Today's News

  • WICHE: Crape myrtles are high-summer bloomers

    We should use more crape myrtles in Kentuckiana. They are not just for more warm, temperate climes. In fact, there are a great many that go unbothered by an average winter in our parts.

    There is often a lull in the garden at this time. Our early-summer blooms are fading, and our late-summer garden has yet to pop.

    But the crape myrtle can provide a colorful bridge between the two.

  • Mooneyhan honored for distinguised service

    With more than four decades in the education business, Leon Mooneyhan would appear nobrainer for the Kentucky Association of School Administrators' Distinguished Service Award.

    At the group's annual conference, the KASA recognizes a retired or retiring member of the education community celebrate to their work to advance the objectives and purposes of the KASA and serve the education community.

    When he was presented with the award on Thursday, Mooneyhan said he was surprised, but he said he told the group it wasn't one-man show.

  • We congratulate: Barber, Beckley for sharing ideas

    In a county that is woefully underrepresented by African-Americans in its leadership positions – School Board Chair Brenda Jackson is the only truly public figure – we embrace those who step forward, who share ideas and commitment, as touchstones for all.

    And today we celebrate the accomplishments of two people with good ideas.

  • PSC OKs Shelby Energy's increase

    If you’re a Shelby Energy customer, your rates are going to rise today.

    Shelby Energy got its desired raise Tuesday from the Kentucky Public Service Commission, though not as much as it had been seeking.

    The PSC authorized the cooperative to increase its rates by 5.2 percent, which will boost its annual revenue by $1.9 million, but it’s nearly $350,000 less than the amount sought.

  • Celebrating 150 years

    On June 26, the famed Pony Express marked a century and a half with a re-ride over its original, 1,966-mile route, and on July 15 the British Open golf tournament celebrated its 150th anniversary by playing its 150th tournament in Scotland.


    But in Shelbyville in 1860, when golf was finding its place and horses and buggies ruled the roads as the first shots of the Civil War were about to be heard, Clay Street Baptist Church was getting under way with an $800 purchase that would stand just as stalwart as those other historical milestones.

  • Looking Back: July 23, 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.


  • The baseball kids play today isn't the game we knew


    All-Star baseball teams from Shelby County have been playing in tournaments all across the state for these past few weeks. They wear nicely tailored knit uniforms, use the very best equipment – mostly their own – and play on fields so finely manicured that they put most of our gardens to shame.

    And every time they play, every time they pass the front road at Clear Creek Park, they should throw a kiss in the direction of the memorial sculpture dedicated to Bobby Stratton.

    They owe him.

  • Wreck injures two on interstate

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  • Saddle Seat World Cup coming to Shelby

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  • First Person: Dale Armistead favors possession soccer

    Dale Armistead, 38, is the new boys' soccer coach at SCHS. He's originally from St. Louis and has lived for the past several years in Owensboro. Armistead, who was hired to coach in May, possibly will teach in the Shelby County school system, or he may help his wife, Lucy, open a Shelbyville office of All Blessings International.

    Armistead has five children: Gabby, 15, Kyler, 13, David, 12, Lainey, 10, and Declan, 8.