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  • Annunciation
    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

  • A North Oldham High School student who tuned her musical skills in Shelby County earned a golden ticket to Hollywood by producers of American Idol.
    "It's my dream. I just really want it," 16-year-old Brandy Neelly said in her Idol post-audition interview, which is posted on YouTube.
    Neelly and her family were jumping for joy when they learned that she would move on in the competition.
    "What a moment," Neelly’s mother, Cheryl Case, said. "It was as much fun as it looks."

  • Last year nearly 1,500 Shelby County children were treated at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, the only medical facility in the state that specializes in treating children.
    Because of how that hospital benefits the community, a Shelby County charity has started an effort to raise funds for the hospital that has saved the lives of thousands of local children.
    The Tres Chic Executive Committee is hoping to raise $10,000 on Saturday at its second annual event at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.  

  • "We just sing and have a good time," Frances Fonza said.

    But you get the feeling there is much more to it than that.

    Throughout a practice Monday with the Shelby County Treble choir, an invitation and tryout group at Shelby County High School, Fonza is focused on the music.

    "I'm going to stop you eight thousand times, so be ready,” she said. “We're going to get this right."

  • He may be a former Army sergeant and commercial truck driver who enjoys reading history and epic fantasy, but when David Frankel decided to write a book, he penned a romance novel.
    But that makes some sense when you realize that Frankel, a resident of Shelbyville, is the romantic sort: After meeting his now-wife in an online dating site, their first date resulted in a proposal of marriage.
    That turned out OK. He is celebrating his fifth year of marriage with Jackie Peterson, formerly of Eminence.

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    Officials at three local non-profit organizations in Shelby County are excited about some additional funding they received recently from Metro United Way.

    The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Operation Care’s Mercy Medical Clinic and Centro Latino received $41,000 among them.

  • If you think you have to stop eating junk food to lose a ton of weight – this is going to shock you.
    Here is why:  According to a CNN article, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, lost 27 pounds in 10 weeks on his “Twinkie Diet.”
    What’s the “Twinkie Diet?”  For 10 weeks, Mark ate a Twinkie every 3 hours instead of meals.

  • In columns about my 30 years service in the regular U. S. Marine Corps, I have occasionally mentioned a unique and memorable individual, one not lost in the crowd of his associates, but separate and apart, known in the service as a “character.”
    The first of this breed that I met in the corps was Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller

  • Nathaniel G. Higgs, a retired director of the Southern Union Public Affairs and Religious Liberty association, will be at the Seventh-day Adventist Church Saturday during the 11 a.m. worship hour.

    His sermon, titled "God Bless America," will kick of the church's annual Religious Liberty campaign, which runs through February.

  • Annunciation

    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

     

    Bagdad Baptist

  • Paul Erway said he was inspired by his trip to Japan last fall, in more ways than one, and he hopes to use that experience to have a similar impact on others in the future.
    Erway, a resident of Shelbyville, competed in the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon – the 30th anniversary of the event – in Oita, Japan, on Nov. 14.
    “The people were so nice over there, everything was so clean,” Erway said, before quipping. “Plus I was as tall as everybody else.
    “But my time in the marathon was terrible.”

  • Annunciation
    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

    Bagdad Baptist
    The church offers Angel Food. You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

  • You can tell it’s January by the throngs of people heading to the gym to work off the holiday pounds.

    The thing is, how long will it last?

    Jerimiah Heath, director at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park, said in general, people start to lose their enthusiasm by the end of February.

  • He was only 2 years old, but Joe Sullivan said he could remember getting out of bed in the middle of the night to go to the window and watch a storm cross the plains around his home in Iowa.
    He wasn’t acting out of fear.
    “I was a weather junkie,” he said.
    “I used to chase storms on my bike when I was a kid, and when I got to be a teenager, I chased them on a Moped.
    “I was fearless. I would just drive right into storms.”

  • If you’ve had a urinary tract infection, you’ve probably heard all about the home remedy: cranberry juice.

    For years, it was nothing but an “old wives’ tale” without any scientific proof.

    Now, cranberry juice is widely accepted to fight the bacteria that causes UTIs…but the mechanism of exactly how it works is still not known.

    A study from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute is finally shedding some light on the secrets of Cranberry juice’s bacteria fighting power.

  • Many people come into marriage with the illusion that they have found permanent and mutually unconditional love. Underneath that illusion are the fears that their love may someday run out, that their spouse may change into someone they can't naturally love or that their spouse may require them to change or else they’ll leave.

    These things do happen now and then.

  • Annunciation

    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

     

    Bagdad Baptist

    The church offers Angel Food. You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

     

    Bethel A.M.E.

  • The Sentinel-News for three years now has at year’s end honored five Shelby Countians we think made significant impact on the community during the year. Each person named to what we now call Shelby County’s Fabulous 5 has in his or her own way left an indelible legacy that will define our community going forward and inspire those who follow. Their impacts cross the spectrum of society and, we believe, represent some of our most significant and important accomplishments.

     

    Matt Bullock/Highway Engineer

  • Joseph Martin, a junior at Shelby County High School, came up with the idea of doing a blog for local charities as a leadership project for a Governor’s Scholars program.

    “It will be a comprehensive blog where charities can list what their needs are and their mission statements,” said Starla Martin, Joseph’s mother.

    Martin said the idea came from a mission trip to Hazard he had made several years ago, and now he has launched aid4shelby.blogspot.com.

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