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Today's Features

  • Kenneth and Mary Casey Lisby of Waddy have been married for 65 years. The couple were married on Nov. 1, 1946, in Middlesboro by the Rev. Orvin Sauder.

    They are the parents of Douglas Lisby. They celebrated with the family

  • Matthew Smith of Bagdad was promoted to captain in the United States Marine Corps. Smith recently returned from a 7-month deployment to the Middle East and is the Scout Sniper Platoon Commander for Battalion Landing Team 1/1. He lives in Orange County in California with his wife, Marci.

    Smith is a 2003 graduate of Shelby County High School and a 2007 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. He is the son of Greg and Mary Ann Smith of Bagdad.

  • SCHS head coach Todd Shipley and Rocket football players pack food bags for the Shelby County Backpack Project. The Shelby County Backpack Project feeds hundreds of Shelby County students each week. To make donations drop off items at the Shelby County Board of Education, 1155 West Main Street. Items include a weekly menu of Vienna sausage, soup or Chef Boyardee, Pop-Tart, cereal bowl, cereal bar, fruit cup, snacks (peanut-butter crackers, chips, rice-crispy treat, pudding).

  • Shelby County Community Theatre presented The Fall Fantasy, its annual fundraiser, on Saturday night at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. All proceeds from the dinner/dance and auction go to benefit the theater.

  • Four grandsons of the late Charles Edward McGuire, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, gathered to the plant and raise a flag in his honor. McGuire was wounded during a battle in the Pacific. J. Clay Cull (from left), former Marine Cpl. Robert Riggs II, First Sgt. Abraham M. Blessinger and Charles Joshua Cull were on hand. Mark A. Blessinger and LaMar Edward Hundley II were unable to attend. Blessinger recently returned from a tour in Afghanistan.

  • The Kentucky Society Sons of the American Revolution conducted a Patriot Grave Marking and Dedication service Oct. 22 for Revolutionary War soldier Pvt. Micajah Neal, who lived from 1753 to 1835.

  • Public meetings
    Shelby County Board of Education meets in a special called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    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.
    This week

  • With more than 1,600 U.S. students earning Fulbright Scholarships this year, Jack Galloway didn't think he was a sure thing when he filled out his application.

    "The Fulbright application process takes a lot of energy and patience," he said. "It's a very competitive program, and I can only say that I am deeply honored and excited by the opportunity."

    But Galloway, a native of Shelby County, did earn one of those spots, joining an exclusive club of 294,000 who have earned the Fulbright, 110,000 of whom are from the United States.

  • Where you can find monsters, witches, and an insane asylum, other than the workplace, that is?

    Those who want a real fright night this Halloween still can visit the Haunted House at Governor’s Square, operated by the Shelbyville Fire Department.

    The haunted house will be open Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight and will feature a maze, a zombie room, an insane asylum and other assorted frightful scenes, said John Hance, manager of the facility.