Today's News

  • Sentinel-News named state's top multiweekly newspaper

    The Sentinel-News has been named Kentucky’s Best Multiweekly Newspaper for 2009 in judging by the Kentucky Press Association.

    The newspaper took home six first-place awards – including first place in General Excellence for the first time since 1996 – and 21 overall at the organization’s annual awards banquet for 2009, held Friday night in Lexington.

  • Shelby suspects apprehended in Canada

    Two members of a family that was arrested Jan. 5 in a local theft ring have fled to Canada, said Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte.

    Evelyn Montez and Vielman Palencia Turcois are wanted in connection with a string of thefts that occurred in Shelby County toward the end of last year.

    Police arrested five people in connection with those thefts—all Hispanics: Angel Palencia, Rosbin Palencia, Marvin Palencia, Edna Guterrez and Ariana Hernandez.

  • Election lineup

     In the primary


    U.S. Senate

    Democrats: Jack Buckmaster, Henderson; Jack Conway, Louisville; Daniel Mongiardo, Hazard; Darlene Price, Whitley City; Maurice Sweeney, Louisville

  • What we think: County should listen in smoking meeting

    The debate about whether to regulate smoking in Shelby County’s restaurants lands where it should on Tuesday night: in a working session with Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    This is a rudimentary first step toward what we believe is the appropriate action: discussing it on a countywide basis.

  • AquaRockets compete at state

    Several members of the Shelby County Swimming and Diving team competed at the state meet Friday and Saturday.

    John Ruble placed 20th in the state in the 500 freestyle. Senior Travis Adams had the top performance, finishing 12th in the 1-meter diving event. The boys 200 free relay (Jordan Lohr, Mitch Tunstall, Sam Ruble, John Ruble) finished 19th.

    For the girls, Collin Kessinger was 22nd in the 100 breaststroke and 18th in the 200 individual medley. The 200 medley relay (Callie Anderson, Haley Miller, Kessinger and Kellie Grigsby) placed 21st.

  • Looking Back: February 12, 2010


    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.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments: Feb. 16. 2010

    Shannon Scott Bailey of 23 North Belmont Ave. in Indianapolis was indicted for theft by unlawful taking.

    Ricky Wells of 5509 Ridgecrest Road in Louisville was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Arthur Russell Martin of 3791 Rose Lane in Crestwood was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Steven Crouch of 2021 West Ford Road in Murray was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Jeremy W. Rion of 657 Burks Branch Road in Shelbyville was charged by the Shelby Circuit Court with flagrant nonsupport.

  • Lady Rockets upset No. 16 Franklin County

  • DISTRICT JUDGE DIV. 2: Darby Smith

    Veteran Shelbyville attorney Darby L. Smith has filed to make another run for District Judge Division III, which serves Shelby, Anderson and Spencer counties.

    Smith, 38, lost this race in 2006 to Donna Dutton, who had filed for re-election.

    In that race, Smith finished third in the primary election, about 2,000 votes behind winner David Nutgrass. Dutton, who finished second, overtook Nutgrass in the general election.

  • Big bingo business

    If you’re familiar with winning phrases such as postage stamp, four corners, coveralls and big X, or if you know about pull-tab games and how to play 72 cards at once, then you’re a veteran bingo player.

    And if you are, you certainly know the way to Shelby Bingo Plus in Simpsonville.

    But what most people don’t know is how much Bingo Plus pumps back into Shelby County.