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Today's News

  • Shelbyville Anytime Fitness adds healthy meal program

     Melissa Padgett, owner and manager of Anytime Fitness, sees a problem in the community.

    “There’s really not very many healthy [eating] options here,” she said. “When people are leaving the gym, I know that a lot of them are hungry. They would love to grab something healthy and go.”

  • Election 2018 - Primary brings new faces to General Election

    While the voter turnout for Tuesday’s Primary Election was expectedly low, 6,540 Shelby County residents turned out to the polls and cast their votes for 8 candidates that will move on to the general election to be held on November 6. 

    In the race for U.S. Representative, three faced off for the Democratic slot. But it was Seth Hall who came out on top, taking 39 percent of the votes at 1,280.  Hall just beat out opponent Patti Piatt who took 1,114 votes.  Christiana Lord earned 26 percent of the votes at 869.

  • It just might save your life

    A couple years ago, George Cottrell Sr. went to the Men’s Health Fair at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. It may have saved his life.

    “In 2016, after my PSA exam [which is primarily used to test for prostate cancer], it was very high, so I went to my primary care physician and it was even higher, so I was recommended to see a urologist,” Cottrell said. “He found out that I had prostate cancer.”

  • PRIMARY ELECTION 2018: Moore, Witt win Sheriff races

    Though voter turnout was just slightly above 20 percent, those that cast their ballots were heard loud and clear regarding their selection for sheriff candidates.
    With 2,117 votes, Timothy ‘Mark’ Moore, was the top choice among Republicans, taking 76 percent of the vote.
    Moore will move on to vie Democratic candidate Gene Witt in the November General election.  Witt took the Democratic nomination with 60 percent of the votes, beating opponent Fred Rothenburger 2,166 votes to 1,443 votes.

  • PRIMARY ELECTION 2018: Magistrate races set in 2nd, 6th

    There will be a few new faces on Shelby County Fiscal Court next year.

    Two magisterial seats went up for grabs this year, when second district magistrate Michael Riggs and the sixth district’s Tony Carriss opted to step down from their seats, leaving voters in the Simpsonville and Waddy/Mt. Eden/Southville areas with a decision to make.

    And, on May 22, those voters made their voices heard.

  • PRIMARY ELECTION 2018: Seth Hall will face Massie in November for 4th Congressional District of Kentucky

    Seth Hall carried Shelby County in the Democratic Primary for U.S. Representative for Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District. He would go on to win the district with 40.8 percent of the vote.

    Hall told The Sentinel-News earlier this month that he’s “tired of the culture of do nothing politicians who promote bullying and work to divide us as a nation and a people.”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to consider Tentative Budget

    On Thursday the Shelby County Board of Education will consider for approval the 2018-2019 Tentative Budget during its regular meeting at the district’s offices, 1133 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The board set the draft budget in January.

    Superintendent James Neihof reminded the board at the May 10 meeting that it last reviewed the draft budget in January.

  • Hornback, Rothenburger host town hall meeting

    State lawmakers faced their constituents last week during a town hall meeting where Shelby County residents asked a range of questions about education, economics and Kentucky’s future.

    State Rep. Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville) and State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) addressed topics including education, state revenue, animal welfare and lobbying organizations.

  • Titans look sharp under new set of leaders

    With the graduation of forwards Nick Fort, Jacob Feltner and sixth-man Kyle Perdue from last year’s squad, the Collins basketball team is using this summer to get acclimated with a trio of new team leaders out on the court.

    Guards Dayvion McKnight, Marcellus Vail and Tyson Turner will accept their respective roles as some of the most experienced varsity athletes with the team as incoming juniors.

  • Rockets using summer to grow together

    With a new head coach and several fresh faces suiting up for Shelby County boys’ basketball this summer, the team is currently in the planning stages for the upcoming season later this year.

    Incoming coach Eddie Oakley says the team was mostly focused on getting experience against other teams after practicing against itself in the early part of June.

    “We were able to get some experience against other teams,” Oakley said. “We will continue evaluating and see what we’re able to do as a team.”