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Today's News

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 5: The recapture of Guam (1944)

     

    Planning and Training on Guadalcanal

    In January 1944, having returned from a successful Bougainville campaign, we began intense training for our next campaign, planned initially as an invasion of Kavieng, New Ireland, in Papua, New Guinea, 300 miles north of Bougainville.

    However, in February, the outer screen of Japanese island defenses had been penetrated by the seizure of bases in the Marshall Islands, including Kwajalein and Eniwetok. In March and April, landings in the Admiralty Islands and Hollandia established additional shore bases.

  • Moore signs MLB contract with Phillies

    Former Shelby County High School and recent Murray State University graduate Kipp Moore will have the chance to live out his dream of playing Major League Baseball following his signing with the Philadelphia Phillies on June 19.

    Moore signed with the organization after becoming a free agent following the conclusion of the 2017 MLB Draft.

  • Stingrays dismantle Persimmon Ridge

    The Shelbyville Stingrays swim team continued its march to a third consecutive Summer Fun League title with a domination of Persimmon Ridge’s swim club on Monday night.

    The event saw Shelby use its numbers to blowout its opponent, 379-146.

    “This was our last regular season home meet, and I thought we raced well,” Stingrays coach Tom Coons said. “I still believe we can be more diligent with our starts and turns, but we’ll work on that when we face Cooper Farms on Thursday.”

  • Looking backward: June 23, 2017

    1992: Shelby celebrates 200th birthday

    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.

  • Post 37 wins 3 straight over week

    The Shelbyville American Legion baseball team turned in its first perfect week of the summer season, going a perfect 3-0 against a pair of Indiana teams from Madison and Rockport, as well as Kentucky tournament host Lyon County over the course of last week.

    Post 37 coach Matt Buresh was most pleased with what he saw from his depth, with three starters missing due to vacations.

  • 3 Rockets compete in track nationals

    Shelby County’s track and field team stepped into the national spotlight, as three-time state champion Kyrien Stone competed at New Balance Outdoor Nationals along with SCHS sophomores-to-be Treyvon Beasley and William Davis over the weekend.

    The event, hosted by North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C., saw Stone take part in the top-two rounds of the triple jump, eventually taking 11th place in the championship heat with a final distance of 48-feet.

  • Shelby Stingrays swim season underway

    The Shelbyville Stingrays swim team will look to defend its 2016 Summer Fun League title this year, once again behind coach Tom Coons’ guidance.

    The Stingrays boast an enormous roster with more than 150 swimmers, and that depth allowed the team to capture its second consecutive league title last summer. This year Shelbyville will look to make it a three-peat.

    To capture its third title in as many years, the Stingrays will need top-notch performances from its best swimmers, as only the top-three of each event are scored.

  • Hot to trot

    A bright blue, clear sky welcomed the Shelby County Fair Horse Show Wednesday, and organizers could not have ordered better weather for the opening night of the 2017 show.

    The 155th show kicked off at 7 p.m. with the Five-gaited Adult Amateur Division and wrapped up after 23 divisions.

  • Teen dies in car crash in Shelby

    A single vehicle acident in Shelby County has left one teen dead and two others injured, police say.

    According to Kentucky State Police, a 16-year-old boy was killed when the car in he was a passenger ran off the road way and he was ejected from the vehicle.

    The accident happened at midnight Tuesday near the 8100 block of Mount Eden Road. The teen was riding in the back seat of a car containing two other teens, a 17-year-old girl from Shelbyville, who was driving and a 16-year-old boy from Waddy, who was riding in the front passenger seat.

  • Blanton named SCHS girls’ coach

    After years of holding a variety of coaching spots in both boys and girls’ high school basketball, new Shelby County head coach Bruce Blanton is looking forward to taking over the Rockets’ program for the 2017-18 season.

    Blanton was officially hired as the new coach on Friday morning, per athletic director Charlotte Marshall.

    Blanton spent the 2016-17 season on the sidelines for the Rockets under former head coach Jason Holland.