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Today's Features

  • This week
    Waddy Ruritan
    Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
    Finchville Ruritan
    Finchville Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
    Crochet class

  • AUTHOR’S NOTE: As Veterans Day approaches it seems timely to publish again my story of Shelby County’s greatest hero and highest ranked military officer, Medal of Honor winner, Major General J. Franklin Bell. This column, the first of a two-part series, appeared in the Sentinel-News on August 6, 2008.

    I embarked aboard the naval transport, “USS J. Franklin Bell,” on 10 December 1942 for participation in amphibious training exercises off the coast of California in preparation for combat in the Pacific.

  • It had been a privilege to serve for two years, 1955-57, in Japan, under the command of a distinguished and capable four-star general, Lyman L. Lemnitzer. As his Headquarters Commandant, I had under my command the all-services Honor Guard, which was turned out to welcome senior officers, American and foreign, who visited my “boss.”

  • Members of the Shelbyville High School 60th class reunion were (front row, from left) Charles Wells, Ralph Stout, Dave Logsdon, Peggy Catlett (wife of R.V. Catlett), Eleanor Warford; (second row) Martha Layne Hall Collins, Deanie Payne Logan, Doris Black Stout; (third row) Pat Anderson, Mac Weaver, Whitie Gray, Carol Lou Marlow Smith, Mary Lynn Bodkin Bobzien; (back row) Jake Smith, Tom Arington, Bobby Shelton, Bill Scearce and Adriel Gray.

  • Joy Wynette Heflin celebrated her first birthday on Oct. 23, 2015.

    She is the daughter of Eugene and Julie Heflin of Mount Washington.

    Grandparents are Wayne and Colleen Heflin of Bagdad, Jean Goodwin of Mount Washington and the late Mitchell Goodwin.

  • PFC Hunter L. Moore of Shelby County graduated from Marine Corps basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina. He graduated Oct. 17 from MCT at Camp Geiger in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Out of 423 Marines, he was awarded honor graduate and continues his technical training at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. He is the son of Mark and Jennifer Bentley Moore of Shelby County, and grandson of Clarence and Delours Moore of Garrison, and Don and Judy Bentley of Mount Eden.

  • This week
    Fire and Rescue seeks volunteers

  • Bill and Randy Gallrein of Gallrein Farms donated flowers that were planted at The Shelbyville Fountain.

  • In the summer of 1952, having been promoted to Colonel during two years of sea duty, I was ordered to take command of the Marine Barracks of the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes. Illinois.  There Susanne and I were assigned spacious government quarters in one of the beautiful old homes on “Brick Row.” 

    Shortly after the birth of our second son, Charles Antoine, in March 1954,I was ordered on an unaccompanied tour (without family) with the Third Marine Division in Gifu, Japan.

  • Stephanie Peach and John Smither were married Sept. 26, 2015 at Mulberry Orchard in Shelbyville.

    Parents of the bride are Linda Sue Smith of Shelbyville and Robert Chandler of Summerville, SC. The groom is the son of Johnna Kaye and Joey Griffith of Cropper, and Eddie and Marsha Smither of Frankfort.

    Rev. Dan Taylorofficiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by Chucky Heath, brother of the bride and family.

    Maid of honor was Tanya Miller of Shelbyville, sister of the bride.