Today's News

  • Music to the ear

    Farmers in Shelby are pleased with how corn is coming along, but say that other crops that aren’t as water-loving have been suffering from too much wet weather.

    “Today, we’ve been out in the fields looking at the corn, most all the corn crop that we have is looking really good,” Shelby County farmer Kevin Smith said, referring to yellow field corn.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments, Aug. 26, 2016

    Tyrran M. Harris, 27, of 803 Indian Ridge was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Fentanyl), first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), being a persistent felony offender, third-degree assault, tampering with physical evidence and promoting contraband.

    Jose Edgardo Funes, 59, of Louisville was indicted for bail jumping.

    Kenneth E. Cocanougher, 43, of 164 Hazel Lawn Drive was indicted for theft by unlawful taking $500 or more but less than $10,000.

  • Rockets growing on the course

    The Shelby County boys’ golf team picked up a much-needed victory Tuesday, defeating Western Hills by a score of 184-216.

    The top golfers for the Rockets were Zach Houchin, who shot a team-low 42, as well as teammates Chris Soard and Ben Betts who each shot 47’s on the 9-hole match. Eighth-grader Dillon Fields was not far behind Soard and Betts, shooting a 48.

    Head coach Casey Page was glad to pick up the victory, even though he knows that the team has the potential to be even better than it was Tuesday.

  • Titans rebound, whip Spencer County at home

    After falling to Male and Oldham County, the Collins’ volleyball team swept Spencer County in its home opener three sets to none.

    “I was really happy we were able to be back in good spirits after the two losses,” coach Cary Clark said. “We just came off playing against sixteenth-ranked Male and ninth-ranked Oldham, but I think those were good for our team, to be able to face better competition.”

  • Rockets look to bounce back at Grayson

    The Shelby County High School football team will look to move past a season-opening loss as it travels to Leitchfield to take on 5A Grayson County tonight at 7:30.

    The Cougars had a rough 2015 campaign, only winning two games before being bounced from the first round of the state playoffs by a score of 69-0 by Owensboro. And this season hasn’t looked much better as the Cougars opened with a 42-8 loss at home to Hancock County.

  • Physical Bullitt East visits Collins

    Coming off of a season-opening win at Montgomery County, Collins High School will look to make it 2-0 when it welcomes Bullitt East to Shelbyville tonight.

    The Chargers struggled in 2015, winning just three games before being blown out by Fairdale, 53-6, in the first round of the 5A State Playoffs.

    Collins drilled Bullitt East 55-15 last season.

  • Rockets hammer Henry County, 9-0

    While last Thursday’s seven-goal effort against North Bullitt was more of a one-man show, the Shelby County boys’ soccer team shared the spotlight in a 9-0 win over Henry County on Tuesday.

    Junior forward Caleb Patten continued his hot streak on the offensive end, racking up four goals against a struggling Henry team, but this week Paul Nethery also added two goals in the rout. Rounding out the scoring were Kyrien Stone, Nathon Mayes, and Thomas Wilkerson, who scored goal each and added to the frustration of the Wildcats’ keeper on several occasions.

  • A magical moment

    Local magician David Garrard enjoyed the experience of a lifetime in April when he earned his moment in the Vegas spotlight, performing before the famous magician-comedian duo Penn & Teller.

    Garrard’s act will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday on the show Penn & Teller Fool Us on The CW network.

  • A healthy passion

    Local fitness and nutrition fanatic Kami Waits says she is “super excited” to announce the opening of her first fitness studio which will open in Shelbyville later this fall.

    “It's coming along nicely and we hope to be open October first,” she said.

    The small site at 1042 Washington Street will be coined 40:29 Fitness Studio, named for a fitting Biblical verse, Isaiah 40:29,He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

  • Looking back: Aug. 26, 2016

    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.

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