Today's News

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Commission to discuss changes zoning violation enforcement

    A discussion that began with the Shelbyville City Council last month will carry into Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke told city council members at their former meeting that because zoning violations are considered a criminal offense, they too often get pushed to the side in the court system – sometimes for years. To curb this problem, Libke asked for the council’s support in the decision to treat the violations as a civil offense, allowing the local Code Enforcement Board to handle them.

  • Court clears former Collins substitute

    Bryan Schildknecht, the substitute teacher that was involved in an altercation with a Collins High School student last October, has legally been cleared of all allegations of wrongdoing.

    Shelby County Public Schools relieved Schildknecht from his duties at the school on October 8, 2015, immediately following a scuffle between him and the student but offered little comment on the matter, stating only that he would no longer work in the district.

  • JROTC scholarships

    Shelby County High School Marine Corps JROTC scholarship recipients from awards night April 28 were (from left) Karah Holbrook, Lloyd James, Kiel Spurlock and Logan Jones.

  • Church news: May 13, 2016
  • Looking back: May 13, 2016

    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.

  • On campus: May 13, 2016

    Ten outstanding high school seniors will be recognized and awarded by local McDonald’s restaurants of Kentuckiana owner/operators and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana (RMHCK) with one-time scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each in a ceremony held at the Greater Louisville Medical Society. Local student receiving a RMHC/scholarship was Abigail Betts from Shelby County High School and plans to attend the University of Louisville.

  • School menus: May 16 to 20, 2016


  • No one injured in house fire

    An early morning blaze caused heavy smoke damage and some fire damage to a home in eastern Shelby County.

    The fire occurred at 1:17 a.m. at 241 Doctors Drive, with the Shelby County Fire Department responding.

    Assistant Chief Jeff Ivers said that the residents of the home, Raymond Fleck, and his wife and daughter, were out of the house by the time firefighters arrived, having been awakened by the smoke alarm. 

    Two pets, however, perished, a cat and a dog.

  • A heart for children

    Children can tug at your heartstrings, especially when they are in need.

    Uganda, located along the equator in eastern Africa, is home to 2.3 million orphans, and two women – a mother and daughter from Shelbyville – are doing what they can to provide for a small fraction of them.

    After a trip to Uganda last year, Hannah Jones and her mother, Linda Jones, came back home determined to make a dream come true for some children in a village near Jinja, 54 miles east of the capitol city of Kampala.

  • State warns people about new mosquito threat

    Kentucky public health officials are worried enough about a mosquito threat that they called a press conference in Frankfort Monday about the matter.

    Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles joined other state officials to announce a partnership between the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Department for Public Health to try and prevent the spread of the Zika virus in Kentucky this summer.