Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Shelby County runs over Fairdale

    With several new starters stepping in for Shelby County football, it was unknown how that lack of experience would translate in the Rockets’ season-opener at Fairdale.

    The game was smooth sailing for Shelby’s offense, as the team racked up 466 yards of total offense in the 49-12 shellacking of the Bulldogs.

    The Rockets quickly jumped out to a 28-12 lead at the half, and never allowed Fairdale to reach the end zone again.

    Senior fullback Caleb Morehead led a Rockets’ rushing attack that gained 404 yards on the ground in the win.

  • Titans air out Madison Southern in rout

    Collins football was looking to keep to its high-scoring ways from last season, and in the process reestablished itself as one of the preeminent offenses in all of 4A football on Saturday night.

    In game one of the Roy Kidd Bowl, the Titans dominated Madison Southern 38-7 to move to 1-0 this season.

    And while the offense lit up the scoreboard, head coach Jerry Lucas said he saw his defense shine as well.

  • Titans, Rockets compete at Joy of Golf

    Both Collins and Shelby County high schools saw their girls’ golf programs compete against top-flight golf teams on Saturday, as the two schools joined 22 other squads for the Joy of Golf Invitational at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course in Lawrenceburg.

    The Rockets earned a top-five finish as a unit with a team score of 350, just 30 strokes back of winner Green County.

  • Shelby splits 2 weekend matches in Walton

    Shelby County’s volleyball team has taken on some formidable opponents over the course of its opening week, and should be better and more experienced in the long run for it.

    After dropping a match to Oldham County Thursday night in straight sets, the Rockets took on both Walton-Verona and Simon Kenton, splitting those matches to close the weekend.

    Shelby County 2, Walton-Verona 0

    The Rockets closed Saturday’s doubleheader at Walton with a shutout win over the host school, bringing Shelby’s record to 2-2 on the year.

  • Cougars outlast Shelby

    Shelby County’s girls’ soccer team will be searching for a reliable source of offense after taking a tough 1-0 loss to Bullitt Central on Saturday morning.

    The Rockets and Cougars each put several shots on goal throughout the contest, with BCHS finding the back of the net in the second half, and moving Shelby to 0-2 on the season.

    “I’m not really sure what to say about my team yet,” Rockets coach Joe Turner said. “I wasn’t happy that we lost, but we did play a little better.”

  • Looking backward: Aug. 18, 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

  • Awaiting retirement

    Longtime Jailer Bobby Waits has been named Jailer of the Year and is a former three-time president of the Kentucky Jailer’s Association.

    He has served as Shelby County Jailer for 20 years and during that time, has taken the county’s corrections facility from a hundred year-old old building housing less than 50 inmates to a state of the art 316-bed detention center.

    Now, two decades later, he is stepping down.

    But not because he wants to, he said.

  • Crackers lose zest at Kroger

    Shoppers at Kroger stores will notice that a favorite brand of saltine cracker is missing from the shelves recently.

    That’s because that Kroger is no longer carrying Zesta saltine crackers, store officials say.

    Alice Sims, assistant manager at Kroger, said that situation is more far-reaching than just the Shelbyville store, encompassing stores throughout the chain.

    She said she does not know whether the move was initiated by the store or by Keebler, the company that makes Zesta crackers.