Today's News

  • Sentinel-News launches new Web site

    When you visit www.SentinelNews.com today, you’ll see a whole new Web site.
    The Sentinel-News has launched an update that adds more content, features and interactive opportunities.
    The site remains under construction, so you may have to avoid some debris and dust as you check it out.

  • Shelby’s retail businesses saw better times in 2010

    Two words describe the trends that took over for Shelby County's retail businesses in 2010 – expanding and local.

    Those two words also help describe the national outlook as the country continues to climb out of a deep recession.

    Sales continued to grow during the final six months of the year, and experts say that consumers are finally contributing to growth. Shoppers are feeling more secure in their jobs, and the decline of high unemployment rates will be the next to follow.

  • Prominent deaths in 2010

    When EMS pioneer Tommy Sampson passed away on Christmas Day, his death was just the latest in what has been a particularly harsh year for Shelby Countians.
    A former state leader and prominent lawyer, a beloved former basketball coach, a couple of Shelbyville’s longest serving business owners, an angel who helped women and children and a man who delivered the mail and kept the city’s history.
    These are just a few of the many prominent citizens who died in 2010.

  • Operation Care moves to Main Street

    Operation Care, the nonprofit agency that helps the needy, has a new home.

    After years of searching, the agency has purchased and is in the process of moving into the former Coach House facility on Main Street in Shelbyville.

    Lisa Napper, manager of Operation Care, says she expects the new facility to be open as soon as next week.
    “We moved our clothing here first,” she said. “We hope to be up and running in the next week or two.”

  • Sports Bulletin Board: Jan. 19, 2011

    Baseball camps

  • Cliff Swallows build nests of art

    The American Cliff Swallow nests in colonies, and each nest is an absolute work of art.
    Their nests are vase- or gourd-shaped constructions that typically contain 900 to 1,200 mud pellets.
    In Kentucky, these colonies can be found commonly on the bridges on U. S. 68 across Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake as well as in a large concrete box culvert on the road leading north from U.S. 68 to Lake Barkley State Park.
    They also nest on structures up and down the Ohio River, including in and around Louisville.

  • 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.’”