Today's News

  • Ison takes over fiscal court

    Shelby County Fiscal Court officials started 2017 on a positive note, with newly appointed Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison laying out his vision for the next two years, as he serves the remainder of the outgoing Rob Rothenburger’s term.

    “I am very honored to serve with you, work with you and be a part of the team,” he told magistrates and department heads assembled at the Stratton Center Tuesday night.

  • Mentoring program getting off the ground

    About one year after the youth coordinator position was created, and only nine months after being hired, Mitchell Tinsley is about to give birth to a promising concept in helping kids not only avoid drugs, but also gain a positive attitude toward life.

    “We’ve got some ideas on the table about working with kids, and a lot of people I’ve been working with are really open to ideas that I have coming into this year, so we are right on the cusp of getting some things done,” he said.

  • Shelby fighter brings boxing event home

    Elvis hasn’t left the building. In fact, he just arrived.

    The sport of boxing is coming to Shelbyville this Saturday, and no one is more excited for the opportunity to fight in front of his home crowd than Shelby-native Oscar ‘Elvis’ Jimenez.

    Jimenez, after all, has lived in Shelby County for more than half of his life, and has wanted to compete in his hometown since becoming a professional fighter.

  • Collins outlasts South Oldham in OT

    Thanks to a strong fourth quarter and overtime period by freshman point guard Olivia Federle, Collins girls’ basketball knocked off a very strong South Oldham team Wednesday night.

    Federle scored six points in the final 12 minutes of play, including one of the team’s two baskets during OT as Collins earned the tight 46-44 win over the Dragons.

    Titans’ head coach Sean Pigman says he emphasized to Federle to be more aggressive offensively during the second half of the game.

  • Titans fall to Shamrocks, 67-49

    Although the Collins boys’ basketball team would eventually lose 67-49 at No. 1 ranked Trinity Tuesday, the Titans showed that they are a team to be reckoned with.

    After Trinity (13-1) raced out with a dominating first quarter and grabbed a 26-10 lead after the first eight minutes, the Titans (11-3) didn’t back down.

    Collins locked down the host Shamrocks in the second quarter, limiting Trinity to just three points with a dominating performance of its own.

  • Looking Backward: Jan. 6, 2017

    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.


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  • MY WORD: Back from the grave

    Back from the grave.

    That’s what I thought when Dr. Michael Kommor of Baptist Health spoke the two words “divine intervention” in our meeting in his office on Dec. 5.

    He said, in effect, “Mr. Matthews, there’s no medical reason why you’re here today. And while I would like to take the credit, your recovery transcends my medical skills and experience.”

    It was Dr. Kommor who had called in Hosparus in mid-November when it appeared that my time on earth was short…very short.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Looking back on 2016

    Every January since 2009 The Sentinel-News has established a blueprint for the coming year to help focus on ideas, concepts and circumstances that deserve – or require – our attention.

    Every year since 2010, we have issued a report card to review how well the community has responded to those goals. Sometimes new issues rush in and steal our momentum – like our unplanned but huge response to a growing heroin issue – but generally we have at the end of the year developed a grade for how we have fared as a community.

  • Family displaced after fire

    No one was injured in a blaze that broke out late Dec. 31, but the family was temporarily displaced, said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    He said the cause of the blaze at 179 Plantation Drive is still under investigation.

    Baker said the family was home when the fire occurred at 10:55 p.m. and were able to leave the structure safely.

    “They were home at the time; they discovered the fire and evacuated the house,” he said.

  • Police arrest 3 in connection with shooting at business

    Shelbyville Police are urging the public to come forth if anyone has any information about a shooting that took place at a business Thursday night.

    In the manner of a drive-by, someone shot through the window of Fit 4 Less in Village Plaza on Midland Trail, said Shelbyville Police Detective Bruce Gentry.

    No one was injured, he said, but stressed that the incident was not limited to the shopping center.