Today's Features

  • 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.


  • Public meetings
    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • An unofficial landmark left Shelbyville on Thursday when the old caboose on U.S. 60 just east of the city was carted off.

    The caboose was purchased nearly a year ago by Scott Nash, a retired teacher in Louisville, who hired Adkins Export Packing and Machinery Movers to cart the caboose to his home in Fern Creek.

  • What would it be like to be homeless, to have no place to sleep except for a cardboard box?

    That’s what an unusual fundraiser for a local men’s shelter is all about, to let people experience that for themselves first hand, said Lee Bean, founder and operator of The Open Door of Hope.

    Bean has been gathering empty appliance boxes donated from local businesses and will use them next month at a fundraising event he will hold in the parking lot of the Shelby County Public Library on Sept. 16.

  • Author/poet Norman

    at library on Thursday

    Author Gurney Norman, 2009-2010 Kentucky Poet Laureate, will be the featured guest at a presentation 6-7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library.

    Norman was instrumental in the founding of the Appalachian Poetry Project and the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. His first novel, Divine Right’s Trip,was published in the margins of the Last Whole Earth Catalog, which sold 2 million copies worldwide.

  • 2D


    1st: Rebecca Baker, Clear Creek Elementary; 2nd: Walker Hendren, Clear Creek Elementary; 3rd: Laura Carmack, Eminence Independent


    1st: Lexie Nation, Painted Stone Elementary; 2nd: Baylee Dean, Clear Creek Elementary; 3rd: Gabby Savage, Wright Elementary


    1st: Caleigh McKee, Eminence Independent; 2nd: Shelby Clayton, Eminence Independent; 3rd: Brianna Moore, Eminence Independent


  • Lister and Vick King of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley King, to Christopher Williams, son of Jim Williams of Shelbyville and Joan Watson of Louisville.

    King is a Shelby County High School graduate and attended LCC in Lexington and JCC in Louisville. She works as a medical assistant at First Choice Ankle and Foot Care.

    Williams attended the University of Louisville, received his associate of arts degree from the University of Phoenix and graduated from Eastern in Louisville. He works as a specialist at Lowe’s in Louisville.

  • Four generations of the McCray family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (from left) Karla McCray Riddle, grandmother; John Truell McCray, great grandfather, holding Parker James Wiley; and Kayla Riddle Wiley, mother.

  • Four generations of the Riddle/Ford family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (seated from left) Bea Ford, great-great grandmother; Sue Ford Riddle, great grandmother, holding Parker James Wiley; (back row) James Allen Riddle Jr., grandfather; and Kayla Riddle Wiley, mother.