Today's News

  • ‘Stitchin’ good time

    Summer enrichment programs began at the Shelby County Extension Office with a “Stitchin’ Good Time.” Two sessions were available for students to learn the basics of sewing with the help of extension volunteers. Pillows and drawstrings bags were the end result of their hard work.

  • On campus: June 15, 2011

    Neal on Centre College dean’s list
    Chelsea Neal of Shelbyville has been named to the dean's list for the winter/spring term at Centre College in Danville, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade-point average. She is the daughter of Patricia Cooksey of Shelbyville and John Neal of Lexington and is a graduate of Christian Academy of Louisville.

  • Looking Back: July 15, 2011

    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.

  • Post 37 warming up as district approaches

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team may be hitting its stride at the right time.

    Post 37 won a pair of games earlier this week before closing out its regular season and beginning district play Monday.

    Shelbyville slugged Scott County, 12-1, in five innings Monday at Clear Creek, then downed Danville, 4-3, there Wednesday night. Tuesday’s game against Man O’War in Lexington was cancelled because of the extreme heat.

  • Shelby team opens state tourney tonight

    The Shelby County 14-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars went unopposed in winning the District 2 Tournament, but Manager Brad Tingle said his team’s opponents this weekend in Somerset shouldn’t sleep on the fact that his team earned a free pass to the State Tournament.

    “We’re not going to be struggling,” Tingle said. “I’ve got thirteen good, solid kids; they should be a good ball team.”

  • Outscored Frankfort, 35-8, in district rout

    The Shelby County 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars made quick work of their competition last week.

    They swept a pair of games, both in impressive fashion, from host Frankfort in the District 2 Tournament and hope to pick up where they left off this weekend in the State Tournament.

    "We had good pitching and good hitting pretty much all-around," Coach Doug Likes said. "Our defense looked good [too]."

  • Friendly competition fuels Kessinger, Sell

    A little friendly competition has taken Collin Kessinger and Sydney Sell to Athens, Ga., this weekend. 

    The two, who swim for the Shelby Sharks, are competing in the 2011 Speedo Championship Series Eastern Section of the Southern Zone at the University of Georgia. The meet began yesterday and ends Sunday.

    "Both of them push each other, and they both are fierce competitors," Sharks Coach Jeremiah Heath said.

    They are also good friends, who enjoy spending time together both in, and out, of the water.

  • 9-year-olds rally to win; 10-year-olds fall

    The Shelby County 9-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars did it again Wednesday night.

    They came from behind to beat Kenton County, 6-5, in the 2011 East Kentucky at Veteran Park in Lexington. 

    “It was a close, tight game all the way,” said Coach Allen Simon, whose team rallied from behind to win the District 2 Tournament final last weekend. “They just keep going. They just don’t quit.”

  • Big early lead stands up, 9-2

    The Shelby County 11-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars built an early lead and cruised to victory in their State Tournament opener Wednesday night. 

    They used every player on their roster – including a pair of pitchers – as they cruised to a 9-2 triumph over Whitley County in the first round of the 2011 East Kentucky Cal Ripken 11-year-old Major 60 State Tournament at Clear Creek Park. 

  • Scrap metal company asks for zoning change

    A scrap metal recycling company will stand before the Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday, asking for a zone change to build a facility on Kentucky Street.

    Midwest Metal Corporation, a privately owned metal processing company that accepts aluminum, scrap metal, copper and brass, is asking for the zoning change from light industrial (I-1) to heavy industrial (I-2) on a roughly 10-acre parcel of land at 478 Kentucky Street.