Today's Features

  • When 20 Thoroughbreds break from the gate Saturday evening in the 136th Kentucky Derby, there will be more than 100,000 crammed into Churchill Downs to glimpse their 2-minute dash. But hundreds of thousands more – including many in Shelby County – will watch with gatherings of family and friends in what has become the greatest extension of the race itself – the Derby Party. You may be headed to the track, attending a party or even planning one of our own.

  • Another of the candidates for the U.S. Senate seat Jim Bunning is vacating came through Shelby County last week.

    Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, a Republican, spoke Thursday night at the Stratton Center in a group of about 20 at a Republican gathering about his position on a variety of issues.

  • Novelist Sue Grafton certainly has her fans.

    Visit SueGrafton.com, and you’ll find 8,600 registered members who have posted 66,300 questions/answers to 3,883 different topics.

    There, they discuss such subtle nuances of where character Kinsey Millhone parks her car and if anyone has a good recipe for lemon bars.

  • With just 27 days left before the primary election on May 18, candidates will be out in full force spreading their messages to all that will listen.

    U.S. Senate candidates Rand Paul, Trey Grayson and Bill Johnson have stopped over in the county, and magisterial and constable races are becoming more active.

    But perhaps the biggest election facing voters in Shelby County will be for the District 20 State Senate seat being vacated by a retiring Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville).

  • The KY 55 yard sale brings people from all over the state looking to make a deal and make a buck. At its epicenter in Finchville and throughout Shelby County, you can find everything from clothes to washers and dryers, from beds to toys and from TVs to things much stranger than you’ll ever see on the small screen.

    The strangest thing you’ll ever see

    Daniel Hawthorne used to do custom trim work on cars, but a few years ago he decided to follow his passion.

  • Dicky Moore, who gained notoriety for a career in country music but was known more for being the country-thick-voiced appliance man from the Bagdad area, died Saturday. He was 76.

    Moore played the guitar and performed country songs, some of his own creation, with some legendary stars and in many a well-known venue. He was admired for his ability to entertain.

  • 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.

  • Tomorrow’s Health and Fitness Fun Day at Clear Creek Park presents an opportunity for families to focus on one of the most important quality of life indicators – their health.

  • It can’t be a coincidence that at its beginning KY 55 intersects with U.S. 127.

    Now in its second year, the KY 55 yard sale aspires to one day attain the lofty status of the Highway 127 yard sale.

    With a Web site and Facebook page, 127 promotes its 654-mile sale with state-of-the-art videos and a countdown (112 days, 7 hours, 34 minutes and 55, 54, 53 seconds...), but the 55 sale just works its 147 miles behind the effort of Annie Eades and a few others involved with the Finchville Ruritan Club.

  • “Here's the church, and there are the people. The doors are open, but where's the steeple?'

    A version of that old adage was probably on the minds of everyone who stood last week, craning their necks to witness the new steeple being lifted by crane to its position atop First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.