Today's News

  • Shelby shutout by Spencer on the road

    For the majority of the matchup between Shelby County softball and district-foe Spencer County, it looked like the contest would go scoreless for a long time.

    But the Bears bats awoke in the fifth inning on a pair of home runs to give Spencer the 4-0 lead and the shutout win over Shelby.

    The Rockets (8-12-1, 0-5 district) tallied just three hits against a solid pitching performance from Spencer’s (17-8, 3-3 district) Emily Cole.

  • Timely hits lead Collins past Henry County

    If consistency is the most important thing when hitting a baseball, Collins showed it had the ability to make Henry County pay with a trifecta of scoring bursts in a 7-4 win Monday.

    The Titans racked up two runs in each of the second, third and fourth innings against the hosting Wildcats (18-6).

  • Shelby drops three at weekend tourney

    Shelby’s matchup with Daviess County looked very similar to the loss the day before at the hands of Christian County in the Town and Country Classic in Hopkinsville.

    Despite earning nine hits as a team, SCHS just could not find a timely hit against the Panthers, logging a tough 9-2 loss while leaving six base runners stranded.

    Daviess got to Shelby starting pitcher Brandon Moore early, tagging the pitcher for 11 hits and eight earned runs.

  • Police seek info on theft from vehicles

    Shelbyville Police are seeking information about thefts from several vehicles April 29 that were broken into while parked in the lot of a business on Midland Trail.

    They report that three vehicles were broken into at the Planet Fitness parking lot Saturday at about 2 p.m.

    Shelbyville Police Department Detectives are actively working the case and say that various items inside the three vehicles were taken.

  • Tree service branches out in park

    If you've driven by the softball fields at Clear Creek Park and wondered why huge trucks sporting cherry pickers are parked there on a regular basis, there's a simple explanation, say park officials.

    "They’re doing a lot of tree trimming and cutting all around Shelby and surrounding counties, so we work in partnership with them," said Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Pickens.

  • Looking backward: May 5, 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

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 1: By cargo ship to New Zealand

    Introduction to a new series

    I have just concluded a 31-part series of columns covering my initial five years of service as a commissioned officer in the regular U. S. Marine Corps. It was based upon my Marine Corps Journal, which I kept in long hand from 1937 until journals were prohibited for security reasons in 1942.

    This series had been well received by readers of diverse interests, including a preeminent frontier painter, a senior financial consultant, and a friend who has delivered my daily newspaper for years.

  • Oil spill cleanup satisfactory

    Though a large oil spill in late March in western Shelby County likely did not cause any harm to livestock in the area, state officials say the company responsible could end up being penalized.

    “The owners of WaterSep Environmental, John Affourtit and Hidden Hickories Farm owner Julie Ward, were issued NOVs [notification of violation] for the release of oil on their Shelby County property,” said John Mura, communications director for the Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet.

  • No elections in 2017

    Normally by early May we would be neck deep in political signs and advertising, but there is a reprieve across the commonwealth this year.

    This year cyclical no election year for Kentucky, meaning nothing on the ballot for local, statewide or national elections.

    “It’s not abnormal,” said Deputy Clerk Nicole Palmer with the Shelby County Clerk’s office. “We’ll have another off year again in 2021 – every four years, we don’t have an election.”

  • Reality check

    With the graduation on the horizon, Shelby County High School students got a small dose Friday morning of what could happen if they happened to get too carried away with partying afterward.

    “The honorable Charles Hickman – he’s our circuit judge – he will be trying you today. I ask that you be quiet and turn your cell phones off, if your phone rings, it will be taken.”