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Today's News

  • Students should check KEES accounts for accuracy

    Kentucky high school students and 2016 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • Local students receive honors at Campbellsville

    Jana Leigh Kortas, a senior of Simpsonville, was named to the academic honors' dean's list for the spring 2016 semester at Campbellsville University.

    The following local students have been named to Campbellsville University's dean's list for spring 2016:

    Jesse Madison Harp, of Shelbyville, junior

  • On campus: July 22, 2016

    Local students graduates from Centre

    Nicole Pottinger of Simpsonville graduated from Centre College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics in May. She is the daughter of Tamara and Ronald Pottinger of Simpsonville and is a graduate of Collins High School.

  • EKU recognizes local students

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,909 graduates at the conclusion of the spring 2016 semester. The graduates were honored at separate academic college commencement ceremonies in May.

    Local students graduating were:

    Heather Nicole Amosof Shelbyville, music;

  • 1st Presbyterian will host Lascito Coro concert

    There will be a choral concert at 1st Presbyterian Church, 629 Main Street in Shelbyville, at 3 p.m. on July 31. The concert will be presented by the Lascito Coro, a choir composed of the alumni of Sacred Heart Academy and The Louisville Youth Choir.  This choir is the only classic, all-female adult choir in the metro area.  They not only fill an unmet artistic need, but also utilize the choral art form to continue to demonstrate throughout Kentuckiana the Sacred Heart core values.

  • Looking back: July 22, 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.

  • Church news: July 22, 2016

    Allen Chapel 

    Services will be at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Located on KY 55 in Finchville. Rev. Robert Raglin is the pastor.

    Bagdad Baptist

    Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.

  • Augustine pleads in embezzlement case

    Theresa M. Augustine, a former assistant administrator and firefighter who was indicted in February 2015 on theft-related charges, pleaded guilty in Shelby Circuit Court Monday.

    She pleaded guilty to the original charges – theft by unlawful taking $10,000 or more, but less than $100,000 – as well as abuse of public trust in connection with that amount,

    Both charges are Class C felonies, which carry a prison sentence of 5 to 10 years each.

  • My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 12: Gunnery School and USS Tennessee (BB-43)

    Personal Note: When my first column appeared in The Sentinel-News on April 27, 2007, I had no expectation that nearly ten years later, at the age of 100, I would be writing my 183rd column.

    June 27, 1938

    [At Secondary Battery Gunnery School on board USS Nevada (a 2-month course) and having spent only a weekend aboard USS Tennessee, I took a boat on June 20, 1938 to the USS Nevada another battleship, to attend the two-month Secondary Battery Gunnery School. Here I joined a number of ensigns and 2nd lieutenants, new to the Fleet.

  • Post 37 whips Lexington in doubleheader

    Shelbyville Post 37 was as hot as the weather while picking up a pair of victories over Lexington Post 8 on Saturday.

    Game one of the doubleheader saw an early back-and-forth between the two squads, before Shelby ultimately took over and earned the 9-4 win.

    Lexington started off fast, taking a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Post 37 struck back in the bottom of the frame, with Kyler Dugle, Michael Gammon, and Bryson Dillow all scoring by way of wild pitches, providing Shelby with the early 3-2 lead.