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Today's News

  • St. X edges out Collins

    When on its game, the Collins baseball team can play with anyone.

    The Titans proved that on Tuesday night, falling by a narrow one-run margin to a visiting St. Xavier team ranked No. 5 in the state of Kentucky according to Prep Baseball Report.

    Collins (18-13) head coach Mike Hammond says he wanted his team to be within striking distance of St. X (22-9) heading into the final frame, and the Titans were just that.

  • Hamming it up

    You have probably seen some of Shelby’s 15 members of the Stubblefield Repeater Radio Club out in the community performing various communications services without ever realizing it.

    “Emergency management calls on us quite frequently to do events for back up communications in Shelby County,” said Marvin Bowman, president of the club. “You can use ham radio if the internet is not available or if it’s down. During severe weather, we have storm spotters out relaying information to the national weather service.”

  • Shelby, Collins advance in region openers

    With the 8th Region tennis tournament held in Frankfort over the mornings of Monday and Tuesday, several athletes from both Collins and Shelby County high schools have advanced through the first day of matches and are within striking distance of a KHSAA State Tennis Tournament appearance.

    For Collins, top singles player Rylee Suttor advanced through the first three rounds of tournament play, and is one win shy of qualifying for the state tournament.

  • Shelby shutout by Spencer on the road

    For the majority of the matchup between Shelby County softball and district-foe Spencer County, it looked like the contest would go scoreless for a long time.

    But the Bears bats awoke in the fifth inning on a pair of home runs to give Spencer the 4-0 lead and the shutout win over Shelby.

    The Rockets (8-12-1, 0-5 district) tallied just three hits against a solid pitching performance from Spencer’s (17-8, 3-3 district) Emily Cole.

  • Timely hits lead Collins past Henry County

    If consistency is the most important thing when hitting a baseball, Collins showed it had the ability to make Henry County pay with a trifecta of scoring bursts in a 7-4 win Monday.

    The Titans racked up two runs in each of the second, third and fourth innings against the hosting Wildcats (18-6).

  • Shelby drops three at weekend tourney

    Shelby’s matchup with Daviess County looked very similar to the loss the day before at the hands of Christian County in the Town and Country Classic in Hopkinsville.

    Despite earning nine hits as a team, SCHS just could not find a timely hit against the Panthers, logging a tough 9-2 loss while leaving six base runners stranded.

    Daviess got to Shelby starting pitcher Brandon Moore early, tagging the pitcher for 11 hits and eight earned runs.

  • Police seek info on theft from vehicles

    Shelbyville Police are seeking information about thefts from several vehicles April 29 that were broken into while parked in the lot of a business on Midland Trail.

    They report that three vehicles were broken into at the Planet Fitness parking lot Saturday at about 2 p.m.

    Shelbyville Police Department Detectives are actively working the case and say that various items inside the three vehicles were taken.

  • Tree service branches out in park

    If you've driven by the softball fields at Clear Creek Park and wondered why huge trucks sporting cherry pickers are parked there on a regular basis, there's a simple explanation, say park officials.

    "They’re doing a lot of tree trimming and cutting all around Shelby and surrounding counties, so we work in partnership with them," said Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Pickens.

  • Looking backward: May 5, 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

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 1: By cargo ship to New Zealand

    Introduction to a new series

    I have just concluded a 31-part series of columns covering my initial five years of service as a commissioned officer in the regular U. S. Marine Corps. It was based upon my Marine Corps Journal, which I kept in long hand from 1937 until journals were prohibited for security reasons in 1942.

    This series had been well received by readers of diverse interests, including a preeminent frontier painter, a senior financial consultant, and a friend who has delivered my daily newspaper for years.