Today's News

  • 1988: Mooneyhan preps to start as superintendent

    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.

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  • Town hall to feature local lawmakers

    With the 2018 general assembly over, some Shelby County residents may be wondering how some of the laws passed this year will affect them.

    And soon, they will have the chance to find out.

    Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will host a town hall meeting May 17 with Rep. Rob Rothenburger and Sen. Paul Hornback.

  • Master Gardeners to host sale Saturday

    After a harsh winter, Shelby County residents will soon have a chance to put some color in their lives.

    The Shelby County Master Gardener Association will host its yearly plant sale this weekend, giving residents access to plants out of its members’ very own meticulously curated gardens.

    “What we do is we take plants from our own yards and then we pot them, label them and sell them to the public,” Master Gardener and sale organizer Marie Ridgway said.

  • Fore! a good cause

    It started with just one family facing a hard time.

    Michael Long had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, and 23 years ago, a group of golfers hosted a charity golf tournament to help his family raise money.

    Though Long himself passed away, the tournament took on his name and continued. Since then, it has become one of the county’s biggest annual charity events.

    And this weekend, The Michael Long Memorial Golf Scramble will return to the Shelbyville Country Club for the 23rd time.

  • Gallrein Farms named KFB Roadside Market

    Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Roadside Farmer’s Market in the commonwealth.

    The certification gives local an additional air of credibility when trying to market their products to customers.

    Best known for their sweet corn and spring flowers, Gallrein Farm owners hope to use the certification to help spread the word on the Shelby farm.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Renter sewer security deposits approved

    Simpsonville’s City Commission approved an ordinance during Monday’s regular meeting that would allow the city to charge security deposits to renters. 

  • Conditions improving at Marian

    A large pile of trash used to be visible when entering the Marian Village Apartment Complex. Now, however, only the largest items remain.

    Shelbyville City Administrator Fred Rogers confirmed that the complex had a new contract with trash collectors that would allow for regular collection of the trash that had been building up for more than a month in both the dumpster and outside of vacant apartments after evictions.

  • KSP investigating fire, 2 deaths

    Two people died Sunday morning in a fire on Gloria Drive in Shelbyille, and Kentucky State Police and the Shelby County Fire Department are investigating for arson.

    The fire reportedly started around 8:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Gloria Drive, which is just east of Shelby County High School off of Frankfort Road. When firefighters arrived on the scene they found the house, garage and a vehicle on fire.

  • Fern Creek tops Shelby County

    A four-score inning late in the bottom of the sixth decided Monday’s game between Shelby County and Fern Creek, with the host Tigers coming up with the 9-8 win.

    Fern Creek used three singles and took advantage of a Rocket error to plate four runs while down 8-5, edging out SCHS.

    “I liked the way we hit the ball, but we had a couple of late mistakes that cost us,” Rockets coach Devin Hicks said. “We had 11 hits and scored eight runs, and usually that’s enough to come up with a win.”

  • Collins hammers Western Hills

    The Titans softball team turned in its finest performance of the season thus far on Monday night, run-ruling a hosting Western Hills squad after just five innings by a final score of 11-0.

    Paige Oldham was stellar for Collins on the mound in the road win, allowing the Wolverines just two hits and striking out five Western batters in a complete game shutout.

    With its pitcher dealing, the Titans (9-10) gave Oldham more than enough run insurance to earn the win.