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Today's News

  • Long Run Massacre returns Living history event is Sept. 8-9

    For nearly two decades living history has descended on Shelby County in early September, and it returns to

    Red Orchard Park Sept. 8-9.

    The Long Run Massacre, presented by the Painted Stone Settlers, will open the 2-day event with activities such as demonstrations of heritage skills such as spinning, weaving, fire starting, blacksmithing and customs of the 18th century. Militia life and a Native American campsite are also depicted.

  • Helping hands

    As people across the nation look for ways they can assist victims left homeless in the wake of Hurricane Harvey that has caused catastrophic flooding throughout southeastern Texas, Shelby countians are also joining in the relief effort.

    "I’m from Simpsonville, but we’ll be sending people from all over the state," said Bob Perkins, a member of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. "We’ll be sending cooking and feeding units, chainsaw and mud-out units."

    Perkins said he does not know yet which role he will play.

  • Looking backward: Sept. 1, 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

  • An evolving labor force Personal care jobs growing

    As we approach Labor Day weekend and celebrate the workforce that makes our county move, it’s important to study how our workforce will need to transform through the future. While technology-based jobs will continue to evolve and grow, there are other areas our aging workforce will need.

    As the nation’s population ages, the need for workers to care for the elderly is projected to climb.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of personal care workers is expected to climb to 27.9 percent by 2024.

  • Rankin says goodbye

    The Simpsonville Police Department will lose one of its finest today with the retirement of officer Todd Rankin.

    “He’s an excellent officer – we’re going to miss him a lot,” said Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis. “He was our strongest computer savvy person, our technology man. He was a very good officer dealing with the public and diffusing problems.”

    Rankin takes pride in those strong points.

  • Goo-ood employee

    Allen Purnell rose to his feet to grip Ray Barnes’ hand in a warm handshake as the latter stepped into his office at F.B. Purnell Sausage, Inc.in Simpsonville.

    “How are you this morning, Hoss?” asked Purnell with a grin. “Set yourself down.”

    Purnell, CEO and co-owner of the company, along with his brother, Bob, chatted with Barnes as they waited for Bob and Todd Purnell, Allen’s son and president of the company, to arrive for an informal presentation to Barnes.

  • Shelby faces off with Meade tonight

    In what is expected to be a water-logged, slugfest of a ground game, Shelby County will welcome 6A Meade County to Robert Doyle Stadium tonight at 7:30.

    Both teams run a version of the triple option offense, with the Green Wave (1-1) opting for a Wing-T rushing attack that was led by several different rushers last season.

    Senior running back Zach Babb led the pack for Meade in 2016, with 663 yards and seven touchdowns last season.

    Last week in the 48-0 win over Anderson County, Babb compiled a team-leading 196 yards on the ground in the victory.

  • Collins grabs district win at Anderson

    Collins volleyball’s quest for a fourth consecutive district title marches on, with the Titans heading into Lawrenceburg and defeating Anderson County (2-3) in straight sets on Tuesday night.

    The team from Shelbyville took the first set by a relatively narrow 25-21 margin before closing out the Bearcats with second and third set scores of 25-7 and 25-14.

    With the win, Collins moves to 2-0 in matches against 30th District foes.

  • Shelby defeats Spencer in straight sets

    While Spencer County may have fought and clawed to stay in the 30th District volleyball match against Shelby County on Tuesday night, the Rockets showed it had the superior team.

    The Rockets (6-4) used its depth and solid net play to defeat the Bears (6-4), as Shelby moved to 1-0 in district play in the process.

    “[The match] was fun to say the least,” Rockets coach Kristen Kapp said. “The girls played relaxed and got the job done. I tried not to apply too much pressure to win, instead, I told them to play point by point.”

  • Titans shut out Amazons in road matchup

    The Titan girls’ soccer team was in mid-season form on Monday, cruising to a 5-0-road win over host Louisville Collegiate.

    Senior midfielder Caroline Burkhardt grabbed the initial lead for the Titans (3-1), and eventually put the game out of reach with a three-goal performance.

    The Amazons (2-3) had no answer for Collins on offense or defense, as the Titans cruised to its third win of the season.