Today's News

  • Shelby’s own Splash Brothers

    Not every team can have two leaders.

    Sometimes it is just a clash of personalities, or the natural competitiveness that comes with sports that splits leadership roles.

    Luckily for the Shelby County’s boys’ swim team, it has two leaders that could not be closer, in sophomore Logan Kessinger and junior Sean Gilpatrick.

    The pair are coming off of a 2015 season in which they both qualified for the state meet, and are looking to go even further with the postseason rapidly approaching.

  • Shelby buries Bullitt from behind the arc

    When opponents give the Shelby County girls’ basketball team space to shoot, the Rockets can be incredibly difficult to beat.

    Bullitt Central (6-18) found that lesson out the hard way, as the Rockets drilled 10 shots from three-point range to hammer the Cougars 60-21 on Saturday afternoon.

    Following a tough shooting night in its previous game against Owen County, SCHS could not miss from both outside the arc, or from anywhere else on the court.

  • Rockets fall at Central Hardin

    The Rockets found ways over, around and through the Central Hardin defense in the first half, but changes after halftime brought Shelby County’s offense to screeching stop and ended in a 55-39 loss.

    At the end of the second quarter, the Rockets (5-19) were clinging to a 3-point, 23-20, lead behind the playmaking ability of point guard Kyion Stone.

  • A wave of encouragement

    If your morning commute takes you down Washington Street in Shelbyville, there’s a good chance you’ve passed Jeff Morton – and possibly even exchanged a friendly wave.

    Every morning between 6:30 and 8 a.m., Morton – always sporting his favorite University of Louisville gear – walks the same route he’s traveled nearly for nearly a year now.

  • A fighting chance

    Shelby resident and longtime boxing coach Abdul Jarvis doesn’t just teach his students how to jab and uppercut, but also how to counter attack their toughest opponent –Parkinson’s disease.

    A long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, Parkinson’s mainly affects the motor system and causes shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty walking.

    But through Jarvis’ boxing program, Rock Steady, his students are regaining mobility they once believed was lost forever.

  • Prison mission aims at reducing criminal relapse

    This year, the growing non-profit organization, Mission Behind Bars and Beyond (MB3), has kicked up its efforts to address Kentucky’s recidivism rates.

    Joey Pusateri, pastor of Simpsonville Christian Church, and a member of the board of directors for MB3 said criminal relapse is a serious issue they continuously battle.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to hold work session with budget committee

    The Shelby County Board of Education will meet Thursday for its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at Clear Creek Elementary School, 279 Chapel Hill Road and will discuss spending for the upcoming budgeting period. During the meeting, the board will hold a work session with the budget committee and Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the committee will share its recommendation for next year’s budget with the board.

    Those recommendations, based on the board’s decision, will be reflected in the tentative budget presented to the board in May.

  • Heritage’s Lyles named Teacher of the Year

    Shelby County Public Schools announced Heritage Elementary School’s Julia Lyles as the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year.

    Surrounded by friends, colleagues and family members, the third grade teacher was recognized Thursday evening at a ceremony honoring each school’s selected teacher of the year, following a brief video in their honor.

    Lyles said she was honored to receive the recognition.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Non-partisan election pass first reading

    Though Shelbyville City Council members had a long discussion last month in considering whether to switch to a nonpartisan election, when it finally come down to a decision Thursday night there was no dissention on the matter, which was on the table for a first reading.

    Councilmember Donna Eaton, who had first suggested the idea last month, made the motion to approve, and Frank Page seconded the motion. No vote necessary, only a motion and a second to get a second reading.

  • Looking backward: Feb. 3, 2017

    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.


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