Today's News

  • Shelby, John Hardin in playoff rematch

    The Shelby County High School football team will put its 11-game winning streak on the line tonight when it hosts John Hardin at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    Last season, the Rockets (11-1) handily defeated the Bulldogs (8-4) by a score of 44-14, also in the third round of last season’s Class 4A playoffs.

  • Young commits to Northern Kentucky

    On Monday afternoon, Shelby County High School senior Lilly Young signed her letter of intent to play golf for Northern Kentucky University.

    Young says that familiarity with other NKU golfers along with a connection with Norse coach Daryl Landrum played a factor in her decision.

    “I really like the coach [Landrum] and when we met for the first time, I felt comfortable and thought NKU would be a good fit for me,” she said. “When I met the coach, we just clicked with our personalities.”

  • Rockets ready for Hoop Madness

    Monday night, Shelby County High School will hold its fourth annual ‘Hoop Madness’ event in the SCHS gymnasium.

    Shelby head coach Jason Holland says that experience allows the Rockets girls’ basketball team to get on the court in game situations in front of a crowd.

    “We have done the event every year I’ve been at Shelby, so three years,” Holland said. “I started it when I first started coaching fifteen years ago. It is a good breaking point for kids. They want to play someone really badly.”

  • Looking Backward: Nov. 18, 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.


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  • Police arrest man accused of exposing himself

    Police have arrested a Shelbyville man and charged him with exposing himself to a woman near downtown Shelbyville Monday afternoon.

    Conner Baskett, 24, is charged  with second-degree indecent exposure and second-degree stalking.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Bernice Napier said the incident occurred at around 3 p.m. near Washington and Alton streets.

    Napier said that when they responded to the call, the woman said the man followed her down Washington Street then got out of his car near Alton Street and exposed his genitals to her.

  • Sunday sales included in 1st reading of new county alcohol ordinance

    The first reading of an updated alcohol ordinance for Shelby County contains a provision for Sunday packaged alcohol sales.

    The new ordinance – which has been created after a special election that approved alcohol sales in the county – states that any business licensed to sell alcohol may be permitted to dispense or sell alcoholic beverages on Sunday between the hours of 1 p.m. and 9 p.m.

    The ordinance passed a first reading at Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County and is scheduled for a second reading Dec. 6.

  • Big moment for small town

    Simpsonville will be in the limelight Saturday with its holiday kickoff, Light up Simpsonville.

    The evening will launch with dazzle in the lighting of the city’s holiday lights at 6:15 p.m. at Wiche Park in the middle of town at the corner of Old Veechdale Road and U.S. 60, an annual event targeted at getting people in the holiday spirit.

    Chris Truelock, Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director, said everyone looks forward to the event and many take pleasure in the traditional scene.

  • My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 20: Before Pearl Harbor

    July 24, 1941

    This morning we have been taking on Army pursuit planes (P-40). My guess is that we will transport them to within flying distance of Iceland, head into the wind, launch them with their own pilots, and then turn around and run back to the States.

    July 28, 1941

    Fire at any Periscope Sighted

  • Rockets edge Titans to advance in playoffs

    The stage for the matchup between the Collins and Shelby County football teams was huge, but the game itself turned out to be even bigger.

    Shelby took the lead early on an 18-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tyler Drane to Brandon Davis, and although the Rockets (11-1) did not relinquish the upper hand on the scoreboard, the contest was a nail-biter the whole way through.

  • Silence, intensity punctuated best game in county rivalry

    As the ball hit the turf late in the fourth quarter of the Rockets and Titans playoff game Friday, the whole game seemed to stop.

    With the ball scooting across the grass everything slowed down – an eerie silence blanketed Robert Doyle Stadium.

    At that moment a stadium that had been raucous for nearly two hours turned still, as if the ghost of football past had just appeared.

    The score was 21-18 with the Rockets nursing a slim lead, but the game seemingly teetered in the balance of what way an oblong ball would bounce.