Today's News

  • Painted Stone's academic team awards

  • Vance Simmons retires

    Employees of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office held a retirement bash for Vance Simmons (center) on Tuesday. Simmons, who has been a deputy there for 15 years, will retire April 30.

  • Graefenburg UMC celebrates Easter with a new pastor

    Graefenburg United Methodist Church, located on U.S. 60 at Crab Orchard Road, celebrates Easter with its new pastor, Matthew Kimmons, and his wife, Jennifer.

    He and Jennifer have already brought the church into the technology world with multimedia technology on Sunday mornings and creating a church blog, www.graefenburgumc.blogspot.com, which also includes a link to the church's Web site and where you can watch his Sunday sermons.

    Visitors to the blog will enjoy the insight they bring to their faith. 

  • Anderson church kicks off annual shoe drive

    Landmark News Service

    LAWRENCEBURG – Central Baptist Church is conducting its annual shoe collection, and it looking for donors, the church announced.

    All types of shoes will be collected, including dress shoes, work boots, tennis shoes and play shoes and flip-flops.

    Shoes can be picked up for free by calling 502-829-5013 or 502-319-0903, or dropped off at the church, located on US 127 North in Anderson County, has members from Shelby County.

  • Church news: April 22, 2011

    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA, contact Diana at 647-3499.


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


  • Easter services: April 22, 2011

    Annunciation Church
    Holy Week Sacrament of Penance is after morning-prayer Friday, or by appointment and Good Friday, before and after the liturgies. Good Friday will include morning prayer at 8 a.m.; Seven Last Words Meditation is 1 p.m.; Living Way of the Cross is 5 p.m. at 7th and Main streets; evening prayer is 7 p.m. Blessing of first foods is 9:30 a.m. during morning prayer on Holy Saturday. Easter Vigil Mass is 8:30 p.m. on Saturday; Easter Sunday Masses are 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
    Bagdad Baptist

  • Looking Back: April 22, 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.


  • News Briefs: April 22, 2011

    Optimist Oratorical Contest seeking competitors

    The Shelby County Optimist Club has rescheduled its Oratorical Contest because it is looking for more entrants who are interested in earning scholarship money for college.

    This is a 4-to-5- minute speech on the topic "If I were leader of the free world, the first issue I would address would be…"

  • Google recruit is not your typical freshman

    Getting to spend the summer in New York City would be a big draw for most college freshmen, but that won't even be the highlight for Adam Knecht.

    Knecht, a Shelby County High School graduate and freshman in the University of Louisville's Speed School, will head to New York to be an intern Corporate Operations Engineer for Google.

    "The shock hasn't quite worn off yet," he said. "They typically don't hire freshmen, and then at 18 to make through the interview process..."

  • Annexation of bowling alley property passes with protest

    The Shelbyville City Council met Tuesday for a brief special called meeting.

    The council's only agenda item was the annexation of the property on Midland Trail where the former Bluegrass Bowling Center formerly was located.

    Council members voted unanimously on both readings to annex the property, which had been requested so that a yet-to-be-identified new tenant could operate the bowling lanes and serve alcohol. County ordinances would not have allowed that.