-- "Barbie Girl" 1997, by Danish-Norwegian pop group, Aqua.
Barbie, the shapely fashion doll of toy box fame, turned 50 Monday.
Always controversial, she is both praised and condemned: Praised for the new grown-up play she has brought to little girls worldwide. Condemned for the unrealistic standards of body image she has imposed on little girls worldwide.
From a country doctor who carried his medicine in his bag to an inspirational community leader, Dr. Donald Chatham spent more than half a century tending to the physical, spiritual and professional needs of a broad spectrum of people in Shelby County and around the world.
Revered as a man of kindness, generosity and dedication to his profession, his community and his family, Chatham died Tuesday afternoon at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville after a long battle with a variety of health problems. He was 82.
Students in Amanda Dungan’s third-grade class have spent the last few weeks learning about the costs and benefits of creating art.
Dungan and fellow Southside Elementary School teacher Krista Armes combined lessons on economics and painting in order to create an engaging learning experience for their students.
This classroom activity had additional significance for the students because after the paintings are completed, they would be sold, and the proceeds would help provide food for needy children in the community.
When she first was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2005, Toni Ethington Roberts said she did what many of us would do: She went to the bookstores for help.
She read and read, but none of the most popular self-help books seemed to shed light on the long, dark tunnel into which she was staring, so she said she decided to do something most people can’t do: She wrote her own story.
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Local residents with an annual income of less than $40,000 can get free tax preparation – if their returns aren’t too complicated.
The program, which is being sponsored by Metro United Way, offers residents of Shelby and Oldham County free tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers. It is available to any family with a household income less than $40,000 or any individual who makes less than $15,000.