Today's News

  • Wolverines too much for Rockets

    While fans of both Shelby County and Western Hills may have turned out in droves to watch a basketball game, the contest was more reminiscent of a track meet.

    The Rockets (5-15) were content early to push the pace of the game as fast as it would go and press on defense, forcing the Wolverines (7-14) to commit mistakes for the first eight minutes of play.

  • A fiber breakdown

    When Shelbyville entered into the county’s first fiber/telecommunications franchise agreement last week, they opened the door to the future of wireless communication.

    “It’s certainly a good thing for the community going forward,” City Administrator Fred Rogerssaid. “It’s the wave of the future.”

  • Women’s march starts the message for Shelby resident

    With signs of the presidential inauguration still littering the streets, women and men from across the nation descended on Washington D.C. Saturday, not to celebrate Donald Trump’s presidency, but to send a message that the nation needs to continue to support women and minority’s rights.

    In that crowd was Alix Schmidt, a Shelbyville resident who attended with several friends.

  • Looking backward: Jan. 27, 2017

    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.


    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.



  • Golden alert cancelled for missing man

    A Golden Alert has been cancelled for George Blackwell, 77, of Shelby County.

    Blackwell, who has dementia, had been last seen at 5 p.m. traveling south on Taylorsville Road in a white pickup truck.

    Officials at Shelby County Dispatch said Blackwell has been located in Indiana, and is fine; he had just gotten lost, they say and that someone is on the way to go get him.

  • Sentinel-News takes 3rd in KPA General Excellence


    The Shelbyville Sentinel-News was recognized in the newspaper industry over the weekend with 9 first place awards at the Kentucky Press Association’s annual conference in Louisville.

    The paper won five first place awards for editorial work and four more in advertising, and the editorial staff was recognized with a third place finish in General Excellence for multi-weekly newspapers.

  • MY WORD: Celebrate your school board members and their hard work

    Our community is fortunate. We have a public school system filled with incredibly engaged students in grades pre-K through 12 and a team of professional teachers and administrators who strive daily to provide an excellent education to benefit this community for generations to come.

    A vital component of the progress of our district – and thus our community – is the leadership provided by the men and women who make up the Shelby County Board of Education.

  • MY WORD: 5 Counties Friends of NRA attend workshop

    Members of the 5 Counties Friends of NRA recently attended the annual Kentucky Friends of NRA Workshop, and Fund Committee Meeting. Chair Tony Wheatley and Treasurer Larry Mott represented the local Friends of NRA committee.

    At the workshop, the state Friends of NRA recognized many committees for their huge success in 2016. First, they were awarded the Friends of NRA’s “Kentucky Breakout Award” which recognizes those committees that have broken out of their usual efforts by reaching an extraordinary result.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Remove the politics from our local election

    The Shelbyville City Council decided last week to draft an ordinance for review on making the council race a non-partisan affair.

    Having long wondered what Republican and Democrats have to do with our small town politics, we could not be more pleased and more behind this effort.

    And once information was shared comparing other municipalities, especially those similar to Shelbyville, it seems the move is a no-brainer.

  • VAN STOCKUM: My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 25:Ferrying British Spitfires into the Mediterranean

    April 6, 1942

    Yesterday afternoon and evening I was the guest of Captain Bell, R. M. [Royal Marines] on the Duke of York, most recently- commissioned British battleship. I made a complete tour of the ship and noticed that she is not a clean ship, but a happy one. I had previously met Bell in Norfolk and it seemed very strange to meet him again, here, 3,000 miles away.