Today's News

  • New ‘Hope’ for homeless men

    The nights are getting colder, the winds more biting, and the homeless men who live under bridges or in abandoned houses in Shelbyville draw their threadbare clothing more tightly around them.

    People know they are there, but nobody talks about it much. Most people may have a fleeting moment of pity when they see them, but then they most likely go on their way, home to their warm houses.

    But Lee Bean couldn't ignore them, and he got to work.

  • Commentary: Hindsight shows how successful season was

    It might take a month or two or, heck, even into the summer before the SCHS football players can look back on the 2009 season without fixating on last week’s loss at Trinity.

    But when they do, they will realize that, despite that loss, the season was a great one.

  • Washington comes to Shelby

    From the large crowds that turned out to hear a politician speak on Friday, it's clear  that Shelby Countians care about issues dear to them.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) was met with enthusiasm and hundreds of residents at all three stops he made in Shelbyville, speaking about health-care reform, the economy and environmental issues.

  • A crowning achievement

    Those close to Lana Jo Barnett know just how much being crowned Homecoming queen means to her.

    Though few ever would realize it from looking at her standing on that field smiling, her victory represents something even deeper than heading up the queen's court - her victory over death and her long, arduous struggle back to the land of the living.

  • Budding photographers learn how to have a good frame of mind

    “Hold your camera still.”

    “Don't have the subject in the dead center.” “Don't take pictures with the light in front of you.”

    And above all, “Don't drink Mountain Dew [or you won't be able to hold the camera still – too much caffeine] before you take pictures.”

  • 'Ride on,' brother

    The roar of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the strains of rock music and a sea of leather jackets.

    Sound like a group of bikers getting together to go on a ride?

    Maybe a rally to show Harley-Davidson officials that Shelby County would be the best site for the potential relocation of its production plant?

    Well, sort of.

  • Looking Back: August 28, 2009

    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.

  • Multipurpose Community Action can't find families for its programs

    If you could use some help with your credit, foreclosure or even getting our home ready for winter, Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency has programs that may provide you with help – if you qualify.

    An influx of grant money, more than half a million dollars, has given MPCAA the ability to help more people in need throughout Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt counties.

    But there have been a dearth of applicants.

  • Waddy celebrates Labor Day

    Though a steady drizzle didn't dampen the spirits of those who turned out to celebrate Labor Day in Waddy, it did keep away some spectators.

    Ralph Garrett of Waddy Christian Church said that he was slightly disappointed because the proceeds from the Labor Day festivities go to benefit the church.

    "We are grateful for the people who came out, but we wish it had been a larger crowd," he said.

  • Byron Crawford named to Hall of Fame

    Former Courier-Journal columnist and Shelby County resident Byron Crawford was honored with selection into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

    “It’s not something I thought about much, but naturally I’m glad to be there,” Crawford said. “But I can think of a handful of people right off the top of my head who aren’t there but should be before I was.”