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Today's News

  • The legacy of a witness

    Next week Main Street will close and people will gather around to lay witness to a dramatic scene, much like they did 80 years ago.

    On Sept. 20, 1937, a gunshot resonated through the streets of downtown Shelbyville when the brothers of Oldham County murder victim Verna Garr Taylor shot and killed her alleged murderer, Brig. Gen. Henry Denhardt.

    But when the scene plays out this time, it will be a bit more theatrical, as the community gathers to reenact the event in honor of the eightieth anniversary.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Corey A. Reed, 42, of 110 Monica Drive was indicted for first-degree bail jumping.

    Jeffery “Nick” Bettiga, 30, of 572 St. Anthony Drive in Lexington was indicted for first-degree bail jumping.

    Anna T. Roberts, 34, of 1000 Detention Road was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine).

  • Grand dedication

    Officials said that about 100 people turned out Friday night for the dedication of the new pavilion in Simpsonville.

    “It was, really a re-dedication of Wiche Park with the new pavilion replacing the old gazebo,” said Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton, who officiated at the event.

    “A lot of the Wiche family was there,” he said, adding that the crowd also including city, county and state officials, including Simpsonville City Commissioners.

    The $137,000 gazebo replaces the old one, which was built in 1997.

  • Emergency call

    With the terror of Hurricane Irma now past, Floridians are struggling to recover from the devastation that left more than half the state’s residents without power and many city streets underwater – and five Shelby Countians will be on hand to help.

    Kentucky Emergency Medical Services Director Mike Poynter said they are paramedics who were chosen to be included in a massive recovery effort involving several states.

  • Titans hold off Colonels in physical match-up

    In what proved to be a very physical game for both Collins and Oldham County, the Titans did enough to earn the 28-21 win over the Colonels in Buckner Friday.

    Collins (3-1) received an outstanding performance from its quarterback in the seven-point victory, as senior J.R. Lucas rolled up 461 yards of total offense to help lead the team to its third win of the season.

  • Shelby County rallies to top North Bullitt

    When North Bullitt running back Dylan Embry scored his only touchdown of the night to extend the Eagles’ lead to 20-7 over the visiting Shelby County team with 19 to play in the game, it looked as if the Rockets were headed towards its second consecutive loss.

    But Caleb Morehead was having none of that.

    The senior fullback scored three touchdowns in the back half of play to help lead his team to the 35-26 comeback win over North Bullitt on Friday night.

  • Collins, Shelby compete at North Oldham event

    Both Shelby County and Collins cross country teams hit the road Saturday for the North Oldham High School’s Rumble Through the Jungle event.

    In the girls’ standings, the Titans slotted in at 13th place, led by junior Madeline Petty.

    Petty turned in a team-best 21:58.44 time for Collins, good for 40th individually.

    Joining Petty in the team competition for the Titans were freshman runners Lilly Vest and Abigail Jacobs, with each helping anchor the team.

  • Collins blanks Frankfort

    What looked to be a competitive game between Collins and Frankfort girls’ soccer quickly turned into a rout, as the Titans earned an easy 10-0 win over the visiting Panthers on Monday.

    Collins got the scoring going early, with junior forward Braelyn Gantt finding the net for the first time just three minutes into the game.

    Gantt would go on to add three additional goals, bringing her season total to 10.

  • Looking backward: Sept. 8, 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: Sept. 8, 2017

    All Saints Catholic

    All Saints Catholic Church will add a second Sunday Mass beginning Sunday. The first Mass will begin at 8 a.m. and the second Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. All are welcome to attend. Located at 410 Main St., Taylorsville.

    Allen Chapel United Methodist

    The Clothes Closet is open 6-8 p.m. Friday and 3-8 p.m. Saturday. Clothes are available at no cost. Services are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Located on KY 55 in Finchville. The Rev. Robert Raglin is the pastor.