Today's News

  • Church news: April 22, 2011

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


  • Easter services: April 22, 2011

    Annunciation Church
    Holy Week Sacrament of Penance is after morning-prayer Friday, or by appointment and Good Friday, before and after the liturgies. Good Friday will include morning prayer at 8 a.m.; Seven Last Words Meditation is 1 p.m.; Living Way of the Cross is 5 p.m. at 7th and Main streets; evening prayer is 7 p.m. Blessing of first foods is 9:30 a.m. during morning prayer on Holy Saturday. Easter Vigil Mass is 8:30 p.m. on Saturday; Easter Sunday Masses are 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
    Bagdad Baptist

  • Looking Back: April 22, 2011

    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.


  • News Briefs: April 22, 2011

    Optimist Oratorical Contest seeking competitors

    The Shelby County Optimist Club has rescheduled its Oratorical Contest because it is looking for more entrants who are interested in earning scholarship money for college.

    This is a 4-to-5- minute speech on the topic "If I were leader of the free world, the first issue I would address would be…"

  • Google recruit is not your typical freshman

    Getting to spend the summer in New York City would be a big draw for most college freshmen, but that won't even be the highlight for Adam Knecht.

    Knecht, a Shelby County High School graduate and freshman in the University of Louisville's Speed School, will head to New York to be an intern Corporate Operations Engineer for Google.

    "The shock hasn't quite worn off yet," he said. "They typically don't hire freshmen, and then at 18 to make through the interview process..."

  • Annexation of bowling alley property passes with protest

    The Shelbyville City Council met Tuesday for a brief special called meeting.

    The council's only agenda item was the annexation of the property on Midland Trail where the former Bluegrass Bowling Center formerly was located.

    Council members voted unanimously on both readings to annex the property, which had been requested so that a yet-to-be-identified new tenant could operate the bowling lanes and serve alcohol. County ordinances would not have allowed that.

  • EARLIER: Jockey Jon Court of Shelbyvlle ready for the Derby

    Jon Court has fielded questions from some of the biggest names in horse racing. He's been asked how he won and how he lost, but he's probably never taken questions like he did on Thursday.

    "Have you won a lot of trophies?"

    "How many races have you won?"

    "How tall is your horse?"

    "How much does your horse weigh?"

    "Have you ever fallen off your horse?"

    "What's your favorite kind of horse?"

  • Are your beneficiary names up to date?

    When was the last time you reviewed your beneficiary designations for life insurance policies and retirement accounts? Very likely, the answer is “never.” But you should review them periodically.

    Various life events can signal a need to review and possibly change your beneficiary designations. Consider whether any of the following events have occurred since you named your beneficiaries.

  • New business: After 5 Auto & Truck Repair

    Address: 122 Goodman Ave., Shelbyville


    Who we are:  Chris Cox has opened what he terms a friendly, owner-operated repair establishment with two certified technicians who have a combined 45 yeas of experience in the automotive repair business. The twist here is that the business will be open evenings and by appointment to serve the busy schedules of those who require repairs.


  • Ag Report: April 22, 2011

    Farmer’s Market opens

    its season this Saturday

    Shelby County producers will bring their wares to you starting Saturday at the Shelby County Farmers’ Market, which opens its annual season in the Coots Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    The market will be open 8 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine, every Saturday until Oct. 29.

    The opening days will feature such spring vegetable as asparagus, green onions, lettuce, herbs, spinach and other greens.