Today's News

  • Post 37 falls in midweek matchup

    In Wednesday’s home matchup between Shelbyville Post 37 and the Delta One Raiders, little went Shelby’s way, as the host team fell behind quickly and couldn’t rebound.

    The Raiders jumped out to a quick 3-1 lead after two innings behind patience and timely hitting and continued to add to the lead before defeating Shelby by an eight-run deficit and a final score of 12-4.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Hotel in the works for Simpsonville

    A hotel in Simpsonville that has been on the radar for several years now appears to have plans and is gaining steam.

    During its June meeting, the Triple S Planning Commission approved a request to divide a tract of land off Aristocrat Court behind the Pilot Station near Interstate 64 for the purpose of building a hotel.

    Developers are wasting no time with those plans as Tuesday’s Triple S agenda includes a development plan for Hampton Inn on the property.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 6: The Battle for Guam (1944), continued


    Author’s Note: In 2007, when I wrote my first column for The Shelbyville, Kentucky Sentinel-News, I thought I would run out of years before I ran out of columns. However, after passing Milestone 101 last week, I don’t seem to be running out of either, for this is my 209th column.

    Combat loaded aboard a Naval transport

  • Stingrays take SFL swimming title

    The Shelbyville Stingrays have proven to be the top unit in the Summer Fun League on Saturday, earning its third consecutive league title over the weekend.

    The final, held at the University of Louisville’s facilities, saw the team from Shelby edge out its rival, the Hillcrest Hurricanes, by a 192-point margin.

  • Shelby falls in state Little League final

    The Shelby County Little League All-Stars had a rough go of it over the weekend, falling in a pair of games to West Lexington in the state final held at Cardinal Run Park.

    While Shelby put up a valiant effort in the two games against the team from Lexington, it was the host team’s depth that ended up making the major difference.

  • Looking backward: July 7, 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

  • Collins players lead AAU team to national title

    After successful freshman seasons that saw both Dayvion McKnight and Marcellus Vail help the Collins boys’ basketball team win its first state tournament game, the pair of Titans continue to establish themselves as winners at every level of the sport.

    Both Vail and McKnight recently helped lead the Kentucky Defenders to the AAU Division II National Championship in the 15-and-under age group on July 2.

  • Hunter angling for Bassmaster title

    Well into his second year as a member of the Bassmaster Elite tour, Shelbyville-native John Hunter is focused on becoming one of the top anglers in the world.

    Hunter recently competed in the 2017 Bass Pro Shops Northern Open held at Oneida Lake in Syracuse, N.Y. from June 29 – July 1, finishing in 91st place out of 198 fishermen.

    The competition at the event was so fierce, Hunter’s final weigh-in of 28.5 pounds landed him just three pounds outside of the top-40 of finishers.

  • Shelby golfers spending summer on links

    While most kids their age are enjoying two free months without school, Collins’ Rylee Suttor and Shelby County’s Faith Wiley have been putting in work on the links.

    Both golfers are currently competing for the PGA Junior League, which allows athletes from around the state to compete in tournaments held throughout the months of June and July.

  • Matthews to take over Shelby defense

    Following the retirement of longtime defensive coordinator Greg Calvin following the conclusion of the 2016-17 football season, Shelby County is turning to a familiar face with a state championship pedigree to helm its defense next season.

    Alex Matthews, a former quarterback under head coach Todd Shipley, will lead the defensive unit as well as helping coach QB’s this season.