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Today's Features

  • This week

    AARP driver improvement

    The AARP Driver Improvement Program for drivers age 55 and old will be offered from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. today at the Shelby County Extension Office. The class costs $20. Please call 633-4593 for more information and to reserve a space. A Kentucky law requires that car insurance companies give a reduction in premium to drivers 55 and older who complete an authorized driving course.

    Angel Tree sign ups

  • In defeating the all-out Japanese attack of July 25-26, our Marines had broken the enemy’s back.  The day following, the battalion commander moved his command post from the foot of the cliff to the top. Ordinarily it would have been a poor location, for enemy fire directed at our frontlines would also pin down those in the command post and hinder their exercise of command. However, in this case, organized resistance at the front had ceased.

    Liberating ‘Scotch’ whisky

  • This week

    Stubblefield Repeater Club meeting

    The Stubblefield Repeater Club, Shelby County’s amateur radio club, meets at 7 p.m. today at the Shelby County Fire Department Station 1, 200 Alpine Dr. For more information, call 502-220-7872 or 502-529-6054.

    Kiwanis Club

    The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Thursday at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.

    Lions Club

  • This week

    Capital City Crush

    travel softball tryouts

    Capital City Crush Travel Softball Team is moving to 12U. The Crush is mainly an ‘06 Team looking to add more ‘06 and ‘05 players. Tryouts are 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at Sally Gaines Field in Frankfort. If unable to make one of the tryouts, call Tommy Fell at 502-316-0148 to arrange an alternate appointment time.

    Music on the Lawn

  • This week

    Capital City Crush

    travel softball tryouts

    Capital City Crush Travel Softball Team is moving to 12U. The Crush is mainly an ‘06 Team looking to add more ‘06 and ‘05 players. Tryouts are 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at Sally Gaines Field in Frankfort. If unable to make one of the tryouts, call Tommy Fell at 502-316-0148 to arrange an alternate appointment time.

    Music on the Lawn

  • Fonte Ridge

    On July 22, the day following our landing, the 1st Battalion, of which I was Executive Officer (second-in command), was taken out of reserve and placed on the front line on Fonte Ridge, between the other two battalions of the 21st Marines.

  • Lucas, 9, Ruby Ann, 2, Mac, 5 and Elly, 7, Courtney, the children of Mary and Shane Courtney, raced around a vegetable stand on Vigo Road in Bagdad Monday like a group of rodeo clowns wrangling a bull back into its pen.

    The kids were serving customers at their produce stand put together to support two of their friends diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.

    "We've actually done better than I thought we would," said Lucas, as he bagged some vegetables for a customer, adding that they have raised $1,000 so far.

  • Lucas, 9, Ruby Ann, 2, Mac, 5 and Elly, 7, Courtney, the children of Mary and Shane Courtney, raced around a vegetable stand on Vigo Road in Bagdad Monday like a group of rodeo clowns wrangling a bull back into its pen.

    The kids were serving customers at their produce stand put together to support two of their friends diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.

    "We've actually done better than I thought we would," said Lucas, as he bagged some vegetables for a customer, adding that they have raised $1,000 so far.

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    Author’s Note: In 2007, when I wrote my first column for The Shelbyville, Kentucky Sentinel-News, I thought I would run out of years before I ran out of columns. However, after passing Milestone 101 last week, I don’t seem to be running out of either, for this is my 209th column.

    Combat loaded aboard a Naval transport

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    Planning and Training on Guadalcanal

    In January 1944, having returned from a successful Bougainville campaign, we began intense training for our next campaign, planned initially as an invasion of Kavieng, New Ireland, in Papua, New Guinea, 300 miles north of Bougainville.

    However, in February, the outer screen of Japanese island defenses had been penetrated by the seizure of bases in the Marshall Islands, including Kwajalein and Eniwetok. In March and April, landings in the Admiralty Islands and Hollandia established additional shore bases.