Today's News

  • Bowling may not make it in the county next year

    Earlier this week the Kentucky High School Athletic Association approved bowling as a championship sport for the 2011-12, but you may not find teams at Shelby County and Collins next year.

    That’s because there doesn’t appear to be the excitement, or more importantly, the facilities (at least at this point) for either school to have a team.

  • SCHS softball team wins 2nd game

    The Shelby County softball team won its second game of the season Wednesday, beating host Eminence, 7-1.

    The Rockets also lost a district game, falling to Spencer County, 10-1.

    Against Eminence, junior pitcher Danielle DeSilvey gave up just two hits, while striking out 11, and helped her own cause by going 3-for-4 at the plate with one RBI to lead the Rockets (2-7, 1-1) to a 30th District victory over the Warriors (4-1, 0-1). 

  • The (sweet)heart of the SCHS tennis team

    After matches it’s not uncommon for Shelby County girls’ tennis coach Marc Johnson to receive an earful from opponents about senior Micah Broughton, but in a very good way.

    “I always get a lot of compliments from other players and coaches about her,” Johnson said. “She’s just a sweetheart of a girl. She has outstanding sportsmanship, and she plays with her heart.”

    And Broughton, who along with fellow senior Patty Dempsey, is the heart of an otherwise inexperienced Rockets’ team has played well this season.

  • There was no doubting Thomas as Titans finally win a close one

    TAYLORSVILLE – For the last few weeks, the Collins softball team has been the close-but-no-cigar Titans.

    After winning its first three games of the season Collins lost its next five games, including three by one run.

    Wednesday evening the Titans were involved in another nail-biter, but this time when the smoke – or dust in this case – settled, it was visiting Collins that edged 30th District rival Spencer County, 1-0, in eight innings.

  • SCHS boys roll; Collins girls 2nd

    You could call it a punishment.

    You could call it a fashion statement.

    But whatever you call the short shorts sported by the Shelby County boys’ 800-meter relay team, they were definitely quite a sight – and one of the highlights – Tuesday night at Collins' first all-comers track & field meet.

    That relay team was one of seven events winners for the Rockets, who finished with 151 points despite not participating in the final event (the 1,600 relay)

  • Datebook: April 15, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
    The Shelbyville Municipal Water Board meeting is 6:30 p.m. every third Monday, at the office, 1059 Washington St. in Shelbyville. Phone 633-2840 to be on the agenda.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.

  • Easter services: April 15, 2011

    Annunciation Church

  • Church news: April 15, 2011


    A fish fry is 4:30-7:30 p.m. today. All proceeds will go to scholarships and the building fund. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.


    Bagdad Baptist

    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

  • Looking Back: April 15, 2011

    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.


  • Touched Twice touches down for 2nd clinic here

    For the second year in a row, a free clinic being offered by a national ministry is coming to Shelbyville.

    On Saturday, Touched Twice Ministries will conduct a clinic at First Baptist Church on Midland Trail and will offer everything from vision care to blood-pressure screening to skin care advice.

    Last year’s clinic, also held at First Baptist, included 500 local and area volunteers from 78 churches, mostly local, of all denominations throughout Kentucky who served 485 people and 203 families, and organizers expect more on Saturday.