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Today's News

  • Looking backward: May 12, 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

  • Church news: May 12, 2017

    Correction: Shelby Congregational's ninth annual Christian women united luncheon was incorrectly listed under another church in Friday's edition. A correct version of the announcement appears in the church news below.

     

  • Isopure leaving Simpsonville

    A company that makes water purification equipment for medical applications says it is moving to a location in Jeffersontown because it has outgrown its plant in Simpsonville.

    Isopure Corporation will relocate from 141 Citizens Blvd. to the Bluegrass Commerce Park in the Louisville suburb.

    Kevin Gillespie, owner and CEO/president, said Isopure, which employs 38 people, has purchased the former Kenmark Optical building.

  • Shelby boys take 2nd at track regional

    For the second year in a row, the Shelby County track and field team will send several athletes to state after posting a top-two finish.

    The Rockets team earned second-place with 86 points, 17 behind host North Oldham.

    Collins finished not far behind SCHS, ending up in fourth with 65 points.

    Shelby was anchored by defending state champion Kyrien Stone, who earned a pair of top finishes in his hallmark events of the triple and long jumps.

  • Rocket girls take 3rd place

    The Shelby County boys’ track and field team wasn’t the only Rockets squad putting on a show on Wednesday night.

    The SCHS girls’ team ended its Class AA Region 3 track meet in third place, with 98 points, finishing behind overall winner North Oldham by 25.

    While Collins team may not have earned a top finish, it will also send an athlete to the state competition later this month after a ninth-place spot with 19 points.

  • Collins tennis sends three to state

    For the second consecutive season, the Collins tennis team will be represented at the KHSAA State Tournament.

    No. 3 seeded boys singles player Jared Baltzell qualified for his spot at state on Tuesday, with a 7-6, 6-0 victory over his South Oldham opponent in the quarterfinals of the 8th Region tournament.

    Until this point in school history, Collins had yet to send a singles player to the state tournament.

  • Shelby blows out Waggener on road

    Following a four game losing streak, Shelby County baseball was looking to get back on track with both its attitude and effort with postseason play lurking just around the corner.

    The Rockets did just that in a big way on Tuesday night, dominating its matchup with Waggener in Louisville by a score of 20-1 and a five-inning, run-rule victory.

    SCHS (13-16-1) scored 17 of its runs in the second and third innings combined, with Marcus Collins being a major factor both at the plate and on the mound.

  • St. X edges out Collins

    When on its game, the Collins baseball team can play with anyone.

    The Titans proved that on Tuesday night, falling by a narrow one-run margin to a visiting St. Xavier team ranked No. 5 in the state of Kentucky according to Prep Baseball Report.

    Collins (18-13) head coach Mike Hammond says he wanted his team to be within striking distance of St. X (22-9) heading into the final frame, and the Titans were just that.

  • Hamming it up

    You have probably seen some of Shelby’s 15 members of the Stubblefield Repeater Radio Club out in the community performing various communications services without ever realizing it.

    “Emergency management calls on us quite frequently to do events for back up communications in Shelby County,” said Marvin Bowman, president of the club. “You can use ham radio if the internet is not available or if it’s down. During severe weather, we have storm spotters out relaying information to the national weather service.”

  • Shelby, Collins advance in region openers

    With the 8th Region tennis tournament held in Frankfort over the mornings of Monday and Tuesday, several athletes from both Collins and Shelby County high schools have advanced through the first day of matches and are within striking distance of a KHSAA State Tennis Tournament appearance.

    For Collins, top singles player Rylee Suttor advanced through the first three rounds of tournament play, and is one win shy of qualifying for the state tournament.