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Today's News

  • Hepatitis rates on the rise

    Health officials are encouraging people to get tested for Hepatitis C, as more people in Kentucky are infected with the virus than any other state in the nation.

    “Kentucky is no stranger to the Hepatitis C virus,” said Holly Husband in a press release.

    Husband, marketing manager for KentuckyOne Health, added that more than 38,000 Kentuckians are currently infected with Hepatitis C, according to estimates from the Kentucky Department for Public Health.   

  • Church news: July 28, 2017

    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

    Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Wednesday night services begin with a meal at 6 p.m., followed by children and youth activities at 6:30 p.m. and adult Bible study at 6:45 p.m.

     

  • Heavy-duty commitment

    A local company is making waves in the economic development sector across the state with a new apprenticeship program.

    Edwards Moving & Rigging, Inc. in Shelbyville has announced the creation of a new Transportation Apprenticeship Program that will work in conjunction with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet and the new effort could turn out to be a pilot program.

  • A new role in an old school

     As we edge closer to the final days of summer break, students are preparing to step out of the routine-free summer days and slink back into the nights of homework followed by early bedtime schedules.

    For some the dreaded routine is natural, but for others, the transition will take some time to adjust, and not just for the preschool or new kindergarteners.

  • Breakfast of champions

     As a light morning mist settled on the blades of grass across Undulata Farm early Thursday morning, a line of guests dressed in their best ascended upon the beautiful barn eager to kick-off the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee in preparation of next week’s Shelbyville Horse Show.

    As a few Saddlebreds peeked over their stable walls, they were treated to the unusual sight of black tablecloths, vibrant red rose-filled trophy centerpieces and a crowd of mingling guests dining on a catered breakfast.

  • Looking backward: July 28, 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

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 7: The Battle for Guam (1944), continued

    Fonte Ridge

    On July 22, the day following our landing, the 1st Battalion, of which I was Executive Officer (second-in command), was taken out of reserve and placed on the front line on Fonte Ridge, between the other two battalions of the 21st Marines.

  • King sentencing postponed

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a former longtime finance officer for Shelby County Fiscal Court who pleaded guilty in April to embezzling more than $23,000, has had her sentencing hearing moved to Aug. 7.

    King was to have appeared in Shelby Circuit Court July 17 for sentencing, but that event was postponed because she enrolled in a treatment program for substance abuse, said her attorney, Mark Dean.

  • Produce-ing a helping hand

    Lucas, 9, Ruby Ann, 2, Mac, 5 and Elly, 7, Courtney, the children of Mary and Shane Courtney, raced around a vegetable stand on Vigo Road in Bagdad Monday like a group of rodeo clowns wrangling a bull back into its pen.

    The kids were serving customers at their produce stand put together to support two of their friends diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.

    "We've actually done better than I thought we would," said Lucas, as he bagged some vegetables for a customer, adding that they have raised $1,000 so far.

  • Produce-ing a helping hand

    Lucas, 9, Ruby Ann, 2, Mac, 5 and Elly, 7, Courtney, the children of Mary and Shane Courtney, raced around a vegetable stand on Vigo Road in Bagdad Monday like a group of rodeo clowns wrangling a bull back into its pen.

    The kids were serving customers at their produce stand put together to support two of their friends diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.

    "We've actually done better than I thought we would," said Lucas, as he bagged some vegetables for a customer, adding that they have raised $1,000 so far.