Today's News

  • Looking Back: Jan. 30, 2009


    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.


    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.

  • Police ask for help solving theft

    Shelbyville Police are asking for the public's help in locating a trailer that was stolen over the weekend on Washington Street.

    Shelbyville Police Officer Istvan Kovacs reported that between 5 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday, someone stole a utility trailer by cutting the lock off the trailer, which was locked to a post.

    The trailer is described as a black 5 foot by 10 foot, 2006 “Carry-On.”

    The trailer has a winch attached, bearing a red and white banner which says, “We buys ATVs.”

  • O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, wherefore art thou, Christmas Tree?

    Everyone wants the perfect Christmas tree, right? It's a rite of passage for most Americans that sometime around Thanksgiving - maybe even weeks before - you get a tree, put it up and stare at it for weeks of celebration.

  • Retailers brace for holidays

    What do you get when you mix a lousy economy with the boxes, ribbons and bags of the holiday retail season?

    Becky Johnson is calling it "Christmas lite."

    Johnson, a mother of two, said she will still buy presents for her family this year, but the amount she spends will be significantly less.

    "My kids know to expect less under the tree this year," she said. "They know that we've got a budget, and we have to survive after holidays are over. But they're teenagers...so it's harder for them to accept."

  • Police and BBB warn of new scam

    A new type of scam involving text messages and cell phones has surfaced, and police want you to be alert for it.

    Istvan Kovacs, community resource officer at the Shelbyville Police Department, said that he first became aware of the scam when he received a text message recently on his cell phone that told him his bank account at a certain bank (not his) was temporarily locked, and to unlock it, he should call a certain phone number.

  • Obama's appointee comes from strong Marine lineage

    President-elect Barack Obama has recently nominated Marine Corps General James L. Jones, Jr. to be his National Security Advisor.

    In this position Jones will head the National Security Council, which has the function of advising and assisting the President on national security and foreign policies and coordinating these policies among various government agencies.

    His uncle, William K. "Bill" Jones, was a contemporary of mine in the Marine Corps.  And this is the story of the elder Jones.

  • UK recruit Zollo, Clark County at SCHS on Saturday

    Shelby County fans can get their first look at University of Kentucky commitment Vinny Zollo on Saturday, when he visits SCHS with his Clark County Cardinals.

    Though Zollo, a 6-foot-8 sophomore forward, is the center of attention after committing to UK last summer, he brings a balanced and talented Clark County squad with him. The Cardinals are 10-3 and have two of the state’s top sophomores in Zollo and 6-3 guard Robbie Stenzel.

  • Troopers to participate in presidential inauguration

    Troopers to participate in presidential inauguration

    Two Kentucky State Police troopers are scheduled to participate in the 56th Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C.

    Troopers Hunter Martin of Louisville and Jason Palmer of Lexington, both of Post 12, which includes Shelby County, have been selected to go to the nation's capitol for the historic event. They will be in Washington, D.C. from Sunday, Jan. 18, to Wednesday, Jan. 21. They will be part of a detail that will provide assistance to the Metropolitan Police Department there.

  • Mad about hats

    “Well,” said Carla Smith, adjusting a hat at a jaunty  angle on the head of Leukemia patient Judy Adler, “It all started in October, which was designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”

    That's when Smith, a mamographer, RT(R)(M), at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, started a drive to collect hats and scarves for local ladies undergoing chemotherapy.

  • A parade can really get the holiday spirit flowing

     You probably were standing in the bone-chilling cold Saturday and watching Santa arrive in Shelbyville at the end of a long parade.

    Chances are, you’ve been there before, sometimes huddled in the rain, sometimes elbow-to-elbow with friends but always enjoying the magic and anticipation that the parade represents.

    This has been a great tradition of Shelbyville as long as I can remember. It’s no made-for-TV production, but it’s ours.