Today's News

  • Retired teacher writes second children’s book

    A retired Shelby County teacher has just published her second children’s book, this time with a Christmas theme.

    The Most Priceless Gift Ever, like Karen Standafer’s first book, Red Moon, has a Christian theme. Her new book focuses on how she related the Christmas story to her children and grandchildren.

    In her new books she settles down with her children in a chair beside the Christmas tree, the children notice her Bible on the table next to the chair and ask about it.

  • Historical society releases first magazine

    Sherry Jelsma, a member of the Shelby County Historical Society, expressed pride in the organization’s first annual magazine – her brainstorm –released Dec. 7.

    That is, she hopes it will become an annual tradition, she said with a chuckle.

    “We hope to do another one next year,” she said, leafing through its glossy pages, pointing out the six authors, Bill Ellis, Neal Hammon, John David Myles, Juanita White, Brig. Gen. Ron Van Stockum and Ann DAngelo, all well-known local historians, most of whom are published authors.

  • A family tradition

    The members of any fire department will tell you their co-workers are like a second family. However, for Adam, Christopher and Rodman Brown fighting fires courses through the blood of their natural born family.

    Serving as firefighters for the Shelbyville Fire Department is a Brown family tradition that started more than four decades ago.

    Rodman Brown started his career with the department in 1972 and his son Adam and grandson Christopher have since followed in his footsteps.

  • Waddy Distillery moves forward

     Despite some community backlash, plans for a new distillery in Waddy will move forward following a public hearing on the matter during Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting.

    The Stratton Center was packed wall to wall with Waddy residents, several with notepads in hand ready to go to battle against developers looking to build a 30,000 square foot distillery on 184 acres of agriculturally zoned property just south of Interstate 64 at the intersection of Bardstown Trail and Buzzard Roost Road.

  • Bus collision results in no serious injuries

    It wasn’t the ideal way to wrap up the last day of school before the holiday break for 32 students traveling home Tuesday afternoon.

    Traveling along Scott Pike in Waddy, Heritage bus No. 1763 collided with a UPS truck when the two met at in a tight curve in the road.

    With the safety of children at stake, emergency responders from across the county rushed to the scene.

    Crewmembers were relieved to arrive to a situation with no serious injuries.  However, some students were overtaken by the shock of the overwhelming scene.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Bike, Pedestrian plan moves forward

     On Tuesday, after pouring more than a year of work and energy into the project, the Triple S Planning Commission voted to adopt a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan to encompass county and city roads. The plan will now be sent to the legislative bodies at Shelby County, Shelbyville and Simpsonville with a positive recommendation for their approval as an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.

    The adoption included a public hearing on the matter, and residents were eager to share their approval of the plan.

  • Sit down with Santa

    The Sentinel-News: Does Mrs. Claus have a hard time keeping your red suit clean?

    Santa Claus:Yes, she does, because I eat in the sleigh, and I get my suit very dirty.


    S-N: What do you enjoy most about being Santa Claus?

    Santa: I like the laughter of all the children and the giving them gifts, especially those in need.


  • Center gives jumpers year-round practice

    Since its opening in the late summer of 2015, the Whelan-Nault Vault Center has provided athletes of all ages and ability levels the chance to work at pole vaulting in an indoor facility.

    Owner Ray Sabbatine, who built the facility to assist his daughter Andrea, who was competing for the University of Louisville at the time, says that athletes from all over the southeastern and midwestern United States have come to work out at the vault center.

  • Schools ready to finally get back on court

    With several games cancelled over the course of the last week, both Shelby County and Collins high schools are champing at the bit to kick off the back half of the basketball season.

    The Rocket boys’ team is notably one of those units, as the team travels to face off with North Oldham tonight beginning at 7:30 p.m., before traveling to take on Valley on Saturday afternoon.

    The Mustangs have had an up-and-down season thus far, having compiled an 8-8 record to this point in the year, while the Vikings sit at 8-6.

  • Titans, Rockets suffer weather setbacks

    While players from Collins and Shelby County’s basketball teams may have enjoyed the extended time off from inclement weather, the coaches from both schools say the break could not have come at a worse time.

    The Rocket girls’ team just recently had its full complement players healthy for one of the few times all season when word came down about the postponement on Friday night.