Today's News

  • SCHS seniors earn more than $1m in scholarships



    WHERE:Shelby County and Collins high school gyms

    WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m. at Collins, and 2 p.m. at SCHS

    MORE INFO: Contact Collins at 647-1160 or SCHS at 633-2344.

    Shelby County High School seniors started their graduation celebrations Wednesday during the schools senior awards night where it was announced that SCHS graduates are starting their path to adulthood by earning more than $1 million in scholarships.

  • Burger King reemerges in Shelby County

     Shelby County will be graced with the royal treatment early next month as a new king rolls into town with a plethora of goodies in tow.

    On June 4, Burger King will host its grand opening for the new Shelby County site at Mortown Way along Taylorsville Road, near the new Bojangles’ and Tractor Supply Co.

    “We will open up at six o’clock in the morning,” said district manager Starla Roden.

    Froggy Radio will broadcast live on-site and giving away promotional goodies all day, she added.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • Titan girls compete at UofL camp

    With a fully healthy roster for the first time in the last 16 months, Collins girls’ basketball was able to take on a full weekend slate of games on Friday and Saturday at a University of Louisville-hosted showcase.

    The team played an incredible amount of basketball in just two days, going 4-2 in six games with the two losses coming by way of out-of-state teams.

  • Stingrays earn second win of season

    The Shelbyville Stingrays quest for a fourth consecutive Summer Fun League title marched on through Pewee Valley on Monday night, as the Shelby team defeated host Woodmont by a score of 433-287.

    With an incredibly deep and experienced roster of swimmers, the Stingrays were able to rout the Marlins using its older athletes for the win.

  • Bates takes third at NAIA Nationals

    Competing against athletes from all over the country, Milligan College freshman Tyler Bates was able to gut out a third-place finish at the 2018 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships on May 26.

  • 1988: Two runners in triathlon hospitalized

    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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