Today's News

  • Farming for Christmas

    On Thanksgiving Day, Ron Stella will be camped out on the Christmas tree farm he operates with Vivek Sarin, waiting for the first customers of the season.

    Well, not exactly the first, as the very first tree cut from the Shelby Christmas Tree Farm was taken down on Monday and will grace the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort, said Sarin.

  • Shelby, Collins players tabbed for all-star game

    What have been solid seasons for both Shelby County and Collins high schools in football has culminated in the two schools sending a combined four players to the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star football game.

    For Shelby County, center Hayden Tedford, running back Brandon Davis, and kicker Josh Edwards were named to the Louisville-area team on Nov. 14.

    Tedford came into the season as the only returning starter on the offensive line from a year ago, and helped the Rockets pave the way offensively this season.

  • Petty named to all-area team

    Following a season in which she put together one solid performance after another, Collins High School cross country runner Madeline Petty has been named to the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Area 4 team.

    “I’m really proud of myself for getting back to that level from last year,” Petty said. “[Cross-country] is a big part of my life, so I’ve put in a lot of work for it.”

  • Ready to tip in the Bluegrass

    Now that the fall sports season has concluded, the colder months are here – and by extension, so are both Collins and Shelby County’s basketball seasons.

    During my time in college, I was one of two beat writers for the men’s basketball team, but the sports culture here in the state of Kentucky is a whole different animal than it was in the Peach State.

  • Looking Backward: Nov. 25, 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.


    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 sharonw@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.



  • John Hardin runs by Rockets, 52-31

    As good as the Shelby County High School football team was in the first half, John Hardin was even better in the latter half as the Bulldogs defeated the Rockets, 52-31.

    John Hardin rolled up 583 yards of total offense, including 395 rushing yards, to end Shelby’s season.

    The first quarter was a tightly contested battle that saw both teams punch and counterpunch one another in turns.

  • Collins, Shelby fare well in Autumn Classic opener

    Both Shelby County and Collins swim teams kicked off the season by hosting The Autumn Classic at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park on Saturday.

    On the boys’ side, Collins took second-place with 451 points, finishing 36 shy of first-place South Oldham.

    Titan swimmer Robert Sproul contributed 42 of those points with a pair of runner-up finishes in both the 50 and 100-yard freestyle races.

  • Rockets drill Bullitt Central in scrimmage

    The Shelby County High School boys’ basketball team unofficially kicked off the season with a 69-45 victory over Bullitt Central in a scrimmage at SCHS on Thursday night.

    SCHS started off slowly on offense, scoring just nine points in the first quarter, but picked up the scoring with at least 18 points in each of the final three quarters of play.

    Newly minted head coach Ken Cates was happy with the team’s effort during the exhibition game.

  • Waldridge temporarily steps down from his practice for position with Jewish

    Dr. Ron Waldridge II, a family physcian who has been in practice in Shelbyville for two decades, has been named interim CMO of Jewish Hospital in Louisville, said marketing director Holly Husband.

  • Jury duty scam rampant again

    Michele Wolfe can breathe a sigh of relief now that the ordeal is over.

    She had almost fallen prey to the widely circulating jury duty scam, which would have robbed her of $2,000.

    “This guy asked me to go to the bank and get my money and then he would meet me at the sheriff’s department,” she said. “I mean, he gave me court numbers, he gave me the court date, I mean he gave it to me all. I was like, ‘Wow, OK.’ Everything seemed up front, it seemed for real.”