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Today's News

  • Spencer outruns Shelby in district finale

    For the first three quarters of action, Tuesday night’s matchup between Shelby County boys’ basketball and Spencer County was tight. But by the time the fourth quarter rolled around, the Bears had found a way to break the Rockets’ press and hand Shelby the 72-57 loss.

    Spencer (17-7, 2-1 district) jumped out to a hot start from the field against SCHS (5-20, 0-5) and pulled out to 12-point lead over the Rockets.

  • Lots of questions remain for postseason

    With the regular season wrapping up and the 30th District Tournament rapidly approaching, both the boys’ and girls’ teams from Collins and Shelby County high schools will be looking to push through the opening rounds of district and advance to region play.

    In the realm of girls’ hoops, both teams have had up-and-down seasons, sometimes due to unfortunate scheduling.

    The Shelby team led by point guard Zephy Gray and center Amie Conley has been a success, as the Rockets have found their footing late in the season.

  • Painting the town

    Gogh Crazy, a new art studio in The Shoppes at Blue Gables, held its grand opening on Saturday and the response was overwhelming, co-owner and instructor Liz Ruff said.

    “We had a turnout that was so big, we couldn’t fit everyone in the door,” she said.

    And less than a week after opening, classes already are booking up.

  • Looking backward: Feb. 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 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.

     

     

  • VAN STOCKUM: My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 26: A hazardous mission: Spitfires in Relief of Malta

    April 22, 1942

    The Wasp’s second “campaign” is nearly over – the “Battle of the Mediterranean,” the first having been our “conquest” of Martinique. [An attempt at jest]

    The morning of 19th we passed through the Straits of Gibraltar on my mid watch. The lights of Tangier and Ceuta were illuminating the African shore, but the Gibraltar side was blacked out except for navigational lights.

  • Equality for all

    Too many thing of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People as a black and white organization, but that’s not the case. Instead, the NAACP operates in all spectrums, and an active chapter has had its voice heard in Shelby County for more than 60 years.

    Brenda Jackson, vice president of the Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP, said many people don’t comprehend the scope of the organization.

  • What the heart wants? Exercise, healthy eating

    With matters of the heart on your mind in February, it’s important to remember that love isn’t exactly all you need – especially when it comes to heart health. While you’re searching for cards adorned with hearts, take a minute to explore ways to ensure that the only fluttering your heart feels is when that special someone turns the corner.

  • Sheer Reflections

    As he gave a haircut and a shave to a customer, Robert Marshall talked about how the thriving African American business community on Henry Clay Street has all but disappeared since he opened his barbershop there in 1960.

    “We’re were just discussing that at the Martin Luther King service a few weeks ago, the way it was, compared to how it is now,” he said, expertly using a comb to shape the customer’s new do.

  • Inspiration to succeed

    If you're feeling like you've gotten into a rut, or you need motivation to work up the courage to pursue a dream you've been kicking around, a local man has written a book to help fill that bill.

    Alton Lee Webb's Go Outside, published last year, is not your ordinary self-motivation book.

    Well, it does fit into that category, but it's certainly not ordinary.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: New $137K gazebo coming to Wiche Park

    The Simpsonville City Commission voted Thursday to build a new, larger gazebo on U.S. 60 in Wiche Park to replace the current edition.

    Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock told commissioners that the cost to the city to construct the $137,634 gazebo would only be $86,634 as the ShelbyKY Tourism Commission, along with the Wiche family, have committed to supply the remaining funds.