Today's Features

  • Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Blue-ribbon winners are pouring into Shelby County from the 2011 Kentucky State Fair.

    Along with daily winners in the World Championship Horse Show, the fair has announced the best in 15 other categories and Shelby County took home 91 ribbons, including 35 blue ribbons. And the results from all the animal competitions haven’t been announced.

    Many of those winners are longtime competitors, but some entered for the first time, including Becky Collier, who took first place for her 1-pound containers of light honey, and second for her 2-pound containers.

  • After 28 years on the job at Blaze Products, Gilbert Ellis said he knew it was time to hang it up and retire earlier this month.

    "I just celebrated my 92nd birthday on Aug. 15, so I figured it was about time to quit," said Ellis.

    Of course, this wasn't the first time Ellis had wrapped up service at a job.

    Ellis worked at Ashland Oil for 30 years and then moved back to Shelbyville with his family. At that point, however, he still had three boys.

    "I needed the income to educate and bring up these boys," he said.

  • Movie day for seniors

    opens today at library

    A new Movies for Seniors program opens this after noon at Shelby County Public Library.

    True Gritwill be shown free at 1-3 p.m.

    Additional movies will be shown at the same time on Sept. 9 and 23 Oct. 7 and 21 and Nov. 4.

    Titles will be announced later. Free popcorn is available.

    Registration is requested for seating purposes only by calling 633-3803.


    Gathering of Authors

  • Bettie Allen Meriwether, owner of Allen Dale Farm in Shelby County, took great pride in knowing that her farm had been in her family since its establishment in 1795 by Robert Polk Allen. Her great grandmother, Ann Allen, widow of John Allen of Frederick County, Virginia, had been buried in the family graveyard on the property in 1805.

    She valued the land, having fought a successful legal battle (1885-1889) to wrest the farm from control of her brother, George Baylor Allen, whose plans to mortgage the property would have undoubtedly been tantamount to its sale.

  • Paul and Linda Morris of Shelbyville have been married for 50 years. The couple was married on Sept. 4, 1961, at the home of the bride.

    After serving with the National Guard, Paul Morris was employed at Ford Motor Company, from which he retired after 20 years of service. Linda Morris, formerly Linda Lafollette, is a homemaker.

    They are active members of Salem Baptist Church and have three children, Paul David Morris, Kim Smither and Roy Lee Morris; three grandchildren, Brandon, Jacob and Ayden; and three step- grandchildren, Colin, Ethan and Kerry.

  • Air Force Airman Thomas M. Wyatt graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He completed an 8-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. Wyatt graduated in 2008 from Cornerstone Christian School in Shelbyville.

  • Bobby and Linda C. Cook of Bowling Green announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Casey Cook, to David Shane Ramage. She is the granddaughter of Bonnie I. Casey and Evelyn Catlett of Shelbyville. He is the son of Gary and Terri Ramage and grandson of JoAnn Yates, all of Paducah.

    Cook is a 1996 graduate of Bowling Green High School and a 2000 graduate of the University of Kentucky, receiving a bachelor of science degree in marketing. She is currently vice president of Brand Development and Marketing at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

  • Penny C. Reynolds of Waddy announces the engagement of her daughter, Robin Faye Reynolds, to Robert Edward Vick III of Richmond. He is the son of Robert and Debbie Vick of Greenville.

    Reynolds is a 2004 graduate of Shelby County High School and a 2007 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. She is a program supervisor of Franklin County drug court working for the Administrative Office of the Courts.