Today's News

  • Christ Community Church opens second location


    This Sunday, a local church will be launching its second location with the opening of a new church in the heart of Shelbyville.

    Blake Lawyer, pastor of Christ Community Church in Governors Square said that he and the entire congregation is exciting about the opening of the new location at 1900 Midland Trail, across from Hardees restaurant.

    Bobby Carnes, pastor, will lead the service, which begins at 10 a.m..

  • Looking backward: Aug. 11, 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

  • Dignity and poise

    It's time again for the annual Distinguished Young Woman competition, but this year, officials, say, all the participants will be from Shelby County only.

    The six young women from Shelby County can earn thousands of dollars in college scholarships at the upcoming program Saturday at Shelby County High School.

    The winner will represent Shelby County at a state competition in January.

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  • WHAT WE THINK: Horse show brings out the best in Shelby

    It hardly seems like the middle of July, especially with temperatures hovering in the mid-80s this week.

    But here we are, back in school and post Shelbyville Horse Show.

    Last week we talked about how our state legislatures should not try to legislate how or when schools districts start the new year.

    One reason they proposed a later year was for tourism revenue.

    Shelby County Public Schools started this year earlier than it has in the past several years, but our Shelbyville Horse Show continued to thrive.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 8: The Battle for Guam (1944), concluded

    In defeating the all-out Japanese attack of July 25-26, our Marines had broken the enemy’s back.  The day following, the battalion commander moved his command post from the foot of the cliff to the top. Ordinarily it would have been a poor location, for enemy fire directed at our frontlines would also pin down those in the command post and hinder their exercise of command. However, in this case, organized resistance at the front had ceased.

    Liberating ‘Scotch’ whisky

  • Datebook | Aug. 9, 2017

    This week

    Stubblefield Repeater Club meeting

    The Stubblefield Repeater Club, Shelby County’s amateur radio club, meets at 7 p.m. today at the Shelby County Fire Department Station 1, 200 Alpine Dr. For more information, call 502-220-7872 or 502-529-6054.

    Kiwanis Club

    The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Thursday at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.

    Lions Club

  • Post 37 eliminated from regional

    For the second consecutive game, Shelbyville Post 37 could not establish itself in the batter’s box.

    Shelby was outhit 13-5 and defeated 9-1 by Wilmington, N.C., ending its run at the Southeast Regional held in Asheboro, N.C.

  • Friends, former teammates now adversaries on the field

    Very rarely has the ‘house divided’ motto been taken so literally, but in the house Alex Matthews and Branden Cresap reside in together, it may become an ironic mantra.

    Matthews returned to Shelby County High School to be the new defensive coordinator for his alma mater, while Cresap recently joined the Collins High School football staff, where he graduated from in 2011, as a quarterbacks’ coach.

  • Back where it all began

    With the beginning of each new sports season coaches and players come and go and new faces are the norm.

    But that’s not the case with the Shelby County girls’ golf team, which will have a very familiar face and former champion leading the squad.

    Candice Iceman was a member of the Rockets from her fourth grade season through her 2005 state championship and on to graduation in 2009.