Today's Features

  • The class of 2015 Leadership Shelby were provided an educational overview of agricultural resources, products, opportunities, and challenges in Shelby County, visiting several farm operations – tobacco and grain, dairy, Huacaya alpacas, an Orchard, cattle and cutting horse and finally a tree and shrub farm.

    By Leadership Shelby class member Dr. Kim Critchlow


  • Halloween events and datebook items
    Pumpkin party
    A Pumpkin Party: Heroes Unmasked will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 29 at Shelbyville First Baptist Church. There will be games, food, fun and candy. No scary costumes. For more information, call 633-1317.
    Trunk or Treat at Holy Cross

  • Taking in a play about murder and rape and other terrible atrocities committed against women may not seem like a relaxing way to spend a couple of hours at the theatre.

    However, those involved in the play “Necessary Targets,” opening Friday at Shelby County Community Theater, say that while the story of what five Bosnian women endured in a civil war in the 1990s may be gruesome, it’s also very inspiring and uplifting.

  • Calvin L. Bolin of Shelbyville will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Graefenburg Baptist Church.

    Calvin and his wife, Mary Jane, have four children, Stephen (Connie) Bolin, Lynda (Bruce) Clark, Jennifer (Ken) Konstanzer and David Bolin; six grandchildren, Blake (Lydia) Bolin, Deirdre (Andy) Calvert, Lindsay (Ben) Thornley, Will (Ana) Clark, Robb Clark and Katie Konstanzer; and six great-grandchildren, Will, Anna and Nora Jane Thornley, Conlee, Rawlee and Berklee Bolin.

    All friends and family are invited.

  • Lillian “Mama/MaMow” Catlett of Shelbyville celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 6 with family and friends at the Masonic Home.

    She has six children and several grand, great and great-great-grandchildren.

  • Jim Casey not only packed his bags for a cruise on the Norwegian Sun in the Mexican Riviera, but he brought his bass guitar. Casey and his wife, Linda, spent evenings in the observation lounge waiting to play and sing with other pro and amateur cruisers. The Casey’s also were able to enjoy the sites as the ship visited ports at Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.

  • This week
    Infant loss and awareness event
    There will be a candle light vigil and lighting of luminaries for Infant Loss and Awareness Month at 7 p.m. on Wednesday on the steps of the Shelby County Courthouse. This is for anyone that has been affected by miscarriage, stillborn births or infant deaths. This is an opportunity for individuals to remember their angel babies and honor their memories.
    Alzheimer’s caregivers support group

  • Trunk or Treat at First Christian
    Trunk or Treat is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church. All children in the community are invited to attend.
    Civil war ghost stories

  • This week

    DIY pumpkin decoration

  • Charles O. and Barbara Thompson of Mount Eden have been married for 60 years. The couple was married on Oct. 11, 1954 at the home of Rev. Omer Coulter in Spencer County.

    He is a farmer.

    She is the former Barbara Love, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Love of Spencer County and retired from the Shelby County School system.