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Today's News

  • Simpsonville woman spins a winner on Wheel

    In true “Wheel of Fortune” fashion, it came down to Pat Sajak spinning the wheel one last time while contestants guessed the letters on the final puzzle and each had three seconds to try and come up with the right answer before the next person got a chance to solve.
    It was Nadean Nichols who came up with the correct answer – STICK THE LANDING.

  • Looking backward: Oct. 20, 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

  • Collins tops Shelby for district title

    Collins volleyball’s domination of the 30th District continued on Tuesday night, as the Titans claimed a fourth consecutive district title with a three-sets-to-none victory over crosstown rival Shelby County.

    “We were a little bit sloppy execution-wise,” Titans coach Cary Clark said. “I’d love to see the team have a little more of a killer instinct. There were a lot of times tonight I thought we had [Shelby] on the ropes, and it could have gone a lot quicker and easier.”

  • Collins falls to Oldham

    With less than five minutes remaining in regulation and the score knotted at 1-1, Oldham County’s Brandon Barrera cashed in on a cross, burying a shot in the back of the net for a 2-1 Colonel’s lead and eliminating Collins from the 8th Region Tournament in the process.

    “We let our guard down in the midfield,” Titans coach Jamil Shalash said. “We still did not give up, we had some chances in the last four minutes to no avail.”

  • Hometown Showdown

    Tonight’s matchup between rivals Collins and Shelby County may have more on the line than just bragging rights.

    With both teams sitting atop the 30th District at this point in the season, the Rockets and Titans are both looking to clinch a district title and secure a home playoff game in the process.

    In order to accomplish this, both will use contrasting offenses, with Shelby showing off the power running of a triple-option attack and Collins employing a high-flying offense that has put up video game-like numbers this season.

  • Colonels eliminate Titans

    Following a successful run through the 30th District Tournament, Collins girls’ soccer season came to an end on Tuesday night, in a 10-0 blowout at the hands of Oldham County.

    “Not much to say, we got outplayed,” Collins coach Steve Nash said. “It’s been a great season for the girls and we look forward to building upon our successes.”

    The Colonels (11-8-2) made the Titans pay early, scoring seven goals before the horn for the halftime break sounded.

  • Colonial Hall evacuated

    Residents of Colonial Hall were evacuated shortly before 7 a.m. this morning due to a carbon monoxide leak at Colonial Hall in downtown Shelbyville. They are being housed in an emergency shelter that has been set up at the Stratton Center. Fire officials are searching for the source of the leak. More details will be forthcoming.

  • Yes, we have bananas

    Betty Truax is ecstatic that the banana tree that graces her front yard at her home in Finchville is bearing fruit for the first time since her son gave her the tree four years ago.

    “I was just fascinated when it opened,” she said, pointing to a bunch of small, 3-inch long bananas growing near the top of the tree.

    But this surprise might actually be bad news.

    “A friend gave me my start, and he said if the tree ever bears fruit, it [tree] won’t come back next year,” her son Tony Truax said.

  • Landscape project progressing

    A landscaping project underway for Washington Street has progressed another step now that the contractor has been selected.

    At Thursday night’s meeting of the Shelbyville City Council, members selected Mike Kennedy Landscaping with a bid of $137,501.

    “It’s a nice design,” said Jennifer Herrell, city engineer/director of Public Works. “We are eager to start and our goal is to finish in the spring.”

  • Narcan training held Thursday

    For the second time, Shelby County hosted a Narcan training session, and organizers said the event brought a good crowd to the Shelby County Health Department Thursday.

    Jody Jaggers, state director of pharmacy emergency preparedness, glanced around the parking lot of the health department as a group of about a dozen people crowded around a mobile unit from the Kentucky Pharmacists Association formed a line to receive a free sample of Narcan, a bonus they received as part of attending the training.