• 5 generations: Long family

    5 generations of the Long family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (front row, from left) Dorothy Long, Khloe and Ashley Long; (back row) Keith and Regina Long.

  • Women’s Wellness affair

    Michael Collins, president of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, (from left) poses with Body, Mind and Spirit Award winners Cassandra Gray, Carla Shirrell-Smith, Betty Motts, Ernestine Jennings and Dr. Betty Chatham, all of Shelby County, and Mike Huff, representing Mona Huff of Henry County. Not pictured is Bonnie Burks Gray, who was also a recipient. The award, created by the Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Volunteer Auxiliary, was presented during the Women’s Health Fair on March 25.



  • Adult Winter Read at the library

    "So Many Books, So Little Time" sponsor Tom McGinnis, (from left) with Hardee's of Shelbyville, and Pamela Federspiel, Shelby County Public Library director, congratulate Marilyn Collins, Angela Cook and Barbara Rea, this year’s winners in the Adult Winter Read program. About 300 people participated in the program and combined to read 2,020 books.

  • Scouts earn Arrow of Light awards

    About 140 people attend Cub Scout Pack 270's annual Blue and Gold Banquet March 22 at First Christian Church. Awards were given out to new Wolf, Bear and Webelos scouts. Promoted from Arrow of Light to Boy Scouts were Dale Boien, Haydon Cope, Brendan Eades, Brendon Krebs, Charlie Muncy, Sawyer Price, Matthew Spaulding, Jacey Young, Ethan Wilborn and Price Wilborn. They are led by den leaders Matt Wilborn and David Boien.

  • Bingo at Crescent Place

    Crescent Place Assisted Living hosted a breakfast Bingo fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association. Director Jackie Stucker (center) plays bingo with Marion Rivoli and Rosemary Barry.

  • Armed Force news: Stancik promotion

    Noah Stancik, 17, (left) was recently promoted to Staff Sergeant with the Civil Air Patrol, Louisville Composite 039. Also in the photo, is Cadet Commander Ryan Dickerson. Stancik, who is homeschooled, is in 11th grade. His parents are Kent and Trish Stancik of Shelbyville.

  • Childcare training session

    Paul Whitman, director of Shelby County Emergency Management, (center) donated two emergency weather radios as door prizes at the Child Care Aware training opportunity. The winners were Donna Robertson (left) with Shelbyville Community Daycare, and Abbie Beatty with Tomorrow's Promise Child Care. Child Care Aware, a division of 4C for Children in Covington, leads training sessions for childcare providers in emergency situations. For more information, or to set up a training session, contact Lisa Richards, at 502-584-0023.

  • Local girl chosen as state finalist

    Mackenzie Koskella, 10, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Kentucky pageant, which will be held May 9-11 at the Crowne Plaza in Louisville. The pageant is for girls from ages 7 through 9. She is the daughter of Christina Reese and her stepfather is Derrick Goodlett, both of Shelbyville.

    Her activities include cheerleading, gymnastics and mud obstacle courses. She also enjoys riding her bike, playing school and hanging out with her family, and has earned a spot on the academic honor roll.

  • Finalist for Kentucky’s Homecoming queen
  • Students receive pine tree seedlings

    Each year the Shelby County Soil Conservation District awards every fourth-grade student with a pine tree seedling. This year, 1,000 seedlings were distributed throughout the county schools. At Heritage Elementary, Kaia Pham (back row, from left) and Brandon Johnson; and Aubrey Schlomann (front row, from left), Rachel Weibelharris, Emma Hedden and Gillian Shepard pose with their trees.