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Today's News

  • Exchange of ideas

    An overall optimistic tone came out of a roundtable discussion Sunday with members of the local NAACP chapter and members of the University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciencesdiscussing topics of concern to Black Americans stemming from the 2016 election.

    Mitchell Payne, a member of the Shelby County NAACP and a retired UofL official served as moderator for event and said that while, “We all believe the struggle is not over and freedom is not free,” he was excited to see so many people interested in social issues.

  • Mystery boom

    Social media was bustling with chatter over the weekend regarding an unanticipated and thunderous boom that occurred Saturday evening. But days later, people are still searching for a solid explanation.

    Shelby County Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman said he was asleep at the time but began receiving text messages around 9:15 Saturday night questioning a loud boom that radiated through the eastern portion of the county.

    Whitman said there were reports from those in Mount Eden to Bagdad.

  • Sams tenders school board resignation

    Shelby County Board of Education member Karen Sams announced last week her decision to step down from her position on the board.  Sams, who has served on the Shelby County Board of Education since 2012, tendered her resignation to the board through a prepared statement on February 24 citing a conflicting work schedule.

  • VAN STOCKUM: My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 28: Landing on an aircraft carrier without a hook

    Author’s Note: This is my 200th column in a series “History Researched and Recalled,” published in The Sentinel-News since 2007.

    [I continue to depart from My Marine Corps Journal temporarily to describe the hazardous missions of a spitfire pilot.]

    Selected entries in Jerry Smith’s Diary:

  • Collins grinds out win over Gallatin

    With senior forwards Charlie Cochran fouled out and Dominique Turner nursing a sore ankle, point guard Dayvion McKnight came through for Collins in a big spot.

    With 4.4 seconds remaining in regulation, the freshman McKnight stepped to the line for a pair of free throws that would put the Titans (22-12) ahead by four points and effectively seal the game.

  • Shelby looks to build off regional run

    Last season, the Shelby County softball team made a deep postseason run thanks to a combination of upperclassman talent and a pair of emerging freshman contributors.

    Despite the loss of five seniors to graduation in 2016, SCHS will look to carry that postseason momentum into this season and return to the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Young Titans growing on diamond this season

    The Collins softball team will look to compete with a number of new faces on the varsity roster this season.

    10 of the Titans’ 16 players will be sophomores or younger, but despite the relative youthfulness of the unit, Collins returns two pitchers that will anchor the team on the mound this year in junior Paige Oldham and sophomore Carson Murray.

    According to the Titans’ head coach, the team will boast a good amount of experience in its roster.

  • Former Simpsonville police officer gets 12 years for P.D. robbery

    Terry Putnam was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for a 2015 robbery at the Simpsonville Police Department

  • Shelby escapes carnage from storm


    Spring-like weather to return next week, say forecasters

    With severe storm sirens and warning tones sounding around the state Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, Shelby escaped with very little damage while several other areas of the state suffered everything from downed power lines and trees, flooding and property damage from roof being torn off barns and even houses in some cases.

  • Shelbyville program examines elections’ impact on black Americans

    A discussion in Shelbyville on Sunday will examine the effect of the recent elections – from the statehouse to the White House – on black Americans.

    The event, to be hosted at Clay Street Baptist Church, 1940 Midland Trail, is being organized by the Shelbyville NAACP in partnership with the University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciences.

    The free event is a public panel entitled, “The Impact of the 2016 Elections on Black America: What Happened and Why?”