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Today's News

  • Bagdad Days 2008

    The streets of Bagdad were filled last Saturday as the community celebrated the 16th annual Bagdad Days. While rain and cooler temperatures may have kept some people away on Friday night, the bright sun and cloudless sky helped to ensure a large crowd on Saturday.

    Some of the crowd favorites on Saturday included the community parade, the cornhole tournament, the inflatable games, the mechanical bull and the food.

  • Rockets take second at home meet

    With some runners out and most others focused on Saturday's Dunbar Invitational and the regional, the Shelby County boys' track team used Tuesday's All-comers meet as a tune-up.

  • New Business: Shelby Family Medicine

    Who I am: Dr. Richa Gupta, M.D.

    Where we are: Shelby Family Medicine, 133 Buck Creek Road, Simpsonville

    What we do: The location is the only medical office in Simpsonville. Gupta offers preventative family health care, with a focus on women's health. Gupta became a board certified OB/GYN in India, and then came to Kentucky where she went to school at the University of Louisville. She finished her residency in 2006 and spent a year practicing medicine in Oldham County.

  • Winners of Young Authors program will be recognized

    There will be a reception Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. to recognize county and school winners in the annual Young Authors program. The event at Painted Stone Elementary, 150 Warriors Way, will salute students in grades 1-8 from Shelby County Public Schools and Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy. See the following chart for names with an asterisk signifying the county winners.

    Division 1

    Drew Goodlett, Orange Head, Painted Stone Elementary; Bailey Sowder, The Witch and Madison, Simpsonville Elementary

    Division 2

  • 1983: Annual Pegasus Parade will feature Shelby residents

    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

  • Dying on diesel

    Until five months ago, Miguel Medina made a decent living as an independent truck driver. The job gave him the freedom to set his own schedule and be his own boss.

    The downside, Medina said, was having to pay for fuel out of his own pocket. Late last year, as rising diesel prices devastated his profit margins, Medina said he had to quit his contracting business and seek employment with a trucking company.

  • Bus driver sues school district

    A former Shelby County school bus driver is suing the school system for wrongful termination.

    Karen Butts of Bagdad, filed suit against the Shelby County Public School system on April 30 - almost a year after her contract was not renewed.

    According to the suit, Butts' termination came after her bus was involved in a one-vehicle accident in February of last year.

    In the complaint, Butts defends her driving record and her response to the accident.

  • Sunday liquor sales back on the table

    The county will once again tackle the issue of Sunday liquor sales.

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court will hear public comment at the Stratton Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13.

    At the court's May 6 meeting, magistrates passed a first reading on an ordinance that would allow Sunday liquor sales by the glass at restaurants and golf courses which seat at least 100 people or derive a minimum of 70 percent of sales from food.

  • Get involved with your local newspaper - here's how

    Not long ago, we had a guy call with a complaint about something he wanted to get in (or kept out, I can't remember which) the newspaper. That happens often, but the reason he cited for his demand was a little unusual: "I pay taxes too," he said.

  • Reduce methane gas

    Former vice president, AL Gore, in his book "An Inconvenient Truth", tells us about the causes and effects of global warming and what we can do about it.

    The number-1 cause of global warming being industrial pollution and the number-2 cause being auto emissions.