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Today's News

  • Post 37 drops opener at Great Lake Regional

    Things were quiet in Shelbyville Post 37’s first Great Lakes Regional game until the top of the sixth inning.

    After five innings of offensive stalemate between Shelby and Beloit, Wis., the Midwest squad exploded for 6 runs, putting Post 37 in a deep hole.

    “Things just kind of snowballed on us,” coach J.R. Wiley said. “One bad inning did us in. They got a hit here, and a hit there, and we’re down six runs after six innings.”

  • Collins golfers starting strong

    It’s still early in the golf season, but Collins High School’s girls’ team has already tasted success, finishing second at the Henry County Invitational Tournament on Monday.

    “We putted excellent at Henry County,” head coach Matt Cockrell said. “We left a few putts out on the green, but that’s something we’re going to work on going forward.”

  • Pressure tops girls at Shelby Inv.

    Self-inflicted pressure was a major factor in Shelby County’s fourth-place finish in the Lady Rocket Invitational Tournament at Weissinger Hills Golf Course Saturday.

    “I think that hosting the tournament, they put too much pressure on themselves,” coach Melissa Young said. “They tried to force shots in order to win, and it ended up hurting us in the standings.”

  • LG&E looks to build solar field in Shelby

    Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company requested permission earlier this week from the Kentucky Public Service Commission to develop a solar facility in Shelby County that would allow customers to share solar energy.

  • Shelby-wood

    The camera reel started rolling last summer in Shelby County as a film crew began its journey to develop a TV series set in various locations throughout the community.

    Director Rick Carr and his team of about 10 worked tirelessly for months on a show Carr has named Reaper of the Soul, a dark series about a man who must battle the Grim Reaper for his soul.  Carr has since been preparing to pitch it to Hollywood.

  • Looking back: Aug. 5, 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.

  • Datebook, Aug. 3, 2016

    This week

    Library launches app

    The Shelby County Public Library has launched a new mobile app, which is available for free on both apple and Andriod platforms. From any smartphone, users can connect to the library and tap into the resources available – search the catalog, check your account, contact a librarian, find events, place a hold or renew a book, download an e-book and more. Starting this week, show the librarians the downloaded app on your device and users will receive a free stylus and be entered to win a $25 gift card from Amazon.

  • My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 13: Service afloat the USS Tennessee – ‘A happy ship’

    Aug 24, 1938

    Since this has been a typical example of a long but not strenuous day, I shall give a résumé of it.

    0340 Awakened

    0350 Relieved watch as JOOD [Junior Officer of the Deck]

    0750 Relieved from watch after having paced some miles on the quarterdeck.

  • Barn destroyed by fire

    A barn full of hay went up in a blaze July 28 that also destroyed a tractor housed in the structure, fire officials said.

    When the Shelby County Fire Department responded to a call of a barn fire at 10:53 p.m. at 464 McMakin-McMullin Road, off Mount Eden Road, Captain Shawn Doty advised all units that the structure was fully involved with fire, said Jennifer Stenger, administrative assistant for Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd.

  • Shelby gets $45K in emergency road funds

    Shelby County has received $45,600 in County Road Aid emergency money to fund a bridge repair in the eastern portion of the county, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials announced last week.

    Andrea Clifford public information officer for the cabinet’s District 5 office, said the money would be used for bridge repairs on Beards Lane, located about one-half mile south of KY 1005, Vigo Road. The bridge is located over a tributary of Guist Creek.