Today's Features

  • The men at Crescent Place Assisted Living celebrated Earth Week by planting spring flowers in the courtyards and front porch. Planting were (from left) Jim Calhoun, Frank Kane, Elmo Perkins and Ray Quire.

  • Jamie Mezin never thought she would have children.

    Tragedy detoured her life, and Mezin didn’t anticipate she would live long enough to be a mother.

    At one point she never dreamed that she would have two loving children – Emma and Isaac – or a husband, Cornel, who would send her bible versus about love when they first met.

    No, it wasn’t in the plan, at least not later in her life.

    But when she was younger, she did have it all planned out. Husband, children, work, everything was set.

  • This week
    Blood drives
    Blood drives in Shelby County will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Whitney M. Young, Jr. Job Corps Center in Simpsonville, 8460 Shelbyville Road; and 2 to 6 p.m. on Monday at First Baptist Church, 1516 Midland Trail and May 14 at Walmart, 500 Taylorsville Road.
    SCHS cheerleader tryouts

  • William L. Shannon, born on April 25, 1919, leads the Phi Beta Kappa cheer – remembering his days at Washington and Lee University during a Shannon family concert on his 95th birthday weekend. The weekend also included a night of reminiscing with old pictures and scrapbooks as well as a question-and-answer session with Shannon about his 95 years on this earth. The Shannon Funeral Service staff also honored him with a gala dinner at Science Hill and an unveiling of the newly commissioned portrait of Shannon to be hung at the funeral home.

  • Collins presents

    ‘All Shook Up’

  • Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. William W. Turner (right) was appointed senior enlisted advisor for United States Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The 1985 graduate of Shelby County High School is the son of Wayne and Janet Turner of Shelbyville. General William E. Fraser III, commander, United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), passes the USTRANSCOM flag to new Command Chief Master Sergeant during a Mar. 28 USTRANSCOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Change of Responsibility ceremony.

  • Terry Prather and Janie Prather, both of Lancaster, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kasie Prather to Greggory Tingle. He is the son of Bryan Tingle and Deann Burk of Shelbyville.

    She is a graduate of St. Catharine College and is a special procedures tech at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital in Mattoon, Ill. He is also a graduate of St. Catharine College and is a sales representative for Ervin Equipment in Toledo, Ill.

    A November wedding is planned.

  • The Shelby County Public Library hosted “Recycle Robots” Family Fun Day in March with about 50 people in attendance. Val Shirley, the county’s solid waste director, was the guest speaker and discussed the importance of recycling.

  • Air Force Airman 1st Class Nathaniel A. Collins and Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Neil A. Nethery graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • This week
    SCHS cheerleader tryouts
    Shelby County High School cheerleading team will have spring tryouts for freshmen through seniors. Tryouts and a clinic will be from 6 to 8 p.m. through Thursday, May 5, 6 and 8 in the small gym. For more information, contact Coach Lacey Samples at 502-487-1940 or lacey-kay@hotmail.com. Visit www.leaguelineup.com/schscheer.
    Bagdad Ruritan
    Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.