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Today's News

  • Collins looks to senior leadership

    While the Collins’ High School baseball team is experienced coming into the 2017 season, it will need some leadership to emerge on the mound.

    With the graduation of Will McDonald, Austin Jennings, and Bryson Dillow at the end of last season, the Titans lost most of its production from its pitching staff. The team returns two of its starting hurlers from last season, and both should play bigger roles this year.

  • Wing joint eyeing Shelbyville

    While it’s a bit premature to get out your bibs and wet-naps, officials with Cincinnati-based Buffalo Wings & Rings say they are eying Shelbyville for the next location of their club-level sports restaurant.

    With 80 locations, Buffalo Wings & Rings Chief Development Officer Philip Schram said the sports restaurant is now focusing its growth on Kentucky for 2017. Currently there are locations in Bardstown, Elizabethtown and Crestview Hills in Kentucky with a fourth location set to open in the coming weeks in London.

  • Education commissioner kicks off survey in Shelby

    As the rain began to slow Wednesday morning, the Kentucky Department of Education announced it was ready to get a clearer view on necessary changes and improvements in schools across the state.

    Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt stopped into Clear Creek Elementary School Wednesday morning to kick off the 2017 TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky Survey.

  • Looking Backward: March 3, 2017

    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.

     

    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 sharonw@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.

     

     

  • Shaping her destiny

    Sculptor Jenny Hager-Vickery is proud of her latest creation.

    At 20 feet tall, Gypsy the Giraffe, a life-sized sculpture she created for the Jacksonville Zoo, is the largest she has ever done.

    “My husband actually worked on it with me as well; it was a daunting task – the largest I had made up to now was fifteen feet tall,” she said. “I call her Gyspy – that's her pet name – I name things with alliteration, so she got a ‘G’ name.”

  • Meth making a comeback, police say

    A large drug bust during a traffic stop in Shelby County over the weekend illustrates how an illegal drug that some thought was dwindling is gaining momentum again, even to the point of competing with heroin in popularity.

    Methamphetamine use has seen steady growth in recent months, police say, and on Sunday, Kentucky State Police troopers confiscated a large amount of crystal meth at a traffic stop at Exit 43 on Interstate 64 in Waddy, said KSP spokesperson Bernice Napier.

  • Anderson outlasts Collins for title

    The final 2:54 of Friday night’s 30th District boys’ title game proved to be crucial in deciding a champion.

    Over the final 174 seconds of regulation, Anderson County outscored Collins 11-3 and locked up its second consecutive district championship with a 53-44 win over the Titans (20-12).

    The Bearcats (19-11) relied heavily on guard Cobe Penny late, as the junior knocked down three of his four free throw attempts to help put the game out of reach of Collins.

  • Karas inks with Virginia

    One of the top athletes in the state of Kentucky has officially signed with the University of Virginia.

    Collins senior Gabriella Karas penned her letter of intent to compete for UVA on Thursday afternoon, surrounded by friends, family, and former coaches.

  • Collins faces Oldham in region opener

    With Sunday’s draw pitting the Collins boys’ basketball team against Oldham County in the opening round of the 8th Region Tournament, the Titans are focused on pulling off the upset of the Colonels.

    Oldham sports the 13th-ranked team in the state according to MaxPreps, and a 26-5 overall record this season.

  • Food bank and men's shelter to merge

    Two of Shelby's longtime charitable organizations, the Serenity Center and the Open Door of Hope men's shelter, are in the processing of merging into a single organization, a move that will not only better suit those in need, but also provide even more services in the future, said its leaders.

    "There's been collaboration between the Open Door of Hope and the Serenity Center,” said Steve Meadors, chairman of the board of Awake Ministries, the name of the new organization.