Today's News

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Simpsonville’s hotel plans approved

    Development plans are chugging along for a hotel in Simpsonville.

    In an interview last week, Hampton Inn representative Jennifer Hughes confirmed that hotel chain is looking to build a hotel with 80 rooms with an anticipated opening date in 2019.

  • Jubilee ready to roll

    As Shelby County prepares to roll out the 28th Annual Shelbyville Horse Show, Shelby Main Street Executive Director Eilene Collins said they are busy putting the final touches on Jubilee, an event that is sure to put everyone the Saddlebred showing spirit.

  • Adult Ed launches Skills U

    Shelby County Adult Education announced last week a new brand and logo for their free instructional programming.

  • Shipley earns community service nomination

    Former Shelby County football player and current Murray State University athlete Zach Shipley was honored on July 10, being announced as a nominee for the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for his community service efforts.

    “I think it was pretty awesome, I was unaware I was even being considered at first,” Shipley said. “The [sports information] person at Murray said he put me out for the award, and he knew a little about it, and then my mom sent me an article saying I had won.”

  • Shelby queen competes in Miss United States

    The sun shined bright on Kentucky earlier this month as all six of the Bluegrass State’s competitors finished in the top 10 of the Miss United States Pageant in Orlando.

    And taking second runner up in the Little Miss Division was Shelbyville’s Tayan Stansfield.

    “It was a really, really fun week. It was really exciting,” her mother Tristen Stansfield said, noting they didn’t send her into the competition with high expectations because they knew she would face some of the top girls from across the country.

  • SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - Board reviews transportation report

    On Thursday, members of the Shelby County Board of Education were treated to what they called a shining example of what can be accomplished through leadership, collaboration, social responsibility and project-based learning.

    Student Alivia Louden, a rising sixth grader at East Middle School, presented to the board her public service announcement aimed at raising awareness of the importance of obeying school bus stops.

    Louden’s presentation accompanied a transportation report from Michael Clark, the district’s director of student services.

  • Kentuckians for the Commonwealth to hold tax reform forum in Shelby

    Shelby County’s chapter of the group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth is following the lead of other chapters around the state in holding a community forum on a potential upcoming tax reform measure.

    “What we hope to accomplish is just to educate people on what actually is going to happen if there is a special session and the legislature does vote for tax reform,” said Leslie McBride, president.

  • Fiscal court gives approval for water pipeline

    A project that was years in the making to add an alternate water supply for the county received the approval of the Shelby County Fiscal Court in its regular meeting Tuesday.

  • Creque named to award watch list

    After a very successful 2016 season that saw him seize the starting job for one of the best football teams in the country, former Collins kicker Blanton Creque has been named to the Lou Groza award watch list for the 2017 season.

    The award, named after the former Ohio State University placekicker, is given to the nation’s top athlete at the position following the conclusion of the college football season.

  • Looking backward: July 14, 2017

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at jblair@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 jblair@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.

    10 years ago, 2007