Today's News

  • Superintendent receives accomplished rating

    Shelby County Board of Education Chairman Andrew Cline read into record Thursday the board's evaluation of Superintendent James Neihof for the 2016-17 school year.

  • SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - Innovative programs growing, show promise

    With only one meeting on the schedule for the month of June, the Shelby County Board of Education had a full load on its agenda Thursday.

    Among the several topics of discussion was a presentation regarding the district's innovative programs and their direction for the upcoming school year.

  • Yard sale rules get tightened

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday addressed issues with its yard sale ordinance, which is designed to keep residents from hosting sales too frequently.

    The council passed a first reading for an ordinance Amending Chapter 60 of the City of Shelbyville Code of Ordinances Relating to Yard Sales.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty said that what prompted the ordinance was a situation that exists among apartments.

  • Road rage and rubbernecking

    Lunchtime commuters traveling along I-64 in Shelbyville likely found themselves in a bit of a jam Wednesday, regardless of their direction of travel. 

    Officials working two separate but related scenes say a series of events stemming from road rage and a physical altercation was followed by arrests on the westbound side of the highway near mile marker 33.

    The unusual even spawned slow traffic and rubbernecking, which caused a collision on the east bound side I-64.

  • Breakfast of champions

     As a light morning mist settled on the blades of grass across Undulata Farm early Thursday morning, a line of guests dressed in their best ascended upon the beautiful barn eager to kick-off the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee in preparation of next week’s Shelbyville Horse Show.

    As a few Saddlebreds peeked over their stable walls, they were treated to the unusual sight of black tablecloths, vibrant red rose-filled trophy centerpieces and a crowd of mingling guests dining on a catered breakfast.

  • Church news: July 28, 2017

    Allen Chapel United Methodist

    The Clothes Closet is open 6-8 p.m. Friday and 3-8 p.m. Saturday. Clothes are available at no cost. Services are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Located on KY 55 in Finchville. The Rev. Robert Raglin is the pastor.


    Bagdad Baptist

    Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Wednesday night services begin with a meal at 6 p.m., followed by children and youth activities at 6:30 p.m. and adult Bible study at 6:45 p.m.


  • Heavy-duty commitment

    A local company is making waves in the economic development sector across the state with a new apprenticeship program.

    Edwards Moving & Rigging, Inc. in Shelbyville has announced the creation of a new Transportation Apprenticeship Program that will work in conjunction with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet and the new effort could turn out to be a pilot program.

  • Looking backward: July 28, 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

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 7: The Battle for Guam (1944), continued

    Fonte Ridge

    On July 22, the day following our landing, the 1st Battalion, of which I was Executive Officer (second-in command), was taken out of reserve and placed on the front line on Fonte Ridge, between the other two battalions of the 21st Marines.

  • King sentencing postponed

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a former longtime finance officer for Shelby County Fiscal Court who pleaded guilty in April to embezzling more than $23,000, has had her sentencing hearing moved to Aug. 7.

    King was to have appeared in Shelby Circuit Court July 17 for sentencing, but that event was postponed because she enrolled in a treatment program for substance abuse, said her attorney, Mark Dean.