Today's News

  • Black achievers

    Shelby County Public Schools students attended the 32nd annual Black Achievers banquet in February. These students are not only members of the school sponsored Black Achievers club. Charla Jamison (from left), Iesha Winstead, Kelli Harris, Landon Stoner, Asia Trowell, Michaela McKnight, Ebone Ashby, Leigh Anne Ashby and Kendrick Warren attended. Not shown but in attendance were Lauren Davis and Lee Johnson. Faculty advisors are Donna Jones and Karen Henderson, and parent volunteer is Jackie Ellis

  • Shelby students advance in Odyssey competition

    Eleven teams from Shelby County competed in the Central Regional Odyssey of the Mind tournament on March 5, with one of them taking home first place and four advancing to the state-level competition.

    Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition that involves a “long term” performance problem, a spontaneous problem situation and a style category.

  • Spring helps give birth to a new-look offense

    After a 1-year hiatus, spring football returned at Shelby County.

    And the Rockets couldn’t have been happier.

    “Basketball season is basketball season, but this is what I’ve been looking forward to since Oldham County,” said sophomore Zach Shipley, the football team‘s returning quarterback and the basketball team’s starting point guard.

    Shelby County’s 35-19 loss to the Colonels on Oct. 29 ended the Rockets’ rocky 1-9 season.

  • Lots of weapons have departed, but lots of weapons return, too

    If this past fall was about laying a foundation for the Collins football program, then last week, this week and next week is about building on it.

    The Titans, who went 11-2 in their inaugural season, are going through spring practice.

    “It’s going well,” said Collins Coach Jerry Lucas, who has had between 30 and 40 out for workouts that began last Monday. “We lost some good kids, but we’ve got some good ones coming up too. We’ve got a lot of kids with experience coming back.”

  • Turley has pals in Sweet 16

    If Louisville Eastern wins the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen title this weekend in Rupp Arena, Eagles Coach Jason Couch will readily give an assist to Collins Coach Curtis Turley.

    “He’s done so much for me in my career. He’s been instrumental in both of the head coaching jobs I’ve had in helping me get them,” Couch said Thursday afternoon via cell phone from Lexington.

    Couch first coached under Turley at Greenwood in the mid-1990s.

  • This Collins tennis player has a lot of Watt(s)age

    Ellie Watts picked up tennis at a relatively late age, but she quickly has made up for lost time.

    Watts, a senior at Collins High School, didn’t begin playing competitive tennis until her freshman year of high school, but she has taken to the sport swiftly.

    And once Watts, who grew up playing volleyball and basketball, began to concentrate full-time on tennis, she blossomed.

  • Sentinel-News implements subscriptions for Web site

    Online readers of The Sentinel-Newshave seen many changes to its  Web site during the past few months, but the biggest will start today.

    That’s when www.SentinelNews.com will join a growing national trend being set by The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Wall Street Journaland dozens of other newspapers by implementing a subscriber-based pay system to view most content.

  • Triples S OKs plat for Equestrian Lakes North

    The Triple S Planning Commission moved quickly through a very short agenda Tuesday.

    The meeting, which was moved to Shelbyville City Hall while the Stratton Center undergoes renovations, covered just three topics, and no comments were made from the audience.

    Equestrian Lakes North, which is located on Clark Station Road, will begin its 13-lot Phase 1 after receiving approval for a preliminary plat that increased the number of lots from 32 to 36.

  • UK, UofL, St. Patrick's Day: Time to party -- for some

    Bars and restaurants around town got a Thursday afternoon boost when the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville tipped off in the NCAA tournament - and on St. Patrick's Day to boot.

    Around 2 p.m. after the Cards had tipped off and the Cat fans were waiting, green beer flowed and sandwiches followed to fans of both teams at Beef 'O' Brady's on Midland Trail.

    Some were there to celebrate the holiday, as Beef's had a corned beef special, while others were just there for the games.

  • Shelby County planting a new future on the farm

    This is National Agriculture Week, a time for assessing and appreciating our nation’s farms and the crops they produce for us.

    But as you look around Shelby County, you’ll find that those crops are coming under heavy rotation, that our farms aren’t what they used to be.

    Those bucolic images of dairy cows roaming the pastures and tobacco growing tall and green in fields and hanging in rustic barns are evolving into a future of new livelihoods that might surprise you a bit.