Today's News

  • 55th anniversary: Carol and C.T. Shouse

    Carol and C.T. Shouse of Waddy have been married for 55 years. The couple was married on July 16, 1960, at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Rufus Burk in Waddy.

    She is a homemaker and the former Carol Stewart of Hatton.

    He is a retired foreman of the Department of Transportation District 5 and heavy equipment operator.

    They are members of the New Life Baptist Church of Waddy and parents of David Shouse of Waddy, Wesley Shouse of Waddy and Laurie Raisor (Glen) of Henry County. They have nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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  • Kevin Stivers is Little Mister

    The 2015 Shelby County Fair Little Mister’s name on Page B3 of the June 24 issue of The Sentinel-News was listed incorrectly. The Little Mister winner was Kevin Stivers.

  • TV series being filmed in Shelbyville

     Lights, camera, action!

    A Louisville-based production company is taking to the streets of Downtown Shelbyville to film their newest series, Reaper of the Soul.

    Directed by Rick Carr, the series originally started as a concept for a short film and then through collaboration with the shows writer, Wynema Osborne, has been turned into it’s current form of a series.

  • Sales of cool treats heat up

     As the days get hotter and longer, you’ll see more and more people screaming for ice cream, especially in July, which is National Ice Cream Month.

    And in Shelbyville there are several options to serve up scoops this summer including some new comers, like Harvest Coffee and Café, and a few tried and true favorites, like Homemade Pie and Ice Cream Kitchen and Baskin Robbins.

    Harvest Coffee and Caféis the newest ice cream player, but they feature a well-known brand in Comfy Cow.

  • Wet fields have negative effects on farms

    As the summer slips by with less sun and more rain, farmers are finding it harder to keep their heads – and their crops – above water.

    “At this point, it needs to dry up a little bit – we’ve had enough,” said Corinne Belton with a rueful chuckle.

    Belton, the agriculture extension agent for Shelby County, said many crops are beginning to suffer from too much rain.

  • Fire destroys barn on Rockbridge

    Fire officials are calling a blaze suspicious that destroyed a barn in which two goats died Monday.

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said his crews were dispatched to a barn fire at 12:41 p.m. at 2404 Rockbridge Road, the home of Matiullah and Pam Safi.

    Upon arrival of the Shelby County EMS crew, they reported the barn was heavily involved with fire, and when Shelby County Fire Department crews arrived on scene, they found the barn had collapsed.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports


    Kevin G. McIntosh, 54, of 88 Pearl St. was arrested June 6 at Washington and 4th streets and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, failure to wear a seat belt, failure to produce an insurance card and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.

  • Housing market moving fast

    The trend toward houses spending less time on the market is continuing; say those in the real estate arena, which bodes well for the economy.

    “There’s certainly less days on the market,” said Chuck Kavanaugh, executive vice president of the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville, which includes the Shelby County chapter.

  • Young takes Big I title

    Riding a hot putter and ignoring the bad weather, Shelby County’s Lilly Young captured the championship of the 47th Trusted Choice Big I state tournament qualifier at Oxmoor Country Club Tuesday.

    Young, who will be a junior at Shelby County High School this fall, shot a 72-77–149 to edge Kie Purdom of Lexington who shot a 77-73-150. Young’s short game on the greens helped her to hold off a furious comeback from Purdom.