• You can tell it’s January by the throngs of people heading to the gym to work off the holiday pounds.

    The thing is, how long will it last?

    Jerimiah Heath, director at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park, said in general, people start to lose their enthusiasm by the end of February.

  • He was only 2 years old, but Joe Sullivan said he could remember getting out of bed in the middle of the night to go to the window and watch a storm cross the plains around his home in Iowa.
    He wasn’t acting out of fear.
    “I was a weather junkie,” he said.
    “I used to chase storms on my bike when I was a kid, and when I got to be a teenager, I chased them on a Moped.
    “I was fearless. I would just drive right into storms.”

  • If you’ve had a urinary tract infection, you’ve probably heard all about the home remedy: cranberry juice.

    For years, it was nothing but an “old wives’ tale” without any scientific proof.

    Now, cranberry juice is widely accepted to fight the bacteria that causes UTIs…but the mechanism of exactly how it works is still not known.

    A study from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute is finally shedding some light on the secrets of Cranberry juice’s bacteria fighting power.

  • Many people come into marriage with the illusion that they have found permanent and mutually unconditional love. Underneath that illusion are the fears that their love may someday run out, that their spouse may change into someone they can't naturally love or that their spouse may require them to change or else they’ll leave.

    These things do happen now and then.

  • Annunciation

    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

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


    Bethel A.M.E.

  • The Sentinel-News for three years now has at year’s end honored five Shelby Countians we think made significant impact on the community during the year. Each person named to what we now call Shelby County’s Fabulous 5 has in his or her own way left an indelible legacy that will define our community going forward and inspire those who follow. Their impacts cross the spectrum of society and, we believe, represent some of our most significant and important accomplishments.


    Matt Bullock/Highway Engineer

  • Joseph Martin, a junior at Shelby County High School, came up with the idea of doing a blog for local charities as a leadership project for a Governor’s Scholars program.

    “It will be a comprehensive blog where charities can list what their needs are and their mission statements,” said Starla Martin, Joseph’s mother.

    Martin said the idea came from a mission trip to Hazard he had made several years ago, and now he has launched aid4shelby.blogspot.com.

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  • Sam and Joyce Medley may not be Mr. and Mrs. Claus, but they are the closest things to them this side of the North Pole.

    The Medleys, who live in Finchville, love Christmas so much that walking into their home around Christmastime is like walking into Santa’s toy shop or stepping into a magical land, where one first encounters a miniature village decked out for the holidays, with wreaths on every tiny door and candles glowing in its windows, nestled into a snow bank of fluffy white cotton.

  • Shelbyville resident and author Byron Crawford says he considers himself a good listener.

    He says he learned the art of listening while at his mother’s knee, in the tobacco barns, at the feedlots and fishing ponds of Lincoln County. He says he loved to listen to his parents’ friends tell stories.

    “I had great upbringing, and storytelling was a part of it,” Crawford says. “Some of the best storytellers I have ever met were the men and women I grew up listening to.

  • Jerry Seinfeld plays a one-night show at the Louisville Palace Theater this spring. Rosemary Clooney has graced the stage at this historic theater, as has B.B. King.

    This week, four Shelby County elementary school students will join the ranks of the famous when they perform in The Nutcracker in a Nutshell on that same stage.

  • You may not have noticed unless you knew the man, but on Election Day a Shelby Countian won office in a landslide victory, and most of you didn’t even have the opportunity to vote for him.

    Jerry T. Miller, a native of the Clark Station community near Simpsonville and a graduate of Shelby County High School, stormed to a berth on the Metro Council in Louisville, taking almost 75 percent of the vote as the Republican candidate to replace Hal Heiner in eastern Jefferson County.

  •  Marine Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Ron Van Stockum, who writes a column titled for The Sentinel-News, will debut this weekend a new book that is a collection of his columns about Squire Boone and Nicholas Meriwether.

  •   Bonnie Roberts works part-time as a teller at Commonwealth Bank, but at this time of the year, she is a full-time elf.

    Roberts, along with other board members of the service unit of the Shelby County Salvation Army, is dedicated to making sure the disadvantaged children in Shelby County are taken care of for Christmas.

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  • Trims & Whims


    When: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

    Where: Wright Elementary, on Rocket Lane in Shelbyville

    What: 80-plus vendors of crafts, art and food

  • A voting machine mix-up and a broken vote counter led to an interesting Election Day in the Shelby County Clerk's Office, but all-in-all Sue Carole Perry said she couldn't complain.

    "It's a much less stressful day when you're running unopposed," she joked. "Really, though, it wasn't too bad."

    The results were posted by about 9 p.m., and Shelby was not the last county in the voting district to post results, that honor falling to Bullitt County for the third consecutive election.

  • Shortly before Bob Matthews died last month, I sat down with him several times in the Crestview Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, where he was living, and talked with him about his life in the Navy.

    This column reflects those conversations and other interviews with members of his family. I also added my own research.

    I had hoped that Bob would have had an opportunity to read it himself, but such was unfortunately not the case.