Today's News

  • Property use under scrutiny

    One Shelby resident is looking to utilize his farmland as a scenic wedding venue, but some neighbors are fighting back against the plan.

    Kirby Alan Clore, who owns more than 340 acres on Clore Jackson Road, appeared before the Triple S Board of Adjustments and Appeals in July seeking a conditional use permit (CUP) for an agricultural community farm and recreational facility that would allow the owner to hold a farmer’s market and weddings on his property.

  • Rockets take 2nd place at state

    The Shelby County High School girls’ golf team is bringing home hardware.

    The Rockets posted its best team performance in school history, finishing in second place behind Sacred Heart to earn the runner-up trophy at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Tournament in Bowling Green Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Shelby ended the state tournament with a 670 as a team, 42 strokes back of first-place Sacred Heart, and seven shots ahead of third place Green County.

  • Collins sweeps Shelby, 3-0

    The Collins High School volleyball team swept Shelby County for the second time this season on Wednesday night, snapping the Rockets’ five-game winning streak.

    The opening set was a close one, with Shelby and Collins trading points back and forth, until the Titans took grabbed a hold for a 25-19 win.

  • Titans upend Rockets, 6-1

    The goals came early and often for Collins High School in a 6-1 defeat of county rival Shelby County.

    Kevin Lanham’s hat trick paced the Titans, lifting Collins to its fifth win on the season, and it’s first this year over Shelby.

    “We started finishing against Shelby and ended up with the win,” Collins coach Jamil Shalash said. “We showed great control in the win. It was a matter of bringing the ball into the attack area with diagonal runs, and we finished those opportunities.”

  • Rockets back in action against North Oldham

    With a week off to heal up, the Shelby County High School football team will ease back into play against a winless North Oldham (0-7) team at Robert Doyle Stadium tonight.

    “[The bye week] was really nice,” SCHS coach Todd Shipley said. “We hope to be close to having everyone healthy. It’s always good to focus on the basics.”

    Although the Mustangs may be winless this season, Shipley is keeping his players focused by reminding them of the loss to Bullitt East earlier this year.

  • Titans face a potent Central Hardin

    With the first district win of the season under its belt, the Collins High School football team will turn its sights to a visiting 6A Central Hardin (3-3) tonight.

    “It was good to get a win in the district.  We are now playing a 6A school in Central Hardin, so we are stepping out of district against another good football team,” Collins coach Jerry Lucas said. “We are excited about the opportunity.  It’s a good opportunity for us to go against another good Wing-T offense.”

  • Looking Backward: Oct. 7, 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.


  • Securing a line

    It’s not everyday you see dozens of men rapidly scaling a vast field of electrical posts, but the sight was available for the community’s viewing pleasure Thursday and Friday when the Shelby Energy Cooperative hosted the 2016 Kentucky Lineman’s Rodeo at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    For two days linemen from 26 electric cooperatives across the state participated in a series of competitive events that showcased their skills while emphasizing doing the job correctly and safely. 

  • Shelby man arrested for child porn

    A Shelbyville man is behind bars after being arrested as part of a nine-county child predator roundup, said officials from the office of the Kentucky Attorney General.

    Gary Stoops, 32, is charged with four counts of possession of matter portraying the sexual performance by a minor, a Class D felony.

    He is being held at the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Fire departments join police in digital broadcasting

    On Monday, all fire departments in Shelby County, as well as emergency services, converted from old-fashioned analog radio system to a narrowband digital system.

    “We actually went to this new system at ten a.m. this morning,” said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    “It’s a switchover that was actually mandated by the federal government,” he said. “We were mandated, we had to do it. Today was the deadline, everybody did it today. We haven’t had any problems so far, no bumps or anything.”