Today's Features

  • Holiday gathering

  • For about 60 years the Mount Eden Ruritan Club has been a mainstay in the community, and for about 20 of those years its members have been responsible for bringing the community together around Christmas to celebrate the town’s good fortune.

    Small community celebrations, whether its Bagdad Days, Cropper Days or Labor Day in Waddy, are getting more and more difficult to maintain, organizers say, because of the urbanization of American life.

  • Tom Peterson was considered in the journalism community not only a veteran reporter but also a person whom many colleagues considered a mentor. He died Nov. 11 at the age of 59.

    “Tom was a tenacious reporter who was really dedicated to the pursuit of truth,” said Jack Brammer, a Shelbyville resident and reporter with  The Herald-Leader in Lexington who worked with Peterson in the 1970s at The Sentinel-News.

    “Tom really did a lot for the paper; he put a lot more emphasis on hard news and investigative reporting.

  • Andrea Travis and Matt Schedler were married July 23, 2011, at Anchor Baptist Church in Lexington.

    Parents of the bride are Roger and Alisa Travis of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Jim and Debbie Schedler of New Brunswick, Canada.

    Rev. Billy Betts officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father, Roger Travis.

    Matron of Honor was Kara Mudd of Louisville, sister of the bride.

  • Kentucky Historical Society Executive Committee President Sheila Mason Burton (far left) poses with members of the volunteer team that was honored recently with the Volunteer Group Award for 2011 by the KHS for their work on the “Skirmish near Simpsonville” memorial site on U.S. 60 just west of Simpsonville. Members of the group attending the ceremony in Frankfort were (from Burton’s left) Sherry Jelsma, Jerry Miller, Uley Washburn, Hobie Henninger, Juanita White and Robert L. Bell.

  • Emma Rae Berry celebrated her first birthday Nov. 4, 2011.

    She is the daughter of Brandon and Ellen Berry of Bagdad.

    Grandparents are Mike and Phyllis Bailey of Bagdad and Deanie Quire of Shelbyville. Great-grandparents are Stewart and Irene Waits of Frankfort.

  • 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.