Today's News

  • Sprucing up Veteran's Park

    As you travel down Main Street you may notice a barer view of Veterans Park.  That’s because Shelby’s towering pine tree has now been replaced with what could be considered its baby sister.

    “The tree was removed around nine a.m. yesterday morning,” Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell said on Thursday.

    Longtime Shelby residents say they are uncertain how long the tree stood in that area, but estimate it’s been at least twenty to thirty years.

  • Sheriff’s office K9 uncovers 28 grams of heroin on traffic stop

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday on its Facebook page that its 2nd unit made a big discovery Thursday night.

    On a traffic stop, Ranger, the sheriff’s K9 unit, alerted officers to illegal drugs, and upon search of the vehicle officers found 28 grams of heroin.

    The suspected street value of the uncovered drugs is about $6,000.

  • KDE Commissioner to visit Shelby

    Shelby residents will have an opportunity to share their concerns and have their voices heard regarding the state education system Monday.

    Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt will kick-off a series of regional Town Hall Meetings across Kentucky next week and he has selected Shelby County as his first stop.

  • CVS to offer overdose drug, Naloxone, by end of March

    About a month after telling The Sentinel-News that it didn’t know when, or if, it would provide access to the opioid overdose-reversal medication Naloxone without a prescription in Kentucky, CVS Health announced this week that it will expand it’s Naloxone program by the end of March at its CVS Pharmacy locations here and seven other states, including Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia and Vermont.

  • Touched Twice Clinic is Saturday morning

    An annual clinic that provides Shelby Countians with services and spiritual guidance returns this weekend at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville, 1516 Midland Trail.

    The Touched Twice clinic begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, and participants will be lined up even earlier than that to take advantage of the free services, including a food pantry and clothes closet, doctors for school physicals, vision services, a spa area with haircuts and manicures, dental screening, a family photo area with a professional photographer and a chiropractor.

  • Bot-y building

    Two Shelby students, along with students from Bullitt, Oldham, Henry, Shelby and Jefferson counties, are in the midst of some fierce head to head competition in Missouri, as the Local Engineers of Tomorrow Team 2783 kicks-off its 2016 season with the Saint Louis Missouri Regional Competition at the Chaifetz Arena.

    The team inspires Kentucky studentsto pursue involvement with STEM related activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, said parent, volunteer and mentor, Heather Mueller.

  • Fun-raising

    The Dorman Center Bingo Center is stepping up its game.

    Kitty Simpson, who is on the board for the Dorman Center preschool and runs the bingo fundraisers at the Dorman Bingo Center with her husband, Scott, says their latest addition offers an experience that’s as close to a slot machine as you can legally get in Kentucky.

  • Showcase highlights the vibrant Shelby business scene

    For the 14th year the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will flood Shelby County High School’s Mike Casey Gymnasium for its annual iShop Shelby Community Showcase, and the showcase will highlight a new kind of shopping this year – job shopping.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Plans for second Shelby Taco Bell in place

    Plans for a new Taco Bell are in the works for Shelby County.  The Triple S Planning Commission will hear Tuesday a Development Plan for the fast food restaurant to be located at Mortown Way, across from the new Tractor Supply near Interstate 64 interchange on the west side of Shelbyville.

  • Shelby tops state in GOP voter turnout

    Live music, lunch, candidates talking to voters, Saturday’s first Republican Presidential Caucus seemed more like a spring festival – especially with the driving rain – than a voting primary.

    “It’s been extremely crowded, we’ve been very pleased,” Shelby County GOP chair Janet Cuthrell said Saturday afternoon. “It’s no surprise [why], we’re making history.”