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Today's News

  • Titans rout Bearcats in district showdown

    The scoring came fast and furious for Collins boys’ soccer on Thursday night, as it routed district foe Anderson County by a 5-0 margin.

    Senior midfielder Kevin Lanham continued his streak of solid outings against 30th District opponents with a hat trick to key the Titans five-goal victory over the Bearcats and move the Titans (4-2) to 2-0 in district play this season.

  • Gardeners welcome

    If you’ve ever had an interest in becoming a Master Gardener, or just wanted to know more about the horticulture experts, next week is the perfect chance to feed your curiosity.

    On Tuesday, the Shelby County Master Gardeners Association will have a membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office. This meeting is for all SCMGA members, all Master Gardeners and those wishing to be Friends of SCMGA.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL MS4 Stormwater Program report

    The Shelbyville City Council will meet Thursday at 6:30 at city hall, 315 Washington Street, for a special-called meeting.
    City Engineer and Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell will present the MS4 stormwater report and provide a breakdown of the program, which records how the city is handling stormwater runoff and pollutants in surrounding waterways.

    Under the program, participants are required to incorporate six elements into their stormwater management programs:

    ·       Public education and outreach

  • Celebrating the native spirit

    As we flip the calendar to September, we say goodbye to the warm summer season and hello to the cooler harvest season of autumn.  And while this time of year renews the cravings for pumpkin pie and apple cider, corn-based beverages also find a special place in our hearts as September also marks National Bourbon Heritage Month.

    On August 2, 2007, the US Senate declared September 2007 as National Bourbon Heritage Month, calling for American citizens to celebrate America's "Native Spirit".

  • Ballard holds off Collins

    On a special Thursday night edition of high school football, Ballard did just enough to outlast Collins and picked up a 34-28 win over the Titans in the process.

    The Bruins (1-2) connection of senior quarterback Terrance May and junior wide receiver Elijah Downing gave Collins (2-1) trouble for much of the night.

    May connected on 20 of his 36 attempts, racking up 353 yards through the air and four touchdowns along with an interception.

    Downing was a large part of the yardage total, hauling in 10 passes for 213 yards and a score from May.

  • Long Run Massacre returns Living history event is Sept. 8-9

    For nearly two decades living history has descended on Shelby County in early September, and it returns to

    Red Orchard Park Sept. 8-9.

    The Long Run Massacre, presented by the Painted Stone Settlers, will open the 2-day event with activities such as demonstrations of heritage skills such as spinning, weaving, fire starting, blacksmithing and customs of the 18th century. Militia life and a Native American campsite are also depicted.

  • Helping hands

    As people across the nation look for ways they can assist victims left homeless in the wake of Hurricane Harvey that has caused catastrophic flooding throughout southeastern Texas, Shelby countians are also joining in the relief effort.

    "I’m from Simpsonville, but we’ll be sending people from all over the state," said Bob Perkins, a member of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. "We’ll be sending cooking and feeding units, chainsaw and mud-out units."

    Perkins said he does not know yet which role he will play.

  • Looking backward: Sept. 1, 2017

    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.

    10 years ago, 2007

  • An evolving labor force Personal care jobs growing

    As we approach Labor Day weekend and celebrate the workforce that makes our county move, it’s important to study how our workforce will need to transform through the future. While technology-based jobs will continue to evolve and grow, there are other areas our aging workforce will need.

    As the nation’s population ages, the need for workers to care for the elderly is projected to climb.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of personal care workers is expected to climb to 27.9 percent by 2024.

  • Rankin says goodbye

    The Simpsonville Police Department will lose one of its finest today with the retirement of officer Todd Rankin.

    “He’s an excellent officer – we’re going to miss him a lot,” said Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis. “He was our strongest computer savvy person, our technology man. He was a very good officer dealing with the public and diffusing problems.”

    Rankin takes pride in those strong points.