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Today's News

  • Looking back: Aug. 5, 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.

  • Datebook, Aug. 3, 2016

    This week

    Library launches app

    The Shelby County Public Library has launched a new mobile app, which is available for free on both apple and Andriod platforms. From any smartphone, users can connect to the library and tap into the resources available – search the catalog, check your account, contact a librarian, find events, place a hold or renew a book, download an e-book and more. Starting this week, show the librarians the downloaded app on your device and users will receive a free stylus and be entered to win a $25 gift card from Amazon.

  • My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 13: Service afloat the USS Tennessee – ‘A happy ship’

    Aug 24, 1938

    Since this has been a typical example of a long but not strenuous day, I shall give a résumé of it.

    0340 Awakened

    0350 Relieved watch as JOOD [Junior Officer of the Deck]

    0750 Relieved from watch after having paced some miles on the quarterdeck.

  • Barn destroyed by fire

    A barn full of hay went up in a blaze July 28 that also destroyed a tractor housed in the structure, fire officials said.

    When the Shelby County Fire Department responded to a call of a barn fire at 10:53 p.m. at 464 McMakin-McMullin Road, off Mount Eden Road, Captain Shawn Doty advised all units that the structure was fully involved with fire, said Jennifer Stenger, administrative assistant for Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd.

  • Shelby gets $45K in emergency road funds

    Shelby County has received $45,600 in County Road Aid emergency money to fund a bridge repair in the eastern portion of the county, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials announced last week.

    Andrea Clifford public information officer for the cabinet’s District 5 office, said the money would be used for bridge repairs on Beards Lane, located about one-half mile south of KY 1005, Vigo Road. The bridge is located over a tributary of Guist Creek.

  • Dugle delivers in state championship

    Shelbyville Post 37 captured the Kentucky American Legion State Championship in dramatic fashion Friday night thanks to the timely bat of shortstop Kyler Dugle.

    “I struggled all night just getting the barrel of the bat on the ball,” Dugle said. “I kept popping everything up, but I knew it would take just one hit to get the run in.”

    And Dugle did just that, got his one hit.

    Dugle ripped a shot between shortstop and third to score Alex Doyle for the walk-off game winner in the bottom of the ninth.

  • Post 37 has eyes set on regional

    With its third state championship in six years, Shelbyville Post 37 is moving on to the Great Lakes Regional Baseball Tournament beginning on Wednesday. The tournament will be held at Southern Illinois University’s campus in Edwardsville, Ill.

    While there, Shelby will take on the runner-up of the Wisconsin American Legion State Tournament, Beloit Post 48.

    Head coach J.R. Wiley is confident that Post 37 has the pitching to go further in the tournament than it has in years’ past.

  • Lightning grabs a hole-in-one

    The golf league at Clear Creek Golf Center is not the only electrifying event happening on the links this summer.

    Sometime between last Thursday at 6 p.m. and Friday at 6 a.m., lightning struck the green on No. 5 at Clear Creek, killing the grass around the spot where it struck.

    “I found out about the green on Friday morning,” PGA Professional Derrick Griffitts said. “I had laid off mowing for a day or two, when a player came in and said ‘something happened to your green.’”

  • Musical mash-up

    Students from across the district have joined forces this summer to help create a first of its kind musical performance.

    “We just decided to do something this summer that combined everybody from the school district,” said Kevan Brown, a teacher at Collins High School who is directing the collaborative performance of Disney’s High School Musical.  “We have kids from Shelby County High School, we have kids from both middle schools.”

  • FAC closing for maintenance next week

    The Family Activity Center located at Clear Creek Park will temporarily close its doors next week to address needed maintenance and cleaning, park officials say.

    “The entire FAC will be closed for routine and preventative maintenance as well as a deep cleaning and FAC upgrades,” a Facebook posting stated last week.
    Taylor Grayson, FAC director, said those upgrades include new towel and toilet paper dispensers in the bathroom, resealing and restriping in the parking lot and tinting the front windows.