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Today's Features

  • This week
    Shelby Development
    Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Friday at the Cardwell House.
    Shelby author’s book signing
    Tracy Gayle, a Shelby County teacher and author of the new book Tilt-A-Whirl, will have a reading and book signing at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville.

  • Santa Claus comes to Bagdad
    Santa Claus will be in Bagdad 6-7:30 p.m. today to see all of the kids before Christmas. He and his elves will be serving cookies and drinks at the Bagdad Ruritan Club, 5632 Elmburg Road.
    Santa Claus is coming to town

  • One year ago today, a fire swept through a home at 312 Henry Clay Street, leaving one brother in the hospital and another homeless.

    John Pearson eventually died from second-degree burns he received over the top portion of his body, and his bother “Booger” Bill Pearson, 69, was left homeless.

    A spark of community fellowship helped raise several thousand dollars for the brothers, but it turns out that won’t be enough.

  • Tracy Coffee Gayle says she has always loved to write and listen to stories.

    "When I was little, I wanted to be John Boy Walton because he got to write," she said. "I've always loved to write and listen to my parents’ stories and my grandparents’ stories."

    About 10 years ago Gayle, a fifth-grade teacher at Wright Elementary School, started working on a short story about a young girl named Vera, and, along with Gayle’s own family, Vera has grown.

  • Tracy Coffee Gayle says she has always loved to write and listen to stories.

    "When I was little, I wanted to be John Boy Walton because he got to write," she said. "I've always loved to write and listen to my parents’ stories and my grandparents’ stories."

    About 10 years ago Gayle, a fifth-grade teacher at Wright Elementary School, started working on a short story about a young girl named Vera, and, along with Gayle’s own family, Vera has grown.

  • When Jim Robinson arrived in Simpsonville to serve as the pastor of Simpsonville Christian Church 11 years ago, he saw children and families who were left out of Christmas gift-giving festivities.

    Many of his neighbors did not have the means to buy the extra goodies that make Christmas celebrations special. They had just enough to get by.

    The next year, Robinson and members of his Disciples of Christ congregation, started “No Child Left Behind,” so no one living in the 40067 zip code would be left behind at Christmas time.

  • A group of swimmers and parents met at the Shelbyville Walmart to shop for five angels for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. What was so amazing was seeing the participants put so much thought and effort into shopping and showing compassion for the children they had adopted. Said one participant, “I couldn’t imagine not having anything for Christmas.” Said another: “I now know how fortunate I am.” The total spent was $711.44.

  • Sondra and Dr. William Powers will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

    They were married on Dec. 16, 1961, in their hometown of Hawesville in  Hancock County. Both are graduates of the University of Louisville, where he  received his doctorate in medicine and Sondra received her master of arts in teaching.

    Following medical school graduation in 1967 and an internship in Orange County, Calif., Dr. Powers assumed active military duty and was deployed to Cu Chi, Vietnam, where he served as a base camp doctor.

  • Gene and Betty Moore of Louisville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this week. They were married on Dec. 14, 1951, at Pleasureville Baptist Church.

    During their married life, they have resided in Pleasureville, Anchorage and Louisville.

  • Emily Carol and Kirk Joseph Esarey were married June 25, 2011, at Garden Court in Louisville.

    Parents of the bride are Max and Deana Doyle of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Bill and Fay Esarey of Louisville.

    Wedding music was provided by Lisa Gilmore, harpist during the wedding, and the reception music was by Leo and the Moonlighters.

    Rev. Steve Boyd officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.