Today's News

  • Tattoo taboo? - Shop set to open downtown, location draws mixed responses

    Starting next week, visitors to downtown Shelbyville will be able to walk to an art gallery, an antique store, and a tattoo parlor all within a single block.

    For some, having a tattoo parlor located in historic downtown Shelbyville might be out of place. But shop owner Ray Holland said his establishment fits right in and will be an asset to downtown and other businesses there.

    Holland, the owner of Native Ink Tattoo Shop at 711 Main St., said the taboos surrounding tattoos and tattoo parlors are quickly fading.

  • School menus - Sept. 8-12



    Stuffed crust pizza or cheese and crackers, California medley, tossed salad, apples, mandarin oranges, pears, milk

    B = Sausage biscuit or uncrustable


    Sloppy Joe on bun, ham and cheese sandwich or stuffed crust pizza, salad dressing/mayo/mustard, baked potato, broccoli and cheese, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk

    B = Pizza strip or breakfast bun



  • 1993: It's Goooooood! Purnell is Citizen of the Year

    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.

    10 years ago, 1998

  • County officials welcome future data center

    Magistrates enthusiastically approved an application Tuesday night by the Eaton Corporation to apply for an industrial revenue bond.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said the Cleveland, Ohio-based corporation's data center planned for Simpsonville will be a "unique, exciting opportunity for Shelby County."

    "It will be a tremendous economic stimulus to our region and give us national recognition," he said.

    Magistrate Michael Riggs agreed, saying, "I want to thank the Eaton Corporation for coming to Shelby County."

  • Lady Rockets whip Spencer, Frankfort

    The SCHS volleyball team came to life last week, hammering Spencer County and Franklin County.

    Franklin County visited Shelby on Thursday, and the Lady Rockets were in no mood to hang around. The girls dropped Franklin 2-0 (25-15, 25-13) in a quick match.

    "The Flyers reminded me of Anderson County," SCHS head coach Felicia Pace said. "They brought a big block out of the middle, and they had tough serves."

    Franklin jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead after Shelby County mishandled a few serves. However, the Lady Rockets quickly gained their composure.

  • School board raises taxes

    The Shelby County School Board levied a tax increase last Thursday night that could give the district an additional $1.4 million in revenue.

    The tax increase, which imposes a .5 percent increase on real property and .2 percent increase on personal property, will be used to offset the increased costs of personnel and transportation.

    In total, local taxes are expected to generate $18,385,781 for the district. That's an increase of $1,416,880 from last year's tax revenues of $16,968,901.

  • Contest gets ugly

    Heather Wilson's living room is no longer just ugly.

    Instead, it has earned the dubious honor of being the ugliest room in Shelbyville.

    Wilson is ecstatic.

    For those who are not in the loop, Wilson is not ecstatic because she doesn't have to come up with ugly room jokes for the comedy circuit.

    No, she is happy because being the proud owner of the ugliest room in town entitles her to a makeover.

    Wilson was the top vote-getter in the Ugly Room Contest sponsored by the Shelbyville Merchants Association for Retail Trade (SMART).

  • Woman's death in jail stuns family

    Ana Romero's death in August at the Frankfort Regional Jail has her grieving family members concerned about the circumstances surrounding her demise, according to the family's attorney.

    Shelbyville attorney Matthew Pippin said that though her death is being investigated as a suicide, nothing about Romero's actions or state of mind indicated that she was suicidal.

  • North to Alaska: Shelby teens trek the 'last frontier'

    Laura and Ben Kelley, ages 15 and 14 respectively, were not sure what to expect when they signed on for a two-week trip to Alaska, but one thing they weren't counting on was rain, lots of rain.

    "We had like maybe 24 hours of sunshine total the whole time," Ben said.

  • County lands Fortune 500 company

    Cleveland, Ohio-based Eaton Corporation announced plans to build an $80 million data center in the Kingbrook Commerce Park in Simpsonville, the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation announced Tuesday.

    "It's not everyday we get a Fortune 500 company," said Libby Adams, executive director of the industrial foundation.