Today's News

  • Retiring of the Color

    Collins High School Army and Franklin County High School Air Force JROTC Color Guards participated in the Retiring of the Color during the 2016 annual VVA, Memorial Day Service at the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Frankfort. From Collins were Anthony Schiola(third from left), Angela Plante (from third from right), Austin Redmon and John Plante.

  • Waford in arts program

    This summer, The Kentucky Center will host more than 200 eager young artists from every region of the commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) takes place at Danville’s Centre College from June 19 to July 9. Participating from Shelby County is Christopher Waford, of Collins High School, Musical Theatre.

  • Local schools participate in exchange student program
  • Church news: June 3, 2016

    Allen Chapel 

    Services will be at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Located on KY 55 in Finchville. Rev. Robert Marshall is the pastor.

    Bagdad Baptist

    Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.

  • Looking back: June 3, 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.

  • Seniors look to the future, express pride in past

    They left high school behind with a mixture of sadness at leaving old friends, joy at being freed from school work and excitement at the prospect of a whole new world opening up before them.

    But all of the high school seniors who graduated Saturday did so with one thing in common – pride in earning their diplomas.

  • Adult day program opens today

    The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s Adult Day Health Care facility opens today after having been shut down since last fall for renovations.

    The facility, located at 2017 Washington St. in Shelbyville, serves elderly people with dementia and other conditions that make it difficult or impossible to be left alone.

    Kim Embrey-Hill, executive director of the MPCAA, said that the renovation – which includes handicap accessible shower facilities, sunroom and a nursing staff – has greatly expanded services.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Balanced Tentative Budget approved

    The Shelby County Board of Education quietly approved the 2016-17 Tentative Budget at Thursday’s regular meeting.

    This is the second step in the budgeting process and included the budget committee recommendations the board approved in April.  Susan Barkley, the district’s director of finance said the Tentative Budget includes more information than Draft Budget, which was first received in January, and offered no major surprises.

  • A different path to graduation

    Just days before Shelby County and Collins high schools hosted graduation ceremonies, one student in the district proudly adorned himself in a navy blue cap and gown and held his head high as marched through a small crowd to receive his high school diploma.

    The small piece of paper arrived a little later than 19-year-old Skyler Woods would have liked but he said it’s an honor he is grateful to finally receive.

  • Happy campers

    That time of year nearly every student in Shelby County has been anticipating for the past 9 months has finally arrived.  Pencils are down and playgrounds are full because, as Alice Cooper so eloquently put it, “School’s out for summer.”

    Hopefully our little ones won’t spend their newfound free time trashing our houses like it’s a hotel room on Cooper’s world tour but they are likely to be filled with excitement and ready to burst.