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  • Hudson, Collins launch Shelby’s United Way drive

    How could you improve upon a perfect summer evening, with great weather and a light supper of fruit and wine in Undulata Farm’s charming historic home?

    Just throw in about a hundred or so people, with former Gov. Martha Layne Collins and Bobby Hudson to inspire them, and you’ll have the 2011 Metro United Way campaign kickoff.

  • Hailing a Shelby County war hero

    Robert D. Kemper was considered a Shelby County hero long before he was killed in the line of duty in 1971, and 40 years later, efforts are being made to keep that memory alive forever.
    Work is under way to memorialize the U.S. Navy officer known as “Boo Boo,” who flew 256 combat missions as a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War and was killed while saving another aviator during a states-side training flight in 1971.

  • Former deputy jailer honored for heroism

    It started out as just an ordinary day at work for Conrad Lanham, a deputy jailer at the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Then everything changed in a heartbeat when an inmate grabbed a female employee and put a sharp object to her throat.

    What Lanham did next earned him the title of Kentucky Deputy Jailer of the Year for 2010, an award given each year to a deputy who has displayed remarkable courage and bravery.

  • Looking Back: August 26, 2011

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Looking Back: August 26, 2011

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Shelby woman buzzing with ribbons from state fair

    Blue-ribbon winners are pouring into Shelby County from the 2011 Kentucky State Fair.

    Along with daily winners in the World Championship Horse Show, the fair has announced the best in 15 other categories and Shelby County took home 91 ribbons, including 35 blue ribbons. And the results from all the animal competitions haven’t been announced.

    Many of those winners are longtime competitors, but some entered for the first time, including Becky Collier, who took first place for her 1-pound containers of light honey, and second for her 2-pound containers.

  • At 92, it was time to retire – for the 3rd time

    After 28 years on the job at Blaze Products, Gilbert Ellis said he knew it was time to hang it up and retire earlier this month.

    "I just celebrated my 92nd birthday on Aug. 15, so I figured it was about time to quit," said Ellis.

    Of course, this wasn't the first time Ellis had wrapped up service at a job.

    Ellis worked at Ashland Oil for 30 years and then moved back to Shelbyville with his family. At that point, however, he still had three boys.

    "I needed the income to educate and bring up these boys," he said.

  • Vintage Voodoo: Making musical magic

    The name Vintage Voodoo invokes old-world charm in New Orleans, back alleys and dark streets.

    But the Shelbyville-based band - consisting of guitarist Michael Whisman, lead singer Rick Willard, drummer Patrick Jacobs, guitarist Bobby Hardaway and bassist Greg Viergutz, the only member not from Shelbyville - said that's not quite the case.

    "Vintage Magic just didn't sound right. There's really nothing voodoo about us, but it's vintage because we're all old," Whisman said laughing.

  • Clarence Miller: 1912-2011

    Clarence Miller achieved much in his life before passing away Wednesday night at the age of 98, but his true legacy might be his deep love for his community.

    That love is most evidenced by his generous donation of his 133-acre family farm to Shelby County, which is now known as Red Orchard Park. His nephew, Lowry Miller, said that gift was his uncle’s way of letting the entire community know how much he cared.

  • Looking Back: Aug. 19, 2011

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.