Today's News

  • Scenes from Sunday windstorm

    A large tree collapsed in the yard of a home on U.S. 60 in Simpsonville. You also can see how the wind at midafternoon Sunday was raising shingles.

    A large oak tree completely uprooted next to a house on U.S. 60 near Fields Lane. The root ball was more than 6 feet in diameter.

    A tree was split on Old Mount Eden Road late Sunday afternoon, blocking access to the intersection with Kentucky 53.

    A split oak tree sits near the entrance to the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville.

  • Nappy Roots to play at Park

    One of the biggest hip-hop groups from Kentucky will be performing in Shelbyville next month.

    Nappy Roots, of Bowling Green, will headline a performance at the Clear Creek Park amphitheater on Oct. 11. The band will be touring on their new album "The Humdinger", released last month.

    Also performing during the show is Lexington-based rapper Cypher and local performers Vernon and Justin Tolbert. The performances will be from 6 to 10 p.m.

  • Cup Experience hits Cardinal Club

    With Ryder Cup fever sweeping through the state, Shelby County is getting into the act.

    The Cardinal Club in Simpsonville is playing host to the Inaugural Humana Fightmaster Cup, which tees off today at 8 a.m. and runs through Sunday.

  • Football power moves East

    It's been a long time since East Middle was undefeated this late in the season.

    The Missiles, who were off this week, are 7-0 on the season with three games left to play, including the intra-county battle against also undefeated West Middle.

    "I don't know for sure, but it's been a long time and we're enjoying it," EMS head coach Alan Matthews said. "There's a lot of enthusiasm at the school right now, they're very proud."

    Two years ago the team went 6-4 and caused some other schools to notice, but the Missiles dropped back to 1-8 last year with a very young team.

  • School menus - Sept. 15-19

    Monday - NO SCHOOL today - Parent Teacher conference

    Tuesday - NO SCHOOL today - Parent Teacher conference


    Spaghetti w/meat sauce or pretzel w/cheese sauce, BBQ sauce/ketchup, corn, tossed salad, garlic cheese bread-stick, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk (Clear Creek has Papa John's pizza)

    B = Breakfast pizza or yogurt and crackers


  • Mail carrier gets award

    Steve Martin doesn't always have a good day.

    Sometimes he is bit by a dog or stranded in a snowstorm -- all while at work.

    He was recognized for his loyalty recently by his employer, the United States Post Office.

    Martin received the Million Mile Award at a ceremony Tuesday at the Shelbyville Post Office that was attended by his coworkers and District Manager Ann Wright.

  • Ryder Cup set to tee off

    One of golf's signature events - and certainly the biggest in Kentucky's history -- will tee off next week just across the Metro Louisville Line, 13 miles from downtown Shelbyville.

    The Ryder Cup, which pits the elite professionals from the United States against a team from Europe, will be held Sept. 16-21 at Valhalla Golf Club in Eastwood.

    And it's generating a lot of excitement in Shelby County.

  • Goodwill to stop accepting TVs, computers

    Earlier this year, it was announced that all television stations would soon be broadcasting digitally. This effectively put all pure analog sets on the endangered species list.

    With the desirability of these sets severely tarnished, the number of older model TVs lodged at local Goodwill stores grew.

    And with no one wanting to buy these sets, Goodwill soon had a costly problem on its hands. Too many sets and not enough buyers.

  • Reichert: writer, chicken feeder and friend

    Walt Reichert has left his post here as the editor of The Sentinel-News to sit on a bucket and feed chickens.

    Some may call it retirement, but Walt would say it's a promotion - a reward for his many years as a teacher, writer and journalist.

    Enjoy it, sir. You've earned it.

    When I came to work here at the paper over four years ago, Walt was already dreaming of the day that he could forsake the daily grind and spend more time tending to the chickens, ducks, cows, and vegetables on his hobby farm near Simpsonville.

  • Newton set to retire from MPCAA

    Rusty Newton was raised tending to cows and crops on his family's dairy and tobacco farm in Shelby County, but he has spent the last 22 years tending to many other needs of Shelby Countians.

    And today, Newton, the executive director for the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, is retiring after spending the last seven of those years in the agency's top position.

    MPCAA works on behalf of elderly, low-income and at-risk individuals and families to help them improve and stabilize their daily living situations, and Newton has been dedicated to that mission.