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Today's News

  • SHELBYVILLE HORSE – Soirée on the sidelines

    The Shelbyville Horse Show opens tonight and attracts some of the greatest competitors in the Saddlebred industry as they prepare for their next stop at the World Championships.

    Not all who attend the four-day event are there for the renowned competition, though.

    “This is the biggest social event in Shelby County,” said Horse Show board member Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, who helped establish the show 27 years ago. “People plan their homecomings around this because there’s something to do at night.”

  • Rand Paul stops in Shelby

    With his eyes now set on his re-election to the U.S. Senate, Rand Paul held a town hall event in Shelby County Wednesday as part of a series of campaign stops across Kentucky throughout the week.

    Paul said the leading topic in the town hall discussions has been how to make Kentucky and the nation more prosperous.

    “To me that message is pretty simple, let’s leave more money in Kentucky,” he said, adding that there’s too much wasteful spending in Washington.

  • Booming bee biz

    There’s been a boom in the beekeeping business and Pat Hornback, a veteran in the field, said the peaked interest is a good thing.

    “One-third of our food is dependent on pollination,” she said, noting that pollinators need to be protected.  “We’re happy about the hype.  It brought beekeeping to the forefront and people are trying it.”

  • Jubilee breakfast well attended

    The annual Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee Breakfast went off without a hitch Thursday morning in spite of a rainy start to the day.

    The rain did not dampen the spirits of the crowd of more than 200 people as they filed into the huge barn at Undulata Farm for the breakfast at 7:30 a.m., while host Edward “Hoppy” Bennett stood by watching and sipping coffee.

    “This rain had me worried, but everything is turning out okay,” he said.

  • Candidates dish at forum

    A candidate’s forum Tuesday night sponsored by Shelby County Farm Bureau gave both candidates for state representative the chance to air their views and expound on their platforms.

    The event, held at the Stratton Center, drew a crowd of about 60 people, said Kentucky Farm Bureau Agency Manager Pat Hargadon.

    “We were quite pleased with the turnout,” he said, adding that both Rob Rothenburger and Cyndi Powell-Skellie were in attendance.

  • “There is no way to actually replace her,” Scott Moore, publisher

    After today, there will be a big void at The Sentinel-News with the retirement of a longtime employee that everyone considers as dear as a member of their own family.

    Publisher Scott Moore paused when speaking about Sharon Warner, an employee of 44 years, whose title of senior production specialist doesn’t begin to encompass all that she does at the newspaper.

    “We’ll find somebody to fill that role, but there is no way to actually replace her,” he said. “She’s a tremendous employee.”

  • Minimum wage increase was topic at forum

    Although attended by only two residents, members of the fairness group Shelby County Kentuckians for the Commonwealth say they are pleased with a forum held Wednesday night to address the issue of raising the minimum wage.

    The event, held at the Stratton Center, featured speaker Dustin Pugle from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. 

  • Post 37 keeps to its winning ways

    After trailing for six-and-a-half innings of play, Shelbyville Post 37’s offense woke up in a big way, scoring six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, and paving the way for another tournament victory.

    The game didn’t start off going Shelby’s way, however, as Post 37 fell behind Lyon County Post 68 early.

    Following two innings of offensive stalemate between the two teams, Lyon drew first blood with an RBI single in the top of the third inning.

  • Shelby reaches District 2 final

    Shelby County’s 7-8 year old All-Stars smashed its way through the Kentucky District 2 Tournament before falling to Nelson County in the championship game.

    “This was a heartbreaking loss,” head coach Nathan Poole said. “We made a couple of mistakes defensively that hurt us that inning, but you have to give credit Nelson County for getting the hits they needed to win.”

    The team locked up the number one seed after going 5-0 in pool play, and outscoring its opponents by a combined 97-27 run total.

  • Horse show nearly a go

    Final preparations are underway for The Shelbyville Horse Show, which kicks off Wednesday night and runs through Saturday.

    Organizers say the 27th annual horse show will draw thousands each night for both the show and the fun, fellowship and food on the sidelines.

    “We expect as good or a better show than ever,” said R.H. Bennett, the Shelbyville Horse Show manager.

    Gates open at 6 p.m. each day, with the show starting at 7 p.m. More than 300 horses are expected to compete in nearly 60 classes over the 4-day period.