Today's News

  • Chautauqua Club of Shelbyville has been educating women for 100 years

    “We are one hundred years old as a club, but not one of us is one hundred years old!” said Mary David Myles, secretary/treasurer of the Shelbyville Chautauqua Club.

    She was addressing a group of past and present members of the club and local dignitaries who gathered Thursday at Science Hill Inn to mark 100 years since the founding of this women’s club.

  • Bookfest opens tonight at Stratton Center

    This year’s annual Bookfest, a used-book sale to benefit literacy in Shelby County, promises to be bigger and better than ever, officials said.

    Deloris Odenweller, a member of Friends of the Library, co-sponsor of the event along with The Sentinel-News, said Monday that although the books have not been counted, she thinks there are at least as many as last year and probably more.

  • Number of Shelby County's registered voters continues to climb

    With just 28 days left before Nov. 6, election officials are enthusiastic about a steady increase in voter registration numbers for Election Day 2012

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said on Tuesday, the last day to register to vote, that she would not have an up-to-date total for registered voters for at least a week, but the latest figures tallied Aug. 23 show that both Democratic and Republican numbers are up.

  • Rockets romp but Titans lose a battle

    LAWRENCEBURG – Top-seeded Shelby County overcame a sluggish start Monday night to sweep Spencer County in the 30th District Volleyball Tournament semifinals at Anderson County.

    The Rockets beat the Bears, 26-24, 25-17, 25-8, to earn a spot in Tuesday night’s district final against the host Bearcats, whom they beat twice during the regular season.

    Anderson County ousted Collins, 3-1 (25-17, 17-25, 25-15, 25-22), in the second semifinal.


    SCHS 3, Spencer 0

  • Both Shelby teams end seasons early

    The best season in the brief history of the Collins girls’ soccer team came to a heartbreaking ending Monday night.

    After the two teams finished regulation and two 5-minute overtime periods tied at 1-all, Spencer County topped the Titans, 4-1, in a shootout in the 30th District Tournament semifinals at Collins.

    “I’m sorry for the girls – they played well, they played hard – it’s just one of those things,” said Collins Coach Terry Murphy, whose team its third season 17-3-1.

  • Rockets roll from the start

    Shelby County’s football team made a major statement in its district-opener Friday night, annihilating North Bullitt, 49-0, at Robert Doyle Stadium and proving the Rockets should be a team to be reckoned with in Class 5A, District 4 this season.

    Shelby County (5-2, 1-0) rolled up 543 yards of total offense  – 366 rushing, 177 passing – for its fourth victory in its last five games.

  • Titans’ teams sweep their own cross-country event

    Collins’ cross-country teams swept Saturday’s Titan Classic, the first regular-season home match at Collins.

    “It was a good day,” Collins Coach Stephen Drawbaugh said. “We had a lot of PR’s, or close to PR’s.”

    Collins eighth-grader Gabby Karas captured the girls’ race despite an early wrong turn on the 5,000-meter course. Still she finished in 19 minutes, 0.7 seconds to win by more than 1:40.

  • Titans dominate in the end

    The Collins football team finished with a flourish Friday night, outscoring

    host North Oldham, 16-0, in the fourth quarter for a 36-20 victory in the de facto Class 4A, District 3 championship game.

     “It was a big game for us, and our kids responded well,” Collins Coach Jerry Lucas said. “They understood the significance of this game and what it meant to us in taking a big step to the district championship and home-field advantage in the playoffs.”

  • Suspect in Shelbyville shooting is identified

    Shelbyville Police investigators have identified a suspect in a shooting two weeks ago and are asking the public to be on the lookout for him, warning that he is considered to be armed and dangerous.

    Investigators say Stefan L. Harris, 32, of Shelbyville is wanted in connection with the shooting of Jeffery Riggins on Sept. 22 on Martin Luther King Blvd.

    SPD Det. Jessie Paulley said that the shooting was first thought to have taken place on Berea Street, but more investigation revealed otherwise.

  • News briefs: Oct. 10, 2012

    McMurray, 3 others appointed

    by Beshear to state boards


    Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Debra S. McMurray of Shelbyville to the Kentucky Developmental Disabilities Council to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending July 16, 2013.
    McMurray, is vice president of Hi-Tech Auto Body Repair Inc. She represents parents or guardians of individuals with developmental disabilities. The appointment replaces Dana C. Nickles, who has resigned.