Today's News

  • Teachers helping future teachers

    In recognition of a need for an education foundation in the community Citizens Union Bank and the Shelby County Board of Education Thursday approved authorizing the establishment of the Shelby County Education Foundation as a component fund of the Shelby County Community Foundation.

    The mission of the foundation is to improve opportunities for academic success by providing equitable access to funding for student projects and academic pursuits for both potential and current Shelby County teachers.

  • Shelby teen killed in ATV accident

    A Shelby County teen was killed Monday night in an ATV accident on his family’s farm, said officials with the Shelby County Coroner’s office.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said that Ryan Lee, 13, was killed in an ATV accident on Rockbridge Road Monday at 6:30 p.m.

  • Officer in shooting named

    Kentucky State Police has released the name of the Shelbyville Police Officer involved in a fatal shooting on Monday.
    Shelbyville Police Officer Frank Fallis, age 46, is the officer involved in the shooting. Fallis has been a law enforcement officer for 25 years and is a graduate of the Department Of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) in Richmond Kentucky.
    Fallis has been placed on paid administrative leave in accordance to the policy of the Shelbyville Police Department.


  • Paving the way to success

    Bobby Hudson, president and CEO of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, still has another year to go before he retires next December, but he plans to spend 2018 grooming his replacement to take his place.

  • Falling into fun

    Simpsonville Baptist Church will take on a new theme for this year’s fall festival, setting the focus on Cajun traditions – especially the food.

    To make it even more authentic, organizers of the event say they are even going to feature a Cajun petting zoo with a live alligator.

  • Governors Square festival Saturday features 5K run, fun

    Businesses in Governors Square are coming together to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Foundation Saturday at the Community Fall Festival and 5K run/walk.

    "We are sponsoring the 5K [run] and we're grilling out Boston butts, there will be something for everybody," said Dr. Jamie Coleman, chair of the event and owner of Coleman Whimsett Dentistry.

  • Church news: Oct. 27, 2017

    All Saints Catholic

    Mass is at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. 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.


    Bagdad Baptist

  • Gouge is new Shelby Baptist director of missions

    The Rev. Dr. D. Steven Gouge has been named the new associational director of missions for the Shelby Baptist Association.

    The decision to call Gouge to the position was approved by messengers (church delegates) following a motion from the Director of Missions Search Team during the association’s Annual Meeting Sept. 17 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Gouge began his new role Oct. 1.

  • Looking backward: Oct. 27, 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

  • Oldham County eliminates Shelby County from region

    A tough loss to perennial 8th Region runner-up Oldham County ended Shelby County’s volleyball campaign on Wednesday night, as the Rockets fell in four sets to the Colonels.

    “It was the best way to go out,” SCHS coach Kristen Kapp said. “If we weren’t going to win, that would be the way to go out.”

    OC (23-12) jumped out to an early lead in the first set and rode that deficit to a 25-17 opening frame victory.