“I have known her all my life, and everyone loved her. You would be hard pressed to find anyone in this town who does not feel that way.”
John Shannon’s sentiments about Doris Jean Sutherland Ruble, who passed away Saturday at the age of 80, are shared by many in Shelbyville, who consider Ruble’s kind, loving nature to be her legacy to her family and her community.
Ruble, a retired LPN, worked at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville for 57 years, stretching back to the days when the facility was known as King’s Daughter’s hospital.
Monday dawned wet and stormy, but people in Waddy were determined not to let rain and chilly temperatures keep them from enjoying their Labor Day festivities.
“Heck, we’ve been busy since seven o’clock this morning,” said Tracy Steinmiller, who along with Helen McKinney, watched as people waded through the wet grass to browse through a myriad of items for sell at a yard sale in the church yard at Waddy Baptist Church.
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.
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.