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Today's News

  • Parks program earns award

    Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation has been recognized for having an outstanding program of children’s camps.

    The park received the Outstanding Program of the Year Award at the annual Kentucky Recreational and Park Society conference Nov. 16.

    Park Program Director Jeff Ware said that he and other park staff were very appreciative of the award.

    “We are pretty proud of it, it’s always a good thing when a program is recognized on a state level,” he said.

  • Angel tree to serve 300 children

    The good news is that the Angel Tree program, which provides toys for children in need at Christmas time, is up and running after an uncertain beginning this holiday season.

    But unfortunately, less than 300 children are being served, compared to three times that many last year, said officials from the Salvation Army, the entity that puts on the event each year.

  • Titans take 1st in home meet

    The Collins High School swim team turned in a very strong performance in both boys and girls competitions at Wednesday’s meet held at the Family Activity Center.

    The Titans boys’ team took first place over teams from surrounding counties with a final tally of 262 points, 51 points ahead of visiting Oldham County.

    Collins earned the majority of its points from first and second place finishes during competition.

  • Shelby dominates Fairdale for first win

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team picked up its first victory of the season in a dominating fashion over Fairdale, 67-35.

    Despite picking up the win by an impressive 32-point margin, head coach Jason Holland saw improvements that need to be made in the Rockets’ (1-0) play.

    SCHS committed 19 turnovers in the win, but Holland chalks some of the mistakes up to an alignment error and some eagerness during the first game of the year.

  • Holmes drops Collins in opener

    The Collins High School girls’ basketball team got off to a rough start in its 2016 campaign with a 69-42 loss to very talented Holmes on Tuesday night.

    The Titans (0-1) suffered numerous turnovers and a cold shooting night en route to its first defeat of the year. Collins committed 29 giveaways in the loss, compared to just nine turnovers by the Bulldogs (1-0).

  • SnoGo a go

    Much to the dismay of young children around the district, school cancellations due to inclement weather may soon become a thing of the past in Shelby County. 

    The district announced this week that they are now ready to implement non-traditional instructional days, called SnoGo.

    “When the first significant snowfall happens that would normally cancel school, on that day we will do a SnoGo day,” SCPS public relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said.

  • Top toys of the year

    Ask any adult what they want for Christmas this year and they’ll likely tell you something along the lines of, “Oh, it doesn’t matter” or “I don’t care.”  Ask a child that same question, however, and chances are you’ll get a contrasting response. 

    With wish lists as lengthy and detailed as an Ikea bunk bed instruction manual, kids know exactly what they want each Christmas and have little reservations about sharing their lists.

  • Looking Backward: Dec. 2, 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.

     

    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 sharonw@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.

     

     

  • Cox’s planning move to Zaxby’s location

    A Shelbyville smoking outlet is planning to relocate soon to another location on Midland Trail.

    Cox’s Smoker’s Outlet, currently located in Village Plaza shopping center, will soon move to the building that now houses Zaxby’s restaurant, about a mile west of its current location.

    Steve Grantz, co-owner of Cox’s, said he is not sure when the move will take place.

  • Shelbyville City Council to discuss Sunday alcohol sales

    The Shelbyville City council added several items to their agenda following press time Tuesday afternoon.  One addition to their agenda will be a discussion on expanded packaged alcohol sales to Sunday.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said the discussion is in response to the county considering Sunday sales for alcohol.

    “We want to make sure that we keep our local merchants in mind, too,” he said.   “And be sure we are not putting them in an economic disadvantage.”