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Today's News

  • WICHE: Desert blooms in Kentuckiana?

    We have a beautiful prickly pear cactus in bloom right now that is flaunting yellow and orange blooms like a peacock does feathers. It is tucked in a garden on the south side of the house so it thrives. In fact this cactus is native to Kentucky even if most people only associate it with the desert Southwest.

    When it comes to prickly plants most of us automatically think of cacti in the desert; there are others with a more subtle prick to consider for the mixed border. Look into adding some texture with Acanthus, Echinops and Eryngium.

  • Ag Report: June 1, 2012

    Thomas named state’s most

    influential agriculture figure

    An informal poll of more than 100 individuals from across the state by Keeton Communications has determined that Roger Thomas of Smith’s Grove is the state’s most influential person in agriculture.

    Those surveyed ranged from farmers to leaders of commodity groups, and for the past four weeks plus, the Ag Report has counted down the top 10.

  • Business Briefcase: June 1, 2012

    Goodwin earns scholarship

    to attend chamber conference

     

    Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shelley Goodwin is one of 13 people from around the state to receive a scholarship to attend the upcoming annual American Chamber of Commerce Executives Convention. 

  • Church news: June 1, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

    Annunciation
    Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

  • Rewards from reading

  • Scout Troop 137 finishes project

  • Movin’ on up

  • Welker graduates from Lee University

    Daniel Benjamin Welker has graduated magna cum laude from Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and minors in Asian studies, Spanish and religion. He will travel to Xinzheng, China, in August, where he has been awarded a 1-year scholarship to Sias International University to continue his study of Mandarin. He is the son of Vance and Trina Welker and a 2007 graduate of Cornerstone Christian Academy.

  • Looking Back: June 1, 2012

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Commencements commence Saturday

    Although Saturday will be filled with graduation parties, gifts and cards, there won’t be any graduation ceremonies that day.

    Because Shelby County Public Schools still has one more day of school left on Monday, this weekend will be commencement ceremony weekend instead of graduation weekend. Diplomas will have to wait until after Monday.

    However, the schools are still abuzz with activity, commencement practices are filling afternoons Thursday and today, and hotels are booked.