Today's News

  • Collins fishing headed to state

    Just one season into the Collins High School bass fishing program, and the team is already making waves.

    Anglers Ian Nation and Jack Swindler earned a 13th-place finish at last weekend’s Region 2 meet, and are headed to Kentucky Lake to take part in the KHSAA State Fishing Competition on May 12-13.

    “I’m very excited that we were able to place a team,” Titans coach Sara Fitzpatrick said. “Both [Nation and Swindler] are young, and our program looks strong for the future.”

  • Collins bats come alive versus Shelby

    With a more aggressive mindset at the plate, the Collins baseball team racked up 16 hits and took advantage of four Shelby County errors en route to a 13-0 win on Tuesday night.

    Following the close 2-1 win over the Rockets (10-12-1, 1-3 district) the night before, Titans head coach Mike Hammond stressed getting more quality at-bats to his team heading into night two of the series.

  • Stone primed to repeat in state track events

    This season has been a different one for Shelby County’s Kyrien Stone, but going from a raw athlete to a defending state champion in two different track and field events will make that happen.

    Stone recently showed his prowess in the triple and long jump events at last weekend’s Eastern Relays, also known as the biggest regular season meet in the state.

    The senior took first in the triple jump event at the University of Louisville on April 22 with a distance of 45-feet, 9-inches, nearly a foot better than the second-place finisher.

  • North Oldham scores late to top Shelby Co.

    While both Shelby County and North Oldham were struggling to put up timely hits amid fantastic pitching performances, it was the Mustangs that came through late for the victory.

    North Oldham (10-6) eventually broke the scoreless tie in the top of the sixth, opening up a 2-0 lead with back-to-back RBIs on a double and a triple.

    Shelby (6-10-1) could never quite find its footing in the batter’s box, logging just two hits all game until NOHS ultimately walked away with the close shutout win.

  • A growing good time

    Master Gardener Art Show

    When:9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday

    Where:Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road

    What:Plants, art, food


    When the calendar flipped to welcome spring last month, many people took advantage of the idyllic weather with a little spring-cleaning. But with the season now in full swing, it is the perfect time to start thinking about sprucing up the exterior of your home, as well.

  • Looking backward: April 28, 2017

    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.



  • Anonymous donors give $15K to parks

    Two anonymous donations last week have given a parks project a big boost toward it funding goals, officials said.

    Parks consultant Clay Cottongim said that the two donations to Phase II of the Greenway Trail consist of $10,000 and 5,000. 

    He added that amount would advance the Shelby County Parks Foundation closer to matching a $100,000 Recreational Trails Program grant it received,

  • Police training targets officer safety

    A two-session training event last week in Shelbyville for law enforcement was not only well received by local officers but could also serve as a training exercise for another session in the fall.

    At least 40 officers from around Shelby County turned out for the Below 100 class, an initiative that targets officer safety, with the goal being to bring the number of officers killed in the line of duty to below 100 nationwide annually.

  • Healthy fun

    With healthy activities going on all around them, from exercise classes to bounce houses and chasing rubber balls, all of the young visitors to the annual Health and Fitness Fun Day event Saturday could think of was just having fun.

    Whether it was dancing along to the exercise music or jumping up and down in the bounce house, physical activity spelled only one concept—having fun.

    That’s the way it should be for everyone, including adults, said Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Pickens.

  • Goodlett guides Collins past Shelby

    Both Collins and Shelby County’s baseball teams were searching for some sort of advantage in Monday’s 30th District matchup.

    The two squads spent the first five innings locked in a scoreless tie, until Titans shortstop Drew Goodlett stepped to the plate with runners on second and third and gave Collins that advantage.