluating roads,  residents reported drifting snow and icy conditions around the county and in surrounding areas.