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Today's News

  • Datebook - June 12, 2019

    This Week

    Kiwanis Club meeting

    Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, June 13 at Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington Street.  Lunch is served at noon. Club meetings are open to the general public interested in learning more about Kiwanis International.

    Lions Club

  • Walmart to raise e-cig, tobacco purchase age

    Walmart isn’t satisfied with its tobacco policy, prompting a nationwide change.

    A corporate press statement from the big box retailer dated May 8 outlined a response to a letter from then-U.S. Commissioner of Federal Drug Administration regarding the company’s additional efforts to discourage tobacco and vaping product sales to minors.

    The release identified the company’s goal of 100 percent compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration policies regarding tobacco sales to minors.

  • Blue Gables receives preservation honor

    The transformation of an old motel and apartment building landed a local group on the state’s radar, resulting in receiving the state highest preservation honor at a recent awards ceremony.

    Shelbyville Preservation Group won the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Preservation Project award May 29 in Frankfort during National Preservation Month.

    According to a foundation release, The Shoppes at Blue Gables is an “outstanding example of building or site rehabilitation, restoration and adaptive reuse….”

  • Shelby’s Clark, Collins receive Courier-Journal awards

     The Shelby County Rockets were well represented Sunday at the Courier Journal Sports Awards recognizing some of the most outstanding individuals in the Kentuckiana high school sports scene. Grace Clark would win Golfer of the Year and Caleb Collins would be named to the All-Area Team. Collins golfer Rylee Suttor was named to the All-Area Girls’ Golf Team and was nominated for Girls Golfer of the Year.

  • Season one

     As the 2018-19 athletic season comes to a close for the Shelby County Rockets and Collins Titans, it was never short of headline stories.

    My first day at The Sentinel-News was on Oct. 17, and my first assignment as a reporter was to cover the first round of the 8th Region Soccer Tournament and a game between the Titans and the South Oldham Dragons. For those who remember, the Titans would fall to the Dragons 2-0 and the post game interviews gave me a reality check of the duties of being a sports reporter.

  • Titans’ Suttor named to CJ All Area Golf Team

     Collins High School’s Rylee Suttor was tabbed for the All Area Golf Team as the Courier Journal’s Sports Awards night Sunday.

    The awards night celebrates the top athletes in the Louisville and Souther Indiana area.

    Suttor, a senior who is committed to play golf at Centre next season, finished 17th at the KHSAA State Golf Tournament in October, shooting 11-over in the two-day event.

    Suttor was also the first Titan, male or female, to make the state cut.

  • Counterfeit bills spread in Shelbyville stores

    A counterfeiting crime is currently under investigation by Shelbyville Police Department.

    On June 5, a short, black male entered The Dollar General Store, 21 Village Plaza in Shelbyville and attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill to store personnel. When employees refused the bill, the man took it back and left, SPD Sgt. Kelly Cable said.

  • Fair opens Monday

    What do glittering gowns, beautiful women and garden tractors have in common?

    They kick off opening day of 157th Shelby County Fair Monday, of course.

    The popular Miss Shelby County Fair pageant and Commonwealth Tractor Garden Tractor Pull will be the key attractions Monday as fairgoers start to flood the gates at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    Shelby’s queens

  • Peacock named new horticulturist

    Shelby County residents have a new horticulturalist at the cooperative extension...a Peacock, Kyle Peacock that is.

    The new Shelby County Cooperative Extension horticulture technician hit the ground running on his first day, May 28, replacing Walt Reichert who recently retired.

    In just a few days, the new technician has already consulted with county residents regarding a variety of topics, including tree and tomato issues, plant disease and nutrient deficiencies. “It’s really across the board,” he said.

  • Students lave mark on Harborage

    A group of Shelby County students have left their mark on their home - literally. 

    Several students from Shelby County’s Area Technology Center created a sign that will mark the entrance to the currently under construction Harborage neighborhood. 

    According to a release from Shelby County Schools, students of ATC welding instructor Chad Farris worked together to create the sign for Harborage developer Tim Redmond.