Today's News

  • Responding to the responders

    When blaze engulfed the former Tapp’s Feed and Farm Supply building on Friday afternoon, many curious spectators swarmed the area to catch sight of the massive fireball.

    But Tom Fisher made it his personal mission to head in a different direction in order to provide help at the scene.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Tax rate up for second reading

     On Thursday the Shelbyville City Council will convene at 6:30 p.m. at city hall to hear a second reading on an ordinance levying the ad valorem property tax rate for the 2018 calendar year.

    At the previous meeting, council members voted in favor of maintaining the rate of 27.2 cents on each $100 of assessed value of all taxable real property and 33.5 cents on each $100 of assessed value of all taxable personal property. No members of the public attended the hearing prior to the meeting to discuss the proposed rate.


  • Firefighters battle blaze on Kentucky Street in Shelbyville

    Shelbyville, Shelby County and Simpsonville fire departments are battling a blaze on Kentucky Street in the former Tapp’s Feed Store building by the railroad tracks and Shelby County Animal Shelter.

    Crews from LGE/KU had to shut off power in the area before battling the fire that started from grain left in storage.

    Reports are coming in on The Sentinel-News Facebook page that the smoke can be seen as far away as Lawrenceburg and Blankenbaker Parkway in Louisville.

  • Simpsonville Fall Festival kicks off the season Saturday

    Simpsonville has plans to kick off the fall season in style this Saturday with its yearly festival.

    Chris Truelock, director of Simpsonville Parks and Recreation, said the festivities will kick off early Saturday morning at 7 a.m. and keep rolling until 6 p.m.

    From 7 to10 is our Purnell’s Old Folks All You Can Eat Breakfast,” Truelock said. “It’s actually prepared by the Purnell family.”

    This event is ticketed, with an $8 entry fee for adults and a $6 cost for children. Proceeds will go to parks and recreation services.

  • Jazz clearing geese from Lake Shelby

     Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks has hired the Geese Runners to help alleviate the goose population in a humane way.

  • Church News - Sept. 21, 2018

     Abundant Life Ministries

    Located at 1100 Equity Street in Shelbyville. The pastor is Justin Barnes.


    All Saints Roman Catholic Church

    Mass is at 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays, 5 p.m. on Saturday, 8 a.m. on Sunday, and Noon on Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Located at 410 Main St., Taylorsville.


    Allen Chapel United Methodist

  • 1988: Shelby half way to $50K United Way goal

    10 years ago…

    In 2008, Shelby County began to examine the aftermath of a brutal windstorm that snapped trees, downed power lines and forced the governor to declare a state of emergency. The storm was an aftershock from Hurricane Ike and left more than a half-million Shelby County residents in the dark after winds that flew up to 75 miles per hour and struck down power lines around the community.

  • VAN STOCKUM: The early years of a centenarian, Part 5; A frugal university student

    Robert A. Long’s planned city,

    Longview, Wash.

    In the summer of 1933, my father was asked to establish a local hospital, with an associated medical service bureau, in the unused railroad station in Longview, Wash., a city on the Columbia River about 150 miles south of Seattle.

  • HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Collins knocks off No. 20 Oldham County

    The Collins volleyball team picked up a top-20 win and ran its winning streak to four straight on Thursday with a 3-1 win over visiting Oldham County (16-8).

    The win was closer than the score indicated, as Collins (14-5) dropped the first game 26-24 before winning the next three 25-21, 25-20 and 25-23.

    “It was a really big win,” coach Cary Clark said. “It was just a great team effort.”

    Madison Jennings dominated at the net, picking up 19 kills in the win along with two blocks and seven digs.

  • HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: SCHS takes 3rd at conference tourney

    The Shelby County boys’ golf team finished third overall in the Central Kentucky Golf Conference tournament Saturday.

    The Rockets fired a team score of 335, 29 strokes behind champion Scott County. Collins finished with a team score of 344.

    “For the first time in nine years we placed in the top five in a tournament,” head coach Casey Page said. “We actually finished second in conference [regular season] play at 6-1 and finished the season 7-2 [in match play].”