Today's News

  • Churches open holiday activities

     “I love Christmas. I am mesmerized by Christmas.  But sometimes we forget what Christmas is all about.” said Maurice Hollingsworth, pastor at Shelbyville First Baptist Church.  “It’s more than trees and packages and lots of food, ultimately Christmas is all about the miracle of Christ.”

    To keep the reason for the season at the focus of the community, several churches in Shelby County have big plans this month starting with two events tomorrow.

  • Tis season of giving back

      Between the stress of decorating, fighting for the hot toys, waiting in long lines for Santa and mad rushes to the mall for last minute gifts it’s easy to get lost in the commercialization of the season.

    But December should be reserved as the season of giving back and thinking of others.

    Shelby County prides itself on being a tight community. So for the next 24 days leading up to Christmas – in the midst of being shoved at the store and fighting for a parking spot – take some time each day to think of others.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 14: Touring Japan with Van and Susanne

    Author’s Notes: I temporarily suspended the current series in order to mark Veterans Day by depicting the life of Shelbyville hero, Colonel Ben Bollard. I now resume the series with “30 Years in the Marines,” Part 14. This column and the next are practically identical with those I published in The Sentinel-News in June 2008.

    Susanne Van Stockum’s

    innate curiosity

  • Datebook | Nov. 29, 2017


    SCCT presents A Christmas Carol Musical: Ebenezer

  • Wildcats eliminate Collins in shootout

    In what will undoubtedly go down as one of the most competitive and back-and-forth football games of the year, Collins found itself on the wrong side of a 42-38 deficit when the clock hit zeroes at Franklin-Simpson on Friday night.

    A whopping 444 yards passing along with four touchdowns and an interception by Titans’ senior quarterback J.R. Lucas allowed Collins a solid chance in this one, but it was a play late by the Franklin-Simpson (11-3) defense that led to the Wildcats icing the game.

  • Four Shelbyville players selected to all-star game

    For at least one more game, four senior football players from Shelbyville will have a chance to represent their respective high schools in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star game.

    Three Collins players in quarterback J.R. Lucas, defensive lineman Darrius Williams and linebacker Nick Eades have been selected to the team, along with fullback Caleb Morehead from Shelby.

    Morehead says it is a great honor to be selected to represent Team Louisville in its contest against Team Kentucky on Dec. 10.

  • Tough slate awaits Shelby to open season

    While some basketball teams will schedule less-than-stellar opponents to open its season, Shelby County boys’ basketball is jumping straight into the deep end with its early opponents.

    In its first three games, the Rockets will face off with Mercer County, South Oldham and John Hardin all in the span of a week.

    According to preseason coaches’ polls, John Hardin has been ranked No. 10 in the state in the preseason poll, while Mercer slots in at 17th in the rankings.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to consider annual audit

    Board members will hear the annual audit report for the 2016/17 school year when the Shelby County Board of Education convenes for its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district’s central office 1155 West Main Street.

    “It’s just a standard procedure that we have to do per the Kentucky Department of Education and federal regulations,” SCPS public relations coordinator Ryan Allan said.

  • Parading around town

    This weekend not one but two parades will kick off the seasonal celebrations in Shelby County.

    The fun starts tomorrow morning on Main Street in Shelbyville with the Shelby County Christmas Parade.

    Starting at 10 a.m., the parade will run down Main Street from Mack Walters Road to 1st Street.

    The theme for this year’s event is ‘A Movie Time Christmas’ which will pay tribute to the timeless films we watch every season.  

  • Baking up love

    Monday is national cookie day, and what better time to honor the sweet treats than the first week of December? 

    After all, the holiday season for so many often brings fond memories in the kitchen with mom or grandma baking goodies for friends, family and neighbors.

    In fact, each year the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Homemakers gather together to share some of those memories and kitchen traditions before exchanging some baked goods using some passed down family recipes.

    It’s a wonderful tradition within itself.