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Today's News

  • Collins dominates Central Hardin

    It didn’t take long for the Collins girls’ basketball team to take the lead over Central Hardin on Tuesday night, and the team kept that momentum up for a full 32 minutes.

    The Titans (18-11) jumped out to an 11-0 lead in just two minutes, and never looked back, stomping the Bruins (13-13) by a final score of 47-26.

    Collins’ dominance on Tuesday was not overly flashy; opting for a slower, more methodical pace on offense, combined with immense pressure on the defensive end.

  • Shelby guts out win at Ballard

    Following Shelby County’s 52-34 win at Ballard on Tuesday night, Rockets’ head coach Jason Holland was not happy with his team.

    Despite the 18 points separating his team and the Bruins (8-15), the coach found many flaws in his team’s final regular season performance.

  • Historic cemetery site lost forever

    A distraught Joseph Ruble took to social media last week to gather the opinions and thoughts of his Shelby County neighbors regarding the despoliation of an historical cemetery on property that once belonged to his family.

  • Collins hosts successful VEX competition

    Hundreds of competitors and their supporters flooded the auditorium at Collins High School Saturday for one of the state’s largest VEX Robotics Competitions.

    Coaches Tim Oltman and Shane Ware said 71 teams from across the state turned out for the district’s largest and the state’s third largest VEX competition since the program came into existence more than a decade ago.

    “Five to six hundred people attended,” Oltman said.  “Shelby County teams did really well.”

  • Looking backward: Feb. 17, 2017

    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.

     

    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 sharonw@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.

     

     

  • Shelby’s immigrant population joins protest

    Shelby County businesses felt the impact Thursday of the “A Day Without Immigrants” protest, when activists called on immigrants to protest President Donald Trump's tough stance on immigration by staying home from work or school on Thursday. That also included not shopping and not eating out, in an effort to highlight the vital role they play in U.S. society.

  • Saluting the African American soldier

    Patriotism and the military service of African Americans from Shelby County, particularly during World War I and II, will be the focus of the annual Community Tapestry event this year.

    The event, which is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Northside Early Childhood Center at 821 College Street in Shelbyville, is a popular annual event that showcases a portion of our community’s African American history through exhibits and speakers to share the pride and accomplishment in Shelby’s African American community.

  • Germinating the industry

    An informal discussion of growing industrial hemp drew about 50 people Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office, which yielded both a lot of information and a barrage of questions from the audience.

    The event, conducted by the Department of Agriculture, featured a couple of hemp processors, as well as state ag officials, who spoke to the crowd about everything from the value of hemp as a food source to logistical problems in harvesting it.

  • A howling good time

    Love was in the air Saturday night, not just for couples at an annual Valentine's Day dance but also for the homeless dogs and cats the event supports.

    "I love it," said Sammy Woodhall. "We've been helping Sandy Hill out at Operation CatSnip – we've been doing some fostering. I thought I loved cats before, but now! This is our first time here, it's just awesome."

    Sammy and Mike Woodhall were among the 320 plus guests at the sold out event, held at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • SC, Collins swimmers qualify for state

    Both the Shelby County and Collins swim teams will send athletes to the State Meet for the second consecutive season.

    The Rockets and Titans each competed well at the 6th Region swim meet held at Woodford County High School in Versailles.

    “The teams swam awesome,” coach Tom Coons said. “We had sixty-nine personal best times in sevnty-seven swims. I am very pleased with everyone’s performances.”