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Today's News

  • Tough slate awaits Shelby to open season

    While some basketball teams will schedule less-than-stellar opponents to open its season, Shelby County boys’ basketball is jumping straight into the deep end with its early opponents.

    In its first three games, the Rockets will face off with Mercer County, South Oldham and John Hardin all in the span of a week.

    According to preseason coaches’ polls, John Hardin has been ranked No. 10 in the state in the preseason poll, while Mercer slots in at 17th in the rankings.

  • County youth coordinator praised

    Mitchell Tinsley has been on the job for less than two years, and he is already earning praise beyond the boundaries of Shelby County.

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison shared a letter with magistrates that he received from Spencer County officials expressing admiration for Tinsley’s efforts in his role as youth coordinator for Shelby County.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Jeptha Creed receives occupational tax break

    Representatives from locally-owned Jeptha Creed distillery were on hand at Thursday night’s meeting of the Shelbyville City Council to share details of the success since opening the business one year ago.

    Autumn Nethery, who serves as marketing manager and co-owns the distillery with her mother Joyce, said over the past year they have had more than 15,000 visitors.

    She said they’ve also hosted 6,500 tour guests, booked 79 private events including 35 weddings.

  • Whirlwind of compassion

    Jeff Reynolds is one of the busiest people in town, but he’s never too busy to help someone in need.

    His wife, Robin, said she is very happy that people appreciate his compassionate nature, and she applauded harder than anyone Wednesday when Reynolds was named Shelbyville’s Citizen of the Year.

    “This is a real honor because God has put many people in high positions in our community and we have a very loving community that comes together and wants to make a difference,” he said in his acceptance speech.

  • Looking backward: Nov. 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 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: Nov. 17, 2017

    Shelby County Coalition of Ministers

    The annual community Thanksgiving service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, hosted by the Rev. Dr. Gray and New Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The Rev. Mac Pendleton will be the guest speaker.

     

    All Saints Catholic

    Mass is at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Located at 410 Main St., Taylorsville.

     

    Allen Chapel United Methodist

  • Clash of the Titans

    Collins’ extremely stout defense will look to alter its focus once again tonight, as the team from Shelbyville hosts Mercer County in the Region 2 championship game.

    After facing off against several run-heavy teams over the course of its seven-game winning streak, Collins (10-2) will look to shut down the pass-happy attack of its visitors tonight.

    The Titans of Mercer County (7-5) average 196 passing yards per game this season, led by quarterback Gunnar Gillis, who has 30 passing touchdowns to just five interceptions this season.

  • McKnight prepared to lead Collins this season

    With two major pieces graduated from last season’s state tournament team, Collins boys’ basketball will turn to a youthful but experienced player in sophomore point guard Dayvion McKnight.

    The second year player averaged 7.6 points per game last season, good for third on the team, and played in all 37 games for the Titans.

    This year, the point guard has been working hard on various aspects of his game in order to get his team back where he wants to be – Rupp Arena in Lexington for the school’s third state tournament berth.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Burger King’s back

    Development is abuzz around Brunerstown Road and it seems another restaurant is in the works.

    Following the lead of Taco Bell and Bojangles, Burger King is ready to present ITS development plans for a 2,704-square-foot fast food restaurant for Mortown Way, adjacent to the recently developed Taco Bell.  Developers will present to the Triple S Planning Commission at Tuesday’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

  • I-64 shut down after fatal accident at Graefenburg exit

    Interstate 64 is shut down at Exit 48 in Graefenburg, due to a fatal accident.

    Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said that at 12:15 p.m. a tractor-trailer that was traveling westbound crossed the median and struck an SUV head-on, killing one person in the SUV. The driver of the tractor-trailer has been taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

    Melton said the eastbound lane of I-64 is closed and a detour has been set up at Exit 48. He has no estimate yet of how long the roadway will be closed.