Today's News

  • Looking Backward: Nov. 18, 2016

    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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  • Police arrest man accused of exposing himself

    Police have arrested a Shelbyville man and charged him with exposing himself to a woman near downtown Shelbyville Monday afternoon.

    Conner Baskett, 24, is charged  with second-degree indecent exposure and second-degree stalking.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Bernice Napier said the incident occurred at around 3 p.m. near Washington and Alton streets.

    Napier said that when they responded to the call, the woman said the man followed her down Washington Street then got out of his car near Alton Street and exposed his genitals to her.

  • Sunday sales included in 1st reading of new county alcohol ordinance

    The first reading of an updated alcohol ordinance for Shelby County contains a provision for Sunday packaged alcohol sales.

    The new ordinance – which has been created after a special election that approved alcohol sales in the county – states that any business licensed to sell alcohol may be permitted to dispense or sell alcoholic beverages on Sunday between the hours of 1 p.m. and 9 p.m.

    The ordinance passed a first reading at Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County and is scheduled for a second reading Dec. 6.

  • Big moment for small town

    Simpsonville will be in the limelight Saturday with its holiday kickoff, Light up Simpsonville.

    The evening will launch with dazzle in the lighting of the city’s holiday lights at 6:15 p.m. at Wiche Park in the middle of town at the corner of Old Veechdale Road and U.S. 60, an annual event targeted at getting people in the holiday spirit.

    Chris Truelock, Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director, said everyone looks forward to the event and many take pleasure in the traditional scene.

  • My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 20: Before Pearl Harbor

    July 24, 1941

    This morning we have been taking on Army pursuit planes (P-40). My guess is that we will transport them to within flying distance of Iceland, head into the wind, launch them with their own pilots, and then turn around and run back to the States.

    July 28, 1941

    Fire at any Periscope Sighted

  • Rockets edge Titans to advance in playoffs

    The stage for the matchup between the Collins and Shelby County football teams was huge, but the game itself turned out to be even bigger.

    Shelby took the lead early on an 18-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tyler Drane to Brandon Davis, and although the Rockets (11-1) did not relinquish the upper hand on the scoreboard, the contest was a nail-biter the whole way through.

  • Silence, intensity punctuated best game in county rivalry

    As the ball hit the turf late in the fourth quarter of the Rockets and Titans playoff game Friday, the whole game seemed to stop.

    With the ball scooting across the grass everything slowed down – an eerie silence blanketed Robert Doyle Stadium.

    At that moment a stadium that had been raucous for nearly two hours turned still, as if the ghost of football past had just appeared.

    The score was 21-18 with the Rockets nursing a slim lead, but the game seemingly teetered in the balance of what way an oblong ball would bounce.

  • Swim season to get underway Saturday

    The swim season for Collins and Shelby County high schools will kick off Saturday, when the two teams will take to the pool for the first time this season.

    Both swim teams are coached by Tom Coons, and the Rockets and Titans both train and compete together on a daily basis.

  • “Putting their money where their mash is.”

    Four years worth of work, planning and dreams came to fruition at the gorgeous new farm on Gordon Lane Friday morning at the moment the Nethery family’s vision was realized.

    With ceremonial scissors in hand, the family sliced through an appropriately plaid ribbon, secured at both ends by bourbon barrels, and opened their craft distillery, Jeptha Creed, to the public.

  • Prepping preschools

    Shelby County Public Schools knows the value of preparing students for kindergarten so the district is working to increase the number of kids who come into school equipped with the tools to learn.

    “We want every child to have every opportunity to succeed,” said Ryan Allan, SCPS public relations coordinator.  “Research has shown that kids who come to school ready for kindergarten have a better shot of meeting every benchmark as they go along and succeeding throughout their academic career than those who come to school not kindergarten ready.”