Today's News

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 6: The Battle for Guam (1944), continued


    Author’s Note: In 2007, when I wrote my first column for The Shelbyville, Kentucky Sentinel-News, I thought I would run out of years before I ran out of columns. However, after passing Milestone 101 last week, I don’t seem to be running out of either, for this is my 209th column.

    Combat loaded aboard a Naval transport

  • Paul talks healthcare reform

    The hot button topic for the roundtable with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul: Healthcare.

    Around 30 people turned out for Monday’s discussion at Shelby County Farm Bureau.

    After short opening remarks, Paul let attendees introduce themselves and discuss their experience with health insurance.

    One of the discussants said their family pays $40,000-50,000 per year for health insurance.

    “That’s crazy,” Paul replied.

  • Stingrays take SFL swimming title

    The Shelbyville Stingrays have proven to be the top unit in the Summer Fun League on Saturday, earning its third consecutive league title over the weekend.

    The final, held at the University of Louisville’s facilities, saw the team from Shelby edge out its rival, the Hillcrest Hurricanes, by a 192-point margin.

  • Shelby falls in state Little League final

    The Shelby County Little League All-Stars had a rough go of it over the weekend, falling in a pair of games to West Lexington in the state final held at Cardinal Run Park.

    While Shelby put up a valiant effort in the two games against the team from Lexington, it was the host team’s depth that ended up making the major difference.

  • Looking backward: July 7, 2017

    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.

    10 years ago, 2007

  • New laws now in effect

    Several new laws went into effect in Kentucky last week, addressing everything from literacy and education, to energy sources and the opioid epidemic.

    Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2017 regular session went into effect on June 29, according to the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission.

  • Fatal accident claims 1, Leaves questions about driver

    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 that injured three others.

    But a Franklin County woman says the wreck might have been avoidable.

  • County renews interlocal 911 agreement

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved a new 911 Board Interlocal Agreement at its meeting Wednesday night, which had been moved due to the July 4th holiday.

    In the past, said Shelby County Judge Dan Ison, the agreement had been updated every five years, but had had not updated for six years, he said.

    Most of the changes reflect changes in board personnel, said Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Janet Cuthrell, who has replaced former Shelby County Judge-Executive Rusty Newton as the county’s board representative.

  • Collins players lead AAU team to national title

    After successful freshman seasons that saw both Dayvion McKnight and Marcellus Vail help the Collins boys’ basketball team win its first state tournament game, the pair of Titans continue to establish themselves as winners at every level of the sport.

    Both Vail and McKnight recently helped lead the Kentucky Defenders to the AAU Division II National Championship in the 15-and-under age group on July 2.

  • Hunter angling for Bassmaster title

    Well into his second year as a member of the Bassmaster Elite tour, Shelbyville-native John Hunter is focused on becoming one of the top anglers in the world.

    Hunter recently competed in the 2017 Bass Pro Shops Northern Open held at Oneida Lake in Syracuse, N.Y. from June 29 – July 1, finishing in 91st place out of 198 fishermen.

    The competition at the event was so fierce, Hunter’s final weigh-in of 28.5 pounds landed him just three pounds outside of the top-40 of finishers.