Today's News

  • Hunter wins co-angler of the year

    Like the baseball player he once was, John Hunter really didn’t want to know where he stood in the FLW Co-Angler off the Year standings.

    Hunter, a Shelbyville resident, won the Co-Angler of the Year trophy last week with a 16th place finish at a tournament on the Potomac River in Maryland.

    “Yes, it’s a lot like the pitcher and a no-hitter,” Hunter said. “I knew I had been one or two all year long. I always had people telling me where I was and I always wanted to tell them not to tell me.

  • Child’s play

    Visitors to Clear Creek Park can’t miss the sight of colorful, high-end playground equipment being installed near the Family Activity Center.

    Bright yellow railings, slides and a climbing apparatus, topped by canopies, much of which is already in place, looks like a children’s fairyland, compared to the old equipment that dated from the 1970s.

  • Packing the perfect picnic

    July is National Picnic Month and what better reason is there to wine and dine among nature?

    But before you grab your basket and head outside, a little menu preparation may be in order. Knowing exactly what to pack can be tough. Nobody wants to go on a picnic with a loaf of bread, some bologna and a pack of American cheese.

    It’s time to step up your outdoor diner, and surprise your family or your sweetheart with something a little more thoughtful and delicious.

  • Local student wins scholarship

    Jacob Barnett dreams of researching new advances in agriculture.  Rachel Sibert loves animals and would like to care for them as a veterinarian.  Taylor Nash believes nothing would be better than teaching future generations about the science he loves – agriculture.  All three of these young people will begin following those dreams with the scholarship help of the Louisville Ag Club.

  • On campus: July 3, 2015

    Local students on dean’s list at Berea
    Local students named to the dean’s list at Berea College were Nathaniel Ayers of Shelbyville and Tevin Shouse of Mount Eden. A student is named to the List who achieves a GPA of 3.4 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.

    Campbellsville grads

  • Vacation Bible schools: July 3, 2015

    Clay Street Baptist
    Vacation Bible school will be from 6:30 to 8:30 July 21 to 24.

    Dover Baptist
    Vacation Bible school will be from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. July 6 to 9 for kindergarten through sixth grade, with the theme, a Mount Everest Adventure “Climbing to New Heights.” Visit www.doverbaptist.net, call 633-0502 or check out the church Facebook page.

  • Church news: July 3, 2015


  • Looking back: July 3, 2015

    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.

  • Three new officers in Shelby

    Two police agencies have brought three new officers onboard between them – two at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and one at Simpsonville Police Department.

    Brandon Scott Clemmons, a life-long resident of Shelby County, came aboard in March at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. He was joined by Corey Williams, who started last month.

    Williams is a 2010 Shelby County High School graduate. Both he and Clemmons hold degrees in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University.

  • Woman identified in fatal crash in Simpsonville

    The Shelby County Coroner's office has named the person killed in a one-vehicle accident on I-64 just west of Simpsonville’s Exit 28.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell has identified the victim as Katy East, 33, of Shelbyville. Kentucky State Police trooper Eddie Whitworth had said there were two adults in the vehicle, a silver Toyota. The surviving adult, who was driving, was taken to the University of Louisville and two children were taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital with unknown injuries, he said.