Today's News

  • Looking Back: August 17, 2012

    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.


  • School district’s graduation rates stay flat

    Shelby County Public Schools graduation rate, basically the same from 2010, remains about 4 percent better than the state’s average.

    Kentucky’s Department of Education released the state’s Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) on Aug. 8, and the state’s public schools in 2010-11 graduated 78 percent of those students, up from 76.7 in 2009-10.

  • Outlet mall decision likely Tuesday

    The Triple S Planning Commission will have the first official say on the outlet mall debate during its meeting at Tuesday’ at the Stratton Community Center.

    At its meeting in July, the commission tabled its decision on zone changes on portions of a 50-acre property on the west side of Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville, south of Interstate 64, where Horizon Group Properties wants to build an outlet mall called the Outlet Shoppes of Louisville.

  • Ag Report: Aug. 17, 2012

    Shelby producers can apply for haying, grazing program

    USDA Farm Service Agency in Shelby County announced the opportunity for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants to request authorization to conduct emergency haying or grazing on specific CRP acres.

  • Shelby farmers hoping for good tobacco crop


    Tobacco is looking good so far this year, but farmers says the next couple of weeks could make a big difference in how much money their crops will bring in.

    Many farmers already have started cutting their tobacco, a little bit earlier than usual because of the mild spring and early plantings. So the next step – the curing process – is the key to a quality crop.

  • Animal shelter to begin putting down animals

    The Shelby County Animal Shelter, on the verge of constructing a new addition, has become increasingly overcrowded and is about to start putting down animals, officials say.

    Animal Control Director Rusty Newton, who is also Shelby County’s deputy judge-executive, said he did not arrive at the decision to begin euthanatizing easily.

    “It was a hard decision to make,” he said.

    Newton said there is also no truth to the speculation that the shelter is unkempt and unsanitary.

  • Shelby entrants swarm to the Kentucky State Fair

    The Kentucky State Fair opened its gates Thursday with a strong presence of Shelby Countians to share in the excitement.

    One resident in particular, beekeeper Lani Basberg, was really hyped about winning first place for the first time for her dark amber honey.

    “I have been coming here, working at the honey booth, just like I am today, for six years, and this is the first time I have ever entered my honey, and I won a blue ribbon!” said Basberg, who lives on Burks Branch Road.

  • Business Briefcase: Aug. 17, 2012

    Comer, ag officials blast Eastern Livestock bankruptcy

    Surrounded by members of the agriculture community at the Kentucky State Fair, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer slammed the bankruptcy process that he said has failed to provide justice to the farmers, markets, truckers, veterinarians and others whose cattle or services were stolen in the collapse of Eastern Livestock.

  • Collins opens against challenging Meade County

    Meade County spoiled the Collins football team’s season-opener last year.

    The Titans will try to return the favor against the Green Wave beginning at 7:30 tonight in Brandenburg.

    However, Collins Coach Jerry Lucas knows it won’t be easy against the Class 6-A school.

  • Sports Digest: Aug. 17, 2015

    Collins’ girls capture 1st 2 soccer matches

    The Collins girls’ soccer team won its first two matches of the season.

    The Titans topped host Kentucky Country Day, 1-0, Tuesday night, then followed up with a 6-0 victory at Meade County on Wednesday night.

    Against KCD, Brittany Whitehead scored the goal, and Emily Hinkle had two saves.

    Shelby Vogel had a hat trick against Meade, and Lindsey Ketchum had two goals and Whitehead the other.