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Today's News

  • From sheep to shawl

    For Sandra Topy, the joy of knitting is found in using wool from the goats and sheep raised on her farm to create colorful sweaters, scarves and hats.

    Topy, who has been knitting her entire life, said that when she and her husband, Jon, moved to Shelby County in 1994, she made the decision to raise animals that would produce the wool for her yarn.

    She said that from sheep to shawl the process is a joy.

    "I just have to be connected to nature," she said. "There is great joy in seeing the whole process through."

  • Rocket football run ends at Boone County

    A game full of miscues, missteps and unfortunate penalties cost the Rockets a football regional championship Friday in a 45-35 loss at Boone County.

    Like a persistent fly, the bad luck couldn't be swatted away.

  • Four arrested in home invasion

    Four black males were in custody Tuesday following a home invasion gone awry.

    Shelbyville police major Danny Goodwin said four black males armed with a handgun and wearing all black and red clothing kicked in a door to an apartment in the 100 block of Baker Drive Monday night.

    One of the males, a juvenile, brandished the handgun and fired it inside the apartment, Goodwin said, before the four males stole an X-box 360 and fled the residence.

  • Rockets run ends 45-35 at Boone County

    The Shelby County Rockets run through the Class 6A playoffs ended with a 45-35 loss at Boone County Friday.

  • Shannon will be grand marshal of Christmas parade

    Businessman Bill Shannon will be the grand marshal of this year's Christmas parade through downtown Shelbyville.

    "He's an icon in the community, runs a family-owned business and was a major part of getting the county's EMS service started," said Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd.

    The parade down Main Street gets going at 10 a.m. Dec. 1. Cowherd said floats can start assembling at the fairgrounds at 7:30 a.m. and must be in place by 8:30 for judging. Awards will be presented before the parade gets under way.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    Nov. 22 -- Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, #118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Nov. 26 -- An ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway (Bluegrass Industrial Park, I-64 and Hurstbourne Lane) in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.

    Public can attend

  • 1957: Devils rated eighth in Commonwealth

    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

    10 years ago, 1997

  • Berry named county employee of year

    Brandon "Waldo" Berry was named Shelby County Employee of the Year at fiscal court's annual employee service awards banquet Friday night at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

    "His dedication to his job epitomizes his relationship with the development and progress of his career," said Magistrate Hubert Pollett when he announced the winner. "Not only is Berry respected among his peers at work, but also in his home community of Bagdad."

  • Downtown businesses 'hopping'

    Sixteen downtown Shelbyville businesses are sponsoring the Holly Hop Shop Hop through Dec. 1.

    The first 100 entrants will receive a free Christmas ornament valued at $7.95 when they turn in the entry booklet. The grand prize is $1,000. Participants can visit all of the participating businesses, find a hidden holly sprig ornament and register to win by turning in the Holly Hop Shop Hop booklet.

  • City defers contract after lawsuit concerns

    Shelbyville City Council will defer awarding a more than $73,000 business contract, pending an informal investigation into the certification of a local business.

    Council members split 3-3 last week over the decision to award Arbor View Homes, LLC a contract to install a metal awning at the Weissinger Hills Golf Course clubhouse, after councilman Shane Suttor called for greater scrutiny of the company's owner, Jim Dobson.

    Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance Co. recently filed suit against