Today's News

  • VAN STOCKUM: My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 28: Landing on an aircraft carrier without a hook

    Author’s Note: This is my 200th column in a series “History Researched and Recalled,” published in The Sentinel-News since 2007.

    [I continue to depart from My Marine Corps Journal temporarily to describe the hazardous missions of a spitfire pilot.]

    Selected entries in Jerry Smith’s Diary:

  • Collins grinds out win over Gallatin

    With senior forwards Charlie Cochran fouled out and Dominique Turner nursing a sore ankle, point guard Dayvion McKnight came through for Collins in a big spot.

    With 4.4 seconds remaining in regulation, the freshman McKnight stepped to the line for a pair of free throws that would put the Titans (22-12) ahead by four points and effectively seal the game.

  • Shelby looks to build off regional run

    Last season, the Shelby County softball team made a deep postseason run thanks to a combination of upperclassman talent and a pair of emerging freshman contributors.

    Despite the loss of five seniors to graduation in 2016, SCHS will look to carry that postseason momentum into this season and return to the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Young Titans growing on diamond this season

    The Collins softball team will look to compete with a number of new faces on the varsity roster this season.

    10 of the Titans’ 16 players will be sophomores or younger, but despite the relative youthfulness of the unit, Collins returns two pitchers that will anchor the team on the mound this year in junior Paige Oldham and sophomore Carson Murray.

    According to the Titans’ head coach, the team will boast a good amount of experience in its roster.

  • Shelby escapes carnage from storm

    Spring-like weather to return next week, say forecasters

    With severe storm sirens and warning tones sounding around the state Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, Shelby escaped with very little damage while several other areas of the state suffered everything from downed power lines and trees, flooding and property damage from roof being torn off barns and even houses in some cases.

  • Showcasing the arts

    Not only is spring in the air, but also the excitement of having an art gallery operating downtown again.

    The Dogwood Art Gallery, which opened in the Shoppes at Blue Gables last month, will celebrate its grand opening Saturday.

    The facility is the new home of the Shelby Regional Arts Council.

    Janice Emery, interim director of the council, was busy Wednesday getting ready for the event.

  • Hornet stings competition

    Roberta Clifton ran her hand lovingly over her 1971 AMC Hornet as she remembers buying it when it was just two years old.

    “I used to drag race it,” she said with a chuckle. “I was very young, in my twenties, and I thought to myself the other day how crazy I was then, because it was my daily ride and I would drag race it on the weekends.”

  • Tanks removed at Swifty Oil Station

    Swifty Oil Station, vacant since June 2015, has undergone still another transformation with the removal of its gas tanks this week.

    Justin Phelps with Hagan Real Estate confirmed that the property, located at 1530 Midland Trail in Shelbyville, will soon be under new ownership, but said he cannot speak to the plans for the facility.

  • Turner paces Titans past No. 13 Oldham

    Don’t call it an upset.

    Talking to senior forward Dominique Turner and head coach Chris Gaither following Collins’ 62-59 defeat of Oldham County, both the player and coach echoed the same sentiment: This team simply did not want its season to end on Wednesday in the 8th Region Tournament at Henry County High School.

    “I had to do it [take control of the game],” Turner said afterwards. “I want to make it back to Rupp [Arena in Lexington, the site of the Sweet 16].”

  • Ellis leads Shelby from behind the plate

    This season, the Shelby County baseball team is looking to capture its first 30th district title since 2010. In order to accomplish that goal, the Rockets will need its combination of youth and experienced players to meld together throughout the season.

    Junior catcher Matthew Ellis will be a large part of the team’s success after hitting .345 last season for SCHS with 18 RBIs as a sophomore.