Today's News

  • Shelby man charged in murder turns himself in

    A Shelbyville man who had been on the run since Saturday on murder charges has turned himself in, said police.

    Kentucky State Police have been searching for Eugene Wade Jr., 28, of Shelbyville, along with Devante Hall, 24, of Dayton, Ohio, in connection with the shooting deaths of two people, Brandy Davidson, 25, and Devin Payton, 33, whose bodies were discovered Saturday.

    Kentucky State Police spokesman Scott Ferrell said Wade turned himself in at Post 6 in Dry Ridge at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

  • Ben Allen Thomas: April 23, 1920 – June 6, 2016: A man with a heart for friends, family and community

    Shelby County has lost a treasured friend with the passing of Ben Allen Thomas on Monday.

    Thomas, 96, died peacefully at his home on Cropper Road, a place that meant a lot to him because of his deep roots in Shelby County.

    Thomas, who still lived in a house he had built on his family farm, was a fourth-generation farmer, devoted to helping other farmers with co-ops in tobacco and dairy, and was deeply involved in the management of the family farm, Chenoweth Farm, with four dairies, tobacco, cattle, sheep and other crops.

  • Rand Paul stops in Shelby

    With his eyes now set on his re-election to the U.S. Senate, Rand Paul held a town hall event in Shelby County Wednesday as part of a series of campaign stops across Kentucky throughout the week.

    Paul said the leading topic in the town hall discussions has been how to make Kentucky and the nation more prosperous.

    “To me that message is pretty simple, let’s leave more money in Kentucky,” he said, adding that there’s too much wasteful spending in Washington.

  • Jubilee breakfast well attended

    The annual Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee Breakfast went off without a hitch Thursday morning in spite of a rainy start to the day.

    The rain did not dampen the spirits of the crowd of more than 200 people as they filed into the huge barn at Undulata Farm for the breakfast at 7:30 a.m., while host Edward “Hoppy” Bennett stood by watching and sipping coffee.

    “This rain had me worried, but everything is turning out okay,” he said.

  • Candidates dish at forum

    A candidate’s forum Tuesday night sponsored by Shelby County Farm Bureau gave both candidates for state representative the chance to air their views and expound on their platforms.

    The event, held at the Stratton Center, drew a crowd of about 60 people, said Kentucky Farm Bureau Agency Manager Pat Hargadon.

    “We were quite pleased with the turnout,” he said, adding that both Rob Rothenburger and Cyndi Powell-Skellie were in attendance.

  • “There is no way to actually replace her,” Scott Moore, publisher

    After today, there will be a big void at The Sentinel-News with the retirement of a longtime employee that everyone considers as dear as a member of their own family.

    Publisher Scott Moore paused when speaking about Sharon Warner, an employee of 44 years, whose title of senior production specialist doesn’t begin to encompass all that she does at the newspaper.

    “We’ll find somebody to fill that role, but there is no way to actually replace her,” he said. “She’s a tremendous employee.”

  • Post 37 keeps to its winning ways

    After trailing for six-and-a-half innings of play, Shelbyville Post 37’s offense woke up in a big way, scoring six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, and paving the way for another tournament victory.

    The game didn’t start off going Shelby’s way, however, as Post 37 fell behind Lyon County Post 68 early.

    Following two innings of offensive stalemate between the two teams, Lyon drew first blood with an RBI single in the top of the third inning.

  • Shelby reaches District 2 final

    Shelby County’s 7-8 year old All-Stars smashed its way through the Kentucky District 2 Tournament before falling to Nelson County in the championship game.

    “This was a heartbreaking loss,” head coach Nathan Poole said. “We made a couple of mistakes defensively that hurt us that inning, but you have to give credit Nelson County for getting the hits they needed to win.”

    The team locked up the number one seed after going 5-0 in pool play, and outscoring its opponents by a combined 97-27 run total.

  • Looking back: July 29, 2016

    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.

  • Church news: July 29, 2016