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Today's News

  • Matthews to take over Shelby defense

    Following the retirement of longtime defensive coordinator Greg Calvin following the conclusion of the 2016-17 football season, Shelby County is turning to a familiar face with a state championship pedigree to helm its defense next season.

    Alex Matthews, a former quarterback under head coach Todd Shipley, will lead the defensive unit as well as helping coach QB’s this season.

  • Shelby County all-stars head to state

    Shelby County will be represented at the Little League baseball level on July 7, when the 11-13 year old team will compete in the state championship round held in Lexington.

    Shelby will take on Western Lexington in a best of three-game series, and the team led by head coach Jonathan Carroll, is confident in its chances at the state level.

  • Shelby County all-stars head to state

    Shelby County will be represented at the Little League baseball level on July 7, when the 11-13 year old team will compete in the state championship round held in Lexington.

    Shelby will take on Western Lexington in a best of three-game series, and the team led by head coach Jonathan Carroll, is confident in its chances at the state level.

  • Drowning in drainage dilemma

    Shelbyville resident Stephanie Sanford and her family are up a creek without a paddle.

    “I don’t like my kids coming out here as much because of mosquitoes attracted to the stagnant water,” Sanford said, glancing over her deck rail into a moat of sorts in her own backyard. “We’ve had fish, snakes, turtles.  It can get quite interesting.”

  • Shields benefit a success

    A benefit event on June 24 for young Addie Shields aimed at helping cover the costs associated with her cancer treatments garnered more than $36,000 in donations including this $5,000 donation from Shelby County Charities. Another benefit event, a horse show, is set for September 30.

    Shields' father shared his appreication. "Thank you to everyone that took time out of your busy schedule to make this benefit a success. I am very grateful to all of you, my friends."

  • Mount Eden Road accident claims one

    A Lawrenceburg woman was Killed Monday afternoon in a two vehicle crash on Mount Eden Road.

    Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Bernice Napier said that Connie Kinder, 65, was killed in the accident and that three others, Betty Brown, 70, and Anna Edgar, and 89 and Deborah Bobbs, 56, were all taken to the University of Louisville; Bobbs with serious injuries and Brown and Edgar with minor injuries.

  • LAND forum draws crowd at Jeptha Creed

    Shelbyville was home to the second of three forums across the state on Linking Agriculture for Networking and Development (LAND) Wednesday at Jeptha Creed Distillery.

    Although Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said the partnerships between the commonwealth’s $6 billion agriculture industry and the $30 billion manufacturing industry are officially forming at the state level, ongoing partnerships between local agriculture producers and local manufacturers have existed for decades.

  • Looking backward: June 30, 2017

    1992: Andriots bring Shelby flavor to Homearama

    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.

  • The battle back

    While most people take simple things like counting the change in their pocket or reading the time on a clock for granted, Webb Bates does not.

    Bates, a rising junior for both the Collins football team and the Titans’ swimming program recently fully recovered from a car accident in November of 2016 that left him with several physical injuries and without all of his mental faculties for weeks.

    The placekicker says that it took four to five months of both physical and neurological rehabilitation to get back 100 percent healthy.

  • Post 37 holds on for midweek victory

    A late rally proved to be the difference for Shelbyville Post 37 in its 8-6 win over Richmond’s 19-and-under team on Tuesday night.

    The game, played at Asbury University in Wilmore, saw Shelby roll up an impressive four runs in the fifth inning, and two additional scores in the sixth to help seal the win.

    Of course, Richmond had a final three-run rally of its own before the game was called due to darkness in the sixth.