Local News

  • Red Ribbon Week spotlights drug free youth

    This is Red Ribbon Week, a time set aside to promote drug free youth, and Shelby County organizations are encouraging the public for support.

    Businesses can provide red ribbons to employees and customers to take a drug free pledge, or participants can take the pledge by visiting redribbon.org and said said Saylor Aylmer, director of Shelby Prevention, an agency that works to keep youth drug and alcohol free.

    “You can even share it on social media,” he added.

  • Candidates explore issues at forum

    Candidates running for office offered a variety of ideas and opinions on local issues at a forum Monday night at the Stratton Center before a crowd of about 75 people.

    The annual SCOPE/The Sentinel-News forum invited all candidates running for the Simpsonville City Commission, Shelbyville City Council and for the 58th District House seat, in the general election in November to the event.

  • Pathway to progress

    Shelbyville City Hall will be the scene of a public meeting Thursday night to explore options for a bicycle and pedestrian master plan for Shelby County.

  • Playing it safe

    Last week, the playground at Clear Creek Park served as a training ground to train those who keep playgrounds safe, said Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Pickens.

    “We held a three day Playground Safety Course called Certified Playground Safety Inspector, or CPSI for short, which is provided the National Park and Recreation Association,” he said. “It is a nationally recognized safety course and is the only accredited training course in the country.

  • District implements Standards Based Grading

    Report cards went out to parents across the district last week but the newly implemented grading scale has left some with more questions than answers.

    School district officials urge, however, that while the new Standards Based Grading system may take some time to adjust to, it is meant to give parents a deeper understanding of their child’s progress.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to introduce board reps


  • Hallo-week

    With the anticipation of costumes, parties, tricks and treats building in their hearts, kids across the nation are counting down the days until Halloween on Monday.  But kids – and kids at heart – in Shelby County don’t have to wait another five days for the fun to start.  Some Halloween related activities and events have already kicked off the holiday in the region and many are offered tonight and throughout the week leading up to the grand finale of Trick-or-Treating across the county on October 31.



  • The Sentinel-News to host candidate forum Monday

    Candidates will gather Monday night at the Stratton Center to answer questions about their platforms.

    All candidates running for office in the general election in November have been invited by The Sentinel-News, the entity hosting the forum.

    Candidates will include those running for contested seats in city and county offices, Simpsonville and school board, as well as state offices and judicial seats.

    The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be open to the public.

  • Men with a mission



    For the past half-century, Bobby Hudson and Marshall Long have worked side by side to expand the industrial climate in Shelby County.

    They have been together so long they may be losing their separate identities, what with having birthdays only one day apart, on Saturday and Sunday, joked Hudson.

    “Mine is on the [October] twenty-second; his is the twenty-third,” he said.

    Both will be 80 years old this weekend, although Marshall said he isn’t owning up to that.

  • Shelby Industries closes

    After 34 years in operation, Shelby Industries announced their closure Tuesday afternoon.

    Founded in 1982, the company engineered, manufactured and marketed couplers, trailer jacks and mechanical winches and offered contract manufacturing to companies in the Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

    The company said in a release that they made the decision to close because they were no longer able to compete with foreign markets.