Today's News

  • SCFS to recognize volunteers

    National Volunteer Week is April 7-13 making it an opportune time to shed light on those who make Shelby County stronger and better.

    And one of most demanding and challenging volunteer positions is with the Shelby County Fire Department where more than 65 volunteers serve the community.

    Shelby County Fire District Chief Bobby Cowherd, who was once himself a volunteer firefighter, wants to show appreciation to current volunteer firefighters in his district next week while encouraging others in the community to join them in the cause.

  • A dwindling workforce

    Customers complained Wednesday morning as their breakfast needs went unmet at Burger King when the store reportedly failed to open on time due to a lack of staff.

    Though this could not be confirmed, it comes as little surprise.  Several new businesses, especially fast food restaurants, have failed to open on time in recent years because of staffing concerns.

    Starla Roden, district manager for Burger King, said she was not aware of a late opening Wednesday morning but said staffing has been an issue with the restaurant since they opened last summer.

  • Toned out for what?

    To keep up with the latest breaking news events, media outlets constantly have an ear on the local emergency channels via police scanner. 

    Tones echo daily through the office of The Sentinel-News and over the years we’ve heard dispatchers tone out everything from shootings to car wrecks to heartburn.  Yes, heartburn.  We've heard calls seeking an officer’s response for concerns for buzzards flying around a home, a cigarette butt on the driveway, Facebook identity theft and because someone had an encounter with an impolite person.

  • 30 years in uniform

    Most officers will tell you, serving their community isn't a job – it's a calling. 

    And that couldn't be truer for two Shelbyville Police Officers who have been putting on a uniform for more than 30 years.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Istvan Kovacs and officer Toby Lewis have both served their community and country most of their lives. 

    Both served in the military and both were sworn into the Shelbyville Police Deparment 30 years ago this month.

  • Tobacco-free schools bill ready for Bevin

    Governor Matt Bevin is poised to sign legislation that would ban the use of tobacco across all Kentucky public schools and events.

    House Bill 11, sponsored by Rep. Kim Moser (R-Taylor Mill) would prohibit tobacco products and e-cigarettes on public K-12 school properties across the state and would ban students, teachers or volunteers from use during any school-related activities.

  • Shelby ranks 3rd on County Health Ranking

     Shelby County has retained its third place ranking in overall county health in Kentucky.

    County health rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute put Shelby just behind Oldham and Boone counties, a position it has retained since it climbed out of fourth place last year.

  • Titans fall to Lexington Catholic

     The Collins baseball team moves to 10-10 on the season after suffering a loss against Lexington Catholic 8-1. 

    The Knights struck first in the top of the first inning scoring two runs on a homerun from Peyton Henry.

    The Titans would pull within one in the bottom of the fourth after Brandon Ethington hit a sacrifice fly to bring Tyler White home.

  • Out at Home

     The Shelby County baseball team returned to action Wednesday night as they traveled to Ballard to take on the Bruins.

    And one great play by Ballard sealed the 1-0 win for the home team.

    J.P. Marcum, down to his final strike with the Rockets’ trailing 1-0 in the bottom top of the seventh, ripped a grounder through in the gap between shortstop and third.

  • Ballard named Director of Golf Operations at ULGC

     There is a new Director of Golf Operations at the University of Louisville Golf Club. John Ballard, former Golf Course Superintendent was recently promoted to the position to oversee the entire facility.

  • Stapled shut

     The Collins softball team moved to 6-7 on the season, picking up back-to-back wins against Anderson and Carroll counties. Each outing, pitcher Ella Staples went the distance to aid the Titans in grabbing a victory.


    Collins 4,
    Carroll County 1

    The Titans got on the board in the bottom of the first inning Wednesday after a wild pitch from Panther pitcher Andrea Searcy brought Kennedy Clark home.