Today's News

  • Sidewalk work halts, will resume next year
  • Shelby County dominates Valley

    By the end of the first quarter, Shelby County girls’ basketball had proven it was simply more talented than visiting Valley on Wednesday morning.

    With eight minutes in the books, the Rockets (2-6) were forcing the Vikings (0-5) to turn over the ball at will, and had built a massive 21-5 lead in the opening round of the Lady Rockets Holiday Classic tournament.

  • Boyle County rallies to top Titans

    With 38 seconds remaining a 50-49 lead and possession of the ball, the Titans had the inside track to win over Boyle County.

    The Rebels, however, had other plans.

    After forcing an errant Collins pass, Boyle guard Rachel Heath drew a foul and drained both of her free throws to put her team up 51-50.

    Collins had one final chance to pull ahead late, but a shot from guard Hallie Renfro was off-line, and the Rebels added two more points from the charity stripe to set the final score at 53-50 in the first game of the Lady Rocket Holiday Classic Wednesday.

  • Shipley named Academic All-American

    For the first time in 38 years, the College Sports Information Directors of America named a Murray State University football player an Academic All-American.

    Shelbyville-native Zach Shipley earned the honor last Thursday as a second-team member of the all-academic team.

  • Five alarm festivities

     T’was the night before Christmas and all through the town,

    firefighters were praying no one’s house would burn down.


    They know a fireplace lit without care could send a home up in flames,

    right then and there.


    And while tired townsfolk snuggle up into their bed,

    paramedics are rushing to respond to a laceration to the head.


    Suddenly a dispatcher radios out with chatter,

  • Arrests made in break-ins

    Police say they have arrested two juveniles in connection with a rash of break-ins that occurred Sunday night.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Eric Hettinger said he could not release the names of those arrested because they are under the age of 18.

    “We arrested two juveniles in connection with some of the crimes,” he said.

    Hettinger said the break-ins ranged from vehicles to businesses.

  • MY WORD: 2018 – The year Shelby County turns red

    In Oct. 2010, The Sentinel-News published my letter entitled “GOP Surges Past 10,000.” To summarize, I provided a brief history of the demographics of both population and voter registration of Shelby County since 1982.

    I also predicted “it’s not unreasonable to envision the two parties flipping before the end of this decade.” That flip from Democrat to Republican majority in Shelby County will occur in 2018.

  • WHAT WE THINK: A Merry Christmas and a bustling New Year

    While shoppers have been scouring Main Street and the outlet mall for the perfect gifts, Shelby County has been scrambling to close the year with a boom.

    Just this month we’ll have discussion of a new proposed distillery along Interstate 64 in Waddy, the Shelby County Board of Education is looking into the purchase of the Jefferson Community and Technical Shelby Campus, and Main Street in Shelbyville is bursting with new opportunities.

  • Neumann commissioned for Army Nurse Corps
  • Collins drops pair of weekend games

    Battling illness and injury bugs over the past two games has taken a toll on Collins girls’ basketball, as the Titans fell to North Bullitt on Thursday night and Walton-Verona in its home opener on Monday.

    Walton-Verona 46, Collins 37

    Without one of its top scorers in Trinity Warfield (12.4 points per game), the Titans struggled to make shots in a nine-point defeat at the hands of the Bearcats.