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Today's News

  • Denhardt’s murder still captures imagination

    Good guys don’t always wear white hats, but they always defend the honor of a beautiful woman. Such was the opinion of Shelby County citizens September 20, 1937 when the brothers of Oldham County murder victim Verna Garr Taylor shot and killed her alleged murderer, Brig. Gen. Henry Denhardt, on the streets of Shelbyville.

  • Looking backward: Aug. 18, 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

  • Awaiting retirement

    Longtime Jailer Bobby Waits has been named Jailer of the Year and is a former three-time president of the Kentucky Jailer’s Association.

    He has served as Shelby County Jailer for 20 years and during that time, has taken the county’s corrections facility from a hundred year-old old building housing less than 50 inmates to a state of the art 316-bed detention center.

    Now, two decades later, he is stepping down.

    But not because he wants to, he said.

  • Crackers lose zest at Kroger

    Shoppers at Kroger stores will notice that a favorite brand of saltine cracker is missing from the shelves recently.

    That’s because that Kroger is no longer carrying Zesta saltine crackers, store officials say.

    Alice Sims, assistant manager at Kroger, said that situation is more far-reaching than just the Shelbyville store, encompassing stores throughout the chain.

    She said she does not know whether the move was initiated by the store or by Keebler, the company that makes Zesta crackers.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Property tax goes down

    The Simpsonville City Commission passed a second reading to set the city’s annual tax rate, following a three-year trend of lowering the tax rate.

    At its meeting Tuesday night, the commission approved a rate that is 2 tenths of a cents lower than the current rate. The new rate of .096 cents per $100 of assessed value replaces the current rate of .098.

    Mayor Steve Eden expressed satisfaction with being able to set a decreased rate again this year.

  • Reynolds takes the helm at Awake Ministries

    When two of Shelby's longtime charitable organizations, the Serenity Center and the Open Door of Hope men's shelter, merged into a single organization in February, they envisioned a move that better suited those in need and provided more services.

    Now, with a new leader at the helm, that vision has an even sharper focus, as Awake Ministries continues the mission of both.

  • Officials to vote on reducing solid waste tax

    When the 109 Board – the entity in charge of solid waste disposal for the county –meets on Tuesday, it will make a decision on whether to reduce its tax, officials say.

    Rusty Newton, chair of the 109 Board, said he is confident the proposal will pass, thus reducing the current .034 cents per $100 of property valuation to .030. At the same time, the board is expected to increase the price being charged for people to dispose of trash, from 3 cents to 3.5 cents per pound, he said.

  • Titans rally to top Eastern

    The Collins boys’ soccer team fought hard to earn its season-opening win over Eastern High School on Tuesday night.

    With time running out in regulation, and the Titans looking to avoid a draw to open the year, junior forward Jack Sanford found the back of the net with two minutes remaining in the contest, sealing the 4-3 win over the Eagles and moving Collins to 1-0 on the season.

  • Shelby opens season at Fairdale

    With the opening game of the 2017 season just one day away, Shelby County football will look to march into Louisville and come up with a win over a Fairdale team that struggled last season.

    The Bulldogs mustered a 3-8 record in 2016, and struggled to stop opposing offenses.

    Enter Shelby, a team that runs one of the most efficient rushing attacks around.

  • Titans take on Madison Southern

    The Collins football team will look to kick its season off on a high note when it faces Madison Southern Saturday night in the opening contest of the Roy Kidd Bowl.

    The Titans are expecting a tough opponent in the Eagles, which compiled a record of 8-4 last season before falling to North Bullitt in the second round of the 5A State Football Playoffs.

    “I’m very excited for the game on Saturday,” Titans coach Jerry Lucas said. “They are an excellent football team, and are really good at what they do on both sides of the ball.”