Today's News

  • Shelby County's Borders family cheering on Miss Kentucky

    If you tune in the Miss America pageant Saturday night and think you see some familiar faces when the camera pans the audience, don’t bother rubbing your eyes.

    In the crowd of thousands in Las Vegas will be hundreds of Miss Kentucky’s closest friends – and more than 40 of that group will be from Shelby County.

    That’s because Ann-Blair Thornton, 21, a student at Western Kentucky, is wearing the banner of the bluegrass this week, and she’s the granddaughter of Bill and Ann Borders, longtime residents of Shelbyville.

  • Crime Stoppers ask for help to ID suspect

    The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a suspect who is believed to have committed credit card fraud on Dec. 22, 2011, at the Shelbyville Walmart.

    The sheriff’s office has supplied two photos provided from Walmart’s security surveillance system, one of the suspect and one of the vehicle involved.

    Anyone with information as to the identity of the person in the photograph, or about the vehicle, is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers, which pays rewards up to $1,000. 

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 13, 2012


    Jonathon L. Hawk, 34, of 4185 Lee Ave. in Louisville was arrested Jan. 10 at 303 Main St. and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Jenny Brumley, 27, of 3288 Woodlawn Road was arrested Jan. 10 at 303 Main St. and charged with second-degree possession of a forged instrument.



    Christopher Lee Norton, 31, of 919 Bland Ave. No. 1 was arrested Dec. 29 at 1605 Midland Trail  (Rite Aid) and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) under $500.


  • News Briefs: Jan. 13, 2012

    Triple S meeting adds

    2 new commissioners


    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission will have its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday a 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, when it will welcome two new members – George Best as appointed by Shelbyville City Council and John Wills as appointed by Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    They replace Ed Rudolph and Gil Tucker, respectively.

    The commission will elect a new chair and vice chair and take up two items of new business.

  • Saver Group purchases Shelbyville’s Save-a-lot

    The Save-a-lot grocery store in Shelbyville has a new owner that is promising a new shopping experience.

    The store, a longtime tenant in Village Plaza on Midland Trail, as of Monday is owned by the Saver Group of Campbellsville, making it the 46th Sav-a-lot that company owns.

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 13, 2012

    H. Barry Smith opens

    office in Middletown

    Barry Smith and Jimmy and Shawn Willard announced that H. Barry Smith Realtors and Auctioneers have opened a second office, in the Middletown area of Jefferson County.

    The announcement from the company says that this office mainly would service auctions for real estate, estates and commercial assets for the company in Jefferson and surrounding counties.

  • Shelby minister publishes book about U.S. and Israel

    Joel League, founding minister at Living Waters Church in Clay Village, has a book he wrote in 2011 about his travels in Israel and that country’s relationship to the U.S. The book, called Deliverance from Another Place, is based on the Biblical principles about how Israel was created and should be viewed. League answered some questions from Sentinel-News reporter Spencer Jenkins


    The Sentinel-News: What prompted you to write this book?

  • Arts Brief Case: Jan. 13, 2012

    Shelby children’s choir

    has 1st practice Saturday

    The new Shelby County Community Children's Choir, or simply “SC3,” will test its collective vocal cords for the first time Saturday morning.

    Choir organizer and director James Ray Morgan scheduled the choir’s first rehearsal – for children in grades three through seven – for 10-11:30 at First Christian Church in Shelbyville. There will be a parents meeting at 11:30 a.m.

  • Upcoming sports schedule: Jan. 12, 2012


    6 p.m.: High school girls’ basketball, Shelby County at Collins.

    7 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Cornerstone Christian vs. Glasgow in All “A” Tournament in Micah. 

    7:30 p.m.: High school boys’ basketball, Shelby County at Collins.


    TBA: High school boys’ basketball, Cornerstone Christian in All “A” Tournament.

  • Sports Bulletin Board: Jan. 12, 2012

    MaxPower softball benefit
    There will be a fundraising dinner benefitting Max Power softball from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Firefresh Barbeque. Proceeds go to fund the Max Power softball program.