Today's News

  • Washington comes to Shelby

    From the large crowds that turned out to hear a politician speak on Friday, it's clear  that Shelby Countians care about issues dear to them.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) was met with enthusiasm and hundreds of residents at all three stops he made in Shelbyville, speaking about health-care reform, the economy and environmental issues.

  • A crowning achievement

    Those close to Lana Jo Barnett know just how much being crowned Homecoming queen means to her.

    Though few ever would realize it from looking at her standing on that field smiling, her victory represents something even deeper than heading up the queen's court - her victory over death and her long, arduous struggle back to the land of the living.

  • Budding photographers learn how to have a good frame of mind

    “Hold your camera still.”

    “Don't have the subject in the dead center.” “Don't take pictures with the light in front of you.”

    And above all, “Don't drink Mountain Dew [or you won't be able to hold the camera still – too much caffeine] before you take pictures.”

  • 'Ride on,' brother

    The roar of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the strains of rock music and a sea of leather jackets.

    Sound like a group of bikers getting together to go on a ride?

    Maybe a rally to show Harley-Davidson officials that Shelby County would be the best site for the potential relocation of its production plant?

    Well, sort of.

  • Looking Back: August 28, 2009

    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.

  • Multipurpose Community Action can't find families for its programs

    If you could use some help with your credit, foreclosure or even getting our home ready for winter, Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency has programs that may provide you with help – if you qualify.

    An influx of grant money, more than half a million dollars, has given MPCAA the ability to help more people in need throughout Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt counties.

    But there have been a dearth of applicants.

  • Waddy celebrates Labor Day

    Though a steady drizzle didn't dampen the spirits of those who turned out to celebrate Labor Day in Waddy, it did keep away some spectators.

    Ralph Garrett of Waddy Christian Church said that he was slightly disappointed because the proceeds from the Labor Day festivities go to benefit the church.

    "We are grateful for the people who came out, but we wish it had been a larger crowd," he said.

  • Byron Crawford named to Hall of Fame

    Former Courier-Journal columnist and Shelby County resident Byron Crawford was honored with selection into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

    “It’s not something I thought about much, but naturally I’m glad to be there,” Crawford said. “But I can think of a handful of people right off the top of my head who aren’t there but should be before I was.”

  • Many local farmers sell at markets in Louisville

    Although the local, sustainable food movement continues to grow in awareness, several Shelby County farmers find they must travel to Louisville for successful business.

    Farmers cite the higher demand for organic and naturally grown products and a subsequent higher profit as the main reasons for for selling outside of Shelby County.

    "It's a rural county, and a lot of people have their own gardens and grow their own food," said Larry Brandenburg of Harmony Fields Farm.

  • Leggett’s departure will end a long relationship with Simpsonville

    The stunning and imminent shutdown of Leggett & Platt in Simpsonville was met Thursday with surprise and anxiety among those who rely on the company’s products and employees for their own livelihoods.

    Once the largest employer in Shelby County, Leggett & Platt had been a growing enterprise in the heart of old Simpsonville since the 1960s, inheriting what had been an old Quonset-hut-styled building on Third Street (Todd’s Point Road) next to the railroad track from Middletown Manufacturing.