Today's News

  • Much ballyhoo about ‘Ballyhoo’

    It started as a little known play about an elderly white woman and her black chauffer and ended as blockbuster that garnered a Pulitzer Prize and the Best Film of 1990. And now, a new drama from the playwright who authored Driving Miss Daisy is coming to Shelby County.

  • EARLIER: SCCT enters 1-act play in statewide event

    The Shelby County Community Theatre (SCCT) is taking a one-act play to the Kentucky Theatre Association’s Community Theatre Festival – one of only four community theaters competing for Best Play at the festival.

  • Horse Industry

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  • Looking Back: November 27, 2009


    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.

  • It’s time for Thanksgiving, by George

    Asked to write a composition entitled "What I'm thankful for on Thanksgiving,” 7-year-old Timmy wrote, "I’m thankful that I’m not a turkey!"

  • A look at the boys' 8th Region

    Teams talking title

    The Rockets have won two 8th Region Titles since 2005, and they are the prohibitive favorites to take their third title this year. With the full starting five and nearly the entire bench returning, it's Shelby County's region to lose.

    However, Anderson County, North Oldham, Simon Kenton and South Oldham will challenge.

  • Wrecked truck leaves quite a mess

    The identity and condition of a truck driver who wrecked his tractor-trailer on Interstate 64 Tuesday morning still has not been revealed by law enforcement.

    Kentucky State Police Spokesman Ron Turley said that Paul Secor, the trooper who worked the accident, still has not gotten that information to him.

    The trucker was transported to the University of Louisville after he ran off the road just west of the Waddy exit. He hit a huge tree, splitting the truck apart and spilling its load of canned food.

  • A look at the girls' 8th Region

    Teams talking title

    For the last two years, the 8th Region has been the Simon Kenton show, but the Lady Pioneers may have some company at the top this year.

    Simon Kenton lost several key components from last year - including Kentucky All-Star Chelsea Tolliver and all-region player Kayla Smith - but the Lady Pioneers do have guards Sydni Wainscott and Alli Ponzer back to force a solid backcourt around which to build.

    Joining them at the top this year will be South Oldham.

  • Business Briefcase: Nov. 27, 2009

     Barnett promoted by Whayne

    Will Barnett of Shelbyville has accepted the position of service foreman for the Louisville branch of Whayne Supply, Exchange Manager Dan Frailly announced. Barnett has been with Whayne for several years now. He most recently served as No. 1 Rental Tech. Barnett attended the University of Kentucky. 

  • Farmers seeing record prices for corn, beans

    John Hammonds has had a pretty good year with his corn and soybeans – and that’s an understatement.

    Hammonds, who farms about 200 acres of corn, mostly on Mulberry Pike near Eminence, said that in drought-laden 2008, his crop produced about 100 bushels of corn per acre.