Shelbyville Historic District Coordinator Gail Reed will step away from her post at the end of the month. Since taking over in Shelbyville in April of 2000, Reed has watched several historic buildings be remade and brought back from near devastation and others torn down.
Every year for the past 16 years, a small but select group of men, most of them from Shelby County, has gathered on Lake Barkley for a not-so-unusual practice: fishing for a few days and sharing stories about life and sports.
That these men first met more than 40 years ago may not be odd, either. That they were together but for a scant few of those years, when most of them were boys, is the twist.
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.
Joan Goodwin, who made significant contributions to removing drugs and alcohol issues from Shelby County, died Friday at Masonic Home Shelbyville. She was 80.
Goodwin was a founder and former director, from 2001 to 2008, of the Shelby County Drug/Alcohol Advisory Council, now Shelby Prevention and also had worked with the Shelbyville Police Department’s Advisory Council.