Today's News

  • Collins hammers Shelby

    Thursday’s first and only regular season meeting between the Collins and Shelby County boys’ soccer teams proved to be non-competitive from the jump.

    The Titans (2-1) scored three goals in each half to rout the Rockets (2-3-1) 6-1 at the Shelby County athletic complex.

    Senior midfielder Kevin Lanham netted a hat trick for the Titans and paved the way for an easy Collins win.

  • Rockets pick up win over Titans

    Shelby County’s girls’ golf team continued its strong start to the season with a 45-stroke win over rival Collins Thursday.

    The Rockets carded a 168 as a team, led by Grace Clark’s round of 38 en route to the victory.

    “We played solid as a team,” Shelby coach Candice Iceman said. “It is great getting to go out and play the course because we will have regionals there in a couple of weeks [at Shelbyville CC].

  • College fair bringing schools to Shelby

    School may be closed Monday, but Shelby County students are encouraged to keep higher education on their minds, as the Shelbyville Area NAACP will host its first college fair at Northside Early Childhood Center in the midst of the holiday.

    “I know it’s an odd day, but we figure they are going to go to school the next day anyway and it will only take about thirty-five to forty minutes for them to see the different colleges,” said Roland Dale, who is helping organize the event.

  • Best of the best

    Shelby County proved to be one of the more eclectic communities in Kentucky as the community gained some recognition last week as one of the best places in the state to grab a refreshing bottle of wine or some delicious fried chicken.

    On Thursday, Kentucky Living magazine announced its ‘Best in Kentucky’ winners during a live awards show at the Kentucky State Fair.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Teacher shortage raises concerns

    During the regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, Shelby County Board of Education members heardin a report from Superintendent James Neihof that the district, like many schools across the nation, is experiencing a shortage of teachers in math, science and special education.  Neihof said the issue is a matter of competition.  Those studying in the math and science field can receive higher pay in other job markets outside of education.

    “Industry is just gobbling them up for twice the money,” he said.

  • Looking backward: Aug. 25, 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

  • Rumors circulating about new drug facility

    Although a whirl of rumors and speculation has been circulated through the community recently, no one has been able to confirm if a methadone clinic is preparing to locate in Shelbyville.

    Beth Fisher, communications officer for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, said that any such facility would have to be licensed through the state, and no one has approached the office about a clinic in Shelby County.

  • Shelby shows big drop in narcotic prescriptions

    A report released by the Centers for Disease Control shows that the number of prescriptions being written for painkillers has decreased in most Kentucky counties, including a 20 percent decrease in Shelby County.

    Pharmacists in Shelby, such as Matthew Andrews, owner of Andrews Pharmacy, say they are not surprised by the decrease.

  • Getting defensive

    For a group of women and their instructors, a self-defense class in Simpsonville has built layers of meaning into the concept.

    For some, it's the thrill of empowerment that comes with the refusal to be a victim, said instructor Tim Hurt.

    "They [Simpsonville Baptist Church] reached out to us to help protect ladies from becoming victims of sexual assault and rape," he said.

    Hurt, a sergeant with the Simpsonville Police Department, said he enjoys teaching the six-week course and the role he plays in helping keep his community safe.

  • Nelson County downs Shelby, 2-0

    After a long five-game stretch of away games to begin the boys’ soccer season, Shelby County is still attempting to get a hold on its lineup changes.

    The Rockets were winded after a 2-2-1 start to the season following last week’s stretch during the Mustang Classic, and fell by a 2-0 final to Nelson County on Tuesday night.