Today's News

  • Shelby students enroll at Centre College

    Six Shelby County students have joined Centre College's largest-ever first-year class and largest overall enrollment. They are:

    •Darian Dugle, son of Latonia Dugle of Shelbyville and graduate of Collins High School

    •Caty Herd, daughter of Ann and Walter Herd of Simpsonville and graduate of Christian Academy of Louisville

    •Nicole Pottinger, daughter of Tamara and Ronald Pottinger of Simpsonville and a graduate of Collins High School

  • Church news: Sept. 28, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

    Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. For more information, contact Diana at 647-3499. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

  • Looking Back: Sept. 28, 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.


  • Dorman Center Carnival returns bigger and better

    After raising more than $5,000 last year to help educate children, the Dorman Center Carnival is back this Saturday, and the event is set up to be even bigger in its second year.

    The carnival, which started last year as a project for the Leadership Shelby Class of 2011, has moved the Shelby County Fairgrounds this year and will feature even more opportunities for family fun.

  • Arts center pitch includes new script

    More than 50 people filled the West Middle School library Tuesday to begin the conversation of possibly adding an arts center to the long-discussed City Center project for the 800 block of Washington and Main streets in Shelbyville.

  • Application period begins for CAIP funding program

    Agriculture producers in Shelby County can apply for the annual CAIP program from the Kentucky Agriculture Development Fund, starting Wednesday and continuing for two weeks until Oct. 17.

    Shelby County has been awarded more than $300,000 through the fund to provide farmers with incentives to allow them to improve and diversity their production practices.

  • Ag Report: Sept. 28, 2012

    State’s burley crop shows signs of being strong

    Kentucky's 2012 tobacco crop, very much in doubt only a month ago, suddenly has burley farmers smiling again, thanks to recent rains.

  • Business briefcase: Sept. 28, 2012

    Shelby resident Yates named president of Lexington bank

    First Federal Bank of Lexington announced Wednesday that Shelby County native Carroll A. Yates has been named president and CEO of the bank.

    "He is a strong leader with 40 years experience in banking, which we believe will be a great asset to the bank," board Chairman William H. McCann said in the announcement.

  • Shelby County schools, agencies join hands for new mentoring program

    Shawn Allen Sr. had a dream: academic success for African-American young people.

    As parent of several students in Shelby County Public Schools, Allen has become familiar with the strengths and opportunities available to help students succeed. His own children have benefitted from creative teaching methods and extra-curricular activities in local schools.

    But Allen’s dream reached beyond championing benefits for his children alone. He said he wanted to close the achievement gap and to increase academic successes for Black students.

  • CVS holds ribbon cutting on Monday

    CVS pharmacy held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday morning in front of the store in Village Plaza, the former site of Smith-McKenney.