Today's News

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Dec. 31, 2010



    Thomas G. Conder, 48, of 535 Birchwood Circle in Shelbyville was arrested Nov. 13 at Highland Manor on bench warrants for a loud muffler, failure to register a motor vehicle, not wearing a seat belt and failure to produce an insurance card, no registration receipt, no registration plates and DUI, second offense.

  • Arrest made in recent rash of metal theft

    A Shelbyville man has been arrested in connection with the crime spree involving metal thefts from vacant houses, police say.

    Jerry R. Ford, 40, of 612 10th St. is lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center under a $5,000 bond charged with third-degree burglary.

  • Ticketing for texting starts on Saturday


    Starting Saturday, Kentucky drivers will have to keep their eyes on the road and off their cellular phones.

  • Curstinger: First woman of fiscal court steps down

    Betty Curtsinger laughed as she recalled an incident in the mid-1990s that made her start thinking about running for magistrate.

    “I attended a meeting where they [magistrates] were talking about revising the county’s code of ethics, and I brought up the subject of nepotism,” she recalled. “I held my notes up in the air, and I said to Judge [Bobby] Stratton, ‘I want to know what your opinion is on giving jobs to family members.’”

  • 2011 Shelby County Young Leaders

    Shane Allen
    Shelby County HS
    Shawn & Neshia Allen
    School/Community Involvement: Ninth Grade Class President, Tenth Grade Class Treasurer, Shelby Singers, Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp., Teenage Republicans, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Chamber Singers, Church Teen Leader, Shelby Co. Public Library, Fathers Love and Head Start Volunteer
    Hobbies/Interests: journalism, broadcasting, music, basketball, drama, reading


  • January schools calendar


    Jan. 3 - Encourage your child to do his best in school as he returns back to school for the second semester.

    Jan. 10 - To have a successful joint Project Graduation, both high schools need more volunteers from Junior and Senior parents as well as Seniors from SCHS and Collins for committee work. This meeting will be 6:30 p.m. at Shelbyville City Hall, 315 Washington Street. Contact Mary Hayes Smith to get involved - 502-487-8205.

  • It’s official: Cranberries help cure urinary tract infections

    If you’ve had a urinary tract infection, you’ve probably heard all about the home remedy: cranberry juice.

    For years, it was nothing but an “old wives’ tale” without any scientific proof.

    Now, cranberry juice is widely accepted to fight the bacteria that causes UTIs…but the mechanism of exactly how it works is still not known.

    A study from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute is finally shedding some light on the secrets of Cranberry juice’s bacteria fighting power.

  • Renewing your marriage contract

    Many people come into marriage with the illusion that they have found permanent and mutually unconditional love. Underneath that illusion are the fears that their love may someday run out, that their spouse may change into someone they can't naturally love or that their spouse may require them to change or else they’ll leave.

    These things do happen now and then.

  • Church calendar: January 7, 2011


    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

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


    Bethel A.M.E.

  • Looking Back Dec. 31, 2010

    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.