Today's News

  • Looking backward: Jan. 20, 2017

    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.


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  • Hempridge Road crash injures one

    One person was airlifted to the University of Louisville with serious injuries following a crash early Thursday morning on Hempridge Road.

    The one-vehicle accident, worked by the Shelby County Sheriff's office, occurred shortly after 3 a.m. in the 600 block of Hempridge Road, said officials from Shelby County 911.

    The identity and condition of the driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, has not yet been released, but Shelby County Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers said he believes the victim is expected to recover.

  • Dollar General heavily damaged by fire

    An investigation is continuing into the cause of a blaze at the Dollar General Store in eastern Shelbyville that occurred while the store was open for business Friday morning. 

    No one was seriously injured in the fire at the store on Mount Tabor Circle near Kroger, although one employee was treated for smoke inhalation, said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker. 

    He added that while the fire is not yet considered arson, the investigation, which being conducted by several agencies, has not yielded an answer as to what started the blaze.

  • County votes to change ambulance policy
  • Liquor license interest growing

    Two more county businesses have applied for a liquor license following B&N Food Mart in Bagad filing in late December.

    Walmart and Buck Creek Liquor Store have filed, the latter being in Simpsonville. Marvin Goetz, enforcement officer for Shelby County’s Alcohol and Beverage Control department, said the three businesses are in varying stages in the process of getting a license.

  • Cochran’s buzzer-beater leads to OT win

    Thanks to the timely shooting of Collins’ Charlie Cochran, the team now boasts a 3-0 record this season over rival Shelby County.

    The junior forward’s three-pointer from the corner at the regulation buzzer knotted the score at 54 and sent the game to overtime. Collins would go on to ride that momentum to a 63-61 win at SCHS.

  • Collins holds off Shelby behind 2nd half surge

    As the buzzer sounded on Collins’ 43-38 victory of Shelby County in girls’ basketball Friday, fans might have felt like they just watched two different games.

    Collins’ Trinity’s Warfied sunk two free throws with three seconds left in the first half, sending the Titans to the locker room with a 16-14 lead.

    The game had shown very little offense to that point, with both teams struggling to finish at the rim and with outside shooting.

    But the second half was an entirely different story.

  • Shelby tops Warren East early Saturday

    Despite playing well into Friday night in the clash with Collins, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team rose early Saturday morning to defeat Warren East 57-43 in the State Farm Shootout held at South Warren High School.

    A large part of the team’s win was senior guard Jordan Armstrong, who took home Player of the Game honors after scoring a team-high 12 points, including eight in the second half points to lead the Rockets (4-12) to victory over the Raiders (10-5).

  • Collins scores MLK Day win at Oldham

    While most teams were off to enjoy the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Collins girls’ basketball team was earning a hard-fought 64-59 victory at Oldham County Monday night.

    Thanks to Olivia Federle’s 19-point performance, the Titans (13-8) climbed out of an early hole on the scoreboard and seized the win over the Colonels (9-8).

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Budget first look shows deficit

    The Shelby County Board of Education took its first peek at the budget for the upcoming fiscal year and learned that starting with a deficiency could be likely.

    District Director of Finance Susan Barkley presented to the board the draft budget for Fiscal Year 18 (the 2017-18 school year), the first step in the budgeting process, and said they anticipate about $250,000 more in expenditures than in revenues at this point.