Today's News

  • Community of caring

    It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas Tuesday.

    Gifts were flowing thick and fast at this year’s Community Christmas, as were holiday treats and even the makings for entire meals.

    The annual event, hosted at the former Shelby Industries by Operation Care to support struggling families, furnished hundreds of children and their families with Christmas gifts.

  • Local realty company expands

    After a half century in business, H. Barry Smith Realtors and Auctioneers is expanding its real estate division by joining the Weichert National Franchise System.

    The company’s resulting new real estate division, now known as WEICHERT, REALTORS-H. Barry Smith Co. is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliated office located in Shelbyville.

    Owners Jimmy and Shawn Willard say they will continue to operate the auction division as it has been run since its beginning in 1966.

  • Collins outlasts Madison Central

    Good interior defense and timely baskets led the Collins boys’ basketball team to victory over Madison Central, 56-50, on Tuesday night,

    With the score tied at 43 after three quarters, the Titans (4-2) packed in on defense and forced the Indians (3-3) to become a jump shooting team, something Madison Central was not comfortable with.

  • Spencer holds off ice cold Shelby

    A poor shooting night from the floor combined with allowing second-chance opportunities at the basket led to Spencer County defeating the Shelby County girls’ basketball team Tuesday night.

    The Bears (3-2) limited the Rockets (2-3) offensive opportunities to hand Shelby its third loss in as many games.

    “We have to follow our game plan,” SCHS coach Jason Holland said. “We have some younger kids who are still learning, and it’s a lot to take in right now.”

  • Collins, Shelby help lead Metro to victory

    Football talents from both Collins and Shelby County high schools helped the Louisville all-stars pick up a 21-6 victory over Kentucky during the Best of the Bluegrass all-star football game at St. Xavier Sunday. With the win, Louisville moved to 5-2 all-time against the Kentucky all-stars.

    Shelby kicker Josh Edwards, defensive back Brandon Davis, and linebacker Drew Mack took part in the exhibition along with Collins receiver Dalton Maggard.

  • Swapping sweets

    Homemakers across the county fired up their ovens last week and warmed the hearts of one another with their annual cookie exchange held at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office last Friday morning.

    Two-dozen participants each armed with 4-dozen cookies and the recipe attended the exchange.

    Extension agent Sheila Fawbush said homemakers have hosted the event for more than a decade and this was one of the largest turnouts she could recall.

  • Looking Backward: Dec. 16, 2016

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


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  • A losing battle versus nature

    It turns out I hate oak trees.

    Sure they grow big and full, provide tons of shade and are a very hearty hardwood that makes for great furniture, floors and even firewood.

    But they are also the bane of my existence come late fall and into winter.

    I have two giant oak trees in my front yard and for three, or maybe two-and-a-half, seasons they are wonderful.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: The Moores on 3 decades of service

    For more than 30 years Glenn and Dennis Moore have been servicing Shelby County.

    Now ready to take some time off, the Moores are planning to put their feet and rest a while, a well-deserved rest too.

    And while their decision to retire and close the shop is a loss for the driving public of Shelby County, we still marvel at the time they put in making sure our cars were running and safe.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Court’s alcohol ordinance, addition of Sunday sales

    We were pleased to see the Shelby County Fiscal Court move forward last week and pass an alcohol ordinance that included Sunday package sales.

    The court saw the ability to expand our services while upholding the will of the people after residents in Shelby County overwhelmingly voted to make the county wet earlier this year.

    Now, just because we are in favor of the new expanded alcohol sales and adding them on Sunday doesn’t mean we want to see a liquor store on every corner… and we won’t.