Today's News

  • Firing up the band

    Firefighters from the Shelby County Fire Department “fired up” the Shelby County High School Band with a shower from their hose during a 2-week band camp, which typically operated from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each sweltering day. The camp attracted 45 musicians in grades 8-12 under the direction of David Roslon. The high expectations for excellence matched the high temperatures so the firefighters gave a cool down before they fired up their instruments for a parent concert. They will enter fall competitions and perform for home football games.

  • Church news: August 5, 2011

    If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

    Bagdad Baptist
    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

    Bethel A.M.E.
    The church is located at 414 Henry Clay Street.

  • Looking Back: August 5, 2011

    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.


  • Court report: August 5, 2011

    District Court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Fernando Alvarez-Nieto, reckless driving, first-offense aggravator DUI, no operator's/moped license, and failure to or improper signal – guilty – 10-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 120 days and $828 fine and costs.

    Todd S. Benson, one headlight and operating on suspended/revoked operator's license – guilty – 30-day sentence, serve 4 days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years and $163 fine and costs.

  • Buchert wants the Titans to raise the bar higher

    The first Collins volleyball team set the bar high.

    Coach Abbey Buchert wants the Titans to raise it in their second season.

    Collins, which finished 22-3 in its inaugural season, recently won gold medals at the Bluegrass State Games and opens its season Monday night at Anderson County.

    “After the Bluegrass State Games and after seeing what we’re working with, I have high expectations for this season,” said Buchert, the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association Coach of the Year in the 8th Region last year. 

  • Shelby landmark caboose headed for a new track

    An unofficial landmark left Shelbyville on Thursday when the old caboose on U.S. 60 just east of the city was carted off.

    The caboose was purchased nearly a year ago by Scott Nash, a retired teacher in Louisville, who hired Adkins Export Packing and Machinery Movers to cart the caboose to his home in Fern Creek.

  • Governor relays message from Iraq to soldier's wife

  • Business Briefcase: Aug. 5, 2011

    First NASCAR race has

    limited impact in Gallatin

    The inaugural Quaker State 400 brought mixed results for businesses near the Kentucky Speedway, with some left wondering why the expected windfall fell short.

    Tricia Houston, owner of Napoleon Grocery & Deli and Napoleon Ridge Farm in Napoleon about eight miles from Sparta, was among those disappointed in the results.

  • ‘Hobby’ horse event doesn’t come cheaply

    One of the top summer tourist attractions in Kentucky, the Shelbyville Horse Show, brings the state tons of money, but there is a lot of money that goes into putting on the show, too.

    The show, in its 22nd year, draws thousands of people and hundreds of horses to the Shelby County Fairgrounds each summer, and it has grown from a humble production into a grand gathering for both elegant horses and prime social time.

    That means a big investment by not only organizers but also those who ship their horses to town.

  • Horse show gets $15,000 donation from county

    The Shelbyville Horse Show will get its annual funding from the county again this year, in the amount of $15,000.

    Magistrates voted to approve that amount Tuesday night, and Magistrate Hubert Pollett said the county has been allotting that amount of money to the horse show for many years.

    He added that he thinks it’s money well spent, and the other magistrates agreed.

    “The horse show really promotes tourism here because it really draws people in from all over,” he said.