Today's News

  • Outlet Shoppes gets new manager

    Debbie Griesinger arrived at her job as mall manager of the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass just in time to celebrate the holidays.

    Now’s that she’s rung in the New Year, she said she plans to kick her long-range vision for the mall into high gear.

  • Couple flees after burglar tries to get in bed

    A Louisville man has been arrested after breaking in a house and ordering the homeowners at gunpoint to let him get in bed with them, police say.

    Alexander J. Lee, 26, is charged with first-degree burglary and four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    The incident happened shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday when Lee unlawfully entered the couple’s home at 618 3rd St., according to a Shelbyville Police Report.

  • Shelby fighter brings boxing event home

    Elvis hasn’t left the building. In fact, he just arrived.

    The sport of boxing is coming to Shelbyville this Saturday, and no one is more excited for the opportunity to fight in front of his home crowd than Shelby-native Oscar ‘Elvis’ Jimenez.

    Jimenez, after all, has lived in Shelby County for more than half of his life, and has wanted to compete in his hometown since becoming a professional fighter.

  • Collins outlasts South Oldham in OT

    Thanks to a strong fourth quarter and overtime period by freshman point guard Olivia Federle, Collins girls’ basketball knocked off a very strong South Oldham team Wednesday night.

    Federle scored six points in the final 12 minutes of play, including one of the team’s two baskets during OT as Collins earned the tight 46-44 win over the Dragons.

    Titans’ head coach Sean Pigman says he emphasized to Federle to be more aggressive offensively during the second half of the game.

  • Titans fall to Shamrocks, 67-49

    Although the Collins boys’ basketball team would eventually lose 67-49 at No. 1 ranked Trinity Tuesday, the Titans showed that they are a team to be reckoned with.

    After Trinity (13-1) raced out with a dominating first quarter and grabbed a 26-10 lead after the first eight minutes, the Titans (11-3) didn’t back down.

    Collins locked down the host Shamrocks in the second quarter, limiting Trinity to just three points with a dominating performance of its own.

  • Looking Backward: Jan. 6, 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.


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  • MY WORD: Back from the grave

    Back from the grave.

    That’s what I thought when Dr. Michael Kommor of Baptist Health spoke the two words “divine intervention” in our meeting in his office on Dec. 5.

    He said, in effect, “Mr. Matthews, there’s no medical reason why you’re here today. And while I would like to take the credit, your recovery transcends my medical skills and experience.”

    It was Dr. Kommor who had called in Hosparus in mid-November when it appeared that my time on earth was short…very short.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Looking back on 2016

    Every January since 2009 The Sentinel-News has established a blueprint for the coming year to help focus on ideas, concepts and circumstances that deserve – or require – our attention.

    Every year since 2010, we have issued a report card to review how well the community has responded to those goals. Sometimes new issues rush in and steal our momentum – like our unplanned but huge response to a growing heroin issue – but generally we have at the end of the year developed a grade for how we have fared as a community.

  • Putnam trial set for Jan. 30

    A jury trial for Terry Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7, 2016 in connection with the November 2015 robbery of the police department, has been moved again due to scheduling conflicts, but is now set for Jan. 30.

    The last date set was Jan. 17, but had to be moved because that date conflicted with the presidential inauguration, said Commonwealth Attorney Laura Witt, as one her chief detective in the case is attending the event on Jan. 20.

    Witt said that so far, no plea agreement is in the works.

  • Police seek arrest in holiday thefts

    Shelbyville Police say a string of recent thefts and break-ins have included a substantial amount of equipment from the Shelby County Road Department as well as some other locations.

    They are seeking the public’s help in locating the person(s) responsible for the thefts – the incident at the road department occurred on Christmas weekend – a vehicle was also stolen in that break-in, said Shelbyville Police Detective Bruce Gentry.