Local News

  • Helping fulfill community needs

    Lorie Rusch has only lived in Shelby County for the past six years, but she has grown to love her adopted community so much that this Christmas season she wanted to do something for the less fortunate in the community.

    With so much need present, as in every community, Rusch, originally from Michigan, was uncertain as to how she would approach her project, until one day, she happened to be traveling down 7th Street and saw a long line of people waiting in line in the parking at the Serenity Center’s food bank to get their food parcels.  

  • Q and A with Santa and Mrs. Claus

    Many don’t know that Santa Claus has a special outpost right here in Shelby County. With the loading process getting underway at the North Pole, Santa and Mrs. Claus were able to pop away from preflight checklists with Rudolph, Donner and Blitzen to talk to The Sentinel-News about their favorite cookies, checking the naughty list – twice – and some of the other biggest mysteries about Ol’ Saint Nick.


  • Giving from the heart

    A local business has stepped up to help ensure that some of the most vulnerable members of the community have a merry Christmas.

    Josh Goodman and Byron Schrogham, owners of the newly established First Stop Carpentry and Concrete, celebrated their first year of business by helping others in need.

    The pair purchased gifts for one of Operation Care’s three women’s shelters located in Shelby County, said Jennifer Decker, executive director of Operation Care.

  • County to have study done on broadband issue


  • Car crashes through house

    Pauline Ingram got the shock of her life Wednesday afternoon when a car came crashing through her house, where she was sitting on the couch, recovering from open heart surgery.

    It happened so fast at her home on Mount Eden Road that, at first, she wasn’t even sure what happened.

  • Car smashes through house in Mount Eden

    The homeowner was not injured when a car slammed into her home in the 9600 block of Mount Eden Road Wednesday afternoon. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.

  • Food drive yields thousands of pounds of food

    Employees of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, Roll Forming and Operation Care, led by Executive Director Jennifer Decker (center) gathered at Roll Forming last week for a food drive. For the fifth year in a row, two local Shelbyville businesses, Jewish Hospital and Roll Forming Corporation, have sponsored a friendly competition for a food drive prior to the holiday season. Ray Leathers, president and CEO of Roll Forming, said the purpose of the food drive is to benefit local food banks operated by the Serenity Center and Operation Care.

  • Services follow the light

    A soft blanket of snow drifting down outside while the soft glow of candlelight casts a warm amber glow upon a scene of reverent beauty inside a church on Christmas Eve has engendered some of the most special holiday memories.

    And in Shelby County, as in most communities, the opportunity to build a memory to last is ever abundant, often with more than one candlelight service within the same church.

    Services are spread throughout the evening and from church to church with start times ranging between 5 and 11 p.m.

  • Spirit of giving

    Last week, an organization that provides funding for many Shelby County charities made an appeal to one of its biggest supporters to keep up the good work.

    Roberta Steutermann,Senior Regional Community Giving Manager for Metro United Way in Oldham, Shelby and Bullitt counties, spoke to Martinrea employees at the plant’s cafeteria where they were having their annual Christmas lunch.

  • Candy architects fill FAC

    A combination of holiday spirit and a sugar rush had the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park flush with Christmas cheer on Friday.

    The gingerbread house decorating party at the Waldridge Center was a smashing success, with more than 100 kids in attendance, along with parents or grandparents as well as a number of siblings, cousins or friends.