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Today's News

  • Bagdad Days celebrates 25 years

    Organizers of the Bagdad Days Festival are buzzing with excitement about the 25th anniversary of the event, which will mean even more fun than usual.

    “We just want to emphasize that it’s going to be a little bit bigger and better this year,” said Parade Chair Carol Hance.

    Her husband, Jimmy, chuckled as he described her role in the event.

    “Actually, she’s done ninety percent of the work,” he said.

  • Collins fishing takes 8th at state meet

    In its first year of competition under the KHSAA banner, Collins’ fishing program has accomplished a great deal.

    The Titans can now add a top-10 finish at state to the team’s resume after taking eighth-place over the weekend at Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville.

    Anglers Ian Nation and Jack Swindler hauled in a pair of fish that ended up catapulting the two into top-10 contention after the pair of days.

  • Rockets offense explodes in 2 wins

    In Monday’s home matchup with Moore, Shelby County baseball used an aggressive mindset on the basepaths and stayed hot in the batter’s box to defeat the Mustangs 8-6.

    The Rockets (14-15-1) capitalized on five errors by Moore (16-9), with five of its eight runs coming unearned in the win.

  • Collins drops weekend twinbill at Bullitt

    The Collins baseball team struggled through a pair of games against North Bullitt and Bullitt East on Saturday afternoon.

    The Titans (18-14) were outscored by a combined 23-14 on the way to dropping both games.

    Collins struggled throw strikes in the opener against North Bullitt.

    As a team, the Eagles used a keen eye to draw 10 walks, and shelled three Titan pitchers for 10 earned runs, running away with the game late.

  • Shelby drops 3 in Jeffersontown tournament

    Shelby County softball will look to work on its pitch selection after dropping three games at Jeffersontown’s Charger Classic over the weekend.

    The Rockets were outscored by a combined 23-9 by Spencer County, Marion County and J-Town on Saturday, and according to head coach Kelly Cable, a large part of that came in choosing which pitches to swing at.

  • Manslaughter case gets new court date

    A Louisville man indicted in connection with a 2016 fatal crash on Taylorsville Road in Shelby County has received a new court date

    David E. Moore Jr., 33, will head back to court June 5 for a disposition hearing on the matter.

    On Sept. 2, Moore struck a vehicle driven by Julie Hedden Mundt, 57, also of Louisville, resulting in her death at the scene.

  • Looking backward: May 12, 2017

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at jblair@sentinelnews.com.

    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at jblair@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

    10 years ago, 2007

  • Church news: May 12, 2017

    Correction: Shelby Congregational's ninth annual Christian women united luncheon was incorrectly listed under another church in Friday's edition. A correct version of the announcement appears in the church news below.

     

  • King arrested for shoplifting

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a former longtime finance officer for Shelby County Fiscal Court who pleaded guilty in April to embezzling more than $23,000, has been arrested for shoplifting.

    King’s situation is uncertain, said Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Witt.

    “She’s plead guilty but not been sentenced, and now committed a new offense pending sentencing,” she said.

  • Halfway house could come to Shelby

    Details are still developing about the possibility of a halfway house being established in Shelby County, but the concept is being explored, officials say.

    “We are under discussion with someone about opening a halfway house there in Shelbyville, yes,” said William Knight, Kentucky halfway house coordinator. “It has to go to the Department of Corrections.”

    Corrections officials did not respond to a request for more information on the matter by the press time Thursday afternoon.