In restoring their 182-year-old home near Eminence they bought in 1983, Lawrence and Sherry Jelsma have kept almost all of its original features, and the effect is startlingly akin to being transported back in time.
One can almost see the women with their long skirts sweeping the floor and hear the clop of horses' hooves along the brick walkway that still graces the front of the stately old brick home.
Thomas Samuel Baxter, better known as T.S., is a name that should resonate throughout Shelby County and especially in Shelbyville.
There are a lot of people who say they know his name, but very few who really know much about him.
Baxter was the first African-American member of the Shelbyville City Council, but after recognizing that accomplishment, there seems to be a dearth of information and very little celebration of his life and work.
Was Coty Brewer all shook up when he and his bride, Sara Morgan, tied the knot on Valentine’s Day?
Probably so, because he and his bride were married on live television by Elvis – or close enough anyway.
Elvis Presley impersonator Otis Berry, a minister who owns and operates Indiana’s Chapel in the Hill, journeyed to Louisville on Tuesday to perform the ceremony for the couple on WHAS-Channel 11’s Great Day Live,a daily entertainment and talk show hosted by Terry Meiners and Rachel Platt.
You may not have known this, but as quarterback Eli Manning drove the New York Giants to their game-winning touchdown in the final minute of Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI, he did so with the help of a Shelby Countian standing right there on the Giants’ sideline.
Tom and Ruth Hodge own both Its Convenient stores located on U.S. 60, and for the past few decades, they have been known for their efforts in treating their customers like family.
The Hodges make it a point to help out people in need in the community, and their most recent effort was collecting thousands of dollars for Bill Pearson, an elderly man who lost his home on Henry Clay Street in a fire that killed his brother.
The Sentinel-Newssince 2008 has honored at year’s end five Shelby Countians we think have had a significant impact on our community during this year. For the first time, we asked for your nominations on our Facebook page, and we believe each person selected for what we call Shelby County’s Fabulous 5 has in his or her own way left an imprint that merits our honoring and emulating, represents a broad spectrum of a diverse society and truly is one of the best of our best.
History means a lot to Jerry Miller, so much so that he dedicated three years to a project he thought was one of the most worthwhile historic projects he has ever been involved in – the Skirmish near Simpsonville Memorial.
“It was so neat to be involved in a project related to history, which I absolutely love. It was like a mystery unraveling,” he said of all the research and work that went into completing the memorial.