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Today's News

  • Shelby struggles in season opening loss

    Shelby County’s 2017 campaign got off to a rocky start Wednesday night, as the Rockets were defeated handily by Trinity, 10-0, in just five innings of action.

    Shelby’s hitting was non-existent in the loss, with the team being shutout on both the scoreboard and in the hits column.

  • Collins holds off Bearcats for 8th region championship

    As Anderson County guard Cobe Penny’s layup bounced off the left side of the rim and signaled the end for the Bearcats, the gym at Henry County High School exploded with cheers as both Collins fans and players stormed the court following the 54-53 win in the 8th Region Championship.

    After the game’s conclusion, three players from the Titans roster were named to the 8th Region Tournament team.

  • Looking Backward: March 10, 2017

    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.

     

    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 sharonw@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.

     

     

  • King gets new court date

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a former longtime finance officer for Shelby County Fiscal Court, charged with embezzling more than $23,000, has received a new court date.

    At a disposition hearing Monday, King received a date of April 3 for a disposition hearing.

    King was charged with stealing the money from the county’s general fund over an 18-month period from April 2013 to December 2014

  • Feeding a tradition

    Surrounded by tender, flaky fish frying to perfection, golden brown hush puppies piling up in baskets and a bevy of delectable desserts awaiting hordes of diners, Kent Herold scurried all around the Church of the Annunciation’s community center Friday, making sure everything was in order for the first fish fry of the Lenten season.

  • Collins captures 8th Region Title

    For the second time in consecutive nights, the Collins boys’ basketball season came down to late free throws.

    With five seconds remaining in regulation and down 53-52 to Anderson County, senior forward Dominique Turner stepped up to the foul line and knocked down both charity stripe shots to put Collins ahead by one point, but the game was not over yet.

  • Sidewalk project on path to construction

    Phase III of the Simpsonville Sidewalk Project is ready to enter the bidding stage, a step that city officials say should take place this month.

    "Hite [Hays] and I finally got all the easements; with the help of the mayor, we got the last one, so that has all been turned into the state of Kentucky," Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton told the Simpsonville City Commission at its meeting Thursday night.

  • Exchange of ideas

    An overall optimistic tone came out of a roundtable discussion Sunday with members of the local NAACP chapter and members of the University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciencesdiscussing topics of concern to Black Americans stemming from the 2016 election.

    Mitchell Payne, a member of the Shelby County NAACP and a retired UofL official served as moderator for event and said that while, “We all believe the struggle is not over and freedom is not free,” he was excited to see so many people interested in social issues.

  • Mystery boom

    Social media was bustling with chatter over the weekend regarding an unanticipated and thunderous boom that occurred Saturday evening. But days later, people are still searching for a solid explanation.

    Shelby County Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman said he was asleep at the time but began receiving text messages around 9:15 Saturday night questioning a loud boom that radiated through the eastern portion of the county.

    Whitman said there were reports from those in Mount Eden to Bagdad.

  • Sams tenders school board resignation

    Shelby County Board of Education member Karen Sams announced last week her decision to step down from her position on the board.  Sams, who has served on the Shelby County Board of Education since 2012, tendered her resignation to the board through a prepared statement on February 24 citing a conflicting work schedule.