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Today's Features

  • Jeanne Kemper’s Jam Cake

    5 eggs, lightly beaten

    2 cups sugar

    3 cups flour

    1 cup butter

    1 cup buttermilk

    1 teaspoon soda

    ¼ teaspoon salt

    2 teaspoons cinnamon

    ½ teaspoon cloves

    ¼ teaspoon allspice

    ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

    1 cup raisins

    1 cup chopped pecans

    1 ½ cup seedless raspberry jam

     

  • A crowd of 77 people gathered Thursday night at the Shelby County Historical Society at a reception to honor two members of the society, Thomas Arington and the late Lisa Matthews.

    Past president Bill Matthews, who is editor of the historical society’s quarterly newsletter/magazine and father of Lisa Matthews, said he was very pleased with the turnout.

    “Everything went quite well,” he said.

  • Oh, the holidays, decking the tables and countertops and computer desks and, yes, even the bedside table, with platters and trays and candy dishes with yummy treats.

    Everyone has a favorite holiday dish, and many of you probably bring some of your best efforts and gifts to work to share with coworkers.

    Like Patricia Ann McKinney, for example, a clerk at the Shelby County Sheriff’s office, who made Haystacks  and almond bark cookies.

    “These recipes have been around for a long time,” she says.

  • Jeanne Kemper’s Jam Cake

    5 eggs, lightly beaten

    2 cups sugar

    3 cups flour

    1 cup butter

    1 cup buttermilk

    1 teaspoon soda

    ¼ teaspoon salt

    2 teaspoons cinnamon

    ½ teaspoon cloves

    ¼ teaspoon allspice

    ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

    1 cup raisins

    1 cup chopped pecans

    1 ½ cup seedless raspberry jam

     

  • New program helps SCCT

    earns facelift for its lobby

    The Shelby County Community Theatre will get a refurbished lobby with the help of a new crowd-sourcing program to boost arts efforts.

    SCCT is the first project on the new Fund for the Arts program on the crowd-sourcing Web site, www.power2give.org, and attained the goal for its “Facelift for our Lobby” project by raising $5,063 on the first day of the Web site’s launch.

  • Searching far and wide – from the knobs to the horse farms, from Pleasureville to Finchville – and soliciting suggestions from readers, we've boiled down the biggest Christmas trees in the county to two.

    Why two?

    Well, a real and a fake, of course.

    Just east of Simpsonville sits Al Smith's spread on the corner of Fields Lane and U.S. 60. Although probably more famous for the giant arrow (made from a telephone pole) that adorns his yard, Smith always drapes his flag pole in lights, forming a towering, 40-foot tall cascade of lights.

  • Marshall Phillips had a story he wanted to tell, one from the earth in Shelby County to the villages of East Africa and back, so he did what most people only think of doing: He sat down and wrote a book.

    Phillips has published He Leadeth Me, which he calls an autobiography that’s about half about his life as a farm boy from Chestnut Grove and the rest about the years he served as a minister and with the Southern Baptist Church’s Foreign Mission Board in Kenya and Tanganyika.

  • Children visited the Shelby County Public Library on Saturday to work with crafts and have their photos taken with Santa. Other events were entertainment, refreshments and face-painting, and each child chose three items to decorate.

  • Glenn and Voncile Waldridge celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24. They were married on this date in Harrisonville in 1966.

    He is retired from General Electric with 37 years of service. She is a homemaker.

    They have three children, Henry Waldridge of Louisville, Brenda Bland of Shelbyville and Amy Scott of Louisville, and eight grandchildren.

  • The Mount Eden Ruritan club was filled with cheer and good tidings on Friday during the annual Christmas in Mount Eden celebration. Folks lined tables to feast on chili, hot dogs and decadent homemade desserts, and others browsed the expanded craft and gift area in the adjacent building.