Today's News

  • SPD officer Gentry settles case with Oldham County

    Oldham County government has reached a settlement with Shelbyville Police Sgt. Bruce Gentry, who a jury awarded $600,000 for his discrimination suit against the county's police department.

  • Ag Report: Feb. 11, 2011

    Farmer wins donation

    for SCHS FFA
    Robert Ellis of Eminence has won $2,5000 for the Shelby County High School FFA program through the America’s Farmer Grow Communities fund presented by Monsanto.

    He was being honored at a ceremony Thursday night at SCHS.

  • News Briefs: Feb. 11, 2011

    Joint Project Graduation
    scheduled for SCHS, Collins

    The 2011 graduating seniors from Shelby County and Collins high schools will have a joint Project Graduation to be held at Shelby County High School on June 11 (date pending more snow days).
    Project Graduation is an event that will be supervised for approximately 414 graduating seniors, to provide a fun, safe environment that is alcohol and chemical free.
    Volunteers are needed for 2-hour blocks at check-in, games, prizes and food between the hours of 11 p.m.-5 a.m.

  • 4th-quarter shutout launches Titans

    Collins boys’ basketball coach Curtis Turley calls his team’s defense its “bread and butter.”

    Well, Wednesday night the Titans laid it on thick and smooth, especially in the fourth quarter, in their 56-49, overtime victory over visiting Fairdale.

    Collins, which trailed by 10 points entering the final period of regulation, used its 1-3-1 half-court trap to hold the Bulldogs scoreless in the fourth quarter and to just five points in overtime.

  • A strong salve for old wounds

    If the South Oldham girls’ basketball team had any lingering frustrations from a first-round loss to Shelby County in last season’s 8th Region Tournament, the Dragons likely alleviated those Tuesday.

    South Oldham routed the visiting Rockets, 80-12.

    The Dragons (16-5), one of the frontrunners in the 8th Region this season, outscored Shelby, 19-0, in the first quarter, 26-1 in the third and 18-0 in the fourth on their way to their second-highest point total of the season.

  • Technically, Rockets earn district match with Titans

    TAYLORSVILLE – Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons knew, that because of the 30th District’s odd tiebreaker, the Rockets would be the third-seeded team in the upcoming district tourney even before their game at Spencer County on Tuesday night.

    But he didn’t care. He wanted to win, and win some respect.

    He had to settle for 1 out of 2.

    The Bears (18-5, 4-0) capped off their perfect district campaign with a 61-56 victory over stubborn Shelby in front of a standing-room only crowd at their gym.

  • Looking Back: Feb. 11, 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.


  • Church news: Feb. 11, 2011


    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.


    Bagdad Baptist

  • Collins, SCHS hope to contend

    The Collins and Shelby County swim teams will hit the water this weekend with State dreams.

    The Titans and Rockets will compete in the Region 3 meet beginning at 12:30 p.m. today, and continuing around 2 p.m. Saturday at Woodford County High School.

    “There’s no reason we can’t have multiple people going to State and multiple relays, they’ve just got to perform,” said J.P. LaVertu, who coaches both teams.

  • Patients in Shelby now down to 1 MRI option

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville already has started making changes at its Stonecrest Diagnostic Imaging, formally known as Diagnostic Imaging Shelbyville.

    On Wednesday, just two days after a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine was installed at the hospital to replace a 5-year-old one that had broken, workers removed the MRI from Stonecrest to  transfer it to another facility owned by Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare.