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Today's News

  • Swim season to get underway Saturday

    The swim season for Collins and Shelby County high schools will kick off Saturday, when the two teams will take to the pool for the first time this season.

    Both swim teams are coached by Tom Coons, and the Rockets and Titans both train and compete together on a daily basis.

  • “Putting their money where their mash is.”

    Four years worth of work, planning and dreams came to fruition at the gorgeous new farm on Gordon Lane Friday morning at the moment the Nethery family’s vision was realized.

    With ceremonial scissors in hand, the family sliced through an appropriately plaid ribbon, secured at both ends by bourbon barrels, and opened their craft distillery, Jeptha Creed, to the public.

  • Prepping preschools

    Shelby County Public Schools knows the value of preparing students for kindergarten so the district is working to increase the number of kids who come into school equipped with the tools to learn.

    “We want every child to have every opportunity to succeed,” said Ryan Allan, SCPS public relations coordinator.  “Research has shown that kids who come to school ready for kindergarten have a better shot of meeting every benchmark as they go along and succeeding throughout their academic career than those who come to school not kindergarten ready.”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Update on 21 Century Support Systems

    The Shelby County Board of Education will hear an update on 21st Century Support Systems when it convenes at 7 p.m. Thursday at the district offices, 1155 West Main Street. 

    Chief Operations Officer Eddie Oakley and Assistant Superintendent of Operations Kerry Whitehouse will lead a presentation regarding the fifth strand of the Strategic Leadership Plan: 21st Century Support Systems.  Their presentation will include an update on their implementation on the 1:1 digital conversion, as well as information on upgrades to the district’s WiFi system.

  • 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.

  • Angel Tree taking applications

    Officials with the Angel Tree program are preparing to take applications through the school system.

    Dorcas Murphy, a long time volunteer with the Salvation Army, the entity that operates the program that furnishes Christmas gifts to children in need, said that applications would be available to students by next week.

    “We’re working through the schools with the applications with the family resource officers, so they’ll have applications,” she said.

  • 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.