Today's News

  • 13-year-old All-stars get home field advantage

    Shelby County's 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-star team is a well-rounded squad that is hoping to improve on last year's district run.

    The team lost to Frankfort in the district, but they did advance to the state tournament as the host team.

    This year, the squad will get to play the district tournament at home.

    "I think that's an advantage for us," Coach J.R. Wiley said. "The guys are little more comfortable here, and they're used to the field."

    Wiley said the team's defense should be a strength.

  • Hatchell to be principal

    Anthony Hatchell, a Shelby County native and the principal at Mayfield High School, is the new principal at Martha Layne Collins High School.

    Hatchell, who was a football and baseball star who went on to to be the head coach at Henry County and Anderson County High Schools, will start his new job on Aug. 1.

    "I'm very excited about the opportunity," Hatchell told The Sentinel-News on Thursday morning.

    Hatchell has been the principal at Mayfield for four years. He said he would wrap up his duties there by the end of the month.

  • Squire Boone Chapter 1: An original Shelby Countian


    Squire Boone is well remembered for his establishment of the first settlement in Shelby County, known as “The Painted Stone Station.”

  • Oldest all-stars a combo effort

    With lower Babe Ruth League participation this season, Shelby County’s oldest all-star baseball squad is now a combination of 14-and 15-year-olds instead of two teams.

    “We didn’t really have enough 15-year-olds to make a team, but after a few practices I think we have the makings of a pretty good team,” Coach Dave Neison said. “The combination of the teams could be a detriment because of the 14s playing up, but they’re pretty well-prepared players.”

  • Squire Boone Chapter 2: The long hunts lead to Kentucky

    Shortly after his marriage in 1765, Squire Boone accompanied his older brother Daniel and several others on a trip to hunt and explore new lands in Florida, which had become a  British at the end  of the French and Indian War.

  • New home construction up big in May, still down for the year

    A national report indicates there was a sharp increase in housing construction in May of this year compared to April, and numbers from Triple S Planning & Zoning suggest that Shelby County is following that trend.

    The Commerce Department reported a 17 percent monthly increase for May on privately owned homes nationwide. The rate of 532,000 units was well above the 490,000 that were expected and significantly higher than April's record-low 454,000.

  • Old Shelby cabin gets new home

    A cabin likely built in the early 1800s near Simpsonville is on the move again.

    The old cabin has served as an admissions office at Kentucky Country Day School in eastern Jefferson County after it was removed from a farm in the Fields Lane area of Shelby County in 1988. It was donated to the school by Ken and June Martin, who owned about 105 acres of land that included the cabin.

    They donated it at the request of Joe Sorrell, who lived in western Shelby County at the time; he was a science teacher at Country Day.

  • Post 37 splits doubleheader with Paducah

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team split back-to-back doubleheaders against Bowling Green and Paducah.

    "We played four really good games," Coach Jim Wiley said. "Both of those teams are good, but we had a chance to win all four games."

    The boys played two against Bowling Green on Tuesday at the University of Louisville and took the first game, 3-2, before falling, 6-4, in the second game.

  • News briefs: July 8, 2009


    Simpsonville meeting

    There will be a special called meeting of the Simpsonville Site-based Decision-Making Council on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the school library for the purpose of receiving information about candidates from the superintendent and for discussion of interview questions and interview planning.


    Meet & Greet

  • Shelby County Fair 2009

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