Today's News

  • EKU recognizes local students

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,909 graduates at the conclusion of the spring 2016 semester. The graduates were honored at separate academic college commencement ceremonies in May.

    Local students graduating were:

    Heather Nicole Amosof Shelbyville, music;

  • 1st Presbyterian will host Lascito Coro concert

    There will be a choral concert at 1st Presbyterian Church, 629 Main Street in Shelbyville, at 3 p.m. on July 31. The concert will be presented by the Lascito Coro, a choir composed of the alumni of Sacred Heart Academy and The Louisville Youth Choir.  This choir is the only classic, all-female adult choir in the metro area.  They not only fill an unmet artistic need, but also utilize the choral art form to continue to demonstrate throughout Kentuckiana the Sacred Heart core values.

  • Looking back: July 22, 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.

  • Church news: July 22, 2016

    Allen Chapel 

    Services will be at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Located on KY 55 in Finchville. Rev. Robert Raglin is the pastor.

    Bagdad Baptist

    Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.

  • Augustine pleads in embezzlement case

    Theresa M. Augustine, a former assistant administrator and firefighter who was indicted in February 2015 on theft-related charges, pleaded guilty in Shelby Circuit Court Monday.

    She pleaded guilty to the original charges – theft by unlawful taking $10,000 or more, but less than $100,000 – as well as abuse of public trust in connection with that amount,

    Both charges are Class C felonies, which carry a prison sentence of 5 to 10 years each.

  • County collects enough petitions


  • Friends for life

    With tears in his eyes, Jerry Gribbins exposed a corner of his soul that wasn’t entirely his – he had lost a little piece of his heart to a complete stranger 16 years ago.

    He has never forgotten that newborn baby he found abandoned in the Dumpster behind his pawnshop on Washington Street in January 2000 – he has even carried the child’s photo in his wallet right along with those of his own grandchildren all these years.

    On Monday, he waited anxiously at his shop for a very special visitor.

  • Unity event attracts large, diverse crowd

    While the nation continues to divide amidst the violence and tragedies worldwide, Shelbyville residents of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds came together Sunday in an event aimed at unifying our community and hopefully set an example for the rest of the world.

    Attendees enjoyed the company of one another as children laughed and danced to the music that filled the park.

    The event was a breath of fresh air considering the dark cloud of hostility hanging over the nation.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Eagle Scout to upgrade Clear Creek outdoor classes

    Amidst the quiet room of education professionals, 13-year-old Spencer Cerlan stood up and approached the podium with confidence.  Though he was barely tall enough to reach the microphone, his words resonated throughout the room.  With a big smile, Cerlan eagerly shared his Eagle Scout project, an undertaking he’s been looking forward to for four years.

    Cerlan shared with the Shelby County Board of Education members Thursday his plans to develop an outdoor classroom for his former teacher, Parthanna Willis at Clear Creek Elementary School.

  • My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 12: Gunnery School and USS Tennessee (BB-43)

    Personal Note: When my first column appeared in The Sentinel-News on April 27, 2007, I had no expectation that nearly ten years later, at the age of 100, I would be writing my 183rd column.

    June 27, 1938

    [At Secondary Battery Gunnery School on board USS Nevada (a 2-month course) and having spent only a weekend aboard USS Tennessee, I took a boat on June 20, 1938 to the USS Nevada another battleship, to attend the two-month Secondary Battery Gunnery School. Here I joined a number of ensigns and 2nd lieutenants, new to the Fleet.