Today's News

  • Hibbett Sports closed

    A sporting goods store that has been serving Shelby for more than half a decade has closed its doors Sunday.

    Situated on the west end of Village Plaza, Hibbett Sports moved out of the store this week said James Pilson, the store’s district manager.

    He said the closing does not involve relocating the store, but is permanent.

    “We’re closing the store down completely,” he said. “Actually, our last day was Sunday. We’re packing everything up as we speak.”

  • Heading back to school

    With the first day just around the corner on Aug. 2, kids – and parents – are scurrying to stock up not only on school supplies, but clothing and other essential items.

    In some cases, what some might not consider essential, others do.

    “I want some new earphones,” said Melanie Newton. “And a Trapper Keeper.”

    “But you already have a Trapper Keeper,” her mother, Melissa Newton reminded her.

    “But I want a new one,” she said.

    Of course.

  • Sanderlin joins Collins as coach

    There is a new face at the helm for Collins High School’s track and cross country programs.

    George Sanderlin, a coach who most recently led North Atlanta High School in Georgia, is now managing the school’s running programs.

    Former Collins coach Sean Roberts moved on to Kentucky Country Day after the conclusion of the 2017 spring sports season.

    Sanderlin brings high hopes to the Titans’ teams for this year.

  • Post 37 picks up 2 wins

    Shelbyville Post 37 emphatically closed out its regular season Saturday, with a pair of blowout victories over the Louisville Vipers and Danville Mustangs.

    Shelby outscored its opponents during the two games by a combined 27-2, and has built up a head of steam moving into the American Legion State Tournament.

    “We’re playing pretty good going into the state tournament,” Post 37 coach Matt Buresh said. “We’ve done a solid job of hitting the ball over our last couple games.”

  • Looking backward: July 21, 2017

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at jblair@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 jblair@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.

    10 years ago, 2007

  • Post 37 defeats Oldham in midweek matchup

    Shelbyville Post 37 returned to its winning ways, taking advantage of poor pitch placement early by its opponent and riding that momentum to a 7-3 win over Oldham Post 39 at Bellarmine University on Wednesday night.

    Shelby jumped out ahead early, using a sharp eye at the plate to draw three walks in the fourth inning, taking a 2-0 lead.

    From there, Post 37 plated five additional runs over the sixth and eighth innings combined, putting the game out of reach, and earning the much-needed victory for Shelbyville.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Simpsonville’s hotel plans approved

    Development plans are chugging along for a hotel in Simpsonville.

    In an interview last week, Hampton Inn representative Jennifer Hughes confirmed that hotel chain is looking to build a hotel with 80 rooms with an anticipated opening date in 2019.

  • Jubilee ready to roll

    As Shelby County prepares to roll out the 28th Annual Shelbyville Horse Show, Shelby Main Street Executive Director Eilene Collins said they are busy putting the final touches on Jubilee, an event that is sure to put everyone the Saddlebred showing spirit.

  • Adult Ed launches Skills U

    Shelby County Adult Education announced last week a new brand and logo for their free instructional programming.

  • Shipley earns community service nomination

    Former Shelby County football player and current Murray State University athlete Zach Shipley was honored on July 10, being announced as a nominee for the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for his community service efforts.

    “I think it was pretty awesome, I was unaware I was even being considered at first,” Shipley said. “The [sports information] person at Murray said he put me out for the award, and he knew a little about it, and then my mom sent me an article saying I had won.”