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Today's News

  • A growing good time

    Master Gardener Art Show

    When:9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday

    Where:Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road

    What:Plants, art, food

    Admission:Free

    When the calendar flipped to welcome spring last month, many people took advantage of the idyllic weather with a little spring-cleaning. But with the season now in full swing, it is the perfect time to start thinking about sprucing up the exterior of your home, as well.

  • Looking backward: April 28, 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.

     

    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.

     

     

  • Simpsonville budget increases by 11 percent

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved on first reading its 2017-18 budget Thursday, which shows an 11 percent increase from the 2016-17 budget.

    This year’s budget calls for a balanced spending plan of $1,658,000, compared to $1,494,000 in 2016. At Thursday’s reading, Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton explained the increase in expected revenue for this year.

    Revenue from the ad volorem tax and from occupational license fees is expected to be on the increase, at $280,000 and $670,000, respectively.

  • Anonymous donors give $15K to parks

    Two anonymous donations last week have given a parks project a big boost toward it funding goals, officials said.

    Parks consultant Clay Cottongim said that the two donations to Phase II of the Greenway Trail consist of $10,000 and 5,000. 

    He added that amount would advance the Shelby County Parks Foundation closer to matching a $100,000 Recreational Trails Program grant it received,

  • Police training targets officer safety

    A two-session training event last week in Shelbyville for law enforcement was not only well received by local officers but could also serve as a training exercise for another session in the fall.

    At least 40 officers from around Shelby County turned out for the Below 100 class, an initiative that targets officer safety, with the goal being to bring the number of officers killed in the line of duty to below 100 nationwide annually.

  • Healthy fun

    With healthy activities going on all around them, from exercise classes to bounce houses and chasing rubber balls, all of the young visitors to the annual Health and Fitness Fun Day event Saturday could think of was just having fun.

    Whether it was dancing along to the exercise music or jumping up and down in the bounce house, physical activity spelled only one concept—having fun.

    That’s the way it should be for everyone, including adults, said Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Pickens.

  • Goodlett guides Collins past Shelby

    Both Collins and Shelby County’s baseball teams were searching for some sort of advantage in Monday’s 30th District matchup.

    The two squads spent the first five innings locked in a scoreless tie, until Titans shortstop Drew Goodlett stepped to the plate with runners on second and third and gave Collins that advantage.

  • Collins picks up walk off win over Spencer

    When Collins softball needed two runs to overcome a 5-4 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning, third baseman Allyson Long was happy to oblige.

    Long drove in two runners on a single to seal the walk-off and the second district win of the season for the Titans, 6-5.

    “What I liked is that our girls did not give up,” Collins coach Charlie LeCompte said after the win. “They kept poking away, poking away. We had several girls with big hits and we ran the bases well. I like my team, I’m pleased.”

  • Shelby outlasts North Bullitt

    While Shelby County softball was set to play multiple games at the Capital City Showcase over the weekend, the Rockets only contest ended with a 7-4 win over North Bullitt.

    SCHS (6-6-1) was powered at the plate by second baseman Loran Trent, who collected three hits and two RBIs in four plate appearances Friday.

    Trent was also a part of a late rally that allowed the Rockets to power past the Eagles (3-12).

  • Collins scores late to top CAL

    With both teams tied at two runs apiece, Collins baseball’s Thursday contest against Christian Academy-Louisville turned on a late mistake by the Centurions.

    Catcher Zane Baker crossed home plate on a wild pitch by CAL thrower Luke Price that proved to be the winning run for the Titans (14-10).

    The game showed the base running prowess of Collins, as the Titans scored all three of its runs on wild pitches or stolen bases.