Today's News

  • Sentinel-News takes 3rd in KPA General Excellence


    The Shelbyville Sentinel-News was recognized in the newspaper industry over the weekend with 9 first place awards at the Kentucky Press Association’s annual conference in Louisville.

    The paper won five first place awards for editorial work and four more in advertising, and the editorial staff was recognized with a third place finish in General Excellence for multi-weekly newspapers.

  • MY WORD: Celebrate your school board members and their hard work

    Our community is fortunate. We have a public school system filled with incredibly engaged students in grades pre-K through 12 and a team of professional teachers and administrators who strive daily to provide an excellent education to benefit this community for generations to come.

    A vital component of the progress of our district – and thus our community – is the leadership provided by the men and women who make up the Shelby County Board of Education.

  • MY WORD: 5 Counties Friends of NRA attend workshop

    Members of the 5 Counties Friends of NRA recently attended the annual Kentucky Friends of NRA Workshop, and Fund Committee Meeting. Chair Tony Wheatley and Treasurer Larry Mott represented the local Friends of NRA committee.

    At the workshop, the state Friends of NRA recognized many committees for their huge success in 2016. First, they were awarded the Friends of NRA’s “Kentucky Breakout Award” which recognizes those committees that have broken out of their usual efforts by reaching an extraordinary result.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Remove the politics from our local election

    The Shelbyville City Council decided last week to draft an ordinance for review on making the council race a non-partisan affair.

    Having long wondered what Republican and Democrats have to do with our small town politics, we could not be more pleased and more behind this effort.

    And once information was shared comparing other municipalities, especially those similar to Shelbyville, it seems the move is a no-brainer.

  • VAN STOCKUM: My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 25:Ferrying British Spitfires into the Mediterranean

    April 6, 1942

    Yesterday afternoon and evening I was the guest of Captain Bell, R. M. [Royal Marines] on the Duke of York, most recently- commissioned British battleship. I made a complete tour of the ship and noticed that she is not a clean ship, but a happy one. I had previously met Bell in Norfolk and it seemed very strange to meet him again, here, 3,000 miles away.

  • An American experience

    Caught up in a whirlwind of festivities from balls to parades to concerts to the swearing in of the 45th president of the United States on the West Lawn of the Capitol, some Shelby Countians who attended the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C. over the weekend expressed awe and pride at having seen history in the making.

    For some, such as the Justice family, being there was a matter of pride in a military background, said Selina Stratton, who attended with her parents, James and LaGeni Justice and her brother, Jacob Justice.

  • Vacant house burns on Bradshaw

    No one was injured in combating a blaze that destroyed an unoccupied house on Bradshaw Street in Shelbyville Monday night.

    The fire broke out shortly after 9 p.m. at 320 Bradshaw St., according to officials with Shelbyville Fire Department.

    Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker said the fire was in an advanced stage when his crews arrived on the scene.

    “The house was abandoned and was heavily involved prior to us being called,” he said.

  • Traffic accident injures firefighter responding to call

    A member of the Bagdad Fire Department was injured in a traffic accident Saturday night while on an emergency run, said fire department officials.

    “He was responding to an emergency medical call to assist EMS in the 6000 block of Vigo Road,” said Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton, adding that it was against department policy to release the name of the firefighter.

    “He was very fortunate,” he said. “He received some stitches, he’s got several bruises and scrapes, but outside of being sore, he’s doing good.”

  • Sidewalk project steps up in Simpsonville

    Phase III of the Simpsonville Sidewalk Project is starting to pick up speed with the bid process for the construction coming up in March, said officials.

    The city's attorney, Hite Hays, told the Simpsonville City Commission at Thursday's meeting that before that can take place, all easements must be place, and that process is going well.

    "I've just been working with David [Eaton] on these sidewalk easements and he's been out hustling and we're getting them recorded and filled out," he said.

  • Dishing on issues

    Local politicians State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville) took time out from their busy schedules on Friday to hold an informal legislative update discussion at the Stratton Center.

    The pair told the small crowd of about 25, which included heads of government for Shelby County, Shelbyville and Simpsonville, about some new legislation that has been on the forefront during this year’s General Assembly, which convened the first week in January.