• Bookfest returns to benefit literacy

    The Sentinel-News will partner with the Friends of the Library as sponsor of the annual used book sale to benefit literacy in Shelby County.

    Bookfest will be Oct. 10-13 at Stratton Center in Shelbyville and will feature books, CDs, DVDs and other related materials donated to be sold to benefit the Shelby County Public Library and the newspaper’s Newspapers in Education program.

  • Arts bulletin board: Aug. 31, 2012

    ‘Honk Jr.’ tickets go on sale next Friday

    Tickets go on sale next Friday for Shelby County Community Theatre's Youth Series production ofHonk! Jr., music by George Stiles.

    The play is a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Ducklingand is directed by James Ray Morgan.

    Performances are Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 23 and 30 at 2:30. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students.

    For reservations, call 502-633-0242.


  • Arts bulletin board: Aug. 24, 2012

    4 Shelby students in state arts program

    Four students from Shelby County were among the 200 who this summer attended The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts at Transylvania University.

  • Key brings her horse artistry to Gallery

    The Gallery at Shelby Artists on Main has added a new featured artist.

    Kitty Key, a native of Louisville who has spent time in Dallas, is showing her inspirational works of horses, children, and nature at the gallery.

    Key is a longtime rider and a past director of the Kentucky Cutting Horse Association (KCHA). "Making The Cut," an acrylic painting depicting the cutting Quarter Horse in action, was one of only 30  pieces selected from 215 entries worldwide for the 1991 EquiFestival of Kentucky.

  • Arts Briefs: July 27, 2012

    ‘Concept Show’ at the Gallery

    Ever wonder how artists come up with the ideas for their artwork? Was it a photograph, inspirational music or a vision interpreted over and over again until it was physically drawn on paper or sculpted from clay?

  • Saddlebreds celebrated artistically in Shelby County

    The rolling hills of Shelby County lined with 4-board fences and dotted with majestic horses create scenes captured in photographs, paintings and the mind’s eye as quintessential as any in Kentucky. Capturing this beauty is an elusive challenge, a challenge addressed by amateur and artist alike.

  • Horse show celebration begins with jubilee

    The Shelbyville Horse Show is just around the corner, and that means coming down the street right at you is the Horse Show Jubilee, an array of events designed to provide fun and entertainment for everyone in the family, even if you don’t ride horses.

  • Arts Briefs: July 20, 2012

    Drama presentation at coffee house

    Drama workshop coach Libby Sears Blair will introduce her drama workshop team of players at 4 p.m. Saturday at Sixth and Main Coffeehouse, 547 Main St. in Shelbyville.

    These sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, the West Side Players, will use their new skills to present classic American poetry and prose.

    For more information, call 647-7751 for more information.


    ‘Honk! Jr.’ auditions

  • Arts Briefs: July 6, 2012

    Shelby native Sheehy lands 2 roles at outdoor theater

    Shelbyville native Michael Sheehy, a student at the University of Kentucky, and is  spending the summer working at the Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre in Snow Camp, N.C., a professional outdoor drama that produces two historical shows, a children’s show and a Broadway musical.

    Sheehy will be playing Hannibal Quave in Pathway to Freedomand George in The Sword of Peace.

  • Renovation gives new life to Shelby County Community Theatre

    After about 20 years with the same look in its lobby and public spaces, the Shelby County Community Theatre has undergone a donation-supported, 3-month renovation that theater leaders say they hope has created an experience to remember.

    Jamie Swindler, regional account manager for the Kentucky Housing Corporation and a member of the theater’s board, said the decorations in the theater hadn’t been renovated for a long time and became outdated.