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Today's News

  • We congratulate: The Prathers’ generous donation

    We love to compliment generosity. In a world too often littered with complaint and hate and costly fences around ugly air conditioners, it is, well, a breath of fresh air when someone takes a step for the greater good.

    With that in mind today we congratulate the giving spirit of Don and Greta Prather, who saw an opportunity to help the downtown Shelbyville city center project by purchasing and donating a ramshackle house on an adjacent property.

  • EARLIER: MY WORD: Clarifying the Catholic isssue

    The article The Sentinel-News published from Raymond Broussard (“The trouble with Catholics’ cause,” My Word, July 11) reflects a serious misunderstanding of both the teaching of the Catholic Church and the impact of the Department of Health and Human Services’ mandate.

  • MY WORD: The life she can remember

    Twenty years ago, Aug. 7, 2012, we said a final goodbye to our mother, Mrs. Jesse L. Puckett. That is the name she preferred. She was never Ella Puckett. For the last 12 years of her life, she really didn’t know who she was. I had written a column in 1989 to mark Mother’s Day.. a column I thought was fitting even today for all those other families dealing with Alzheimer’s.

    She is remembered by most for being prissy, smelling like Tabu, always wearing high heels, enjoying the latest fashions from Lawson’s and hunting for bargains at A&P.

  • Kindergarten is the first day of the rest of your life

    Dear Savannah:

    Wow, big day today. Little emotional around the house. Lots of lumps in throats, nervous smiles and anxious rushing around.

    You probably think the first day of kindergarten is all about you, but, well, it’s not. It’s all about everything.

    Because just like when your older brothers and sisters took this first small step on a seemingly endless walk along the path to education, it is overwhelming for those of us who love you and want that walk to be nothing but a dance through a rose garden.

  • Big finish for Shelbyville Horse Show

    Good food, hot horses and cool breezes and a sizable crowd all combined to make the last night of the Shelbyville Horse Show a big hit, officials say.

    “We still have to work the numbers, but I think we may have actually made some money this year,” said Jeff Hagerman, president of the Shelbyville Horse Show’s board of directors.

    Hagerman said the show averages from 12,000 to 15,000 people attending each year, and this year, that total is right around 15,000. The number of horses was also up, to 324.

  • Enrollment Aug. 8 for cancer study

    Shelbyville residents will have the opportunity today to enroll in a nationwide cancer study.

    Nine locations throughout the greater Louisville area have been set up for enrollment through Saturday. In Shelbyville, enrollment will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville on Hospital Drive off Midland Trail.

    The study, called the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), is being held by the American Cancer Society, in partnership with Jewish Cancer Care, as part of KentuckyOne Health and the YMCA of Greater Louisville.

  • Vote online Aug. 11 to help men’s shelter

    Want to help the Open Door of Hope men’s shelter win a vehicle?

    Lee Bean, executive director of the shelter, encourages the public to visit www.100carsforgood.comon Saturday to cast a vote for the shelter in a contest to win a vehicle to be used by the shelter.

    “We have been included in the top five hundred charitable organizations nationwide that get a chance to win a new car from Toyota, and we sure would appreciate it if everyone would vote for us on August 11,” he said.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Aug. 8, 2012

    Leo Quantez Spencer, 28, of 1945 Place Janue in Louisville and Tshombie Nkomo Brown, 36, of 422 Bullitt Road in Simpsonville were indicted on two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), complicity, and tampering with physical evidence.

    Ronald W. Baker Jr., 38, of 1035 High St. was indicted for second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (hydrocodone), subsequent offender and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Post 37 'came together' to take title

    Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 picked the perfect time to play its best baseball, capturing its sixth state championship – and third in eight years – this past weekend in Paducah.
    Shelbyville (19-11) ran roughshod over its competition, winning four consecutive games – all by three or more runs – on its way to the crown, capturing the title with a 5-2 triumph over host Paducah in the final at Brooks Stadium.

  • Collins opens OK, but SCHS building

    Monday’s Rocket Invitational was another building block for the Collins boys’ golf team and a starting block for the Shelby County squad.

    The Titans, playing in their third invitational in a week, finished in fourth place, and the host Rockets, with an all-new lineup, opened their season with a 16th-place finish.