Today's News

  • Albert L. Minnis, III

    Shelby County lost a community icon on Sunday with the passing of longtime resident Albert “Al” Minnis.

    Born in New Jersey, Minnis relocated back to his father’s home state of Kentucky just a few years after his birth in 1932.

    And he certainly left his mark on his community.

  • Fairgrounds to offer first Spring Fling Day

     The Shelby County A&M Fairgrounds is hosting its first ever Spring Fling Ag Day on May 26.

    “This is a brand new event and there is no admission,” A&M Association Board vice president Carol Hance said.

    Hance said the board is offering the Spring Fling to the public free of charge as a way of saying thank you. “This is a giveback to the community,” she said.

    The event will kick off at 10 a.m. with a flag retirement ceremony followed by a speech from Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Bypass zone changes recommended

    The Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday gave its recommendation for approval on a zone change request that had many neighboring residents up in arms. 

    A packed house turned out to hear a proposal from Tom McGinnis who owns the 98-acre property on both the north and south of the intersection of Freedom’s Way and LaGrange Road.

    McGinnis said after trying for some time to maintain the farm, he has ultimately determined that the development of a neighborhood would be the best use of the land.

  • Classic event space restored

    Built in the 1880s, the building at 524 Main Street has been home to numerous businesses through the generations.

    Renovations and restorations have brought many of the spaces in the building back to life thanks to owners Ben and Melinda Hardin, who have shown a passion and dedication for the restoration.

    The building has housed an advertising studio, a dance studio and most recently an antique market and now a new event space. 

    Bourbon Kitchen at 524 is open on the first floor. Upstairs, however, a massive space was hiding.

  • Primary Election 2018: Polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday

    Sue Carole Perry, Shelby County clerk, has something to say about the upcoming primary election: it’s time.

    “It’s ready as it can be at this time,” she said.

    On Monday, the road department will deliver the voting machines for the 2018 primary election that will begin Tuesday.

    In a number of races, Shelby County residents will choose who will represent their party in local races, state contests and battles for national offices.

  • Kentucky leading way in new talent system

    A new federal program aims to supercharge workforce development, and Kentucky will be one of the first states to take it for a test drive. 

    Kentucky is one of three states, along with Michigan and Tennessee, chosen as testing grounds for the Talent Pipeline Management System, a new workforce development program designed to help businesses find employees who will excel in their fields. 

  • 1988: First Christian ordains 1st woman pastor

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at gjennings@sentinelnews.com.

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  • Church News - May 18, 2018

    All Saints Roman Catholic Church

    Mass is at 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays, 5 p.m. on Saturday, 8 a.m. on Sunday, and Noon on Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Located at 410 Main St., Taylorsville. Allen Chapel United Methodist Services are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Located on KY 55 in Finchville. The Rev. Robert Raglin is the pastor. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Wednesday night services begin with a meal at 6 p.m., followed by children and youth activities at 6:30 p.m. and adult Bible study at 6:45 p.m.


    Beechridge Baptist

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 26: A dinner party to remember

    On July 1, 1965 Susanne and I gave a dinner party in honor of Millard and Marguerite Cox of Louisville. Attorney Millard Cox, a Kentucky racing commissioner, had invited us to the Kentucky Derby, held only two months earlier. The Cox’s were visiting San Diego to say farewell to their son, Second Lieutenant Millard Cox III, US Marine Corps, who was being deployed to Vietnam.

  • Shelby goes on winning streak

    The Shelby County softball team capped an impressive weekend of performances with a 10-3 drubbing of visiting Tates Creek Monday night.

    Along with notching 10 hits as a team, the Rockets were able to take advantage of numerous mistakes by the Commodores, needing just four RBIs in total to pick up the win.

    Loran Trent and Anna Abarientos each logged two runs batted in in the victory.