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Today's News

  • Arrests made in break-ins

    Police say they have arrested two juveniles in connection with a rash of break-ins that occurred Sunday night.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Eric Hettinger said he could not release the names of those arrested because they are under the age of 18.

    “We arrested two juveniles in connection with some of the crimes,” he said.

    Hettinger said the break-ins ranged from vehicles to businesses.

  • MY WORD: 2018 – The year Shelby County turns red

    In Oct. 2010, The Sentinel-News published my letter entitled “GOP Surges Past 10,000.” To summarize, I provided a brief history of the demographics of both population and voter registration of Shelby County since 1982.

    I also predicted “it’s not unreasonable to envision the two parties flipping before the end of this decade.” That flip from Democrat to Republican majority in Shelby County will occur in 2018.

  • WHAT WE THINK: A Merry Christmas and a bustling New Year

    While shoppers have been scouring Main Street and the outlet mall for the perfect gifts, Shelby County has been scrambling to close the year with a boom.

    Just this month we’ll have discussion of a new proposed distillery along Interstate 64 in Waddy, the Shelby County Board of Education is looking into the purchase of the Jefferson Community and Technical Shelby Campus, and Main Street in Shelbyville is bursting with new opportunities.

  • Neumann commissioned for Army Nurse Corps
  • Collins drops pair of weekend games

    Battling illness and injury bugs over the past two games has taken a toll on Collins girls’ basketball, as the Titans fell to North Bullitt on Thursday night and Walton-Verona in its home opener on Monday.

    Walton-Verona 46, Collins 37

    Without one of its top scorers in Trinity Warfield (12.4 points per game), the Titans struggled to make shots in a nine-point defeat at the hands of the Bearcats.

  • Broncos pressure Shelby for win

    Shelby County boys’ basketball continued its tough slate of opponents to open the season, with two losses to Frederick Douglass High School and Monroe County on Saturday and Monday nights.

    Frederick Douglass 56, Shelby County 44

    A strong third quarter effort by the Broncos proved to be the difference in the Monday night matchup between Frederick Douglass and Shelby County.

    The Broncos (3-4) outscored the Rockets (2-6) by a 21-7 margin in that third frame alone, breaking open what was a relatively close game up to that point.

  • Titans edge out North Bullitt for Thursday win

    A great team can come away with a win even when not being its best, and Collins boys’ basketball did just that on Thursday night in the 64-63 win over North Bullitt.

    Collins shot 45 percent from the floor, including just 25 percent from three, but the effort by senior forward Nick Fort was enough to allow the Titans (4-2) to pick up the win by a razor-thin margin.

    Fort hit eight of 12 shots from the floor and scored a game-high 18 points in the victory. He added 11 boards for the double-double.

  • Rockets fall at South Oldham

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team’s rough start to the season continued over the weekend, in a pair of losses to Anderson County at home on Thursday and at South Oldham on Saturday.

    South Oldham 62, Shelby County 39

    With one player out with injury in point guard Macie Gowin and center Kaitlyn Disch on limited duty with an illness; the Rockets struggled to close over the final two quarters against the Dragons on Saturday.

  • Stone’s shot lifts Shelby over KCD

    While it took four full quarters of action for Shelby County boys’ basketball to secure its first three-pointer of the game on Tuesday night against Kentucky Country Day, Rockets senior guard Kyion Stone came through with the shot from behind the arc when it mattered.

    With five seconds remaining in a 47-all game and the ball in the Rockets’ possession, the Wildcats signaled for a timeout to set up its defense.

    In the process, the short break gave SCHS (2-4) time to formulate a simple but effective strategy.

  • Madison Central holds off Collins

    Playing one of the state’s top 15 teams is always tough challenge, but the Collins boys’ basketball showed Tuesday that it belongs in the conversation in a close loss to Madison Central.

    The Indians (5-0) came out the victors over the Titans (3-2) behind a strong first half effort that saw Madison pull out a 64-58 win when it was all over.