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Today's News

  • Police seeking help finding man exposing himself

    Police are appealing to the public to locate a man who exposed himself to a woman near downtown Shelbyville Monday afternoon.

    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 Road and exposed his genitals to her.

  • Looking Backward: Nov. 11, 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.

     

    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.

     

     

  • Hesse top vote getter in Simpsonville

    After the dust settled Tuesday night, three incumbent Simpsonville City Commissioners were re-elected for another term, and another was ousted by a former commissioner.

    The top four vote-getters were elected, with Scott McDowell, who had served 12 years on the Simpsonville City Commission before moving out of state a few years ago, garnering fourth place, replacing Sharon Cummins, with his 524 votes to her 479.

    Michael Hesse was the top vote-getter with 588, followed by Cary Vowels with 577, and Kelland Garland with 533.

  • Trims and Whims returns Saturday

    It’s time again for the 36th annual Christmas Craft Show, and organizers say there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to attend Trims and Whims this weekend at Wright Elementary School.

    “We’re hoping for good weather this weekend and we think we’re going to have a great turnout,” said Joanna Freels, co-chair of the event, hosted by the Shelby County Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international organization of women educators.

  • Rothenburger wins state house seat

    A longtime judge-executive has triumphed over a newcomer to the political arena in a battle for the 58th District House seat.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, who has been heading up Shelby County’s fiscal court since 2002, came out on top over Cyndi Powell Skellie, 12,257 votes, for 61.34 percent, over Powell Skellie’s 7,894 (38.66 percent).

    Rothenburger has a background in emergency management, and is a former Shelbyville Fire Chief and current captain on the Bagdad Fire Department.

  • Shelby, Collins set for playoff rematch

    The football teams of Collins and Shelby County high schools will go to battle for the second time this season tonight, this time with the postseason on the line.

    The previous meeting saw the Rockets (10-1) defeat the Titans (7-4) by a score of 39-6.

    During the Oct. 21 contest between the rival schools, Collins found very little success in the passing game, but NaSean Roseberry rushed for 147 yards on 14 carries and saw many openings on the ground.

  • Titans look to grow on court

    Last season was a growing experience for the Collins High School boys’ basketball team, going 15-18, but also accomplishing many goals the team set for itself.

    The team came on strong at the end of the 2015-16 season, defeating rival Shelby County in the 30th District Tournament, and advancing to the second round of the 8th Region tournament before falling to South Oldham by four points.

    Titans head coach Chris Gaither was inspired by the improvement he saw from his team, especially in the latter half of the year.

  • Rockets have big shoes to fill

    Despite a 22-6 season, the Shelby County High School girls’ basketball team did not finish its 2015-16 season the way it had expected.

    The team suffered through a multitude of injuries, and dropped its last two games as a result. Rival Collins ended Shelby’s 2015 season in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament.

    “We had a good regular season,” head coach Jason Holland said. “The season definitely did not end the way we wanted. We had injuries plague us all year.”

  • Rockets return veteran group

    Coming off of a 16-14 season last year, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team is looking to start anew this season with first-year head coach Ken Cates.

    The team had its 2015-16 season ended by rival Collins in the first round of the 30th District Tournament.

    “We had a good season, but we came up short of our goals for the postseason,” Cates said.

  • Collins looks to continue growing

    The Collins High School girls’ basketball team is looking to build off of an 18-13 record from 2015-16 and take the next step as a team.

    The Titans closed last season strong, winning four of the final six regular season games and advanced to the 8th Region Tournament before falling to eventual Region runner-up Simon Kenton.

    Last season was head coach Sean Pigman’s first season at the helm for the Titans, and Pigman hopes that continuity with the coaching staff will help this newer, younger Collins team grow at a quick pace.