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Today's Features

  • Put together a frosty Saturday morning, a placid lake with the sun glinting off the water, a dozen canoes and dozens of “morning people,” and what do you have?

    A crew of exuberant volunteers all set to clean up Lake Shelby by canoe, of course.

    The volunteers, consisting of Collins Army ROTC members, Clear Creek Trailblazer volunteers, and some individuals, braved a chilly morning, rain gorged waterways and muddy creek banks to participate in the annual Clear Creek Cleanup, which also included a cleanup by Boy Scouts who policed along the banks.

  • Shelby Countians must be doing something right, judging by the county’s steadily rise as one of the healthiest counties in the state.

    Shelby County is up to third this year, according to the 2013 County Health Rankings of all states, complied annually by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Michelle and Jack Samples of Bagdad announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Elizabeth Samples to Benjamin John McNew. He is the son of Brian McNew of Indiana and Tammy McNew of Shelbyville.

    She is a graduate of Georgetown College.

    He is a graduate of Nashville Auto Diesel College.

    Ben and Kelly were high school sweethearts and have been together for the past seven years.

    The wedding will take place Sept. 6, 2014, at Red Orchard Park.

  • This week
    Blood drives
    Blood drives in Shelby County will be at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center, 8460 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at City Hall, 108 Old Veechdale Road.
    Retired teacher dinner meeting

  • Gilbert and Ruth Humphrey of Shelbyville have been married for 50 years. The couple was married on Sept. 5, 1964 in Louisville.

    They are members of Catholic Church of the Annunciation. She is the former Ruth Cambron of Springfield, retired from Motor Coach Industry and is now a CASA volunteer. He is retired from Ford Motor Company.

    They have three children, Lisa Kaiser of Shelbyville, Rebecca Cook of Shelbyville and Karen Walker of Spencer County; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

  • Rev. Billy Lee and Dr. Jane C. Kimbrel of Fort Valley, Ga. announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Lee Kimbrel to Marc Christopher Bond. He is the son of Jerry and Kathleen Bond.

    She is the granddaughter of Gwin Carver and Waunelle Kimbrel, both of Douglas, Ga. and the late Bruce Carver and Billy L. Kimbrel Sr. She graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and is currently enrolled in the Master’s program at the University of Kentucky.

  • This week
    Homemakers book club
    The Homemakers book club, meets at noon today at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Participants can bring their lunches and favorite books they have read to tell other club members about them and then take home a new book to read. To register for the book club or for more information, call 633-4593.
    Mount Eden Ruritan
    Mount Eden Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.

  • The Waddy High School Class of 1953 held their reunion at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on August 22, 2014. Class members were (front row, from left) Donnie Bohannon, Jimmy Rice, Joyce Robinson Brumley, Shirley Watts Temple, Edith Wilson Webb; (second row) Gayle Marston, Helen Davis Miller, Peggy Perry Richardson, Edna Mae Perry, Mary Jane Kays Bolin, Wallace Jamison.

  • Lieutenant Colonel Anthony P. Griffin was appointed as the commander of the 4th Battalion, 413 Regiment, Forger Battalion at Fort Knox.

    He graduated from Shelby County High School in 1988 and received his bachelor science degree from the University of Kentucky, and his masters degree from University of Louisville. Griffin is the son of Bob and Katie Griffin of Todd’s Point.