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Today's News

  • Rebirth and rebuilding

    Spring is the season for rebirth, and that has certainly been the case for a Shelby County family this year after a dark and dismissal bout with death and destruction through fire a year ago.

    Kathy and Santiago Mejia have almost got their numbers back up to normal after losing 55 of their 75 dairy goats in a horrendous fire in May 2014. Smiling affectionately down at the newborn goat in her arms, Kathy Mejia couldn’t help glancing over to the empty spot where the livestock barn had stood, a shadow passing over her face.

  • High schools to honor senior achievements

     While seniors at Shelby County and Collins high schools are focused on Saturday’s walk toward a new chapter in their lives, there is one more celebration of their success before finishing their high school careers.

    Both schools will honor seniors at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with Senior Awards nights, commemorating students that have reached landmarks, earned scholarships and excelled inside and outside of the classrooms at both schools.

  • Rocket men

     It’s not everyday that a rocket launch occurs in Shelby County, but on Friday three rocket launches happened at Painted Rock Elementary.

    Two students along with the help of their classmates set off small rockets as part of what they’ve been working on all year with their Academic Science Team.

  • Sentinel-News gets new publisher

    The Sentinel-News has a new publisher at the helm with the addition of Scott Moore, who started Tuesday.

    Moore, who has 18 years of newspaper experience, replaces former publisher Kerry Johnson, who left last month after eight years at The Sentinel-News to move back to Florida as a part owner of a newspaper.

    Moore comes to The Sentinel-News from The Kentucky Standard, located in Bardstown, where he was advertising director for the past four years.

  • Wrapping the year

    It’s not unusual for the halls of Collins High School to be filled with new and fresh ideas.

    But on Friday, thirteen Collins students got to share those ideas and their practical applications with their Capstone innovations – a project through the school’s Project Lead the Way engineering program.

    Ideas ranged from a new phone app to help direct shoppers in stores to hardhats that would alert wears to potential hazards.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board will hear 2nd budget review

    With more information in hand, the Shelby County Board of Education will hear the district’s tentative budget Thursday at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the district’s office.

    The meeting is just part of a busy night across the school district as both high schools will also celebrate their senior awards nights.

    The tentative budget was originally scheduled for discussion and approval at the May 14 meeting, but due to the timing of some of the numbers, the projections were not ready in time.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – An historic recognition

    Sherry Jelsma with the Historic District Commission recognized Ben and Melinda Hardin at the Shelbyville City Council for their efforts in enhancing downtown Shelbyville.

    In 2011 the couple purchased buildings in the five hundred block of Main Street in downtown Shelbyville and have since been rehabilitating those spaces, working to combine their vision while maintaining the historical integrity.

  • Coming full circle at SCHS

     Although SCHS Principal Eddie Oakley is retiring at the end of the school year, there will still be a familiar face patrolling the school’s halls when students return in August.

    On Monday, Margo Whisman was announced as the new principal for Shelby County High School. Whisman has been a vice-principal at the school for five years, but that’s not where her familiarity starts.

  • Spirited family business is taking shape

    Dirt is moving, corn is growing, and lifelong plans are finally coming into fruition for Bruce Nethery, as he and his wife Joyce are building their family distillery from the ground up, literally.

    Plans are underway for the 128-acre Gordon Lane property that will soon include a distillery, a livestock barn, five barrel aging barns, a rental barn, a gazebo and land with crops and livestock.

    Development of the property will come in multiple phases.

  • Recanvass called for in GOP race for Governor’s nomination

     After months of cutthroat campaigning and debating for the GOP nomination for the November Governor election, it was Matt Bevinthat came out on top after Tuesday’s primary’s with a slim win by less than 100 votes.

    However, victory could be cut short for Bevin. The Secretary of State’s office announced Wednesday that Bevin’s opponent James Comer, who came in second with a furious rally of votes from Western Kentucky, officially requested a recanvass, which will be conducted on May 28 at 9 a.m.