Today's News

  • We congratulate: Creators of sensational idea

    Sometime over the years the Shelby County Fair evolved into a pageant of pageants.

    What began in 1842 as a celebration of farm life and livestock has evolved in 2012 to be a celebration of our children on display like a lot of that livestock, and we venture there are more of the former than the latter entered at the fair.

    What for decades was a baby show and a beauty contest for young women now has expanded into a days-long, multi-age-group competition among girls and boys, which would beg the question about whether we have taken this too far.

  • VAN STOCKUM: John Elmer Kalmey, the diaryman

    John Elmer Kalmey, whose family has been in the dairy business in Kentucky for at least three generations, was introduced to the dairy as a toddler.

    He recalls being 5 years old, accompanying his father in the fields, being seated on a tractor and told to hold the steering wheel steady while the tractor moved slowly ahead, with his father on one side and his uncle on the other, each picking corn.

  • Three county golfers tee it up in State Am

    Three golfers from Shelby County teed off Tuesday in the first round of the Kentucky State Amateur, which is being played at The Cardinal Club in Simpsonville.

    Shelbyville’s Dennis Long and Simpsonville’s Scott Hill and Mark Koroluk were among the 156 players who began the tournament, which continues today and finishes Thursday.


    Wiley opens 2-over at women’s Publinx

  • Title may be at hand – or maybe not

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team went unbeaten in its 32nd annual invitational tournament, but didn’t get to play for the championship – yet anyway.

    Post 37 won one game Thursday, one Friday and one Saturday, but Sunday’s final against Floyds Knobs (Ind.) was rained out. Shelbyville Coach Jim Wiley said the game would be played “somewhere, sometime if possible,” but both teams have busy schedules for the rest of the summer.

  • Cyclists ride out the storms

    WADDY – Andrew Boyd pumped his fist and let out a yell as he crossed the finish line Sunday afternoon in Waddy.

    Boyd was celebrating his victory in the men’s Category 3 road race portion of the first Shelby County Omnium.

    His enthusiasm was also a statement on the weekend cycling event. Although rain did wreak havoc with the scheduled 3-race Omnium – canceling Saturday morning’s criterium – most of the riders seemed to happily weather the storms. 

    “It was awesome,” Boyd said.

  • NEIHOF: Goal-setting efforts paying off

    This BIG Goal was introduced to staff and students three years ago, a lofty goal with high expectations, intense monitoring, and consistent engagement.

    The focus never wavered. The hard work got harder. The efforts were never-ending.

    “Not all of my students are on grade level but by golly way more than the majority are,” is what Pam Pickens from Painted Stone Elementary said on the last day of school, June 4. “Setting that bar so high made us aim high, and it worked.”

  • MY WORD: For the ink-stained, this is wretched

    I was first paid for my writing when I was 13 years old. The Shelby Newsadvertised for "correspondents" to cover activities at the eight local junior high schools. Because the major activities were sports-related, a phone call and my immediate hiring became an introduction to the world of print journalism.

    It was the best call I ever made, not only because I would be paid the princely sum of 10 cents for every column inch of information I contributed, but it set me off on a career path that continues a half-century to this day.

  • Datebook: June 25, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelby County High School’s SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • U.S. 60, bypass to be closed for big move

    ‘Super load’ move to require temporary route closures
    275,500-pound machine headed to plant at Harrodsburg

    Movement of an overweight/overdimensional “super load” of equipment from a dock in Louisville to a plant outside Harrodsburg will require temporary closure of some traffic routes in Shelby County starting tonight.

  • Looking Back: June 15, 2012

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News andThe Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.