Today's News

  • Iceman earns spot on Mackenzie Tour

    Shelbyville-native and current PGA Mackenzie Tour competitor Daniel Iceman is continuing to chase his aspirations of making the PGA Tour and becoming a career golfer, and is now accepting donations to help support his dream.

    “Any donation given will be used to help with travel expenses, hotel, tournament entry fees, food, et cetera,” Iceman said. “A week on the road with tournament entry fees roughly cost $1,300.”

    There are eight more events that run on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada.

  • Stingrays continue undefeated run

    The Shelbyville Stingrays swim team kept its undefeated streak rolling to start the summer season, as the team defeated Persimmon Ridge by winning 57 of the 64 events conducted on Monday night.

    “We swam well last night, and we showed a lot of team spirit,” coach Tom Coons said. “They did a great job of cheering for their teammates.  It really helps when you hear and see your friends cheering for you. We had 85 percent of our swims result in personal best times.  That is a great percentage of good swims.”

  • HVAC unit benefits FAC indoor pool

    What was once considered a big investment in the Shelby County Parks and Recreation Department has ended up benefitting the department and residents swimmingly over the past few years.

    In 2014, the Parks Department invested in an innovative HVAC system for the Family Activity Center’s indoor pool when the previous unit failed.

  • Edwards kicks off apprenticeship program

     Edwards Moving and Rigging rolled out last week its three-year apprenticeship program that specializes in transportation and rigging.

    Kentucky Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey was on hand to help introduce the program along with Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and Shelby County Judge Executive Dan Ison

    Danny Cain, safety and risk manager with Edwards Moving and Rigging, said the program is beneficial to both their company and to participants.

  • St. James holds joint communion with Louisville church

     When Dr. Jerry Cappel and his wife wanted to do something special for their anniversary, they had no idea their celebration would be so big.

    Cappel and his wife, Dr. Jean Hawxhurst are both members of the clergy, Cappel an Episcopal priest and Hawxhurst a member of the Methodist denomination. For their anniversary the two decided they wanted to hold a combined communion service between the two churches.

  • Comprehensive plan input answers questions

     An hour into Wednesday’s comprehensive plan open hearing, Triple S Commission Chair George Best said more than 55 concerned citizens had stopped by to provide their input on the plan.

    “We’ve had a steady flow so far,” he said, noting the majority of those residents, however, were eager to provide input on a matter that had been put to bed quite some time ago.

    “Everybody is here for the Dollar General Store,” he said with a smirk.

  • Tobacco tax increases 50 cents on Sunday

    Kentucky cigarette taxes will jump to $1.10 on July 1, a move that has some residents thrilled and others frustrated. 


  • Lightning strikes Mt. Eden Road home

    This week’s stormy weather was too close for comfort for a Shelby County couple on Mt. Eden Road that lost a significant portion of their kitchen after a bolt of lightning struck the rear of their home Tuesday afternoon.

    Shelby County Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said Jerry Dennison and his wife where home at then time.

  • 1988: Fireworks explosion injures firefighters

    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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  • Church News - June 29, 2018

    Abundant Life Ministries

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