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Today's Features

  • Ice cream sundaes are as timeless and entrenched in Americana as apple pie. For decades, children have begged for the cherry-topped treat first at the drug store, then the ice cream parlor and now even at fast food restaurants. When one thinks of sundaes, the classic hot fudge variety is the first to spring to mind. With or without nuts, with sprinkles or with jimmies, it’s the one that everyone falls back on.

  • Reginald (Reggie) Bareham was born on June 24, 1894 in Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, England.

    An unusual word is very helpful in narrowing an Internet search, so I decided to enter the name of my father in association with the place of his birth. In doing so, I made a classic find. In the archives of Kings College, Cambridge University in England, I discovered this entry: “66 letters from members of the Bareham family to Oscar Browning... George and Winifred Bareham were the parents of Reginald, a schoolboy protégéof Oscar Browning.”

  • Prelude to War

    It seems timely to write about the Great War, now known as World War I.  Just over 100 years ago, on July 28, 1914, with the declaration of war on Serbia by Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary, the war commenced. Its genesis had been the assassination a month earlier in Sarajevo of the Emperor’s son and heir, Archduke Franz Ferdinand. 

  • Visitors to the 2014 Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee had some hot fun Saturday downtown, and in some cases, some fun ran hot and cold, as with the ice cream eating contest.

  • Visitors to the 2014 Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee had some hot fun Saturday downtown, and in some cases, some fun ran hot and cold, as with the ice cream eating contest.

  • Inside stuff:

    Address:139 Fox Run

    Owners:Neal and Barbara Hammon

    Statistics:3,500 square feet, 2 stories, 8 rooms, 6 working fireplaces

    Architecture:Colonial/federal

    Built: 1977;designed by Neal Hammon

    Accoutrements:All locks in the house made between 1820 and 1860

     

  • Inside stuff:

    Address:139 Fox Run

    Owners:Neal and Barbara Hammon

    Statistics:3,500 square feet, 2 stories, 8 rooms, 6 working fireplaces

    Architecture:Colonial/federal

    Built: 1977;designed by Neal Hammon

    Accoutrements:All locks in the house made between 1820 and 1860

     

  • 1803

    October 26The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled against Nicholas Meriwether in a case involving his rights as assignee to two settlement tracts of 400 acres each and two associated preemption warrants of 1,000 acres each.  Two months after the court's ruling, his son, Richard, in Shelby County, wrote his Uncle William Meriwether a disquieting letter:

  • 1797

    September:  Joseph Hornsby brought his family to Kentucky, making his home on his 2,499-acre tract near Simpsonville, which he called “Grasslands.”  He kept a “Planter’s Diary,” which has been described by George I. Willis, Sr. in his History of Shelby County, Kentucky, published in 1929:

     

  • Hot dogs are simply the perfect summer food. You don’t even need a plate to enjoy a delectable dog right off the grill – just a bun and some mustard or ketchup and you’re back hitting Wiffle balls and chasing fireflies.

    But don’t be so quick to push the frankfurter off on the kids while the adults wait for more sophisticated fare from the coals.

    With a little better quality dog and some extra topping, adults and kids can share the culinary delight.