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Today's News

  • Toll charges causing confusion

    Officials with the Shelby County Clerk’s office say they have received calls from Shelby residents about bills from toll bridges opened this year in Louisville they don’t agree with.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said that people who travel across the bridges are supposed to get a bill in the mail and sometimes they don’t agree with the charges.

    “It’s supposed to take a picture of your license plate,” she said.

  • Revitalizing the ramps

    Utilizing Restaurant Tax funding, the City of Shelbyville and the local tourism commission have been looking to jazz up the community over the past year with help from local artists.

    Since last summer, numerous pieces of artwork have been erected on buildings in the form of painted and hanging murals along Main and Washington Streets.

    In addition, last fall, Collins student Zac Croxton and visual arts teacher Gary Barriger, completed a new skate park logo for the building at the skate park on Washington Street.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Cell towers approved

    Several neighboring residents came out to the Stratton Center Tuesday evening to hear what AT&T Mobility representatives had to say about the proposed development of two telecommunication towers on Shelby County properties on Lebanon Road and Beechridge Road on the Franklin County line.

  • Looking backward: Nov. 17, 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

  • Church news: Nov. 17, 2017

    Shelby County Coalition of Ministers

    The annual community Thanksgiving service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, hosted by the Rev. Dr. Gray and New Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The Rev. Mac Pendleton will be the guest speaker.

     

    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

  • Clash of the Titans

    Collins’ extremely stout defense will look to alter its focus once again tonight, as the team from Shelbyville hosts Mercer County in the Region 2 championship game.

    After facing off against several run-heavy teams over the course of its seven-game winning streak, Collins (10-2) will look to shut down the pass-happy attack of its visitors tonight.

    The Titans of Mercer County (7-5) average 196 passing yards per game this season, led by quarterback Gunnar Gillis, who has 30 passing touchdowns to just five interceptions this season.

  • McKnight prepared to lead Collins this season

    With two major pieces graduated from last season’s state tournament team, Collins boys’ basketball will turn to a youthful but experienced player in sophomore point guard Dayvion McKnight.

    The second year player averaged 7.6 points per game last season, good for third on the team, and played in all 37 games for the Titans.

    This year, the point guard has been working hard on various aspects of his game in order to get his team back where he wants to be – Rupp Arena in Lexington for the school’s third state tournament berth.

  • I-64 shut down after fatal accident at Graefenburg exit

    Interstate 64 is shut down at Exit 48 in Graefenburg, due to a fatal accident.

    Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said that at 12:15 p.m. a tractor-trailer that was traveling westbound crossed the median and struck an SUV head-on, killing one person in the SUV. The driver of the tractor-trailer has been taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

    Melton said the eastbound lane of I-64 is closed and a detour has been set up at Exit 48. He has no estimate yet of how long the roadway will be closed.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Trial sparks intrigue, excitement for a 2nd time

    About 80 years ago Shelby County, along with the nation and the world, stopped to watch the court proceedings on Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The Garr brothers were standing trial for the alleged murder of Brig. Gen. Henry Denhardt, and everyone waited to see the verdict of what appeared to be revenge for the alleged murder of the Garr’s sister, Verna.

    And back in the Shelby County Courthouse this weekend, visitors watched the trial unfold again.

  • MY WORD: The reward is a sense of community... belonging

    “Good Land, Good Living, Good People” is Shelby County’s motto. I know that motto is at least 60 years old, and, I believe, the late Briggs Lawson originated it.

    My apologies if I have the attribution wrong, and many thanks to the person(s) who will soon set me straight if I do.

    I do know the former marketing specialist, civic leader and haberdasher used the slogan in his ads and letters about this community he loved and held such great pride in.