Today's News

  • Stone captures third state championship

    Shelby County’s Kyrien Stone punctuated his strong track and field career with his third state championship, winning the triple jump on Friday night at KHSAA’s AA State Meet.

    The senior blew away the competition with a final jump of 47-feet, 11-inches in the finals to win his second straight state title in the event and cap an illustrious high school career.

  • Investigation continuing into Martinsville shooting

    Shelbyville Police are continuing an investigation into a shooting that occurred at about 11:30 Thursday night in which one person was shot and taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Danny Goodwin said the victim, Terail Hamilton, 30, of Shelbyville, was shot once in the upper torso with a handgun during an argument with another person on the 1000 block of High Street. Hamilton was taken to the University of Louisville. He has now been released.

  • Looking backward: May 19, 2017

    2002: Cropper storms leave $1 million in damage

    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.

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  • Judge-Exec predicts flat budget


  • Spirit of fundraising

    The 5th annual Centro Latino Cocktail Buffet Benefit will be 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Jeptha Creed Distillery Sunday.

    “Centro Latino serves hundreds of at-risk families in the areas of education, workforce, health and housing,” said Sister Pat Reno, executive director of Centro Latino. “We believe in fighting for our community and for an America where economic, political and social advancement is a reality for everyone.”

    Reno said the facility depends upon the generosity of the community to be able to help those in need.

  • Local funeral director profiled

    A summer job at a funeral home turned Lisa Wright’s life around – so much so that she knew immediately that she had discovered her true calling in life.

    Wright, a funeral director and embalmer of 20 years – the last 15 at Shannon Funeral Home – told her story so eloquently at a professional women’s conference last spring for female funeral directors that they chose her to profile in their national publication.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports


    Gary J. Grant, 56, of 1035 Locust Grove Road was arrested April 9 on Taylorsville Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.

    Rebecca Elizabeth Mouser, 22, of 556 Hawthorne Ave was arrested April 12 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and failure to produce an insurance card.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    Alcohol Intoxication

    Lee Ray Smith of 403 Mack Walters Road was arrested April 29 at 1533 Midland Trail at Speedway and charged with alcohol intoxication.



    Destiny N. Breeding of 401 Skyline Drive was arrested April 24 at 1732 Village Lane and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) under $500 and was served with a Shelby County warrant for an unstated charge

  • Former business owner gets high-level government position

    A former Shelby County business owner now holds a high-level position in state government, said officials with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

    Sec. Terry R. Gill and the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board on Monday named former manufacturing executive Vivek Sarin as executive officer with the Cabinet for Economic Development, said Brandon Mattingly, communications specialist with the cabinet.

  • Shelby, Collins prep for state

    With the Class AA State Track Championship beginning today at 4:30 p.m., both Collins and Shelby County high schools will look to add more banners to their respective gymnasiums.

    Leading the way in those efforts will be defending state long and triple jump champion Kyrien Stone from SCHS. Along with qualifying to defend his titles, Stone has also added the 300-meter hurdles to his event list this year.