Today's News

  • Putnam pleads guilty to Simpsonville PD robbery

    Terry Putnam, the former Simpsonville Police officer standing trial in connection with the November 2015 robbery of the Simpsonville Police Department, has plead guilty to the crime.

    Putnam entered the open plea Tuesday morning. With an open plea, the judge will decide his sentence. That court date has been set for March 6.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports


    Julio J. Infantes Jr., 28, of 2317 Shannon Road in Paris was arrested Sept. 7 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and speeding.

    Erika B. Edwards, 23, of 352 High St. in Richmond was arrested Sept. 10 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense, careless driving, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • No plea in works for Putnam

    There is still no plea agreement on the table for Terry Putnam as he heads back into court for his final pretrial conference Tuesday leading up to his trial date of Jan. 30.

    A jury trial for Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7, 2016 in connection with the November 2015 robbery of the police department, had been moved again due to scheduling conflicts.

  • Shelby, Collins face off for 3rd time

    The Collins boys’ basketball team will not be the only team missing a key piece tonight.

    Shelby County’s Josh Edwards will begin serving his two-game suspension for an ejection tonight and will not be available for the matchup.

  • Heady named Ky. Mountain Trail, Ultra Runner of Year

    After nearly two decades of both trail and long-distance running, USA Track and Field has named Shelby County resident Cynthia Heady the Kentucky Mountain Trail and Ultra Female Runner of the Year.

    “Honestly, receiving the award was more humbling than anything,” Heady said. “I just love running, and it’s neat to be recognized for it and it makes me realize how much I want to give back to the running community.”

  • Edwards to compete in second all-star game

    A month after being named to the Louisville Metro All-Star team for his kicking prowess, Shelby County kicker Josh Edwards will take part in the 10th annual Kentucky-Tennessee Border Bowl in Gatlinburg, Tenn. on Jan. 21.

    Edwards was a standout for SCHS during the 2016 season, handling both punting and kicking duties.

    The senior is also a member of the school’s basketball team, and at one point, was juggling practicing for two all-star games as well as the hoops squad.

  • Collins to hit road for month of January

    The Collins boys’ basketball team will face by far its toughest test on the schedule when it plays 10 straight games away from home, beginning tonight against Shelby County.

    And the Titans will face most, if not all, of the games without starters Jacob Feltner and Nick Fort, as the duo recovers from injuries.

    Both guards were injured in Friday’s 59-51 win over district foe Spencer County, with both impairments coming during the final minutes of the game.

  • Looking backward: Jan 13, 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.



  • My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 24:Confronted by “Black Jack” Reeves

    March 20, 1942

    [Message to Wasp, dated March 20, from Headquarters, Marine Corps, ]


    [I had written across this message in long hand “So near and yet so far.”]

    March 22, 1942

  • Community stepping up after Shelbyville blaze

    Just one day after a horrific fire left a Bagdad family homeless; a Shelbyville family suffered a similar fate.

    When the Shelbyville Fire Department arrived at the scene of a house fire on 9th Street at 6:37 p.m. Friday, they found the structure engulfed in flames, said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    "When we arrived, flames had already gone through the roof and the fire was threatening to other houses nearby," he said.