Today's News

  • EARLIER: The man in Court’s corner

    LOUISVILLE – Jinks Fires is more than just the trainer for the horse Shelbyville resident Jon Court will ride in the 137th Kentucky Derby.

    He's also his friend.

    And his father-in-law, too.

    "Jon used to ride for me before he married my daughter [Krystal]. We've had a lot of wins together over the years," Fires said recently, before joking. "We've remained friends, even though he married my daughter.” 

  • Looking Back: May 6, 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.


  • Church news: May 6, 2011

    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA, contact Diana at 647-3499.


    Bagdad Baptist
    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.


  • EARIER: Bargain buy could have big payday at the Kentucky Derby

    LOUISVILLE – Shelbyville resident Jon Court will be riding a bargain, of sorts, Saturday in the 137th Kentucky Derby.

    Archarcharch, the colt Court will mount, was bought by Robert Yagos for $60,000 (he later sold his wife Loval half the horse for $10) as a yearling at Keeneland.

    So far the horse has made more than $800,000 and could significantly add to that Saturday at Churchill Downs.

  • Centered Cottrell signs with Centre

    There was a reason why Shelby County football coach Todd Shipley got choked up Wednesday afternoon when talking about Quinten Cottrell at the senior’s signing ceremony.

    It’s because he thinks of Cottrell as a member of his family.

    So the reason that Cottrell, who gave his coach a big embrace before he took the podium in the school’s library, chose Centre College shouldn’t come as a surprise either. 

  • Shelby County girls’ tennis team wins first

    The Shelby County girls’ tennis team picked up its first victory of the season Tuesday.

    The Rockets topped visiting South Oldham, 3-2, at Clear Creek Park.

    Shelby County’s victories came from seniors Patty Dempsey (6-0, 6-2) and Micah Broughton (6-2, 6-0) at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively, as well as No. 2 doubles, where Rachel Travis and Haley Coffey won by default.

  • Court report: May 6, 2011

  • Tomlinson helps behind the scenes at Churchill Downs

    Vicki Tomlinson always knew she'd be around horses.

    "From the time I got my first horse at eight-years-old, I knew I'd always be around them," she said.

    What she didn't know is that she eventually would be taking care of their owners in the Horseman's Service Center at Churchill Downs.

    For the seventh year in a row, Tomlinson, a Shelby County resident, is serving as the concierge for owners and trainers when they descend on Louisville each spring and fall.

  • Census 2010: Our age, gender, homes in Shelby County

    Women may have been labeling men as childish for years, but they now have data to back it up.

    The newest round of census data, released on Thursday, shows Kentucky's average female is 39.3 years old, which is about two-and-a-half years more mature than her male counterparts (36.7).

    And that difference is only more distinct in Shelby County, where the average age for a woman is 38.9 to 37.5 for a man - although here the men aren’t quite as juvenile as they are in most counties.

  • Old burgers take to new media for White Castle

    If you are a devotee of those square little hamburgers stamped out at White Castle, your palatable passion just became easier to consume.

    White Castle announced this week that it will allow customers to order their burgers online and pick them up without a wait.

    And that already has started at Shelbyville’s location at Fairway Crossings.

    “We started about a month ago,” manager Cathy Richardson said. “We do a few [online orders]. It’s not a real big thing.”