Today's News

  • Family displaced after fire

    No one was injured in a blaze that broke out late Dec. 31, but the family was temporarily displaced, said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    He said the cause of the blaze at 179 Plantation Drive is still under investigation.

    Baker said the family was home when the fire occurred at 10:55 p.m. and were able to leave the structure safely.

    “They were home at the time; they discovered the fire and evacuated the house,” he said.

  • Firefighters rescue pets from burning building

    A Shelbyville resident got an early Christmas present Wednesday when firefighters rescued two of his pets from their flaming kennel.

    Brian Sawdo stood in his driveway, wringing his hands and grieving for his two cats that he feared had perished in a blaze that engulfed the shed and kennel in his backyard on Logan Street in Shelbyville.

    Sawdo watched as firefighters battled the thick clouds of black smoke to extinguish the flames, but he couldn’t help thinking about Snickers and Bow.

  • Residents feel powerless to KU solar field

    Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities Company announced earlier this year their intentions of developing a solar facility in Shelby County that would allow customers to share in the renewable energy source.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Bojangles coming to Shelby

    The Triple S Planning Commission unanimously approved development plans Tuesday for a new Bojangles’ restaurant.

    Kevin Young of Land Design and Development presented to the commission development plans for the restaurant planned for a vacant lot near the intersection of Mortown Way and Old Brunerstown Road, near the recently developed Taco Bell off Taylorsville Road near I-64.

    In the summer, Young also presented plans to the commission for a six-lot commercial center off Old Brunerstown Road that will run front KY 55, Taylorsville Road.

  • Collins, Shelby honor seniors with top finishes

    Both Collins and Shelby County’s swim teams honored their outgoing seniors with a pair of top-two finishes in a meet Wednesday night at the Shelbyville Family Activity Center.

    The senior night event recognized the four girls’ swimmers from both teams, in Shelby County’s Megan Banks and Shelby Moore, and Collins’ Abbey Lanter and Samantha Harris.

    In the girls’ standings, Collins earned a first-place finish as a team with 279 points, with SCHS slotting behind the winning squad with a runner-up effort of 172.

  • Rockets top Flyers, hit 2-game win streak

    Although the Shelby County boys’ basketball team got off to a slow start in its 53-49 win over Franklin County on Wednesday, the team surged ahead in the final three quarters to defeat the Flyers.

    SCHS erased a nine-point first quarter with an 8-0 run to start the second quarter, to take a slim lead, 17-16. By halftime the Flyers (8-12) had regained the lead, 24-22, but the Rockets (5-12) were slowly taking the momentum.

  • Shelby routed by Anderson County

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team found itself in a 17-7 hole after one quarter of play on Tuesday night and no way to dig itself out.

    The divide between the two squads grew wider and wider as the game went on, with the Rockets failing to keep up with the high-powered Bearcats at both ends of the court, and SCHS (7-11, 0-5 district) fell 70-44 to Anderson (13-5, 5-0 district).

  • Former Shelby coach named to Hall of Fame

    Shelbyville-native Donnie Williams has long roamed the dugouts and baselines in the 8th Region, first as a player and later as a coach at Henry County and later at Shelby County.

    And last week Williams was recognized for a long successful career – which saw him win four regional titles in eight years as the skipper of the Rockets – by being named to the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame on Jan. 14.

  • Looking backward: Jan. 20, 2017

    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.


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  • Cochran’s buzzer-beater leads to OT win

    Thanks to the timely shooting of Collins’ Charlie Cochran, the team now boasts a 3-0 record this season over rival Shelby County.

    The junior forward’s three-pointer from the corner at the regulation buzzer knotted the score at 54 and sent the game to overtime. Collins would go on to ride that momentum to a 63-61 win at SCHS.