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Today's News

  • A united purpose

    A coalition of community leaders and local elected officials gathered together last week to cast a vision of how they would like to see Shelby County improve in the future.

    The meeting, which was organized by Metro United Way, brought together bank presidents, school teachers, government officials, representatives from several local non-profit agencies and one local news reporter.

  • Local golf enthusiast/amputee dies in accident

    A local man, well-known locally for helping amputees lead productive lives, was killed Tuesday in an accident.

    Henry Brown, 70, of Waddy, was killed early Tuesday morning as he was trying to load a farm tractor onto a trailer at Miles Farm Service.

    Shelby County Deputy Sheriff Tim Gilbert said when he got to the scene of the accident that Brown was being loaded into an ambulance. He said it was his understanding that the tractor, which had a grass-seeder attached, turned over, fatally injuring Brown.

  • SCHS get federal grant

    Shelby County High School has been selected as one of 12 schools across the state to receive a $350,000 federal grant to establish advanced math, science and English classes for local students.

  • We need a Farm Bill

    While Congress and President Bush recently completed work on an economic stimulus package for America, farm interests have been pushing for another type of economic boost known as "the farm bill."

    Sometimes mischaracterized as a subsidy program for large-scale corporate farms, the nation's farm policy actually goes a long way toward providing a sense of economic stability in rural communities. And it does so with a broad reach.

  • Teams advance to elementary Governor's Cup

    The District Governor's Cup elementary competition took place at Simpsonville Elementary and at St. Aloysius in Oldham County March 1.

    Wright Elementary came in first place overall at Simpsonville; Painted Stone came in first place overall in Oldham County. Both teams will advance to Regionals March 22 in Oldham County, along with various students and teams from the county for individual efforts.

    Wright Elementary

  • Take it with a TON of salt

    Did you see Earth Day at the new Orchard Park this past Saturday?

    Wait... film at eleven!

    Hundreds of Shelby County residents attend the annual Chamber Showcase!

    Tune in to see more tonight!

    Funny, those events didn't seem to make the evening broadcast news.

    But, let a local restaurant have a case of food poisoning and it's virtually a national television media event.

  • Rockets take second at home meet

    Despite a rash of injuries that have hampered several of the team's top events, the Shelby County boys' track team finished second at the 11-team All-comers meet Tuesday.

    Trinity took the top spot, but Shelby County was well ahead of third place Ballard, topping the Bruins by 21 points.

    "I thought the meet went OK," head coach Jerry Lucas said. "We are still trying to recover from injuries."

  • Courthouse sidewalk project set to start

    It is not swimming pool status yet, but the basement of the courthouse has occasionally had standing water on the east side from rain running down the sidewalk.

    That may end soon.

    At the fiscal court meeting Tuesday, magistrates agreed to a bid by Gra Kat Construction to repair the sidewalk alongside the courthouse and put in storm drainage that should fix the leaking problem.

  • 1993: Beckley and Wheeler take center stage with awards

    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

  • The new Old Stone Inn

    The Old Stone Inn's new owners will soon reopen its doors and welcome diners back into the historic restaurant.

    Simpsonville natives and cousins Shelley Thompson-Cotton, proprietor, and Deanna Shelton, assistant, spent the month of March preparing their newly acquired business for the public.

    They said they hope to have the Old Stone Inn open before the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 3.

    "We're ready to go," Shelton said. "We're just waiting on licenses and permits from the state."