Today's News

  • Looking Back: July 6, 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.

  • This bird’s future is hampered poisons.

    I had not seen or heard a Dickcissel in Shelby County since the early 1980s until the late spring of 2010. I was just north of Shelbyville on Ben Zaring's farm on the east side of Smithfield Road, searching for another species of bird, when I heard the telltale song that always gives this bird's location away.

    The Dickcissel sings out his name with his song of "dick-dick-cissel" that is repeated over and over again.

  • Burn bans now covers entire county

    Shelby County, under a partial burn ban during last week’s record-breaking heat, on Monday joined the 84 other counties that have enacted county-wide burn bans.

    The last week in June, Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd had issued a ban on outdoor burning in his district, which is about half of the county’s 363 square miles. That came following two barn fires in Waddy in addition to a rash of hay and grass fires around the county.

  • Transplant date set for Shelby baby with leukemia

    As July 18th draws nearer, efforts to prepare 8-month-old Addison Miles for her bone marrow transplant intensify, along with her family’s anxiety.

    That’s the date that has been set for the procedure, the child’s grandfather, David Miles of Finchville, said Friday.

    He said that Addison’s parents, Daniel and Rachel Miles, were conferring with the child’s doctors for much of the day on Friday to make sure every detail will be worked out, both the day of the transplant and the time leading up to it.

  • Sports Bulletin Board: July 7, 2012

    Senior Tennis League forming

    Preparations are underway to form a USTA Senior Tennis League in Shelbyville. If you are interested in playing contact Raymond Broussard at 633-5303 or dengxioping@live.com.

    Reds baseball/softball camp

  • Kentucky Sheriffs’ boys and girls ranch

    The Kentucky Sheriffs’ boys and girls ranch camp is free thanks to the support of sheriffs, members and contributors. Also pictured are Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong and his wife, Audrey, who transported the campers, and ranch head counselor Kelly Burk.

  • Myatt named Eagle Scout

    Nathan Myatt, son of Craig and Dolly Myatt, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor for a Boy Scout.

    He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 164 at First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville. He is a recent graduate of Shelby County High School and will attend Sullivan University in the fall with plans to become a chef.

  • Promotions in scouting

    Seven Daisies from Troop 1222 earned their wings during a Fly Up Ceremony to become Brownie Scouts. They were (from left) Alyssa Hance, Katie Galica, Chloe Gonshak, Alexis Hance, Kyale Thompson, Ava Roberts and Caliegh Craddrock. Troop Leaders are Jillian Stien and Christina Owens.

  • On campus: Jennifer White

    Jennifer Marie White graduated from Northern Kentucky University, earning two degrees – a Bachelors of Arts in psychology, magna cum laude, and a Bachelor of Arts in studio arts with an honors minor, magna cum laude.

  • Shelby student on service team