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Today's News

  • Out of their element

    When you hear the words “summer reading”, thoughts turn quickly to a quiet library filled with kids’ noses in books.  But don’t be so quick to judge a book by its cover.

    The Shelby County Public Library is throwing the book at boring summer learning programs and teaching kids that education is entertaining.

  • Church news: July 10, 2015

    Allen Chapel

    Morning service is at 9:30 on Sunday. Rev. Robert Marshall is the pastor. Located on KY 55 in Finchville.

    Bagdad Baptist

  • Vacation Bible schools: July 10, 2015

    Bethesda Church of God

    “Under the Sea” Vacation Bible School will be from 5:45 to 8:15 Monday through Friday. Call 633-7500. Located at 2246 Taylorsville Road.

    Clay Street Baptist

  • On campus: July 10, 2015

    The University of Kentucky College of Medicine Class of 2015 assumed the title of “doctor” during the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16. The graduating class consisted of 113 students who will pursue 22 different specialties.

    Local students were:

  • On campus: July 10, 2015

    Rogers graduates from Baylor

    Baylor University conferred degrees on more than 2,300 graduates during spring commencement exercises in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus. Jenna Celeste Rogers, of Simpsonville, Bachelor of Arts, medical humanities, cum laude.

  • Looking back: July 10, 2015

    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.

  • Leading the way

     Walking into Southside Elementary School’s library in the middle of summer to the sound of kids running around, one might be surprised, but the kids have a much bigger purpose.

    The 10 kids running around are searching for markers to make posters to let people know that they’re collecting items for food drives and chemotherapy care baskets.

    As part of The Leader in Me, a countywide project, students in the Young Leaders organization are spending their summer learning how to become better leaders and to give back to their community.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Police department passes the test

     Simpsonville Police Department joined an elite group recently, becoming certified by the Kentucky Association of Police Chiefs as an accredited agency.

    The process, led by Sgt. Timothy Hurt, took months of work, according to Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis.

  • No one injured in Mount Eden fire

    An early-morning fire Tuesday destroyed a home in Mount Eden.

    Mount Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon said there were no injuries in the blaze, but the residents have been left homeless. He doesn’t have their names yet, he said, because no one was there when the fire started.

    “Nobody was at home at the time the call came in” at 5:35 a.m., he said. “It was reported by neighbors.”

    Herndon said the newer two-story home on the 1300 block of Martin Nethery Lane was completely destroyed and said a pet cat died in the blaze.

  • Good Samaritans rushed to woman's aid in I-64 crash

    A young mother was killed in a traffic accident on I-64 Thursday that sent her two daughters and their father to the hospital.

    The family of Katy East, 32, of Shelbyville, is still reeling from the loss, but glad to have Bella, 19 months, and Loryn, 7, out of the hospital.