http://www.sentinelnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board approves balanced Working Budget http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/shelby-county-school-board-%E2%80%93-board-approves-balanced-working-budget <p> The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday approved the 2016-17 Working Budget and Susan Barkley, director of finance for the district, said there were only a few significant changes from the Tentative Budget the board approved in May to the Working Budget presented Thursday.</p> <p> The first two changes she presented came as no surprise, as they had been discussed during an August meeting when the board voted on the tax rates, which they elected to maintain at 71.5 cents per $100, for the fifth consecutive year.</p> Shelby County family honored for adoption work http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/shelby-county-family-honored-adoption-work <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftpfosterfamily.jpg" alt="The Moulder family of Shelby County was recognized this past weekend at the Foster Care and Adoption Appreciation Dinner hosted by the Governor and the First Lady. From left is Glenna Bevin, Vikki Moulder, Tim Moulder, Alyssa Moulder, Haley Sams, Brittney Pelphrey, Lily Duncan, Sarah Murphy, Izzy Duncan and Governor Bevin." title="The Moulder family of Shelby County was recognized this past weekend at the Foster Care and Adoption Appreciation Dinner hosted by the Governor and the First Lady. From left is Glenna Bevin, Vikki Moulder, Tim Moulder, Alyssa Moulder, Haley Sams, Brittney Pelphrey, Lily Duncan, Sarah Murphy, Izzy Duncan and Governor Bevin." align="left" hspace="6" width="148" height="85" /><p> Governor Matt Bevin recently honored Tim and Vikki Moulder during the Foster Care and Adoption Appreciation Dinner on Sept. 17 at the Governor&rsquo;s Mansion in Frankfort.</p> <p> The family, there with five of their foster children, and one adopted child, received an award for outstanding service for their work for the Salt River Trail region, which encompasses Shelby County.</p> Final resting place in bustling location http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/final-resting-place-bustling-location <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftpcemetery_closeup.jpg" alt="Customers at the new McDonald&#039;s restaurant on Buckcreek Road will have a closeup view of Bull Cemetery while they eat." title="Customers at the new McDonald&#039;s restaurant on Buckcreek Road will have a closeup view of Bull Cemetery while they eat." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> When Elizabeth Bull died in 1859, her family probably considered the location of her burial to be peaceful and serene.</p> <p> But 157 years later, the location of the small family plot is situated on a tiny patch of land between the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass and a new McDonald&rsquo;s restaurant ready to open on Buckcreek Road.</p> <p> The 30-square-foot plot is still surrounded by a rock wall, which is in fairly good shape, except for some crumbling stones on one end.</p> 95-year old publishes first book http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/95-year-old-publishes-first-book <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftpauthor_harriettrose.jpg" alt="Harriett Abraham Rose has just written a book called Not Necessarily Kosher." title="Harriett Abraham Rose has just written a book called Not Necessarily Kosher." align="left" hspace="6" width="77" height="85" /><p> A new author at age 95, Harriett Abraham Rose shares stories of growing up in an extended Jewish family in Shelbyville and in Lexington, taking the reader through most of the previous century.</p> <p> The idea behind her title <em>Not Necessarily Kosher</em> quickly becomes obvious as her tales of her family and their unorthodox approach to both food and the major issues of the times unfold, encompassing horse and buggy days, the Great Depression, two world wars, the changing role of women, the Civil Rights movement and beyond.</p> Federspiel celebrates 25 years at library http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/federspiel-celebrates-25-years-library <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftpfederspiel_party.jpg" alt="Pam Federspiel, executive director of the Shelby County Library, had a reception Friday at the library to celebrate 25 years at the library." title="Pam Federspiel, executive director of the Shelby County Library, had a reception Friday at the library to celebrate 25 years at the library." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Pamela W. Federspiel, executive director of the Shelby County Public Library, celebrated her 25th anniversary at the library with a reception Friday.</p> Heartfelt award http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/heartfelt-award <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftpfiscalcourt_emsaward.jpg" alt="Shelby County EMS Director Jeff Ivers (left), EMS Captain Jerrett Barnes (second from right) and Magistrate Eddie Kingsolver (right) accept the 2016 Mission Lifeline EMS Recognition Award from Bud Cook with the American Heart Association (second from left)." title="Shelby County EMS Director Jeff Ivers (left), EMS Captain Jerrett Barnes (second from right) and Magistrate Eddie Kingsolver (right) accept the 2016 Mission Lifeline EMS Recognition Award from Bud Cook with the American Heart Association (second from left)." align="left" hspace="6" width="112" height="85" /><p> The Mission Lifeline Award recognizes the critical, life-saving role that emergency services personnel provide to patients, and this year, named Shelby County EMS as one of its very few gold award recipients.</p> Music to the ear http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/music-ear-0 <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ftpgalleryconcert_amandagrimm.jpg" alt="Amanda Grimm is a violinist who will be performing with Eric Genuis Sept. 30 at Wakefield Scearce." title="Amanda Grimm is a violinist who will be performing with Eric Genuis Sept. 30 at Wakefield Scearce." align="left" hspace="6" width="54" height="85" /><p> Wakefield Scearce Gallery is well known for classical elegance, and a chamber concert it is hosting next Friday is no exception.</p> <p> At 7:30 p.m. Eric Genuis, a classical pianist and composer from Simpsonville, will be accompanied by two world-renowned soloists and a vocalist in a performance in the Science Hill Courtyard.</p> <p> The event will also feature light refreshment, said Patti Wilson with the Gallery.</p> Nifco looks to expand http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/nifco-looks-expand <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/nifco1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Representatives with Nifco presented an amended development plan during Tuesday&rsquo;s Triple S Planning Commission meeting that called for a 26,000 square-foot addition to their existing 200,000 square-foot property on Hudson Boulevard.</p>