Local News

  • One killed in La Grange Road crash

    One man has been killed in a single-vehicle accident on the 2000 Block of La Grange Road.

    Shelby County Sheriff's Detective Maj. Jason Rice, who is heading up the reconstruction into the fatality, said the man was pronounced dead at the scene. He said the driver has not yet been identified, but he does not think the driver is from Shelby County.

    “I do not believe so; the truck itself is out of Illinois,” he said. “We don’t think that he’s local, but we haven’t been able to ID the person yet.”

  • Corpus Christi Music Fest is Saturday

    Organizers of a musical festival planned for Simpsonville Saturday say they expect the second annual event to draw twice as many people as it did last year.

    “We had about four hundred turn out last year; this year we hope to draw anywhere from eight hundred to a thousand,” said Tim Crawford.

  • Collins wins 8th Region baseball title

    There were no doubts for Will McDonald and the Collins High School baseball team as they beat South Oldham 2-0 Thursday to win the 8th Region baseball title.

    “Our coaches kept telling us we were the team to beat, that we could do this and we believed them,” McDonald said. “It’s great, just an awesome feeling to do this.”

    McDonald, a junior right hande,r threw a complete game gem for the Titans, limiting South Oldham to just hits while striking out six and walking just two.

  • Recanvass finds election results stand

    After months of primary campaigning, an election and an extra week for a recanvass and nothing changed.

    “What we saw today in the recanvass is that there was no substantial change in the vote totals that would alter the Republican nominee for governor or for commissioner of agriculture,” said Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

  • Saddlebred group looking to help horses in need

    A New York-based horse rescue organization has stepped in to help get new homes for some Simpsonville Saddlebreds after the owner of the horses died last winter.

    Jennifer Hegg, secretary of Team American Saddlebred, said that her group found out at the last minute that although some horses had been sold as part of the dispersal of the property of the late Cheryl Shropshire, there were about a dozen more animals that were awaiting the arrival of a very undesirable fate.


     Shelby starts at 1, Collins at 5:30



    On Saturday the class of 2015 will walk towards their bright new future. With two high schools in the County, planning to graduations has become a breeze, as the schools share the day and allow plenty of time for friends and family to attend both graduations.

  • A growing Harvest

    What do coffee, ice cream, and golf have in common?  In Shelbyville the answer is Harvest Coffee & Café.

    Owned by Ben and Melinda Hardin, the local coffee shop and caféat 524 Main Street is known for their natural and healthy food selections and charitable ideas like “Pay What You Can Day” and their Pay it Forward wall.

    But the innovative ideas never seem to stop for flowing the husband and wife team as this month they announced the addition of Comfy Cow ice cream and dining service at the Shelbyville Country Club.

  • Conder named new principal at Cropper

    As the school year comes to a close, it marks a new chapter in the lives of many students as they prepare to advance a grade level, begin a career or leave for college.

    But in Shelby County, as the district prepares for a new school year, big changes are being made in the administrative roles, as well.

    Just less than two weeks after the district announced that Margo Whisman will fill the role of Shelby County High School Principal for retiring Eddie Oakley, the district has made a second major change.

  • Sentinel-News gets new publisher

    The Sentinel-News has a new publisher at the helm with the addition of Scott Moore, who started Tuesday.

    Moore, who has 18 years of newspaper experience, replaces former publisher Kerry Johnson, who left last month after eight years at The Sentinel-News to move back to Florida as a part owner of a newspaper.

    Moore comes to The Sentinel-News from The Kentucky Standard, located in Bardstown, where he was advertising director for the past four years.

  • Rebirth and rebuilding

    Spring is the season for rebirth, and that has certainly been the case for a Shelby County family this year after a dark and dismissal bout with death and destruction through fire a year ago.

    Kathy and Santiago Mejia have almost got their numbers back up to normal after losing 55 of their 75 dairy goats in a horrendous fire in May 2014. Smiling affectionately down at the newborn goat in her arms, Kathy Mejia couldn’t help glancing over to the empty spot where the livestock barn had stood, a shadow passing over her face.