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Today's News

  • Housing market dips a bit last year

    In 2016, the county broke its 3-year trend in increasing home sales, with a slight dip.

    However, that picture is not completely gloomy – the total number of homes sold was down 2 percent but the number of people building new homes increased slightly, with 5 more residential building permits taken out than in 2015 for an increase of 3 percent. In addition, the average home price fell only slightly, at 2 percent.

  • DeSales makes late push past Shelby

    For three-and-a-half quarters, it looked as if the Shelby County boys’ basketball team was going to pull off an upset of DeSales on Senior Night.

    The Rockets (6-21) had held the visitors to just three baskets from behind the arc on 16 attempts, and was tied with the Colts (17-10) at 42 with less than six minutes to play.

    But a late push led by guard Jaxson Burgess lifted DeSales past SCHS, 63-54.

  • Collins dominates Central Hardin

    It didn’t take long for the Collins girls’ basketball team to take the lead over Central Hardin on Tuesday night, and the team kept that momentum up for a full 32 minutes.

    The Titans (18-11) jumped out to an 11-0 lead in just two minutes, and never looked back, stomping the Bruins (13-13) by a final score of 47-26.

    Collins’ dominance on Tuesday was not overly flashy; opting for a slower, more methodical pace on offense, combined with immense pressure on the defensive end.

  • Shelby guts out win at Ballard

    Following Shelby County’s 52-34 win at Ballard on Tuesday night, Rockets’ head coach Jason Holland was not happy with his team.

    Despite the 18 points separating his team and the Bruins (8-15), the coach found many flaws in his team’s final regular season performance.

  • Historic cemetery site lost forever

    A distraught Joseph Ruble took to social media last week to gather the opinions and thoughts of his Shelby County neighbors regarding the despoliation of an historical cemetery on property that once belonged to his family.

  • Looking backward: Feb. 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 sharonw@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 sharonw@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.

     

     

  • A howling good time

    Love was in the air Saturday night, not just for couples at an annual Valentine's Day dance but also for the homeless dogs and cats the event supports.

    "I love it," said Sammy Woodhall. "We've been helping Sandy Hill out at Operation CatSnip – we've been doing some fostering. I thought I loved cats before, but now! This is our first time here, it's just awesome."

    Sammy and Mike Woodhall were among the 320 plus guests at the sold out event, held at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • SC, Collins swimmers qualify for state

    Both the Shelby County and Collins swim teams will send athletes to the State Meet for the second consecutive season.

    The Rockets and Titans each competed well at the 6th Region swim meet held at Woodford County High School in Versailles.

    “The teams swam awesome,” coach Tom Coons said. “We had sixty-nine personal best times in sevnty-seven swims. I am very pleased with everyone’s performances.”

  • Collins drops back-to-back games

    The Collins High School boys’ basketball team entered the weekend with tough sledding ahead of them in matchups against both St. Xavier and DeSales.

    In Saturday’s matchup against St. X (16-10) the brutal 10-game stretch of away games finally came to an end, with a home matchup against the Tigers.

    But the friendly confines weren’t enough to push the Titans (19-9) to a victory in its first game back since Jan. 9, falling by a narrow margin of 48-45 to the Tigers.

  • Rockets snap streak against Henry County

    Although it was not as lopsided as the previous matchup between the two teams, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team did enough to top Henry County 55-50 on Friday night.

    The win snaps a nine-game losing streak for the Rockets, and could be key for the team’s confidence moving forward into the postseason.