Today's News

  • A top Topper

    Shelbyville’s Jordan Webb was recognized Sunday during the 2017 Greek awards convocation as the Greek Woman of the Year. 

    Honored in front of nearly 3,000 of her Western Kentucky University Greek community peers, Webb said the recognition was came as a surprise, and she didn’t know until she heard a brief biography of her leadership and campus involvement being read.

    “It was more of shock,” she said. “I was pretty surprised.”

  • Edwards recognized as top workplace

    Edwards Moving & Rigging has been honored as one of the best places to work in Kentucky for the second year in a row.

    Moving up from 34 last year, the Shelbyville-based company took the 10th spot this year in the small business category.

    Edwards Moving & Rigging specializes in providing heaving lifting and transport solutions for exceptionally large loads. The company was founded in 1961 and is currently located at 200 Everett Hall Road in Shelbyville.

  • Police seek info on theft from vehicles

    Shelbyville Police are seeking information about thefts from several vehicles April 29 that were broken into while parked in the lot of a business on Midland Trail.

    They report that three vehicles were broken into at the Planet Fitness parking lot Saturday at about 2 p.m.

    Shelbyville Police Department Detectives are actively working the case and say that various items inside the three vehicles were taken.

  • Speaking out

    County officials have been working on putting a formal policy in place for public comment at fiscal court meetings.

    When a resident asked to address the Shelby County Fiscal Court at its regular meeting Tuesday night, Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison permitted him to speak, with restrictions.

    He told the person, Austin Redmon, who wanted to suggest putting child proof devices on the electric outlets at the Stratton Center, that he would prefer that people call ahead of time so they can be put on the agenda to speak.

  • Buzzing in abundance

    The arrival of warm weather is a welcome change from the drabness of winter, but it’s accompanied by a very unwelcome aspect of summer – the mosquito.

    The pesky insect is bothersome enough even without the deadly aspect of the Zika virus carried by certain species of mosquitoes, and health officials are already gearing up to gather information to pass on to the public about the status of the insect locally.

  • Tree service branches out in park

    If you've driven by the softball fields at Clear Creek Park and wondered why huge trucks sporting cherry pickers are parked there on a regular basis, there's a simple explanation, say park officials.

    "They’re doing a lot of tree trimming and cutting all around Shelby and surrounding counties, so we work in partnership with them," said Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Pickens.

  • Looking backward: May 5, 2017

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at jblair@sentinelnews.com.

    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at jblair@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

    10 years ago, 2007

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 1: By cargo ship to New Zealand

    Introduction to a new series

    I have just concluded a 31-part series of columns covering my initial five years of service as a commissioned officer in the regular U. S. Marine Corps. It was based upon my Marine Corps Journal, which I kept in long hand from 1937 until journals were prohibited for security reasons in 1942.

    This series had been well received by readers of diverse interests, including a preeminent frontier painter, a senior financial consultant, and a friend who has delivered my daily newspaper for years.

  • Oil spill cleanup satisfactory

    Though a large oil spill in late March in western Shelby County likely did not cause any harm to livestock in the area, state officials say the company responsible could end up being penalized.

    “The owners of WaterSep Environmental, John Affourtit and Hidden Hickories Farm owner Julie Ward, were issued NOVs [notification of violation] for the release of oil on their Shelby County property,” said John Mura, communications director for the Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet.

  • No elections in 2017

    Normally by early May we would be neck deep in political signs and advertising, but there is a reprieve across the commonwealth this year.

    This year cyclical no election year for Kentucky, meaning nothing on the ballot for local, statewide or national elections.

    “It’s not abnormal,” said Deputy Clerk Nicole Palmer with the Shelby County Clerk’s office. “We’ll have another off year again in 2021 – every four years, we don’t have an election.”