Today's News

  • SOUDER: The mother of all family feuds

    To some, the words “family feud” will bring to mind the old game show by that name, with Richard Dawson kissing all the female contestants.

    For the more literary astute, perhaps the Montagues and the Capulets from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (or the more recent movie, Gnomeo and Juliet) came to mind. Still other’s thoughts may have gone to your latest holiday get-together.

  • News Briefs: June 10, 2011

    Repairs to KY 395

    to begin on Monday

    The long-awaited repairs to KY 395 near Waddy are about to begin.

    The state department of highways said the work, near the entrance to the Flying J Truck Stop on the north side of Interstate 64, would begin Monday and continue until Nov. 15.

    The adjustments call for improving the vertical and horizontal curve north of the Flying J, and a left-turn lane will also be constructed for motorists traveling south on KY 395 and entering the truck stop.

  • Victim's family to murderer Bancroft: 'Burn in hell'

    LAWRENCEBURG – Moments away from being sentenced to 70 years in prison, Gary Bancroft listened as family members of the woman he murdered had their say.

    Then Bancroft did the unthinkable: He smiled.

    That momentary smirk nearly ignited an already tension-wracked courtroom as deputies and family members had to restrain the slain woman’s father after he rose to his feet and yelled at Bancroft.

  • LauBach to be part of triathlon re-launch

    Saturday morning will be a re-birth of sorts for Alicia “Al” LauBach.

    That’s because it will be the first triathlon for the 40-year-old Shelbyvillian since she gave birth to the first of her three children.

    She’ll be one of the participants in the Guist Creek Olympic Triathlon, as the oldest swimming, biking and running event in Kentucky returns after a brief hiatus, and a name change (it was formerly known as the Shelbyville Triathlon). It begins at 8:30 a.m. at Guist Creek Marina.

  • Collins’ job attractive

    As of Thursday afternoon the opening for a new boys’ basketball coach at Collins had yet to be posted on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s website under “job opportunities.”

    But when looking at the other six openings – Covington Catholic, Greenup County, Harlan, Trimble County, Whitesville Trinity and Whitley County – for head boys’ basketball coach, the Titans’ job has to be considered the most attractive (although CovCath is probably a close second).

  • Eight players from county are all-region

    Eight baseball players from the county have been selected to the All-8th Region team.

    They are five players from Collins – senior shortstop Tyler Tipton, senior outfielder Josh Dennison, senior infielder-pitcher Jordan Bailey, junior catcher-infielder Brandon Roberts and sophomore outfielder Nate Clifton – and three from Shelby County – junior shortstop Eric Schreiner, sophomore infielder-pitcher Kambron Bruner and freshman infielder-pitcher Kipp Moore.

  • SCHS’s Smith signs with Asbury to play soccer

    Breanna Smith's versatility on the soccer field drew Asbury University to her.

    Asbury's coach, campus and team drew Smith to it.

    Together it was a good fit.

    "I really like the coach and the campus, the smallness of it, and it has a really good soccer program," Smith, a recent Shelby County graduate, said at her signing ceremony June 1 in the school’s library.

  • Datebook: June 10 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

  • Church news: June 10, 2011


    If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.


    Bagdad Baptist

    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.


    Beechridge Baptist

  • Looking Back: June 10, 2011

    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.