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Today's News

  • Pipeline construction to begin soon

    Friday’s wet, overcast weather was appropriate for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new pipeline to be built for Shelby County.

    Officials with both Shelby and Jefferson counties called it a “long term water solution” for the county.

    “It’s a true testament to what you can do when you’re looking out for the future of the customers and the city and you develop a solution that benefits everybody,” said Spencer Bruce, president and CEO of the Louisville Water Company.

  • A Wakefield Christmas

     With the spooky décor just getting packed away it may seem a little premature to dust off the boxes of Christmas decorations, but the folks at Wakefield-Scearce Galleries have actually been hard at work preparing for the winter holiday season for quite some time now.

    Lisa Curry, Christmas coordinator and floral designer, said they have been working on this year’s decorations since this time last year in preparation for their annual Christmas Open House, which kicks off Wednesday at the gallery at 525 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

  • Shelby County Automotive is 2nd fastest in Fast 50

     Earning the No. 2 spot out of 50 and top honors in the $10 million to $25 million category, locally based Shelby County Automotive, Inc. earned the recognition of one of the region’s fastest growing companies during a ceremony last week in downtown Louisville.

    Shelby County Automotive is an auto and truck parts retailer with locations in LaGrange, Shelbyville, Frankfort, Georgetown, Lexington, Winchester and Danville.  They are headquartered in Shelby County with the NAPA store at 114 Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • Company celebrating 50 years

    A Shelbyville company that can trace its roots back to the early days of the nation will Tuesday celebrate 50 years at its local location.

    “The plant, in 1967, was part of Revere Copper and Brass, which was actually founded by Paul Revere,” said John Wherry, a former CEO who is a board member of Revere Packaging.

  • Church news: Nov. 3, 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

    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.

  • Looking backward: Nov. 3, 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

  • Homemakers to honor vets

    This year, the Shelby County Extension Homemakers will continue their tradition of honoring veterans with the 10th annual event on Sunday to honor all veterans – active, retired, and reserved – all men and women who have ever served the nation.

    The event will be held at 2-4 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office on Frankfort Road.

    It will include refreshments and a short ceremony that will begin at 2:30.

  • A digital eye on security

    A Simpsonville plant has the perfect employee – he never gets tired, doesn’t take coffee breaks and is never late for work.

    What’s more, he is very popular with his coworkers at Faurecia in Simpsonville.

    “Hi, Salt, good to see you,” said Jermaine Scott, as he approached him in the parking lot.

    Although Salt can speak, he is a being of few words – because he isn’t human.

  • Whirlwind experience

    The nation’s capital is full of exciting and fun sights and experiences, but for a Shelby County teen, the political side of the city was a thrill he’ll never forget.
    Ben Brown, a junior at Shelby County High School, journeyed to Washington, D.C. in September for a three-day trip to shadow his cousin, Kevin Yoder, a member of the House of Representative from Kansas.
    “It was really cool – I even got to take a picture sitting at his desk!” exclaimed Brown, his eyes sparkling as he described his experiences accompanying Yoder.

  • Clark helps lead team to Holmes Cup win

    Although the high school golf season wrapped up a month ago, Shelby County freshman Grace Clark is staying busy on the links.

    Most recently, Clark helped Team Kentucky in its quest for the J.B. Holmes Cup in a match play event held in Campbellsville over the weekend.

    “I feel like I played pretty good, [at the Holmes Cup],” she said. “It was a fun event, and we went out to show the other team what we’re made of.”

    Clark and Team Kentucky competed against Team J.B. Holmes, made up of golfers from the Campbellsville area.