Today's News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves balanced working budget

     District director of finance, Susan Barkley presented to the Shelby County school board members a balanced working budget when they convened Thursday evening for their second regularly scheduled September meeting.

    Barkley noted based on various changes from the Tentative Budget approved in May, working budget receipts exceeded expenditures by just more than $400,000.

    She opened her presentation by sharing those changes, which include:

    §  Certified assessments and tax rates

    §  SEEK revenues

  • Walmart stalling Midland development

    When Planet Fitness moved into the Midland Shopping Center, the new destination, and its renovations, brought hope of revitalization to the area. 

    However, in the months since the fitness center remodeled the lot and opened, the surrounding spaces on the opposite corner have remained stagnant, and the former Tractor Supply building continues to sit vacant.

    And it appears Walmart may be to blame for the lack of progress.

  • Pension crisis hitting on local level

      A letter sent earlier this month from Kentucky State Budget Director John Chilton put city, county and school board officials on notice that big pension budget changes were coming, whether they were ready or not.

    Chilton’s letter informed those impacted by the County Employees’ Retirement System (CERS) that they would face 50 to 60 percent increases in pension costs in the next fiscal year, 2018-19.

    According to the document, the City of Shelbyville would be looking at a jump from $1.1 million to $1.8 million from FY18 to FY19.

  • A show ring of support

    Saddle up for Addie Shields

    WHAT: Benefit horse show and silent auction

    WHERE: Mount Eden Ruritan Club, 11199 Mt. Eden Rd. in Mount Eden

    WHEN: Sat. 4-11 p.m.

    COST: $2 at the gate, 6 and under free


  • Looking backward: Sept. 29, 2017

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at jblair@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 jblair@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.


    10 years ago, 2007

  • Church news: Sept. 29, 2017

    All Saints Catholic

    Mass is at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Located at 410 Main St., Taylorsville.


    Allen Chapel United Methodist

    Family Day is at 3 p.m. Oct. 8. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Lamont Jenkins from Louisville. The Clothes Closet is open 6-8 p.m. Friday and 3-8 p.m. Saturday. Clothes are available at no cost. Services are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Located on KY 55 in Finchville. The Rev. Robert Raglin is the pastor.


  • Shelby takes second at golf regional

    For the 10th consecutive year, Shelby County High School will be headed to Bowling Green to take part in the KHSAA State Golf Tournament.

    Freshman Grace Clark led the pack for the Rockets in a runner-up finish to first-place Sacred Heart, shooting an 82 and tying for seventh-place individually on Tuesday afternoon at Shelbyville Country Club.

  • Titans face off with Franklin County tonight

    Collins will look to keep Franklin County in its holding pattern tonight, as the Flyers have alternated wins and losses in each game of the season.

    After defeating Shelby County 30-3 last week, Collins (4-2) will try to hand Franklin (3-2) its third loss of the year, and help the Titans move to 2-0 in district play to get a jump on sewing up the top seed in the 30th District.

    The Titans will face a very similar team at home, as the Flyers boast a mobile quarterback, a strong rushing attack and an opportunistic defense that forces turnovers in bunches.

  • South Oldham edges out Collins

    In a soccer game that boasted just 12 shots on goal combined between the two teams, South Oldham eked out a 1-0 win over a visiting Collins on Tuesday night.

    One possession ended up being the difference between the two teams, as Dragons’ striker Michael French made a run through the middle for the game’s first and only goal.

  • Shelby girls take first at Titan Classic

    Both Shelby County and Collins turned in strong showings over the weekend as the Titans hosted its seventh annual Titan Classic cross country meet Saturday.

    The Rocket girls’ team put on a show, taking first place as a team in the girls standings led by senior runner Anna Kiser, who finished first in the competition in 21:19.55.