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Today's Features

  • Combat is the primary challenge of a Marine, but there are many days when fighting is far from the primary agenda.

    In the first days of a 30-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps, I was dispatched to the Marine Officers Basic School at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, my first trip east from my home in Washington state.

    I got a chance to learn much, and for five years I recorded these memories in a journal that now is part of the Filson Historical Society.

  • Combat is the primary challenge of a Marine, in fact the raison d’etre of any fighting service, but there are long periods of conditioning and training between battles, providing opportunities for new experiences, many unique to those in the military.

    As an honor graduate of the University of Washington’s Army ROTC program, I was offered a commission as a second lieutenant in the regular U.S. Marine Corps, effective July 1, 1937, a week before my 21st birthday. However, approval of military commissions that year were delayed in the Senate.

  • Charles Claude Cape of Jamestown and Vivie Wills of Russell Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Cara Lane Cape to Daniel “Winston” Simmons. He is the son of Charlie and Jena Simmons of Shelbyville and the late Mary Margaret Simmons of Louisville.

    She graduated from Russell County High School in 2001, and attended Campbellsville University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees, majoring in social work on both occasions. She is employed at the Department of Public Advocacy in Frankfort.

  • Five generations of the Allen family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (seated from left) Brianna Scherer, LuLa Allen, Jamie Kae Kistner; (standing) LaDonna Allen Reardon, Sarah Scherer, David Lee Allen.

  • This week
    NAACP
    The Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    AARP driver safety class

  • Sixth and Main Coffeehouse will presents Kentucky artists and authors. Original works will be for sale at each event.

    Ben Nay artist showcase, 2 to 4 p.m., Jan. 24

    Monthly secular society meeting, 5 to 6 p.m., Jan. 31 — last Saturday of each month

    Chad Waits artist showcase, 2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 21

    Elizabeth Lauer Sharrett photography showcase, 2 to 4 p.m., March 28

  • Burnice and Pauline Richardson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 28, 2014, at their daughter’s home surrounded by family and friends.

    She was the former Pauline Morris of Bardstown. He was the son of the late J.B. and Lorena Richardson. They met at her sister’s wedding in July 1954 and were married in Clarksville, Ind., on Dec. 28, 1954.

    He is a minister and farmer and she is a homemaker. The couple have three children, Danny Richardson, Ricky Richardson and Regina Newton, all of Shelbyville.

  • Five generations of the McGaughey family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (seated) Alberta Lawrence McGaughey, (standing from left) Darleen McGaughey Jones, Patricia “P.J.” Allen Martin, all of Shelbyville, and Samantha Nicole Martin and Ariana Lancaster of Taylorsville.

  • Tyler Williams, a fourth grader at Painted Stone Elementary, gave a special Christmas gift to the Shelby County Animal Shelter in memory of his late grandfather, Willie Cook. His love for animals gave Tyler the idea to make the donation this year as his way to give back to others.