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Today's News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Working budget up for approval

     

    Members of the Shelby County School Board will consider for approval the 2017-18 Working Budget when they meet for their regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the district offices at 1155 West Main Street.  The Working Budget is the third and final phase of the budget. 

    The board approved a balanced Tentative Budget in May with a slight excess of revenues over expenditures – $4,715.

  • Schools helping schools

    A month ago a devastating hurricane wreaked havoc across the western coast of Texas.  While here in Kentucky the initial shock and concern for the hundreds of thousands impacted by Hurricane Harvey has faded and our lives have moved on, many families in Houston and neighboring cities are still left picking up the pieces.

    But students across Shelby County schools have yet to put the devastation that left behind $40 billion in damage, out of their minds.

  • A deadly stroll down memory lane

     While it’s possible a similar crowd of onlookers shared the same piqued interest, the atmosphere on Main Street in Shelbyville was likely quite different Saturday than it was on a fateful day 80 years ago.

    Upbeat music and historic cars set the scene on the corner of 6th and Main streets as crowds gathered around with phones and cameras in hand waiting for the excitement to unfold for the end of the sordid tale and murder of Brig. Gen. Henry Denhardt.

  • Local NAACP to host state conference

    The Shelbyville area branch of the NAACP will host the Kentucky State Conference of the organization's 70th annual event, a three-day event that runs through Sunday.

    The event begins at Ramada Inn today and moves to Clay Street Baptist Church on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for general sessions. NAACP branches from across the state will be in attendance, with Raoul Cunningham, Kentucky State Conference President, presiding over the meeting along with the state executive committee members.

  • Church news: Sept. 22, 2017

    All Saints Catholic

    Mass is at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Located at 410 Main St., Taylorsville.

     

    Allen Chapel United Methodist

    The Clothes Closet is open 6-8 p.m. Friday and 3-8 p.m. Saturday. Clothes are available at no cost. Services are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Located on KY 55 in Finchville. The Rev. Robert Raglin is the pastor.

     

    Bagdad Baptist

  • Looking backward: Sept. 22, 2017

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at jblair@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 jblair@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, 2007

  • County gives EMS personnel raises

    At Tuesday's meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates agreed to a substantial pay raise for some emergency services personnel.

    Magistrates lent unanimous approval, with Eddie Kingsolver making the motion to approve and Bill Hedges seconding, to raise starting pay for EMTs and paramedics by 16 and 19 percent, respectively.

    Starting pay for EMTS has been raised from $28,022 to $32,677 and from $33,012 to $39,381 for paramedics.

  • Dorman Center needs volunteers

    The Dorman Preschool Center, long renown for working with children with developmental delays, is badly in need of volunteers.

    "We have a huge need for volunteers at this time to help keep the doors open at the Dorman Center," said Ray Leathers, chair of the center's board. "The strong economic conditions in Shelby County have made it extremely difficult to recruit and retain teachers and teacher aids."

    Ron Caughron, president of the Dorman Center, said the facility faces a serious situation with an ever-decreasing staff.

  • Unsung hero to be portrayed by son

    Claude Hammond had heard the tale many times from his father about his role in apprehending the shooters in a classic murder case in Shelby County that made national news back in the 1930s.

    When he heard that Main Street was going to close down Saturday for a re-enactment about the sensational murder and trial that took place 80 years ago, he had to make sure that his father, Claude Hammond Sr., a Shelbyville policeman, would be not left out, the way that he has been since the incident happened, he said.

  • Annual Wild Game Feast Saturday

    It all started with a couple of local hunters and a full freezer and more than 15 years later, those same hunters will again host the annual Wild Game Feast to support youth and children’s ministries at Centenary United Methodist Church.

    Holly Husband, one of the organizers of the event, said tickets for the dinner, hosted at Floral Hall, are on sale now and can be purchased in advance by calling the Centenary church office at 633-4510.