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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.

  • David and Dana Jenkins will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Elmburg Baptist Church. All friends and relatives are invited.

    The couple was married on Jan. 27, 1990, at Hempridge Baptist Church by Rev. Steve Boyd. They reside in Elmburg and have two children, Debra and Dakota Jenkins, both of Shelbyville.

  • Shelby County High School BETA club participated in adopt-a-grandparent on Dec. 19. They were split into groups, buying and handing out Christmas gifts to their specific grandparent. SCHS beta club will host a service project each month to better their school, community and nation.

  • 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.
    Farming on a few acres

  • This week
    Homemakers book club
    The Homemakers book club, meets at noon on Wednesday 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.
    Farming on a few acres

  • 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.