Today's News

  • Moore named publisher at Kentucky Standard

    Sentinel-News Publisher Scott Moore has accepted the same position with The Kentucky Standard in Bardstown and will leave The Sentinel-News July 13th.

    “Working in Shelbyville and at The Sentinel-News for the last three years has been great,” Moore said. “I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the community and my time with the newspaper, but this was an opportunity I just couldn’t pass up.”

    The position of publisher with The Kentucky Standard also includes leading the Bardstown television station PLG-TV.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: New officer hire approved

    At the Simpsonville City Council’s regular meeting Monday evening, the commission voted to re-hire police officer Daniel Wills to the Simpsonville Police Department.

    Wills, who was initially hired to Simpsonville’s department in June 2015, left the department after less than a year to work in for the Franklin County Police Department.

    But now that Simpsonville has hazardous duty for police officers, Wills decided to apply for a position, and the council approve his hire him as the eighth city officer. 

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Detention Center to dedicate monument to fallen officers

     According to Shelby County Jailer Darrell Cox, only two law enforcement officers in Shelby County history have died in the line of duty.

    And next week, they will be honored on July 12 at 2:30 p.m.

    Cox and other county officials will unveil a monument to Charles D. Wentworth, who died in the line of duty April 11, 1983, and Luther Willis Hammond, who died Feb. 18, 1957, he announced at the July 3 Shelby County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Hammond was jailer and had served for 11 years. Wentworth was a deputy jailer.

  • 1973: Old Floral Hall building torn down

    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.

    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at gjennings@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can’t identify, send it in and we’ll ask our readers for help.


  • Church News - July 6, 2018

    Abundant Life Ministries

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

  • Frankfort man wanted for questioning in murder reportedly in Shelby area

    Shelby officers are attempting to locate a man for questioning in regards to a murder that occurred in Franklin County this morning.

    The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has identified Derek Garten of Frankfort as a suspect and say he is believed to be in the Shelby County area.  Garten is driving a 1997 Black Toyota 4Runner with Kentucky plates 052-XRV and a Marvel Punisher emblem on the front plate.

    Authorities have been advised to approach the suspect with caution.

  • BREAKING: Simpsonville food worker infected with Hepatitis A

    A food service worker from Huck’s gas station in Simpsonville has just been diagnosed with Hepatitis A.

    A press release from North Central District Health Department said that this employee handled and cooked food from June 2 to June 22 while ill.

  • KFB Ag conference educates students

    Three Shelby County high school students attended a Kentucky Farm Bureau conference this June to help them expand their knowledge for their futures in agricultural fields.

    Kentucky high school juniors going into their senior years were invited to apply for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Agricultural Leaders conference. This five-day leadership program was held at both Murray State University and the University of Kentucky. The program was designed to teach students more about agriculture and enlighten them on agricultural pathways they could follow.

  • Family's service dog needs your help

    A Bagdad family’s pet turned into a much-needed service dog has been diagnosed with cancer, and he needs your help.

    Griswold, a St. Bernard mix, has been with 17-year-old Hannah Frye for nearly a decade, and despite his diagnosis of lymphoma he’s rarely left her side.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council to vote on bypass zone change

    On Thursday the Shelbyville City Council will convene at city hall, 315 Washington Street, at 6:30 p.m. and council members will discuss the matter of a zone change that has left many neighboring county residents up in arms.