Today's News

  • Birthday bash

    The crowd was small, but enthusiasm was high Saturday when a handful of people turned out to celebrate the county’s 225th birthday.

    The event, held at the Stratton Center, hosted by the Shelby County Historical Society, consisted of a PowerPoint presentation by the Kentucky Historical Society.

    The program centered mostly around the history of Kentucky, sprinkled with a few details about Shelby’s history, said John Graham, vice president of the Shelby County Historical Society.

  • Rockets take 9th at state meet

    With perfect conditions on the first day of competition Friday, and some less-than-ideal weather on Saturday, Shelby County’s girls golf team gutted out a ninth-place finish at the KHSAA State Golf Tournament over the weekend.

    As a team the Rockets shot 693 over the two combined days, finishing behind overall winner Sacred Heart, which finished with a team score of 617.

  • Titans edge out Rockets

    In a very physical matchup between Shelby County and crosstown rival Collins, it was the Titans taking a 1-0 victory and advancing to the 30th District Championship game set for Thursday night at Anderson County High School.

    Collins hosted the tournament first rounds games Monday and Tuesday due to water issues on the Bearcats field. Anderson County is scheduled to host the championship game Thursday.

  • Shelby falls to Anderson County

    Solid defense and several saves by senior keeper Savannah Stovall were not enough to propel Shelby County past Anderson County on Monday night, as the Rockets took a tough 4-0 loss to close out its season in the first round of the 30th District Tournament at Collins High School. Collins hosted the first round games Monday and Tuesday due to water issues on Anderson County’s field. The Bearcats will host the championship game Thursday.

    As has been the case for the Rockets this season, Shelby could not generate enough momentum on offense to score against the Bearcats.

  • Shelby County outlasts North Oldham

    For the second time in the last three games, Shelby County owes its win in large part to its placekicker.

    With three seconds remaining in Friday’s contest against North Oldham and the score tied at 20, Christian Gayhart knocked down a 43-yard attempt, giving the Rockets a 23-20 victory and moving SCHS to 5-2 on the season.

  • Pet store coming to Shelbyville

    Officials at Village Plaza say they are excited about a new pet store that will move into the now vacant space formerly occupied by Hibbert Sports. 

    "It's a really cool store," said Jerry Karem, owner of Village Plaza, of Petsense, a chain retail outlet store found in outlet malls and rural markets across the country. 

    Karem said that Petsense specializes in pet supplies and pet services, but does not sell dogs or cats. 

  • Looking backward: Oct. 6, 2017

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at jblair@sentinelnews.com.

    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at jblair@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.


    10 years ago, 2007

  • Church news: Oct. 6, 2017

    All Saints Catholic

    Mass is at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Located at 410 Main St., Taylorsville.


    Allen Chapel United Methodist

    The Clothes Closet is open 6-8 p.m. Friday and 3-8 p.m. Saturday. Clothes are available at no cost. Services are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Located on KY 55 in Finchville. The Rev. Robert Raglin is the pastor.


    Bagdad Baptist

  • Collins defeats Shelby in straight sets

    The Collins volleyball team was all smiles on Tuesday night, as the Titans took down rival Shelby County in three sets and locked up the top seed in the 30th District in the process on Collins’ senior night.

    “I felt like we came out to go to work tonight,” Titans coach Cary Clark said. “We didn’t do anything spectacular, we just did our jobs. We played consistent, and our serve-receive was good.”

  • Rockets gearing up for state tournament

    With the Shelby County girls’ golf team gearing up to tee off for its opening round this afternoon, the team has been in preparation to put on another strong showing at the Bowling Green Country Club over the next two days.

    According to Rockets’ head coach Candice Iceman, the Rockets are focusing on good fundamentals and staying positive out on the course.