Today's News

  • Looking Backward: Dec. 16, 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.


    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.



  • A losing battle versus nature

    It turns out I hate oak trees.

    Sure they grow big and full, provide tons of shade and are a very hearty hardwood that makes for great furniture, floors and even firewood.

    But they are also the bane of my existence come late fall and into winter.

    I have two giant oak trees in my front yard and for three, or maybe two-and-a-half, seasons they are wonderful.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: The Moores on 3 decades of service

    For more than 30 years Glenn and Dennis Moore have been servicing Shelby County.

    Now ready to take some time off, the Moores are planning to put their feet and rest a while, a well-deserved rest too.

    And while their decision to retire and close the shop is a loss for the driving public of Shelby County, we still marvel at the time they put in making sure our cars were running and safe.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Court’s alcohol ordinance, addition of Sunday sales

    We were pleased to see the Shelby County Fiscal Court move forward last week and pass an alcohol ordinance that included Sunday package sales.

    The court saw the ability to expand our services while upholding the will of the people after residents in Shelby County overwhelmingly voted to make the county wet earlier this year.

    Now, just because we are in favor of the new expanded alcohol sales and adding them on Sunday doesn’t mean we want to see a liquor store on every corner… and we won’t.

  • My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 22:War declared, the Battle of the Atlantic heats up

    December 8, 1941 (Continued)

  • Police say shooting took place in Louisville

    Simpsonville Police, together with the Louisville Metro Police Department, are continuing to investigate a shooting incident that occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday night, although they are not quite sure where, yet.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis said that Donald E. Jewell, 30, of Frankfort called for help from the vicinity of McDonald's restaurant on Buck Creek Road. He had sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Spicing up the holidays

    Looking for a chance to spice up the season?

    Why not try a little cookie renovation project at the Family Activity Center’s gingerbread house decorating party Friday night.

    You won’t even have to bring ingredients, everything is included in the 6:30 p.m. class for just $10.

    Ashley Coulter, administrative assistant at the FAC, said she and two other parks employees tested out the procedure recently and had a lot of fun making a gingerbread house, as well as making a big mess.

  • Police chase starts with fleeing shoplifting suspect

    What started out as a shoplifting incident Saturday afternoon quickly escalated into a police pursuit, with a deputy nearly getting run down by a fleeing get-away-car.

    Anthony Deshaun Warren Jr., 20, of Louisville was arrested in the incident that started at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass and ended up in a police chase into Jefferson County, said Dwight Mitchell, spokesperson for the Louisville Metro Police Department.

  • Blue Christmas

    Several police officers and deputies from Shelby and Spencer counties responded to an important call at Walmart Saturday morning.

    No one departed the scene in handcuffs or tears, however, instead nearly a dozen children went home with toys, clothes and smiles.

  • Titans edge out Rockets in OT

    The Collins High School girls’ basketball team picked up its first win of the season in dramatic fashion – an overtime thriller against rival Shelby County on Friday night, 56-50.

    “[The overtime win] was a great win for us,” Collins coach Sean Pigman said. “We needed it, and to get it in that fashion over a tough Shelby County team made it special.”