Today's News

  • Cub Scout pack 270 tours businesses

    The Bears in Cub Scout pack 270 went to Kroger where they learned about the store to earn a Bear Picnic Basket badge and the Bear Necessities badge. Pictured with Kroger Manager Alex Smith, are (from left) Eli Cox, Kevin Stivers, Sean Dreher, Keaton Heacox, Smith and Spencer LeCompte.


  • Church news: April 15, 2016

    Allen Chapel  

    The Women’s Ministry Program will begin at 9:30 a.m. on April 24 with the theme Growing in Blessedness. The speaker will be Min. Rhoda Raglin from Simpson United Methodist Church in Versailles. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Rev. Robert Marshall is the pastor. Located on KY 55 in Finchville.

  • Looking back: April 15, 2016

    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.

  • Shelby driving fatalities spike in 2016

    So far this year, while traffic fatalities have dropped just a shade throughout the state of Kentucky, fatalities in Shelby County are dramatically on the rise.

    Kentucky State Police reported 6 less fatalities statewide as of April 11 than last year, with 172 compared to 178 at the same time in 2015.

    Shelby County, on the other hand, has seen the number of fatalities quadruple compared to this time last year.

    So far this year, there have already been 4 fatalities in Shelby County, compared to 1 at this time last year.

  • Budget sees 19 percent increase

    The Simpsonville City Commission passed a second reading Thursday night on the 2016-17 budget, which shows a 19 percent increase from the 2015-16 budget.

    This year’s budget calls for a balanced spending plan of $1,494,000, compared to $1,205,500 in 2015. At the first reading of the budget on March 16, Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton explained the increase in expected revenue for this year.

  • Tax deadline drawing near

    Those putting off filing their tax returns have a little more time to breath this year.

    “The filing date for all but two states is April 18,” said Missy Ayres, manager at H&R Block in Shelbyville. “Washington D.C. actually has a holiday and the IRS is going to be closed Friday, so they [filers] have until midnight Monday night – it has to be postmarked by midnight.”

    Ayres said people should get their taxes filed as quickly as possible if they have not already done so.

  • Fishing tournament for veterans is Saturday

    Anglers participating in a bass tournament will no doubt hope the fish are biting on Saturday at Guist Creek Marina.

    The Kentucky Wounded Heroes Guist Creek Bass tournament is special, however, since it’s the first time that organization has hosted a fishing tournament in Shelby County, said its director, Chuck Reed.

    “This is our first rodeo in Shelby County, and I’m really enjoying it because it’s my backyard, almost. We’re usually in eastern or western Kentucky in a lot of these events,” he said.

  • Accident yields murder charge

    A Lexington man has been indicted in connection with a fatal crash on I-64 in Simpsonville in May 2015.

    Rosendo Rodriquez-Fuentes, 23, is charged with murder, DUI, first-degree wanton endangerment, no operator's license and no insurance.

    His passenger, Luis Espinoza Carranza, 27, was killed.

    The three-vehicle accident happened at 4:45 am. In the morning at mile marker 30 on I-64 in Simpsonville, when Rodriquez-Fuentes hit an abandoned car that was parked in the emergency lane, said Shelby County Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers.

  • Police warn of IRS scam

    It’s tax refund time again, a great time of year for scammers to try to get in people’s pockets with an old scam back in full force, police say.

    “We’ve had reports,” Shelbyville Police and Simpsonville Police, “that callers are saying, ‘We’re on the way over there to arrest you if you don’t send us some money,’” said Maj. Istvan Kovacs with the Shelbyville Police Department.

  • Earth Day at Red Orchard Park

    Despite starting the week with not-so-picturesque weather, the forecast is calling for an ideal day in the sun Saturday, which is pleasing news to those organizing this year’s Earth Day Celebration.

    The event will run from 10 a.m. until 2 and organizers say with temperatures expected to rise to the 70s, they are preparing for a fantastic turnout at Red Orchard Park Saturday.