Today's News

  • Shelby snaps 2-game skid with win

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team is elated to have its junior point guard back from injury, and it showed in the team’s 56-46 win over Fleming County Wednesday.

    After missing the previous three games with a concussion, Zephy Gray returned to lead the team in scoring with 18, including 16 in the second half.

  • Celebrate safely

    On Saturday, as we bid farewell to 2016 and welcome the New Year, we’ll congregate with friends around bottles of bubbly and sing praises of anticipation for all 2017 may bring.

    But unless you want to sing Auld Lang Syne from your hospital bed or jail cell, it’s important to bear in mind some safe practices for New Year’s Eve celebrations.

    One unique issue first responders deal with each Dec. 31: amateur drinkers

  • Looking back on 2016

    It has been said, ‘Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.’  However, for many of us as we reflect on 2016, those feelings may be reversed.

  • Looking Backward: Dec. 30, 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.


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  • Lawmakers to explore variety of issues in January

    With 2017 just around the corner, when lawmakers gather in Frankfort next week for the new legislative session they will consider a variety of topics from pension issues to education reform to economic development.

    Newly elected 58th District State Representative Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville) said he foresees an emphasis on the latter.

  • My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 23: Difficulties of an aircraft carrier

    A Reminder: I have included only significant quotations from my journals and these appear in plain text. My current comments and explanations are in bold type between brackets.

    Create a nuisance by attempting escape

    January 22, 1942

    The item attached is rather amusing to me. I can see myself in a German prison camp with a guard to every hundred yards of barb wire fence, attempting to escape in order to create a nuisance.

    [Here I pasted an item apparently clipped from the Wasp’s Plan of the Day:

  • Rothenburger looks to Frankfort

    Shelby County’s longtime judge-executive is rolling up his sleeves and preparing to leave his venue of 14 years for his new position of state representative.

    Rob Rothenburger, who triumphed over Cyndi Powell Skellie in November to earn the 58th District House seat vacated by Brad Montell, has a background in emergency management, and is a former Shelbyville Fire Chief and current captain on the Bagdad Fire Department.

    Montell said he believes Rothenburger’s experience in those areas will serve him well in Frankfort.

  • New judge-executive appointed

    Dan Ison plans to have a happy New Year’s Day – that’s the date he will take office as the new Shelby County Judge-Executive.

    Gov. Matt Bevin made the announcement Friday that Dan Ison of Simpsonville has been appointed to replace outgoing Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger who resigned his post following his election to the State House of Representatives 58th District.

  • Swimmers rally around hurt teammate

    After a car accident just over a month ago left him with numerous head injuries, the Collins High School swim team has raised and donated $1,200 to Titan athlete Webb Bates to help with his recovery.

    Bates, a kicker with the school’s football team as well as a swimmer, booted five field goals and 17 extra points as a member of the Titans.

    Following his accident on Nov. 23, he has required multiple surgeries to recover from his injuries.

  • Megibben smashes Collins blocks record

    While we may live in a round-ball era of scoring hundreds of points and shooting impossibly deep from behind the arc, it’s refreshing to see players still pride themselves on being a defensive stopper.

    Collins sophomore forward Mary-Clare Megibben is just that, a defensive stopper.

    During Collins 55-33 drubbing of Ballard on Dec. 16, Megibben blocked her 27th shot of the season, shattering the team’s former record of 26, set by former Titan Aaliyah Wells in 2010.