Today's News

  • Angel tree program in jeopardy

    The Angel Tree program, a project run by the Salvation Army to provide Christmas gifts for children in need, may not come about this year, said officials with the organization.

  • Election outlook

    With Election Day less than two weeks away, the polls indicate the races for numerous seats are going to come down to the wire.

    Shelby County Democratic Party Chair Fielding Ballard said he believes the elections on the local level will be close.

    “I think the political wind is blowing in a little different direction than it has in the past, but I think it’s going to be a fairly tighter race between the parties,” he said. “That’s what I’m seeing right now.”

  • Hallo-week

    With the anticipation of costumes, parties, tricks and treats building in their hearts, kids across the nation are counting down the days until Halloween on Monday.  But kids – and kids at heart – in Shelby County don’t have to wait another five days for the fun to start.  Some Halloween related activities and events have already kicked off the holiday in the region and many are offered tonight and throughout the week leading up to the grand finale of Trick-or-Treating across the county on October 31.

  • City council candidates explore issues

    More than half the candidates running for Shelbyville City Council turned out at the candidate’s forum Monday night at the Stratton Center to give the public a glimpse into their views on community issues.

    Six of the ten candidates were present at the forum hosted by The Sentinel-News and SCOPE (Shelby County Organized for Preservation and Enhancement): Donna Eaton, Troy Ethington, Marcy Mudd, Frank Page, Shane Suttor and Mike Zoeller – Bob Andriot, Scott Harper, Jon Swindler and Chris Spaulding did not attend.

  • Candidates for state rep discuss education, road projects

    Both candidates for the 58th District House seat being vacated by the retiring Brad Montell attended the SCOPE/Sentinel-News forum Monday and traded comments about important topics in their platforms.

    Democrat Cyndi Powell Skellie, a Shelby County history teacher, put a focus on her expertise in matters connected with education, while Republican Rob Rothenburger, who is Shelby County’s judge-executive, emphasized his experience in a myriad of areas, including emergency services, as well as fiscal management and administration.

  • Simpsonville issues focus on growth, development

    Although only two of the six candidates in the race for Simpsonville City Commission showed up at the SCOPE/Sentinel-News forum, they covered a lot of ground with their responses to issues in the community.

    Incumbents Michael Hess and Kellan Garland spoke on growth, infrastructure needs, city projects and more.

  • Rising up from the ashes

    A devastating fire that broke out more than three years ago on Main Street left a gaping hole in the historic structural outline of downtown Shelbyville.  But the ShelbyKY Tourism Commission & Visitors Bureau looks to bring life back to that vacant lot once again.

    Executive Director Katie Fussenegger announced that they purchased the land on Main Street earlier this month with the aim of bringing movies, concerts and other events to the area, as well as providing convenient downtown parking.

  • Teal Pumpkins make the season more inclusive

    From pumpkin pie to caramel apples, tasty treats are the heart of fall celebrations for many.  But for nearly six million children in America, Halloween sweets can make their season grim.

    “With one in thirteen kids in the US affected by food allergies and forty percent already having experienced reactions, this campaign is important because it keeps these kids safe and included,” said Nancy Gregory with Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) of the Teal Pumpkin Project.

  • District implements Standards Based Grading

    Report cards went out to parents across the district last week but the newly implemented grading scale has left some with more questions than answers.

    School district officials urge, however, that while the new Standards Based Grading system may take some time to adjust to, it is meant to give parents a deeper understanding of their child’s progress.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to introduce board reps