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Today's News

  • Wet dry vote passes in Shelby

    A special election Tuesday to allow packaged alcohol sales in Shelby County passed by a great margin, election officials said.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said that 2,269 people voted in favor and 802 people voted against the issue.

    "I expected it to pass, and it did," she said.

    Perry said there were no problems during the election except for one problem with a voting machine in the Cropper precinct, which was quickly repaired.

  • Sentencing for Augustine is Sept. 9

    Theresa M. Augustine, a former assistant administrator and firefighter who was indicted in February 2015 on theft-related charges, will be sentenced in Shelby Circuit Court today.

    Augustine pleaded guilty in July 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.

  • Wet dry precinct election successful

    The first of two wet/dry elections for the county was successful on Tuesday, election officials said.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said 73 people voted in the single precinct of Marshall Doaks to establish a winery on an historic property owned by Allan Clore near Eminence.

    Of those, 51 voted yes in favor of wet status in the precinct, and 50 voted in favor of having alcohol sales at the winery.

    The election for the remainder of the county will be Tuesday when voters will decide if packaged alcohol sales should be allowed.

  • Rockets look to defeat North Bullitt

    Coming off of decisive victories over Oldham and Grayson counties, the Shelby County Rockets will look to win a third straight against North Bullitt tonight at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    The highlight of the last two wins for the Rockets has been a much-improved defensive front. After allowing Garrard County to rush for more than 400 yards in the season opener, Shelby’s front-seven has buckled down and ground out its opponents.

    “We’re concentrated on playing assignment football,” Rockets coach Todd Shipley said.

  • Titans get back-to-back wins over top 20 teams

    In its last two contests, the Collins’ volleyball team has defeated the 14th and 16th ranked teams in the state of Kentucky.

    “Both [Kentucky Country Day] and South Oldham were off to strong starts this year,” coach Cary Clark said. “The rankings are from MaxPreps, and go off of strength of schedule and win-loss record.”

    The Titans took a three-match winning streak on the road to Louisville on Wednesday to take on Kentucky Country Day where a tight contest turned into a 2-1 win for the Titans.

  • Bearcats slip past Rockets in OT

    Despite holding Anderson County scoreless for over 80 minutes, the Shelby County girls’ soccer team could not pick up the win on Wednesday night.

    Neither team was able to get much working offensively, as halftime and regulation passed with a scoreless tie still intact.

    But three minutes and forty-four seconds into the overtime period, the deadlock finally broke. Anderson County’s Anna Foley beat Shelby’s keeper to put in the only goal of the contest, and handed the Bearcats the 1-0 victory.

  • Anderson races past Rockets

    A tie game tilted against the Rockets in a late 5-2 loss to Anderson County Tuesday.

    Holding on to a 2-2 game with just 20 minutes left in the game, the Rockets shifted to a more attacking style.

    But that change ended up attacking the Rockets.

    The shift opened the floodgates for the Bearcats, who tacked on three goals in the final 15 minutes of the match.

  • Insuring the love

    Kindness is a simple word but those involved with The Kindness Revolution know actions speak louder than words.

  • Looking back: Sept. 9, 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.

  • VAN STOCKUM: A prisoner of war’s description of the hold of a Japanese Cattle ship

    Prison Interlude

    Alton Halbrook, a Marine enlisted man from Texas, reported to the Marine Barracks to serve in Artillery at about the about the same time in 1939 that I arrived to serve in the Infantry. In 1940, he was sent to Shanghai where he joined the 4th Marine Regiment, and later to the Philippines, where, in May 1942 he was one of thousands of prisoners interned by the Japanese.