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  • VAN STOCKUM: Col. Ben Pollard, U.S. Air Force (1932-2016), Shelbyville hero, Part 2: A scholar, pilot, survivor – concluded

    On Christmas, 1970, Ben entered a large cell with 45 cellmates. He thought he had “died and gone to heaven!” They didn’t sleep for many hours as they met their new cellmates and swapped stories.

    Hazards of religious services

  • Collins rolls Shelby County, 30-6

    Typically when the weather turns cold, successful football teams turn to the running game and defense to grind out wins.

    Collins did just that on Friday night, rushing for 204 yards as a team and forcing five turnovers on defense and special teams in the 30-6 win over Shelby County.

    Collins allowed its rival 302 yards of total offense, but most of Shelby’s yardage came with the game firmly out of reach, and was aided by an 82-yard touchdown pass after the Titans had the win in hand.

  • Shelby’s Ellis inks with Tennessee

    Not often do players get to test themselves against some of the best amateur athletes in the country, but Shelby County baseball’s Matthew Ellis will get that opportunity following his senior season this year.

    The catcher inked with the University of Tennessee on Thursday night, surrounded by family members and coaches involved with the Rocket baseball program.

  • VAN STOCKUM: Col. Ben Pollard, U.S. Air Force (1932-2016), Shelbyville hero, Part 1: A scholar, pilot and survivor

    On the eve of Veterans Day it seems entirely fitting to publish a summary of my columns about Col. Ben Pollard that originally appeared in August 2008. Col. Pollard died in San Diego on Veteran’s Day 2016.

    While I had heard of the late Ben Pollard and of his experiences as a prisoner of war in Hanoi during the Vietnam War, it was at an open house at the Shelby County Public Library nearly twenty years ago where I first made his acquaintance. Thus commenced a friendship, which was continued through visits and many e-mail exchanges.

    Early life

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    DUI

    Marc Anthony Helm of Colsterworth Lane in Louisville was arrested Oct. 7 on Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, no registration plates and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first offense. He was also served with a Jefferson County warrant for an unstated offense.

  • Masonry students working to repair VFW building
  • Community foundation awards $76K in grants

    With more than $75,000 to disperse, the Shelby County Community Foundation awarded grant funds to nearly a dozen organizations in the community – nearly twice as many as last year —during a ceremony Monday at the Shelby County Public Library.
    Recipients of this year’s grants included Hosparus, Dorman Preschool, AWAKE Ministries, Arriba Ninos, CASA, Inc., Shelby County Community Children’s Choir, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, Learning for Life, Shelby Regional Arts Council, Habitat for Humanity and the Multi-purpose Community Action Center.

  • Humane society to operate animal shelter

    After nearly two years, efforts to restructure the operation of the county’s animal shelter has finally come to fruition.
    The Shelby County Fiscal Court voted unanimously at its meeting Tuesday night to turn the operation of the facility over to the Shelby County Humane Society.

  • Church news: Nov. 10, 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: Nov. 10, 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