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  • 8th Region softball: Oldham rallies past Rockets

    By Sam Draut/Landmark News Service

    Oldham County softball defeated Shelby County 1-0 in extra innings in the first round of the Eighth Region tournament at Henry County High School Monday.

    Oldham County’s Kalee Rose and Shelby County’s Lauren Heckel matched each other pitch-for-pitch as both teams were held scoreless for the first seven innings. Rose allowed five hits and struck out five in eight scoreless innings of work while Heckel shut out the Lady Colonels into the eighth inning.

  • Celebrating survivors, remembering those we’ve lost

    Relay for Life

    WHAT: Relay for Life

    WHEN: June 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Survivor Breakfast 8 a.m.

    WHERE: Collins High School

    MORE INFO: Karen Rice at 558-5106

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves balanced Tentative Budget

    Despite facing some hurdles in the Draft Budget, Shelby County Public Schools’ Director of Finance Susan Barkley said the Tentative Budget is balanced.

    Barkley said during the first phase of the budgeting process they had a deficiency of revenues over expenditures of about $326,000.

    “For that phase we did have a slight deficiency,” she said, explaining that there was little solid information at that point. In addition, Barkley noted the cuts at the state level were not as drastic as what they had expected.

  • From seniors to alumni

     Saturday was filled with smiles, hugs and tears as nearly 550 students across Shelby County took their ceremonial walk across the stage, venturing from seniors to alumni.

    Collins kicked-off the day of commencement celebrations by recognizing that the class of 2018 has the highest college and career readiness score in the school’s history.

    The events started with the presentation of the Silver Sword awards to Courtney Miller and Kristin Howell.

  • Burger King reemerges in Shelby County

     Shelby County will be graced with the royal treatment early next month as a new king rolls into town with a plethora of goodies in tow.

    On June 4, Burger King will host its grand opening for the new Shelby County site at Mortown Way along Taylorsville Road, near the new Bojangles’ and Tractor Supply Co.

    “We will open up at six o’clock in the morning,” said district manager Starla Roden.

    Froggy Radio will broadcast live on-site and giving away promotional goodies all day, she added.

  • Election 2018 - Primary brings new faces to General Election

    While the voter turnout for Tuesday’s Primary Election was expectedly low, 6,540 Shelby County residents turned out to the polls and cast their votes for 8 candidates that will move on to the general election to be held on November 6. 

    In the race for U.S. Representative, three faced off for the Democratic slot. But it was Seth Hall who came out on top, taking 39 percent of the votes at 1,280.  Hall just beat out opponent Patti Piatt who took 1,114 votes.  Christiana Lord earned 26 percent of the votes at 869.

  • SCHS seniors earn more than $1m in scholarships



    WHERE:Shelby County and Collins high school gyms

    WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m. at Collins, and 2 p.m. at SCHS

    MORE INFO: Contact Collins at 647-1160 or SCHS at 633-2344.

    Shelby County High School seniors started their graduation celebrations Wednesday during the schools senior awards night where it was announced that SCHS graduates are starting their path to adulthood by earning more than $1 million in scholarships.

  • It just might save your life

    A couple years ago, George Cottrell Sr. went to the Men’s Health Fair at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. It may have saved his life.

    “In 2016, after my PSA exam [which is primarily used to test for prostate cancer], it was very high, so I went to my primary care physician and it was even higher, so I was recommended to see a urologist,” Cottrell said. “He found out that I had prostate cancer.”

  • Legislative committee plans to draft fireworks ordinance

     The Shelby County Fiscal Court Legislative Committee will recommend magistrates consider an ordinance that would ban fireworks after 11 p.m.

  • PRIMARY ELECTION 2018: Seth Hall will face Massie in November for 4th Congressional District of Kentucky

    Seth Hall carried Shelby County in the Democratic Primary for U.S. Representative for Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District. He would go on to win the district with 40.8 percent of the vote.

    Hall told The Sentinel-News earlier this month that he’s “tired of the culture of do nothing politicians who promote bullying and work to divide us as a nation and a people.”