The remaining clouds of Hurricane Issac held off just enough on Monday for the annual Labor Day parades to pass through Waddy and Shelbyville. Spectators lined the streets hear the sirens, see the floats and, of course, grab some candy being tossed out by the parade walkers and riders.
Everything from dancing troupes to miniature horses filled the parade lines, much to the delight of the watchers.
Lani Basberg has taken her beekeeping to new heights.
She is the only Shelby County beekeeper to participate in a rooftop green space project in downtown Louisville.
Basberg has two hives of Italian honeybees atop the 15-story Kentucky Life Building at 239 S. 5th St. as part of a project by Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest to study how well native plants grow in an urban environments.
“Bees are fascinating to watch, especially up that high,” she said.
Sarah Raizor and Chelsea Ashbaugh have a word for their kinship – “twusins!”
They hold a unique gift of being born on the same day – Aug. 25, 1996 – to a pair of sisters. Moms Tammy Raizor and Julie Ashbaugh delivered their daughters four hours apart, in two different hospitals, 16 years ago. They arrived measuring 7 pounds each, and both were 20 inches long.
Their dual birth was front-page news in The Sentinel-News,and the cousins, both students at Shelby County High School, have grown up sharing a special day.
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.
There are millions of ways to stay fit, trim and healthy and all include watching your diet and maintaining proper nutrition. However, there are very few exercises that are as accessible and easy on the body as bicycling.
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.