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Today's News

  • Premature death rates linked to health behavior

    A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, an international peer-reviewed research-driven journal for practitioners in internal medicine, suggested that the variation in life expectancy could be explained by differences in socioeconomic and race/ethnicity factors, as well as behavioral and other risk factors.

    Roanya Rice, executive director of the North Central District Health Department, which serves four counties, including Shelby, said one example is in the area of lung cancer.

  • A healthy vision

    Most parents struggle to get their children to eat healthy, always searching for more ways to work in extra vegetables, more whole grains and better portions to round out meals.

    Who knew the best place to get your kids eat better would be at school during the summer?

    That’s what several fourth through eighth graders found out during a weeklong Culinary Camp at Collins High School last week.

  • A royal beginning

    This year’s Shelby County Fair opened with a lot of activity on Monday with gates open for exhibit drop off and viewing at Floral Hall, followed by the Miss Shelby County Fair Pageant and the Open Dairy Show and the antique tractor pull.

    Floral Hall opened to the public at 7 p.m. and exhibits consisted of everything from arts and crafts to flower arrangements to edibles ranging from health to decadent cakes and other yummy baked goods.

  • Short agenda for Shelbyville City Council

    The Shelbyville City Council will have a very light agenda this week, officials say.

    "We just don't have a lot for an agenda," said Mayor Tom Hardesty. "Steve Gregory [city attorney] is working on something, so even if we have a meeting, it will be very short.”

    "It kind of comes in waves, it's just like an ocean wave," Hardesty said. "Sometimes you have a whole lot of items and then you get all that business taken care of, and it's just got to build back up again."

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  • Library gears up for summer reading program

    Though last Monday marked the final day of the 2016-17 school year, not all kids were eager to hang up their backpacks for summer break.  As the doors opened early Tuesday morning, two Clear Creek Elementary students, Jameyon Lucas and Josiah Jones, stood waiting, ready to learn.

    Library Director Pam Federspiel said the boys first stopped at the front desk to participate in a quick guessing game and went downstairs to sign up for the book club. They spent several hours there, even grabbing lunch on the lawn.

  • All's fair in Shelby County

    Next week the air will ring with the sound of carnival rides and the mouth watering smell of funnel cakes that signals the season of summer, and what better way to kick it off than with all the excitement that embodies the Shelby County Fair.

  • Weissinger catering to local wildlife

    Somewhere between the calm rolling pools of water and the perfectly striped fairways at Weissinger Hills, golfers will find a large patch of untouched high grass and flowers growing wildly.   While the 2-3 acres of green space may appear at first to be your typical out-of-bounds, generally loathed and ignored by golfers, Weissinger’s Damon Hitti assures the area is a welcoming sanctuary to many.

    Hitti, a Class A golf course superintendent who is in his third year at Weissinger, explained that the preserved green space is a haven for migrating wildlife.

  • Looking backward: June 23, 2017

    1992: Shelby celebrates 200th birthday

    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.

  • Post 37 wins 3 straight over week

    The Shelbyville American Legion baseball team turned in its first perfect week of the summer season, going a perfect 3-0 against a pair of Indiana teams from Madison and Rockport, as well as Kentucky tournament host Lyon County over the course of last week.

    Post 37 coach Matt Buresh was most pleased with what he saw from his depth, with three starters missing due to vacations.