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Today's Features

  • The family of Louise Carter Gash will host an open house in honor of her 90th birthday 2-4 p.m. on Saturday at Fox Creek Christian Church's Fellowship Hall, on U.S. 62 in Lawrenceburg. Family and friends are invited, but no gifts, please.

  • Holiday gathering

  • Public meetings
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    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.

  • Judy Young said she realized late in life that her boots were made for more than just walking – they were made for hiking long-distance trails.

    Young, 66, has by her estimation trail-hiked more than 3,000 miles since retiring in 1997 as a teacher from the Shelby County school system. Her foot-trips, some of which she has done by herself, have taken her coast-to-coast in the United States and to several overseas destinations.

    But before she could take her first journey, she had to avoid stumbling over the loving objections of family and friends.

  • Judy Young said she realized late in life that her boots were made for more than just walking – they were made for hiking long-distance trails.

    Young, 66, has by her estimation trail-hiked more than 3,000 miles since retiring in 1997 as a teacher from the Shelby County school system. Her foot-trips, some of which she has done by herself, have taken her coast-to-coast in the United States and to several overseas destinations.

    But before she could take her first journey, she had to avoid stumbling over the loving objections of family and friends.

  • Chocolate Stroll through Shelbyville
    SMART is sponsoring a Chocolate Stroll through the shops of downtown Shelbyville at 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, which is known as “Small Business Saturday.” You can participate by visiting any downtown shop to pick up a validation card and get your first of many free chocolates. Then visit the rest of the shops to see what they have to offer. With a full card, you can go to CJ’s Candies, where you will be registered to win a gift basket. The entire process is free.

  • What young dancer doesn’t dream of dancing a part in The Nutcracker? Performing in this season’s Nutcracker in a Nutshellis a dream come true for two Shelby County girls.

    Marlee Pettit and Emily Allen will take the stage with other young dancers for a weekend run at the Louisville Palace, Dec. 1-3 (with public performances Dec. 3 at 2:30 and 7 p.m.).

    This is the second year Marlee and Emily have enjoyed dancing their dreams. Last December, both girls danced as mice in the familiar holiday story.

  • Holiday closings
    Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, all federal government offices, including the post office, and banks will be closed on Thursday. State, Shelby County, Shelbyville and Simpsonville offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, and the Shelby County Public Library will be closed Thursday through Saturday. Shelby County Public Schools will be closed Wednesday through Friday.