Today's Features

  • Bill and Jane Lancaster of Shelbyville have been married for 64 years. The couple was married Dec. 19, 1951, at Bagdad Baptist Church by the Rev. Bill Dyal – the first wedding he performed.

    He is retired coach at Waddy High School, retired principal at Peak’s Mill and Bridgeport schools in Franklin County, started junior high school for Shelbyville Junior High School, retired as principal after 15 years at Northside Elementary.

    She was a teacher at Simpsonville High School, Shelbyville High School, Shelby County High School and East Middle.

  • This week
    Lions Club
    Shelby County Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Simpsonsville City Hall in the community room.  
    Learning Disabilities
    Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

  • Finchville Baptist
    The adult choir will present “The Silence and the Sound” at 7 p.m. today. A free celebration meal will be at 5:30 before the concert, and cookies and coffee will be served afterwards. There will be two Christmas Eve services, 5 and 11 p.m. Church offices will be closed on Christmas Eve Day. Visit www.finchvillebaptist.com or call 834-7973.
    Christmas services at Highland

  • The Christmas tree at Bailey’s Service Center is decorated with Hot Wheel cars and wrenches of all the employees. The grapevine tree was made by Bessie Chowning, Wanda Bailey’s mother, more than 20 years ago and is always lit during the month of December. All the children who come into Bailey’s office can pick their favorite car from the tree to take home as a gift, along with a candy cane for everyone. Standing by the tree is Kaleeah Bailey.

  • Margaret J. Mack, born on Dec. 3, 1915 in Shelbyville, the second of eight siblings, celebrated her 100th birthday with family, friends and church members at Winter Growth Assisted Living in Olney, Md. Her only surviving sibling, Mary K. Alexander, 96 years old, attended the celebration. Except for the challenges of aging, Margaret is in fairly good health.

  • This week
    Caryatid Book Club
    The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at the home of Sherri Murphy-Smith. Jean Matthews will have the program. Bring a Christmas gift at cost $10 or less.
    Kiwanis Club
    The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Thursday at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
    Waddy Ruritan

  • ‘Wonderful Life’ at SCCT

  • In early February 1966, Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, Director of Selective Service (Draft), and his wife were our dinner guests at our quarters at the San Diego Marine Base. Appointed as head of the Selective Service System by President Roosevelt in 1940, Hershey had become the longest-serving director in the history of the Selective Service System, spanning World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

    Working for the “Brute”

  • Cub Scout Pack 270 helped stock the Bagdad Food Bank during the annual “Scouting For Food” food drive. Members of the troop were (front row, kneeling, from left) Ryan Cinotto, Caleb Layne, Dylan Johnson, Eli Cox, Trenton Bauhmgarder and Levias Sanderson; (back row) Cole Gatton, Micah Langness, Sam Lewis and JL Cinotto. Not pictured was Micah Krebs. The charter organization is First Christian Church in Shelbyville.