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Today's Features

  • On Tuesday a group of about a dozen visitors from Kyrgyzstan, a country in Central Asia, stopped in Shelbyville as part of 3-week tour of the United States.

    Jerry Wheat, a member of the board of directors of the World Affairs Council of Kentucky/Southern Indiana, said the group is participating in a public diplomacy program through the World Affairs Council in which they visit other countries to help foster diplomatic relations and gather knowledge.

  • Ralph and Joyce Clark will celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary on July10.

    The event, hosted by their children, will be at 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at Clayvillage Baptist Church in Clay Village.

    The couple requests no gifts but would appreciate cards with personal memories.

    To RSVP, call 502-633-7315.

  • Earl and Glenna Shuck were married June 27, 1961 in Shelby County and celebrate 50 years of marriage this week.

    They are the parents of Steve and Allen Shuck, and Robin Reynolds, all of Shelbyville, Diana Newlin and Loretta Stevens of Louisville and the late Wayne Shuck, founder of Shuck Fence Company in Shelbyville. They have seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

  • Army Reserve Spec. Phillip T. Miller has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    During the nine weeks of training, Reserve Spec. Miller studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • Doris Purvis Beller celebrated her 84th birthday on June 19 with her granddaughter Kerrie and husband Ken Howard. Celebrating with her was also Jeanene Purvis Rogers and Don Rogers, Joe and Denise Purvis, Ben and Pauline Purvis, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  • Public meetings
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.
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  • 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.

     

  • This year when the Metro United Way kicks off its 2011 campaign, it may pack a little more wallop.

    What officials hope will give it more “kick” is the presence of a local community figure who has agreed to step in as chairperson, someone that just about everyone in the community knows and respects — Bobby Hudson.

    Roberta Steutermann, donor relationship manager with Metro United Way, said when she approached Hudson about chairing the Shelby County office, and he agreed, she was ecstatic.

  • Movie nights in Red Orchard Park will become more than a park and educational center when it opens its gates late in the evenings for movies this summer.

    Carl Meyer, a member of the Clear Creek Trailblazers, said they are having the movie nights at Red Orchard for community amusement.

    “Some of us have young children and grandchildren,” he said. “And we want to attract the public to Red Orchard and the Miller Outdoor Education Center in general, and to recruit members for the Trailblazers.”