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Today's Features

  • Kerri Richardson and Shelley Catharine Johnson have a lot in common.

    Both are media spokespersons for high profile government offices, the governor and the attorney general, respectively.

    Both are dedicated, driven professionals  in their fields.

    Both are also Shelby County residents.

    Richardson, communications director for Gov. Steve Beshear, and Johnson, deputy communications director for Attorney General Jack Conway, say they have always gotten along well when their paths have crossed professionally from time to time.

  • Kerri Richardson and Shelley Catharine Johnson have a lot in common.

    Both are media spokespersons for high profile government offices, the governor and the attorney general, respectively.

    Both are dedicated, driven professionals  in their fields.

    Both are also Shelby County residents.

    Richardson, communications director for Gov. Steve Beshear, and Johnson, deputy communications director for Attorney General Jack Conway, say they have always gotten along well when their paths have crossed professionally from time to time.

  • Doug and Carrie Roberts of Carthage, Mo. announce the birth of their second child, a daughter, on Dec. 12, 2011 at McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital in Carthage. She has been named Jordan Lee Roberts. She joins big sister Hope Frances, age 2.

    Grandparents are Dave and Iva Geiger of Allen, Neb., Marty Wright of Carthage, Mo. and Robert and Bea Roberts of Las Vegas, Nev.

    Great-grandparents are the late Myron and Julia Osbahr, Jim and Iola Geiger, Sam and Mary Emily Rutledge and Sanford and Flora Roberts.

  • Public meetings
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stratton Center.
     The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Public meetings
    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.
    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    This week
    Kentucky fruit and vegetable conference

  • With winter cold and falling temperatures comes an even better chance that lice can spread at schools.

    Although some parents have mentioned problems at schools on The Sentinel-News’ Facebook page, district officials said they are not aware of any major issues.

    Traci Early, the district health coordinator, said she has not heard of any outbreaks but added that she’s ready to help.

    “Parents can certainly contact me for help, or they can ask for help at the youth service centers at the schools,” she said.

  • One of James Ray Morgan’s earliest musical memories is of his mother singing country tunes to him in their Mercury Comet.
    “And I was one of those kids that sang with the stars on records in my room made to be a grand stage,” Morgan said.
    Now, he’s fulfilling a dream and bringing that stage – a singing stage – to Shelby County, for dozens of youth.

  • Leonard Shouse, the man who helped turn Simpsonville into a city and brought its residents a sewer system, died Tuesday after complications from a fall the day after Thanksgiving. He was 89.

  • James and Judy McAllister Hamilton of Lexington have been married for 45 years. The couple was married on Dec. 30, 1966, at First Christian Church in Shelbyville.

    They are the parents of Andrew and Sylvia Hamilton of Apex, N.C., and Stuart and Lin Hamilton of Finchville; and grandparents of Steven Hamilton of Apex and Cameron and Scott Hamilton of Finchville.

    They celebrated with a trip to Opryland in Nashville, where they saw the Rockettes and took a dinner cruise on the General Jackson Showboat.

  • Sullivan daughter

    Blake and Ginny Sullivan of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Dec. 4, 2011 at Norton Suburban Hospital. She has been named Avery Karsyn Sullivan. She was born at 11:25 a.m., weighting 7 pounds and 13 ounces, and 19 ½ inch tall.