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Today's News

  • Economic development leader honored

    Once again, one of Shelby County's most respected leaders in the economic development sector has earned prestigious honors for outstanding achievements.

    Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, was one of three in her field to receive the annual Outstanding Service Award from the Kentucky Association of Economic Development (KAED).

  • New professional group hopes to promote political activity

    Two Shelby County men have established a professional organization with an eye on encouraging young people to run for public office.

    Kendall Law and Austin Redmon co-founded the Shelby County Young Professionals Association in September. The group meets monthly, and just hosted its most recent meeting yesterday [Thursday].

  • Whirlwind of compassion

    Jeff Reynolds is one of the busiest people in town, but he’s never too busy to help someone in need.

    His wife, Robin, said she is very happy that people appreciate his compassionate nature, and she applauded harder than anyone Wednesday when Reynolds was named Shelbyville’s Citizen of the Year.

    “This is a real honor because God has put many people in high positions in our community and we have a very loving community that comes together and wants to make a difference,” he said in his acceptance speech.

  • Looking backward: Nov. 17, 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: Nov. 17, 2017

    Shelby County Coalition of Ministers

    The annual community Thanksgiving service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, hosted by the Rev. Dr. Gray and New Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The Rev. Mac Pendleton will be the guest speaker.

     

    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

  • Clash of the Titans

    Collins’ extremely stout defense will look to alter its focus once again tonight, as the team from Shelbyville hosts Mercer County in the Region 2 championship game.

    After facing off against several run-heavy teams over the course of its seven-game winning streak, Collins (10-2) will look to shut down the pass-happy attack of its visitors tonight.

    The Titans of Mercer County (7-5) average 196 passing yards per game this season, led by quarterback Gunnar Gillis, who has 30 passing touchdowns to just five interceptions this season.

  • McKnight prepared to lead Collins this season

    With two major pieces graduated from last season’s state tournament team, Collins boys’ basketball will turn to a youthful but experienced player in sophomore point guard Dayvion McKnight.

    The second year player averaged 7.6 points per game last season, good for third on the team, and played in all 37 games for the Titans.

    This year, the point guard has been working hard on various aspects of his game in order to get his team back where he wants to be – Rupp Arena in Lexington for the school’s third state tournament berth.

  • Tiptoeing toward the Bourbon Trail

    Three years after announcing their intent to develop a local distillery, Diageo’s Bulleit Bourbon is ready to put Shelby County on the Bourbon Trail map.

    “We are exploring the possibility of opening a visitor’s center at the Bulleit Distilling Co. and are working with the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet on potential incentive opportunities,” a spokesperson for Diageo stated.  “This is part of that process.”

  • Thanks-giving back

      For most of us, Thanksgiving means over indulging, it means a plethora of leftovers spilling out of our refrigerators, it means napping on the couch and resting up for a day of overspending on Black Friday.

    But volunteers hope the community considers the day to also means sharing our blessings with those facing hardships.

    Brenda Jackson, who each year helps host a community Thanksgiving Day meal, said her community meal is still in need of more volunteers.

  • Resurrecting the Red Lion

    After long anticipation, the restaurant at Science Hill has returned and another dining option is ready to follow.

    The Red Lion is making its resurgence after at least four decades in the dark, Wakefield-Scearce Galleries CFO Matt Burnett said.

    “It was open in the sixties and seventies,” Burnett said, noting they are ready to resurrect the small pub.