Today's News

  • Rockets go winless at Capital City

    The Rocket softball team was not able to come up with a win over the weekend, as Shelby County traveled to Frankfort to compete in the Capital City Showcase tournament.

    SCHS (9-7) took close losses to three teams in Eastern, Johnson Central and Madison Southern to close out the weekend slate.

    Johnson Central 7, Shelby County 6

    Losing the final game of the tournament was a heartbreaker for the Rockets, as the Eagles made a comeback in the bottom of the sixth to seal a one-run victory.

  • Bagdad’s Corner Keystop closing

     On the quiet, eastern side of Shelby County sits a gem in Bagdad.  The building has sat at 5980 Elmburg Road, serving the community as a local stop since 1937.

    But Mike Banta, owner of the Corner Keystop, says it’s time for a change.

    After 12 years of ownership, Banta said he has decided to close.

    With his 65th birthday just a few months away and increasing health issues continuing to be an issue, Banta said he needs to step back.

  • Six Shelby Odyssey teams to advance to Worlds Finals

     After a fantastic showing over the weekend, six Shelby teams have qualified to compete in the World Finals of Odyssey of the Mind.  Collins High School hosted the state competition on Saturday after inclement weather in March forced a relocation from Union.

    Teams from around the state attended and brought their best performances.

    Ten teams from Shelby County competed and coaches say they are proud of their students for their achievements.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Amended calendar up for approval

     The Shelby County Board of Education will consider adding a day to 2017-18 school calendar at Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting.

    Due to a snow day earlier this year, the amended calendar would add one day to district schedule, pushing the end of the year to Friday, May 25.

  • Hollingsworth cemetery restored

     Simpsonville’s newest Pioneer Cemetery drew interest from as far away as Seattle Sunday, as the Hollingsworth Cemetery received its Pioneer status after efforts to clean and restore the historic plot of land in Shelby County came to an end.

    On Sunday, the Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board hosted the dedication ceremony at the cemetery in Simpsonville, which consisted of three facets.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Discovery Blvd. annexation leads city agenda

     On Thursday the Shelbyville City Council will consider a resolution that could push forward the development of a road to help alleviate traffic issues on Discovery Boulevard.

    The school district is looking to develop a road that would start at the northern end of Discovery Boulevard and run east. The city would construct a portion of the road that would begin where their property ends and connect to Midland Industrial Drive.

    While there is little argument that the road is necessary, the request that accompanies the development has raised concerns.

  • 1993: Boy Scout saves his father’s life


    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.

  • Church News - April 20, 2018

    Bethesda Church of God

    Sunday School is 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 5 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study is at 7 p.m. The pastor is Joshua Nunley. For more information, call (502) 647-7500. Located at 2246 Taylorsville Road.


    Bible Study Fellowship

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Budget passes, sees $128K increase over 2017-18

    The Simpsonville City Commission passed its 2018-2019 budget at its regular meeting on April 17. 

  • Rockets sweep Anderson County

    Shelby County baseball picked up its first two district wins in back-to-back fashion, as the Rockets swept Anderson County in a pair of games this week.

    Shelby County 5, Anderson County 1

    SCHS picked up its second win over Anderson in as many days on Wednesday, using another solid pitching performance en route to a 5-1 win over the Bearcats.

    Junior Caleb Collins went seven innings on the bump while tossing a two-hitter, allowing one earned run and fanning seven AC batters.