Today's News

  • Shelby County Fair kicks off next week

    The parade of carnival rides and food trucks will soon descend upon our quiet town, bringing with it all the excitement and spectacle that embodies the Shelby County Fair.

    The smell of fried foods, the sounds of excited children playing games and the sight of colorful, bright carnival lights illuminating a night sky make the midway one of the most attractive features of the weeklong event.  But with pageants, animal shows, motorsports and numerous exhibits to view, there is so much more to see beyond the gates at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

  • Business dudes


    Turner Mayton and Eric Hammersmith are blazing a trail for young entrepreneurs in Shelby County as they have watched their business, The Print Dudes, grow exponentially since it was established last August.

    “We matched the sales from quarters three and four (the only quarters they operated in 2015) from last year in one-and-a-half months this year,” Mayton said.  “We grew three-hundred percent from quarter one of the year until now– quarter two.”

  • 4 to compete for Miss Shelby County Fair pre-teen pageant

    The Miss Shelby County Pre-Teen contest is Saturday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Theme wear will begin at 4:30 p.m. and formal wear at 6.

    A contestant must be 8 years old by June 30 and not have reached her 13th birthday by Oct. 31. Five finalists will be chosen, from which a winner and first runner-up will be chosen from the standpoint of beauty, poise and personality.

  • 7 to compete for Miss Shelby County Fair teen pageant

    Shelby County girls will compete Tuesday in the Miss Shelby County Fair Teen pageant. The winner will compete in the Miss Teen Kentucky County Fair pageant. The contestants are judged on beauty, poise and personality.

  • Church news: June 10, 2016

    Allen Chapel 

    Services will be at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Located on KY 55 in Finchville. Rev. Robert Marshall is the pastor.

    Bagdad Baptist

    Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.

  • Church news: Vacation Bible school

    Burks Branch Baptist

    VBS will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. from July 10 to 14. The theme will be Egypt: Joseph's Journey from Prison to Palace. Follow us on Facebook at Friends of Burk's Branch Baptist Church, Twitter @burks_branch. Located at 2023 Fox Run Road.

  • On campus: June 10, 2016

    Local students named to Cumberlands’ dean list
    In recognition of academic performance, the office of the vice president for academic affairs has announced the students named to the dean's list for the 2016 spring semester. To be eligible, students must attain a minimum cumulative scholastic standing of 3.50 and be in good standing. Students named to the dean's list are as follows:

  • 12 to compete for Miss Shelby County Fair

    12 Shelby County girls will compete Tuesday in the Miss Shelby County Fair pageant.

    A contestant must have reached her 16th birthday by Oct. 31 and shall not have reached her 22nd birthday by Oct. 31 of the year when the contest is held. Contestants will be judged from the standpoint of beauty, poise and personality.

  • Looking back: June 10, 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.

  • That’s the spirit

    Those watching the Jeptha Creed Distillery rise from the ground on Gordon Lane fronting Interstate 64 may feel like the construction is nearly complete.

    Well, Tuesday the small-batch distillery took a big step forward, adding the still to the family-owned facility.

    Joyce and Bruce Nethery plan to distill a variety of spirits at the location, primarily bourbon, along with vodka and corn whiskey, more commonly referred to as moonshine.