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Today's News

  • Hallo-week

    With the anticipation of costumes, parties, tricks and treats building in their hearts, kids across the nation are counting down the days until Halloween on Monday.  But kids – and kids at heart – in Shelby County don’t have to wait another five days for the fun to start.  Some Halloween related activities and events have already kicked off the holiday in the region and many are offered tonight and throughout the week leading up to the grand finale of Trick-or-Treating across the county on October 31.

  • City council candidates explore issues

    More than half the candidates running for Shelbyville City Council turned out at the candidate’s forum Monday night at the Stratton Center to give the public a glimpse into their views on community issues.

    Six of the ten candidates were present at the forum hosted by The Sentinel-News and SCOPE (Shelby County Organized for Preservation and Enhancement): Donna Eaton, Troy Ethington, Marcy Mudd, Frank Page, Shane Suttor and Mike Zoeller – Bob Andriot, Scott Harper, Jon Swindler and Chris Spaulding did not attend.

  • Shelby funding bucks state trends

    By JACOB BLAIR
    Sentinel-News Community Reporter
    jblair@sentinelnews.com

    Individuals across the United States have contributed almost $418 million toward the two presidential candidates in the general election, which will culminate on Election Day on Nov. 8.

  • Candidates for state rep discuss education, road projects

    Both candidates for the 58th District House seat being vacated by the retiring Brad Montell attended the SCOPE/Sentinel-News forum Monday and traded comments about important topics in their platforms.

    Democrat Cyndi Powell Skellie, a Shelby County history teacher, put a focus on her expertise in matters connected with education, while Republican Rob Rothenburger, who is Shelby County’s judge-executive, emphasized his experience in a myriad of areas, including emergency services, as well as fiscal management and administration.

  • North Oldham eliminates Collins from region

    The Collins High School volleyball team had its season ended by a visiting North Oldham squad on Wednesday night.

    “I think we came out hesitant right off the bat,” Collins coach Cary Clark said. “We got down early in all three sets to be quite honest. Once we got into the game and started competing, I thought we played really tough with them. But you give a good team like that a lead like we did, it made it really difficult to come back.”

  • Rockets face undefeated South Oldham tonight

    Tonight, the Shelby County High School football team will look to extend its winning streak to nine straight games when the Rockets (8-1) welcome South Oldham to Robert Doyle Stadium.

    The Rockets are 4-0 this season when playing at home, and are outscoring opponents by a combined 185-61 in those four contests.

    That home record will be tested when an undefeated Dragons team (9-0) comes to town.

  • Collins looks to bounce back against Anderson

    The Collins High School football team will look to rebound tonight when it welcomes a visiting Anderson County team to Shelbyville.

    “We obviously didn’t play very well last week,” Collins coach Jerry Lucas said. “We have things we think we can correct this week. Once we get into the postseason, it’s just survive and advance.”

    As expected, the Titans (5-4) sport an aerial attack that is hard for teams to compete against.

  • Titan volleyball players hit career marks

    Despite having its season ended on Wednesday night, two Collins High School volleyball players will have their names remembered forever.

    In the team’s Oct. 13 win over Ballard High School, Senior Krysta Ethington logged 1,000 digs and sophomore Caitlyn Gehrman passed the 1,000 assists mark for their high school careers.

    Gehrman reached her mark faster than anyone in school history, in just her second year on the team.

    Neither of the Titans players had any idea the milestones were upcoming.

  • Teal Pumpkins make the season more inclusive

    From pumpkin pie to caramel apples, tasty treats are the heart of fall celebrations for many.  But for nearly six million children in America, Halloween sweets can make their season grim.

    “With one in thirteen kids in the US affected by food allergies and forty percent already having experienced reactions, this campaign is important because it keeps these kids safe and included,” said Nancy Gregory with Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) of the Teal Pumpkin Project.

  • Rising up from the ashes

    A devastating fire that broke out more than three years ago on Main Street left a gaping hole in the historic structural outline of downtown Shelbyville.  But the ShelbyKY Tourism Commission & Visitors Bureau looks to bring life back to that vacant lot once again.

    Executive Director Katie Fussenegger announced that they purchased the land on Main Street earlier this month with the aim of bringing movies, concerts and other events to the area, as well as providing convenient downtown parking.