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Today's News

  • A family affair

    Playing soccer at the University of Louisville has become a family tradition in the Andriot household.

    By this fall, Shelbyville natives and brothers Walker and Chaz Andriot will both be enrolled at UofL on soccer scholarships – Walker as a graduate transfer after three years of action at Xavier University, and Chaz, who graduated a year early from Collins High School this May.

    And while having two Division I soccer players on the same team from the same family is a great feat, it’s just a start of the story for the Andriot’s.

  • Defending champs return experience

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion team will break in its third head coach in as many seasons under Matt Buresh this summer.

    But it’s nothing new for Buresh, who has spent several years working with the team and helped out long time former skipper Jim Wiley.

    But despite having a new head coach, the team returns an immense amount of talent from last season’s state championship squad. Seven returning players, along with some fresh new faces, will help Buresh hit the ground running this summer.

  • Titans hold heads high

    You never want to see a team as talented as Collins softball was this year have its season ended, but the Titans players have plenty of reasons to be proud, and reasons for fans to be hopeful for the future.

    While the team’s final score against East Carter may have seemed like a one-sided affair, it was much closer than the final tally would have you believe.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – New member jumps on board

    When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes for its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, a new member will share the table.  Will Barnett was selected at the end of May and will be officially sworn into the position on Thursday at the start of the meeting, at 7 p.m. at Central Office, 1155 West Main Street. 

    A Shelby native who grew up in the Bagdad region, Barnett has three children who have either finished or are currently in the SCPS system. 

  • Chewing the fat

    Just like our waistlines, obesity in America is a growing problem.  In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than one-third of U.S. adults, or 33.8 percent, are obese.

    And adults aren’t alone in their struggles.  Data gathered from the National Health and Examination Survey Approximately determined that approximately 17 percent, or 12.5 million, of children and adolescents ages 2-19 years are obese.

    A person is considered obese when they have a body mass index of 30 or more.

  • HRC continues fairness ordinance work

    The Shelby County Human Rights Commission convened Monday and continued the conversation regarding a proposed Fairness Ordinance. 

    Commissioner Ronald Ford went over high points of the commission’s proposed changes, which would amend and expand the previous discrimination ordinance to provide protection based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • A royal beginning

    This year’s Shelby County Fair opened with a lot of activity on Monday with gates open for exhibit drop off and viewing at Floral Hall, followed by the Miss Shelby County Fair Pageant and the Open Dairy Show and the antique tractor pull.

    Floral Hall opened to the public at 7 p.m. and exhibits consisted of everything from arts and crafts to flower arrangements to edibles ranging from health to decadent cakes and other yummy baked goods.

  • Fresh from the farm

    A Shelbyville farm is preparing to offer a service to provide fresh produce straight to the – and what’s more, they’ll deliver.

    “We grow vegetables and fruits and herbs here,” said Stephen Houston with Our Kentucky Family Farm.

    And Houston said this year the farm will offer a Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) program that he hopes will get more of those veggies, fruits and herbs directly into the hands of those in the community.

  • Looking backward: June 9, 2017

    1977: Council plans 1-way traffic on Main Street

    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 email 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.

  • Residents object to development

    Several residents of Old Seven Mile Pike turned out at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court to voice their objections to a development that was recently proposed for that area.

    “Most people who live there are opposed to this,” said resident Paul Raymond, adding that people think the development would generate too much traffic for the area.