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Today's News

  • SCHS sees improvement, experience paying off

    Although it had a rough season on paper, head coach Kristen Kapp has seen improvement out of the Shelby County High School volleyball team.

    “Last season went a lot better than 2014 did,” Kapp said. “It was a slow season at first, but it eventually picked up.”

    SCHS ended last season with a 9-20 overall record, including a 0-7 record in district play, as the team was felled by rival Collins in the first round of the district tournament.

  • Collins looks to stay at the top of the district

    Collins High School volleyball is seeking its third district championship in three years under head coach Cary Clark.

    Last season, the Titans went 19-19 overall, but finished 11-3 in region play, and undefeated in the district.

    “We were 8-0 in district last year,” Clark said. “It’s my third year with the team, and I look forward to what we can do on the court this season.”

  • Shelby man dies in Virginia plane crash

    A Shelbyville resident was among the six victims killed in a plane crash in Virginia Friday.

    Robert “Bob” Ross, 73, was the owner of the 1969 twin-engine fixed-wing private plane and was providing free transportation for Lisa Borinstein, 52, her two kids Luke Borinstein, 19, and Emma Borinstein, 15 and a German exchange student, Maren Timmermann.  Ross’ friend William Hamerstadt, 64, piloted the flight from Shelbyville, Ind., to northern Virginia.

  • New Titans kicker comes with pedigree

    With the injury to starting kicker Webb Bates, the Collins High School football team has had to look outside the program for help on special teams.

    Naturally, they turned to a soccer player whose brother is the best kicker in school history and is currently a kicker for the University of Louisville football team.

    Only Lindsay Creque needs her own locker room.

  • Leaving the sideline

    After 43 years of coaching football all over the world, Shelby County High School coach Greg Calvin is ready to hang up his whistle.

    “I’ve been blessed to coach for as long as I have,” Calvin said. “Football is a young man’s game.”

    Calvin began his coaching career in 1973 at the age of 21, when he helped coach football at a military base in the Philippines. Calvin had just injured his knee playing football, and was asked to help out with the team.

  • SCHS girls split tourneys with Green County

    The Shelby County High School girls’ golf team kept to its winning ways over the past week, winning one tournament, and finishing second in another.

    The Rockets competed in the Madison Central tournament over the weekend, capturing the first place trophy over Green County High School thanks to the tiebreaker of its fifth place golfer’s score.

    Both SCHS and Green County finished with a score of 334 as a team before Shelby won on the tiebreaker.

  • Goodwin departs chamber

    Shelley Goodwin, president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, is vacating her position for a new role as a workforce development coordinator.

    Goodwin said the newly established position has been in the works for a number of years.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Will consider Simpsonville zone change requests

    The Triple S Planning Commission will consider a zone change for nearly seven acres of property in Simpsonville when it convenes at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.

    Simpsonville Enterprises has filed the zone change request to the City of Simpsonville for property located on Shelbyville Road between Buck Creek Road and Meadow Ridge Drive from R-1 (residential - very low density), C-2 (commercial – neighborhood)and IC (interchange) to C-4 (highway commercial) on 6.68 acres. 

  • Looking back: Aug. 12, 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.

  • More money for drug tips

    For the next 30 days, Shelbyville/Shelby County Crime Stoppers will target heroin dealers by increasing the amount of money paid for tips on heroin trafficking.

    From Aug. 13 to Sept. 13 Crime Stoppers will pay tipsters $500 for information leading to the arrest of a heroin dealer.

    Normally, the amount paid for drug information is only about half that, but for the time specified, the greater amount will be paid in an effort to help eradicate some of the heroin activity that has been plaguing Shelbyville for the past couple of years.