Today's News

  • Shelby native POW passes on Veterans Day

    In what couldn’t have been a more fitting departure, Shelbyville war hero Col. (R) Ben Pollard passed away last week on Veterans Day.

    Pollard, a POW of the Vietnam War, devoted his life to serving his country and earned a Silver Star for “his gallantry and devotion to duty.”

    Brig. Gen. (R) Ronald R. Van Stockum, Sr. described Pollard as “an especially splendid aviator, engineer and gentleman.”

    Born on February 27, 1932, in Shelbyville, Pollard attended Shelbyville High School where he played football and basketball.

  • A box full of love

    Less than a week away, Thanksgiving reminds us all to be thankful for our many blessings.  And to demonstrate our gratitude, it’s important we share our blessings with those less fortunate. De'Anna Clark with Operation Christmas Child said the simple gesture of filling a shoebox could go a long way.

    “I would encourage people to participate, to open their hearts and minds to the need around the world,” she said.

  • Simpsonville P.D. investigating shooting

    Simpsonville Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday night.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis said that a male subject called for help from the vicinity of McDonald's restaurant on Buck Creek Road. He had sustained a non-life threaterning gunshot wound and was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital.

    Minnis said that although he is not sure at this time, he does not think the shooting occurred in Shelby County, but that the man, whose name has not yet been released, was shot somewhere else.

  • Art of expression

    Have you ever envisioned a rocking chair created just for your child, complete with his or her name painted on it? Or even a toy chest or other item with a favorite theme, such as Spiderman or SpongeBob?

    If so, a Shelby woman could probably fill the bill perfectly.

    Erin Hisle, who lives in Simpsonville with her husband, Bill, came up with the idea to custom paint children’s furniture a few years ago. Then when she put her idea out on social media networks such as Facebook and Instagram, Erin Hisle Designs took off.

  • Decades of devotion

    It’s not too often that you see a successful business voluntarily close its doors.

    But after 36 years, Moore’s Automotive Service Center on at 2000 Midland Trail will do just that at the end of the year.

    That’s because its owners, brothers Glen and Dennis Moore, are retiring.

  • Rockets fall short of visiting Centurions

    The Shelby County High School boys’ basketball team dropped its fourth straight to open the 2016-17 season, falling 56-42 to Christian Academy-Louisville.

    The Rockets (0-4) got off to a slow start on both sides of the ball, scoring just eight points in the first quarter and nine points in the second.

    CAL (1-1) had no trouble getting points at the basket, and the Centurions held a 32-17 lead at the conclusion of the first half.

  • Anderson edges past Collins

    Despite holding a 28-23 lead over Anderson County at the half on Tuesday night, the Collins High School girls’ basketball team could not come away with its first victory of the season.

    A 23-point performance by freshman guard Olivia Federle was not enough to avoid a winless start to the year for the Titans (0-4).

  • Collins picks up win at Franklin Co.

    The Collins High School boys’ basketball team is now on a two-game winning streak after going on the road and defeating Franklin County 70-54 on Tuesday night.

    The Titans’ (2-1) disruptions on the defensive end of the floor led to some confusion for the Flyers (2-1), as Franklin struggled to establish offensive consistency.

    “We created 19 deflections and 18 steals for the game,” Collins coach Chris Gaither said. “Our length can really bother people if we use our feet to stay in front and have active hands.”

  • Assumption defeats Shelby in low-scoring contest

    Offense came at a premium when Shelby County girls’ basketball traveled to Louisville to take on Assumption on Tuesday night, as the two teams combined for just 63 points.

    The contest was a defensive struggle with the two teams shooting low percentages due to some excellent defensive efforts.

    “Defensively, we were really good,” SCHS coach Jason Holland said. “We forced 27 turnovers and held them to 24 percent shooting.”

  • Looking Backward: Dec. 9, 2016

    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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