Today's News

  • Shelby queen competes in Miss United States

    The sun shined bright on Kentucky earlier this month as all six of the Bluegrass State’s competitors finished in the top 10 of the Miss United States Pageant in Orlando.

    And taking second runner up in the Little Miss Division was Shelbyville’s Tayan Stansfield.

    “It was a really, really fun week. It was really exciting,” her mother Tristen Stansfield said, noting they didn’t send her into the competition with high expectations because they knew she would face some of the top girls from across the country.

  • SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - Board reviews transportation report

    On Thursday, members of the Shelby County Board of Education were treated to what they called a shining example of what can be accomplished through leadership, collaboration, social responsibility and project-based learning.

    Student Alivia Louden, a rising sixth grader at East Middle School, presented to the board her public service announcement aimed at raising awareness of the importance of obeying school bus stops.

    Louden’s presentation accompanied a transportation report from Michael Clark, the district’s director of student services.

  • Kentuckians for the Commonwealth to hold tax reform forum in Shelby

    Shelby County’s chapter of the group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth is following the lead of other chapters around the state in holding a community forum on a potential upcoming tax reform measure.

    “What we hope to accomplish is just to educate people on what actually is going to happen if there is a special session and the legislature does vote for tax reform,” said Leslie McBride, president.

  • Fiscal court gives approval for water pipeline

    A project that was years in the making to add an alternate water supply for the county received the approval of the Shelby County Fiscal Court in its regular meeting Tuesday.

  • Creque named to award watch list

    After a very successful 2016 season that saw him seize the starting job for one of the best football teams in the country, former Collins kicker Blanton Creque has been named to the Lou Groza award watch list for the 2017 season.

    The award, named after the former Ohio State University placekicker, is given to the nation’s top athlete at the position following the conclusion of the college football season.

  • Looking backward: July 14, 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

  • Young qualifies for Big I Nationals

    Following a decorated high school golf career as a member of the Shelby County High School team, former Rocket Lilly Young has now earned a spot in the Big I National Tournament to be held later this month.

    Young will travel to the Annadale Golf Course in Madison, Miss. for her final competition as a member of the Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation.

    She says that being able to go out and enjoy the rounds allowed the golfer to play more loosely, improving her score.

  • Post 37 falls in midweek matchup

    In Wednesday’s home matchup between Shelbyville Post 37 and the Delta One Raiders, little went Shelby’s way, as the host team fell behind quickly and couldn’t rebound.

    The Raiders jumped out to a quick 3-1 lead after two innings behind patience and timely hitting and continued to add to the lead before defeating Shelby by an eight-run deficit and a final score of 12-4.

  • Bagdad pet sitter earns certification

    Kelly Catlett, owner of Waggs 2 Whiskers, has taken the next step in her animal loving business journey, becoming a certified professional pet sitter.

    Catlett established her pet-sitting, Bagdad-based business five years ago and immediately became a part of Pet Sitters International, the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters, which represents nearly 7,000 independent professional in-home, pet-care businesses.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Approves 911 inter-local agreement


    When the Shelbyville City Council convened on Tuesday for a special called meeting, council members quickly nodded in favor of changes to the 911 inter-local agreement between Shelby’s three governing bodies.  Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said the discussion was necessary as the agreement had not been reviewed for several years.

    The majority of the changes proposed focus on the makeup of the board.