Today's News

  • From bushel to bottle: Local farmer produces corn for Woodford Reserve

    If you pony up the cash for a fifth of Woodford Reserve, you'll get a taste of Shelby County along with a sip of super premium whiskey.

    The corn that is the principal ingredient of Woodford Reserve is grown right here in Shelby County - by Langley Farms.

    Langley Farms is the sole provider of the corn that will make the whiskey that has won "best bourbon" awards all over the country and is the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders Cup.

  • Zap-car firm tours Martinrea

    A manufacturer of electric automobiles toured the Martinrea Heavy Stamping facility in Shelbyville on Monday, raising questions about the future of what once was Shelbyville's largest employer.

    The visit sparked speculation across the county that the local plant might be sold to up-and-coming Integrity Automotive, but Randall Waldman, Integrity's CEO, said he doesn't want to buy the whole plant but only parts of it after it shuts down.

  • School redistricting causes concerns

    Tensions were high Tuesday night as school administrators and local parents discussed the district's plan to reassign up to 60 students to a different school next year.

    The district's plan calls for Simpsonville Elementary school students who live in parts of Finchville to be reassigned to Southside Elementary School.

    The meeting, which was held at Southside, was designed to allow district personnel to hear from the parents who are affects and to discuss possible alternative solutions.

  • 1993: Top pastry awards are 'icing' for Shelby grad

    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

  • Triple S to consider regulations on satellite dishes

    Triple S Planning and Zoning is considering new regulations that would dictate where homeowners can install satellite dishes.

    Amended regulations discussed at Tuesday's meeting would require a new permit process for the installation of dishes greater than three feet in diameter and would create explicit language specifying where on a house a homeowner could place a dish that is three feet or smaller.

  • Rockets fall 28-6 at Madison Central

    The SCHS football team failed to pick up its first win of the season, falling 28-6 at Madison Central Friday.

    The Rockets fell behind early, trailing 21-0 at halftime, and never could recover. The offense struggled again; turning the ball over six times, twice on downs, and didn't score until late in the third quarter. After Tavis Elzy intercepted a pass, SCHS QB Matt Page hit Elzy on a 20-yard pass for the Rockets' only score. The extra point was blocked.

    See Wednesday's Sentinel-News for a full recap of the game.

  • School-board candidates focus on the issues

    Whoever is elected to the Shelby County School Board this year will have to help plan three new school buildings, address lagging test scores at the secondary level and balance a budget with shrinking state support.

    In recent weeks, candidates have been busy handing out leaflets and making phone calls to rally support for the Nov. 4 vote.

    Two of the three open seats on the Shelby County School Board will be contested this election cycle.

    Brenda Jackson, who represents division 5, is the only member of the school board who will run unopposed.

  • All-America selections for 2009

    I've followed the All-America Selections for as long as I can remember. It was always a designation that my father trusted, and we often trialed the plants in our own family garden the year before their introduction.

    Some of the more memorable plants include "Purple Wave" petunia, "Magestic Giants" pansy mix, and the "Profusion" zinnias.

    Sure, there were memorable vegetables in the past, but it seems as though the AAS is responding to the increase in vegetable gardening interest by including more vegetables then ever each year.

  • 'W' takes a long time to go nowhere

    Director Oliver Stone previously had dug deep into our country's presidential history to give us revealing films like JFK and Nixon. With Stone in charge of W., the potential was huge. Never before has a film of this magnitude been released about a president who was still in office. Factor in that George W. Bush's presidency has been the most dramatic reign in some time, and you should have a formula for something spectacular.

    Instead, we got 129 minutes of W's daddy issues and not much else.

  • Teacher Jennings named businesswoman of the year

    The Business and Professional Women's organization of Shelbyville has named a local educator as their Woman of the Year.

    The local BPW has also recently recognized three other women for their achievements in the business world.

    Ernestine Jennings, who teaches English in Shelby County Public Schools, received the woman of the year award earlier this month for her years of service in the public school system.

    Along with her work in the school system, Jennings is also a co-adviser for the National Honor Society and coordinator of Adopt-a-Child.