Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Suebeth and Tyler Chesser were married Sept. 3, 2011, at Pleasant Hill Christian Church.

    Parents of the bride are Tommy and Sue Newton of Waddy. The groom is the son of Darvin Chesser of Taylorsville and Carolyn Reynolds of Versailles.

    Rev. Roy Temple Jr. officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

    Maid of honor was the sister of the bride, Tammy Brewer of Hebron.

    Bridesmaids were the bride’s sisters, Heaven Newton and Brittany Newton, and sister-in-law Lani Newton, all of Waddy.

  • Dr. Herbert S. Kays was a man who wore many hats in his day, but even more than for his time spent as an educator, dentist, or star high school athlete, many will remember him for was his kind-natured spirit.

    Charles Clifton was a Shelbyville native who knew Herbie Kays well.

    “Of all his accomplishments, he was a good man and a good friend. I can’t pay him any higher complement,” he said.

    Kays passed away Oct. 27 at the age of 73.

  • Corpus Christi Academy will host its fifth annual Spirit of Christmas Dance, featuring the Monarchs, on Saturday at the Shelbyville Country Club lodge. Doors will open at 8:15 p.m., and dancing will be 9 p.m. to midnight. A full cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available. Tickets are $50 per couple or $30 for singles. Seating is limited. Call 722-8090 for reservations. The Monarchs keep the crowd of 146 entertained and on the dance floor during the Spirit of Christmas Dance at the Shelbyville Country Club in 2009.

  • Caroling in Todds Point
    Mount Pleasant Baptist Church will go caroling in Todds Point at 7 o’clock Thursday. Church members are more than welcome to participate in the caroling. Meet at the church before 6:45.
    Christmas celebrations

  • Public meetings
    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

  • The weather wasn’t quite delightful, but neither was it frightful Saturday at the Christmas Parade, an event that had a specific theme this year.

    Touted as the Red, White and Blue American Christmas, the parade down Main Street featured 20 floats, up a few from last year, many of which featured patriotic themes, a couple of them depicting Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • A stunning death has taken the life of a well-known musician and folk singer who lived near Simpsonville.

    Betty Thom, one of the original founding members of the folk/bluegrass group, The Cumberlands, passed away in her sleep, said her husband of 55 years, Harold Thom.

    “She was the most wonderful, loving, compassionate, kind, brilliant lady,” he said. “She was one in a billion.”