Today's News

  • Budget, pension will lead lawmakers


  • Historical society releases first magazine

    Sherry Jelsma, a member of the Shelby County Historical Society, expressed pride in the organization’s first annual magazine – her brainstorm –released Dec. 7.

    That is, she hopes it will become an annual tradition, she said with a chuckle.

    “We hope to do another one next year,” she said, leafing through its glossy pages, pointing out the six authors, Bill Ellis, Neal Hammon, John David Myles, Juanita White, Brig. Gen. Ron Van Stockum and Ann DAngelo, all well-known local historians, most of whom are published authors.

  • A family tradition

    The members of any fire department will tell you their co-workers are like a second family. However, for Adam, Christopher and Rodman Brown fighting fires courses through the blood of their natural born family.

    Serving as firefighters for the Shelbyville Fire Department is a Brown family tradition that started more than four decades ago.

    Rodman Brown started his career with the department in 1972 and his son Adam and grandson Christopher have since followed in his footsteps.

  • Sheriff’s budget up slightly


  • Sidewalk work halts, will resume next year
  • Sit down with Santa

    The Sentinel-News: Does Mrs. Claus have a hard time keeping your red suit clean?

    Santa Claus:Yes, she does, because I eat in the sleigh, and I get my suit very dirty.


    S-N: What do you enjoy most about being Santa Claus?

    Santa: I like the laughter of all the children and the giving them gifts, especially those in need.


  • Shelby County dominates Valley

    By the end of the first quarter, Shelby County girls’ basketball had proven it was simply more talented than visiting Valley on Wednesday morning.

    With eight minutes in the books, the Rockets (2-6) were forcing the Vikings (0-5) to turn over the ball at will, and had built a massive 21-5 lead in the opening round of the Lady Rockets Holiday Classic tournament.

  • Boyle County rallies to top Titans

    With 38 seconds remaining a 50-49 lead and possession of the ball, the Titans had the inside track to win over Boyle County.

    The Rebels, however, had other plans.

    After forcing an errant Collins pass, Boyle guard Rachel Heath drew a foul and drained both of her free throws to put her team up 51-50.

    Collins had one final chance to pull ahead late, but a shot from guard Hallie Renfro was off-line, and the Rebels added two more points from the charity stripe to set the final score at 53-50 in the first game of the Lady Rocket Holiday Classic Wednesday.

  • Shipley named Academic All-American

    For the first time in 38 years, the College Sports Information Directors of America named a Murray State University football player an Academic All-American.

    Shelbyville-native Zach Shipley earned the honor last Thursday as a second-team member of the all-academic team.

  • Bus collision results in no serious injuries

    It wasn’t the ideal way to wrap up the last day of school before the holiday break for 32 students traveling home Tuesday afternoon.

    Traveling along Scott Pike in Waddy, Heritage bus No. 1763 collided with a UPS truck when the two met at in a tight curve in the road.

    With the safety of children at stake, emergency responders from across the county rushed to the scene.

    Crewmembers were relieved to arrive to a situation with no serious injuries.  However, some students were overtaken by the shock of the overwhelming scene.