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Today's News

  • SHELBY COUNTY FISCAL COURT: Magistrates vote to lower tax

    For the second year in a row, county residents will see a drop in property tax rates.

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates voted to lower the tax rate from 10.9 to 10.7 percent per hundred dollars of assessed valuation for the coming fiscal year.

    The county’s finance committee had met to discuss the issue two weeks ago upon the recommendation by Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison who said he would like to continue the trend of lower taxes for county residents.

  • Football kicks off tonight with scrimmages

    After a long waiting summer, football unofficially returns tonight with a pair of scrimmages.

    Shelby County will play host to Oldham County, while Collins travels to Bullitt East for the kickoff game.

    Rockets coach Todd Shipley says what he wants to see his team execute the basics of the game against a different set of players than the teammates they have practiced against all summer.

  • Shelby picks up win over Woodford

    The Shelby County boys’ golf program kicked off its home season on Monday afternoon, defeating a visiting Woodford County by 35 strokes to pick up its first head-to-head win of the year.

    Led by ninth-graders Zach Houchin and Jacey Young, the Rockets carded a low score of 165 as a team.

  • Shelby Storm football to hold fundraiser Saturday

    A local youth football team is partnering with a regional professional wrestling company for the third consecutive season for a team fundraising event.

    The Shelby Storm football program will hold its annual ‘Storm Day’ event this Saturday at 2 p.m. to be held at Daniel Field, beginning with a scrimmage against Henry County’s youth football team. Admission for the event is free for students, and $3 for everyone else. 

  • Shelby man gets scholarship from distillers

     

  • Christ Community Church opens second location

     

    This Sunday, a local church will be launching its second location with the opening of a new church in the heart of Shelbyville.

    Blake Lawyer, pastor of Christ Community Church in Governors Square said that he and the entire congregation is exciting about the opening of the new location at 1900 Midland Trail, across from Hardees restaurant.

    Bobby Carnes, pastor, will lead the service, which begins at 10 a.m..

  • Drone launch in Shelby to aid economic development

    Tuesday was perfect lazy summer day for listening to the drone of insects out in the countryside, but on a large tract of land off Isaac Shelby Drive and near the Norfolk Sothern Railroad it was the drone making the noise.

    Officials with the railroad gathered there in late morning with economic development officials, along with members of a select engineering firm to launch three drones, two large ones and one smaller in size.

    The goal?

  • Documentary being filmed today in Shelby

    A local film company is working on a documentary today about a woman acclaimed for singing the national anthem at prominent events in all 50 states.

    The documentary chronicles the two-year journey of Long Island native Janine Stange on her quest to be the first person in history to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” in all 50 states, said Jefferson Moore, co-owner of Kelly’s Film Works along with his wife, Kelly.

  • Looking backward: Aug. 11, 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

  • Growing the gables

    Located along the flowing business traffic on Main Street sits a building flushed with potential, but like many years before, The Shoppes at Blue Gables often passes our peripheral, rarely catching our gaze.

    Renovations, new landscaping and paint jobs have certainly turned the once haggard apartment complex into a rejuvenated open market with artisans and small storefronts, but as the stores fill to near capacity, there is still one portion of the city’s dream that is unfulfilled lacking: the public’s attention.