Today's News

  • King pays restitution


  • Shelbyville kicks off ideal horse show

    A brief downpour passed through town just hours before the 28th Shelbyville Horse Show kicked off Wednesday night, leaving behind ominous cloud coverage and an uncertain forecast for the rest of the evening.

    But despite the foreshadowing, an almost perfect scene set the stage at the Shelby County Fairgrounds and the weather remained ideal through the evening.

    But the fear of what could have been may have kept many at home on opening night, which usually draws a hefty crowd due to the reception with free food.

  • An emotional return

    “I’m a very emotional mom this morning,” said Ginny Sullivan as she dropped off her daughter Karsyn for her first day of elementary school at Painted Stone. 

    As many parents know, the first day of school is always a difficult one, no matter the age.  For children, it’s a day of a new start: new class, new teacher, new friends, new experiences.

  • Retirement rush

    It’s no secret that Kentucky has one of the worst funded pension systems in the nation, but it’s the unknown that has employees of the commonwealth so concerned.  And those concerns have many seeking retirement options a bit sooner than they may have planned.

  • Stump gets 20 years for rape of a child

    A jury trial for Jessie Allen Stump of 110 Ada Ave. in Shelbyville, charged with rape and incest against children, culminated with a 20-year sentence in Shelby Circuit Court Tuesday.

    Stump, 64, was indicted in July 2012 on two counts each of first-degree rape and incest of two female children to whom he is related. He was serving as their sitter.

    It had been slow going for getting the case to trial, as it had been postponed several times over the past five years for various reasons, but once proceedings got underway Monday, things moved swiftly.

  • County could lower taxes

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison told magistrates Tuesday during a special called meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court that he would like to again lower property taxes.

    “I am presenting to them [the legislative committee] a proposal to reduce the property tax,” he said.

    Last August, magistrates approved a new rate of 10.9 cents per hundred dollars of assessed valuation, compared to the previous rate of 11.

  • Social media fundraiser targets cemetery

    Board members of a local cemetery have come up with an innovative way of raising money for an expensive renovation project.

    Now if you wish to contribute to a project to pave the parking lot and walkways of Calvary Cemetery on 7th Street you can do so at the cemetery’s GoFundMe page set up by board member Leonard Sullivan to take donations.

  • Decades of devotion

    Today marks the end of an era for Don Carey who is retiring after nearly forty years with the Masonic Home of Shelbyville.

    When Carey came to work at the facility 38 years ago, he was just looking for a job, but what he found was a home, he said.

    A place where his wizardry in "fixin' everything that breaks" made him so indispensable that he rose to the rank of maintenance director, a position that didn't go to his head, but rather, to his hands.

  • Looking backward: Aug. 4, 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

  • Shelby handed opening loss at regional

    One bad inning put Shelbyville Post 37 in a hole on Wednesday afternoon, and Florence, S.C. Post 1 capitalized for the 12-1 win in the opening round of the American Legion Southeast Regional Tournament.

    An eight-run fifth inning broke the scoreless deadlock and put Post 37 in a precarious position that it couldn’t hit itself out of, taking the lopsided loss.

    Florence compiled nine hits in the fifth, while Shelbyville logged just seven hits for the entire contest.