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Today's News

  • County appoints new deputy EMA director

    Shelby County's emergency management agency staff will grow by one this month with the appointment of a new deputy director.

    At Tuesday night's meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates appointed Jamie Pryor to the position at an annual rate of $50,000.

    Pryor, who will begin his new position Monday, is currently a supervisor at Shelby County's 911 Dispatch center. He will continue to act as telecommunicator along with his new position until a replacement can be found for him at 911 Dispatch.

  • Grant will help preserve old records

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry pulled a huge, heavy book full of wills from residents dating from 1800s from its niche on a shelf in her records room.

    "Just look at this," she said, tracing a line from the will of a Shelby County resident who died in 1847.

    The document listed everything the man had bequeathed to his next of kin, down to kitchen items, livestock and even slaves.

    And now she has the opportunity to keep these books in preserved so they can be study as historical documents for another 200 years.

  • Looking backward: Oct. 6, 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

  • Church news: Oct. 6, 2017

    All Saints Catholic

    Mass is at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Located at 410 Main St., Taylorsville.

     

    Allen Chapel United Methodist

    The Clothes Closet is open 6-8 p.m. Friday and 3-8 p.m. Saturday. Clothes are available at no cost. Services are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Located on KY 55 in Finchville. The Rev. Robert Raglin is the pastor.

     

    Bagdad Baptist

  • Collins defeats Shelby in straight sets

    The Collins volleyball team was all smiles on Tuesday night, as the Titans took down rival Shelby County in three sets and locked up the top seed in the 30th District in the process on Collins’ senior night.

    “I felt like we came out to go to work tonight,” Titans coach Cary Clark said. “We didn’t do anything spectacular, we just did our jobs. We played consistent, and our serve-receive was good.”

  • Rockets gearing up for state tournament

    With the Shelby County girls’ golf team gearing up to tee off for its opening round this afternoon, the team has been in preparation to put on another strong showing at the Bowling Green Country Club over the next two days.

    According to Rockets’ head coach Candice Iceman, the Rockets are focusing on good fundamentals and staying positive out on the course.

  • Collins blanks Manual

    The Collins boys’ soccer team combined some efficient offense with stifling defense in its trip to Louisville on Tuesday night, earning a 2-0 win over host team Manual.

    While the teams had nearly the same amount of shots on goal – Collins with 11 and Manual with 10 – the Titans were able to split the pipes once in each half to earn its eighth win of the season.

  • Rested Shelby heads to North Oldham

    Tonight, Shelby County will face off with a North Oldham football team that has been hard to gauge so far this season.

    After dragging a 0-12 campaign in 2016 into this season, it looked as if the Mustangs would struggle again this year, as its first four opponents outscored North by a 190-46 margin and the Mustangs limped to another 0-4 start as a result.

    Something clicked with North Oldham on Sept. 15 and the team picked up its first win since 2015 with a 16-13 overtime win against Bullitt Central.

  • Kroger’s fresh changes

    Shelby County residents have long expressed a desire for a grocery store that caters to the healthy eaters, stores like Whole Foods or Trader Joes.

    Though it seems there are no plans on the horizon for a new brand to hit the county, Kroger has stepped up to the plate to meet those customers’ needs.

    Signs across the store have announced an ongoing remodel and store manager Marie Otto said the change will allow for the expansion of their natural food selection, which currently only encompasses a few of isles.

  • Whooping cough is on the rise in Kentucky

     The coos and giggles of an infant bring a wealth of joyous emotions for a new mom.   But when strange sounds are emitted from the lungs of that little one, those emotions can turn to fear and concern.

    And right now, especially, that concern has justification as the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness recently reported a dramatic spike in pertussis cases in infants. At least six cases where reported last month alone.