Today's News

  • U.S. REP.:: Ed Marksberry

    OWENSBORO – An official with the Daviess County Democratic Party filed papers to run for the 2nd District congressional seat now held by U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie.

    Ed Marksberry filed his paperwork at the secretary of state's office in Frankfort. The 2nd District sprawls from Owensboro to the outskirts of Louisville, including Shelby County.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 29, 2009

     Shelby’s unemployment flat

    Shelby County’s unemployment remained flat in December at the same 9.5 percent it was in November, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported. Unemployment rates in all counties but Union were up from December 2008, when Shelby posted 6.9 percent.

  • Highway deaths nearly doubled in Shelby in 2009

    Nearly twice as many people died on Shelby County roads in 2009. There were nine deaths in Shelby, up from five in 2008, which is in stark contrast to statewide numbers released by the Transportation Cabinet on Tuesday. Those figures indicate 44 fewer people were killed in Kentucky last year, the fifth consecutive year of decline. Preliminary figures indicate 782 people lost their lives, down from 826.

  • Lady Rockets rally when Raisor goes down

    BUCKNER -- Losing starter Marissa Raisor midway through the second quarter Friday night against Oldham County  could have devastated the Lady Rockets.

    As a senior, Raisor rarely gets replaced, and she runs much of Shelby County's defense, her steals tending to spark the team.

    But as her ankle swelled to the size of a softball, Raisor didn't have to watch her team struggle against the Lady Colonels. The Lady Rockets seemed to play harder.

  • STATE SENATE: John Spainhour

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – It's a matter that government can do better; it's a matter that government must do better.

    With that in mind, John Spainhour has jumped into the ring as a candidate for the 20th District state senate seat. The position is open at year's end as incumbent Gary Tapp opted to not run for re-election.

  • WICHE: Considerations for new and existing orchards

    When it comes to the home orchard, some planning is a good must. Some fruit is easier then others, and it is often hard to discern in the catalogs which apple variety, blueberry or persimmon will do well in Kentuckiana.

    My No. 1 rule is the more information a catalog provides the better. Gathering as much information as possible is the key to success when it comes to fruit trees.

  • Looking Back: January 29, 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.

  • Leading by following the Lord

    "A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King Jr.


    Charles Ashby never asked for his job as the director of the Marnel C. Moorman Family Life Center. He never handed in a resume or interviewed. He didn’t expect to run a community center, didn’t expect be the chairman of the board for Operation Care or to be assistant chaplain for the Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

    No, all those things just came together once he figured out what he was supposed to be doing.

  • Cold weather leaving some in trouble

    After nearly 570 Shelby County residents received help with heating bills last year, the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency is expecting even more to apply for aid this winter.

    Multi-Purpose already handed out more than $165,000 to help families with heating costs in the November and December subsidy program. Now, with the county still covered in snow and firmly entrenched in the coldest part of the winter, the agency just started the “crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

  • Double-header at Oldham County a delight for boys, girls teams

    BUCKNER -- Both Shelby girls and boys basketball teams came away with wins at Oldham County High School Friday.

    The girls won 74-57 in the first game of the night. Shelby trailed early in the first but turned that around to a 21-11 lead in the first quarter.

    Lady Rocket senior Marissa Raisor went out with an ankle injury in the second quarter. She's expected to be out for more than a week. Her teammates rallied on the floor without their defensive leader.