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Today's News

  • Former SCHS standout headed to Europe with U.S. team

    Ever since he was a child, Eric Schreiner has been in love with the game of basketball.

    And now the Shelbyville native will use that to travel overseas alongside the United States East Coast Basketball team, where Schreiner will serve as the Director of Communications.

    “I remember shooting hoops in the driveway when I was little,” Schreiner said. “I want to coach one day, and I think this is a good opportunity.”

  • SCPS to offer free lunches

    Shelby County Public Schools announced this week its participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.

    Cindy Murphy, school nutrition food service coordinator, said the provision is a big step toward battling adolescent hunger in the county. Shelby County will participate at the elementary and preschool levels this up coming school year.

  • Court report: July 18, 2016

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Honorable Judge Charles R. Hickman

    Criminal final

    Eric L. Shelton, Robbery 2nd degree – guilty – 7 years probated, 5 years probation.

  • Datebook: July 20, 2016

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  • Glossy Ibis seen in Kentucky

    The Glossy Ibis has been seen in Kentucky on the following dates from Franklin County to the western Kentucky lake area: March 20, April 21 and 30, May 1, 7 and 12, Aug. 25 and 30, Sept. 17-19, Oct. 23, Nov. 1 and 21 and Dec. 3 and 4. This species breeds along the Atlantic Coast from southern Maine down to southern North Carolina. Their winter range is from southern North Carolina along the Atlantic Coast and Gulf Coast and about 3/4 of the way down the Texas Coast and throughout Florida.

  • Looking back: July 15, 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.

  • EKU recognizes local students on dean’s list

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,909 graduates at the conclusion of the spring 2016 semester. The graduates were honored at separate academic college commencement ceremonies in May. The new degree holders join more than 140,000 Eastern alumni in Kentucky and across the United States and world. Eastern Kentucky University is a comprehensive university serving approximately 17,000 students on its Richmond campus, at its educational centers in Corbin, Danville, Manchester and Hazard, and throughout Kentucky.

  • Art among the fun

    Entitled Horsing Around with the Arts, the Shelby Regional Arts Council will host for the first time an art show that will run in conjunction with the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee.

    “This is going to be a fun event and a fun space for people to visit,” said Eilene Collins with Shelby Main Street, who is coordinating the Jubilee events.

    On Saturday, July 30, amidst the usual excitement and fun on Main Street, guests will have an opportunity to slow down and take in the artistic talent of our community.

  • Retail heating up

    With temperatures lingering in the 90s, summer is heating up and so are the some summer-related retail items.  Rural King assistant manager Kim Matthews said they have been selling tons of fans and lawn-related items.

    She said sales have remained high.

    Sales may not be so hot across the map, however. CNNMoney reported that retail sales in June fell .3 percent from May. This data, they noted, is surprising because April and May were also both slow retail seasons, despite the expectation that sales would bounce back after a slow winter.

  • Unification event Sunday

    In the wake of the grave tragedies over the past few weeks, one Shelby County resident has taken it upon himself to reunify the community.