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Today's Features

  • Celebrations in Shelby County this long weekend recapped how Martin Luther King Jr. led the country during a difficult time of progress. But those same celebrations served as a prompt to those in attendance that King's work is far from finished.

    "Ultimately his message was one of change in America," said DeVone Holt, who spoke at the first Whitney M. Young Job Corps Educational event and basketball tournament. "He wanted to change how white America looked at black America and how black America looked at white America.

  • Celebrations in Shelby County this long weekend recapped how Martin Luther King Jr. led the country during a difficult time of progress. But those same celebrations served as a prompt to those in attendance that King's work is far from finished.

    "Ultimately his message was one of change in America," said DeVone Holt, who spoke at the first Whitney M. Young Job Corps Educational event and basketball tournament. "He wanted to change how white America looked at black America and how black America looked at white America.

  • Recently I have read favorable reviews of a current movie production War Horse, directed by Stephen Spielberg. It has been described as an inspirational movie about World War I and the role played by horses. In my early years this war was just called the “World War” or the “Great War.” A sequel was not anticipated, because it was “The War to End all Wars!’

  • Shelby Prevention has joined the ranks of organizations feeling the bite of the economic crunch.

    Board members met Friday for the first in a series of several sustainability workshops designed to find ways to make the organization self-sustaining in the event that funding becomes unavailable in the future, which is a distinct possibility, Director Elizabeth Pulliam said.

    At the workshop, held at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, Pulliam told several board members who had gathered that the 5-year Drug-Free Communities grant is coming to an end soon.

  • I consider a family or friend relationship to be healthy if it is mutually kind, respectful and honest. Giving uninvited criticism or advice is not respectful.

    More and more people are telling me they don't have any of these healthy relationships for exploring uncomfortable ideas. Think with me here about whether this is true in your life, and if so, why, and what you can do about it.

  • It may not have been Mega Millions, but someone n the Simpsonville area has picked up a million dollars from the Kentucky Lottery.

    An unidentified person picked the five numbers of the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, and even though that person missed the Megaball, the $1 Megaplier pushed the $250,000 prize to $1 million.

    The winning numbers were 4-10-16-38-48 and the Megaball was 34. The Mega Millions game has drawings on Tuesday and Friday.

  • If you tune in the Miss America pageant Saturday night and think you see some familiar faces when the camera pans the audience, don’t bother rubbing your eyes.

    In the crowd of thousands in Las Vegas will be hundreds of Miss Kentucky’s closest friends – and more than 40 of that group will be from Shelby County.

    That’s because Ann-Blair Thornton, 21, a student at Western Kentucky, is wearing the banner of the bluegrass this week, and she’s the granddaughter of Bill and Ann Borders, longtime residents of Shelbyville.

  • Jenny L. King, administrative assistant to Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, has been named Shelby County Employee of the Year for 2011.

    Magistrate Michael Riggs presented a plaque to King in recognition of the honor at the county’s Christmas dinner in December.

    King became a county employee in 2005, when she was hired as secretary for the county building inspector.

    After only three months, she moved up to her current position in Rothenburger’s office.

  • Joel League, founding minister at Living Waters Church in Clay Village, has a book he wrote in 2011 about his travels in Israel and that country’s relationship to the U.S. The book, called Deliverance from Another Place, is based on the Biblical principles about how Israel was created and should be viewed. League answered some questions from Sentinel-News reporter Spencer Jenkins

     

    The Sentinel-News: What prompted you to write this book?

  • Shelby children’s choir

    has 1st practice Saturday

    The new Shelby County Community Children's Choir, or simply “SC3,” will test its collective vocal cords for the first time Saturday morning.

    Choir organizer and director James Ray Morgan scheduled the choir’s first rehearsal – for children in grades three through seven – for 10-11:30 at First Christian Church in Shelbyville. There will be a parents meeting at 11:30 a.m.