Today's News

  • More kids staying in school, graduating

    Shelby County Public Schools showed strong improvement in graduation numbers according to the state’s non-academic report this year, the district did struggle in other areas.

    Shelby County dropped more than 3 percent in the Transition Into Adult Life category, falling behind the state average for the first time in three years. Shelby checks in almost 1 percent behind the state’s 97 percent.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports June 11, 2010

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  • EARLIER: The world has lost one of the good guys

    I must tell you today about a guy I have known and loved like a brother.

    The words don’t come easily. They bounce around in my brain and find their way to my fingers in clumsy and inadequate sequence. I pound at my keyboard in earnest hope of intellectual inspiration, but here goes.

    I first met Don Collins on a muggy August afternoon in Jackson, Miss. We had grown up 45 minutes apart, but it took a quarter century and 600 miles to germinate a friendship that would stand stalwart to the flow of time.

  • Rockets rolled out of state baseball tournament

  • Sports briefs: June 23, 2010

     Shelby County High School pitcher/first baseman Eric Standafer was named to the Second Team All-State by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association.

  • Looking Back: June 18, 2010

    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.

  • Maggie's Bistro closes

    Maggie's Bistro, the 2-year-old incarnation of a longtime downtown Shelbyville eatery, is closed. Owner Embry Herrick and his daughter, Maggie, who ran the restaurant, said the slumping economy and other problems had forced them to close, but the actual shutdown came this week, quicker even than they had expected.

    For more on the story, see Friday's Sentinel-News. 

  • EARLIER: Bowling center for sale

    Bluegrass Bowling Center, Shelbyville’s latest incarnation of a bowling alley, may be down to its last frame.

    The center, which Mike and Pam Kiser and their family have operated for nearly 10.5 years, is for sale under foreclosure from Republic Bank.

    Pam Kiser said they quietly have been trying to sell for the past eight months but now they have 30 days to sell or see the facility closed. Officials at Republic had no comment on the procedure.

  • WICHE: Fire blight in ornamental pears

    This past winter we cut down a handful of old apple trees in the orchard because they were so diseased from fire blight. Two large White House ornamental pears and a few crabapples are slated for removal, as well.

    I have noticed additional cases around town that brings us to the question, what is causing so much die-back in ornamental and orchard tress?

  • Business Briefcase June 11, 2010

    Smith launches community connection

    Torrey Smith Realty in Shelbyville has launched a new Community Connection program, which will feature a local nonprofit agency on his agency’s Web site and then donate $100 for each house sold in that month to the agency. On Wednesday Smith presented a check for $1,100 to Judy Roberts, director of Operation Care, the featured agency for May. Smith’s agency sold 11 homes.