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Today's Features

  • Holiday closings
    Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, all federal government offices, including the post office, and banks will be closed on Thursday. State, Shelby County, Shelbyville and Simpsonville offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, and the Shelby County Public Library will be closed Thursday through Saturday. Shelby County Public Schools will be closed Wednesday through Friday.

  • Private Christian A. Lentini graduated Nov. 18 from the United States Marine Corps 3rd Recruit Training Battalion at Parris Island, S.C.

    He is the son of Michael and Shirley Lentini, and grandson of Eugene and Laura Ritchey and Sony Lentini, all of Shelby County, and the late Juanita Lentini.

    Lentini is a 2011 graduate of Collins High School.

  • Bryan and Barbara Franklin of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Ann Franklin of Shelbyville, to Jordan Thomas Baker of Shelbyville. He is the son of Scott and Diana Baker of Shelbyville.

    The wedding will take place at 5 p.m. March 24, 2012, at  Clay Street Baptist Church

  • Jolee Anne Hughes will celebrate her first birthday Dec. 3.

    She is the daughter of John Joseph Hughes IV and Kera Lynn Hughes, both of Shelbyville. Her older sister is Madison Lynn.

    Grandparents are Dennis and Rhonda Hudspeth of Bagdad, John Hughes Jr. of Shelbyville and Sharon Kay Hughes of Dawson Springs. Great-grandparents are Shirley Melton of Dawson Springs, Anna Hughes of Springfield, Ill., and the late Russell Melton and Bridget Ruble-Carey.

  • Sarah Elizabeth Hance and Jesus Mariano Gonzalez were married July 23, 2011, at Finchville Baptist Church.

    Parents of the bride are Anthony Hance and Cynthia Medley Hance of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Mariano and Maria Gonzalez of Shelbyville.

    The bride is the granddaughter of Sam and Joyce Medley of Finchville and the late Wallace and Inez Hance of Bagdad. 

  • Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden and students celebrate the lighting of the downtown Simpsonville lights in the annual Light Up Simpsonville event on Saturday. Later, hundreds filled the old gymnasium to see Christmas entertainment and eat the free chili or bean soup dinner provided by the city.

  • More than 200 runners line up for the start of the annual Turkey Trot race in downtown Shelbyville on Saturday morning. When they crossed the finish line, Devon Felding, a top cross-country star at Collins High School won first place among males, and Jay Sollinger was third (though first in his age group). Julie Doseth was the top female. Feiding had a time of 17 minutes and 41.81 seconds. Dotseth was at 22:48.30. The event benefited the Leadership Shelby Class of 2012 charity program.

  • Steve Miller lay in a hospital bed for one of the many days he spent there, drifting in and out of consciousness, enduring debilitating pain and distress, surrounded by family, friends and coworkers who shared the question that reverberated around his mind and pulsed through his veins: Am I going to die?

    His boss, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, was there to hold his hand. His wife, Donna, kept after the doctors and nurses as the pain and disorientation that followed what he thought would be a rather simple heart procedure slowly but assuredly overwhelmed him.

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    Van Stockum Collection, Filson Historical Society, Louisville

     

    USS Panay sinking after Japanese attack on Dec. 12, 1937

     

    Van Stockum Collection, Filson Historical Society, Louisville

  • Just being able to sit up with minimum assistance and to pay attention when something is being read may not seem not a big achievement at all for a teenager.

    But for the family of 17-year-old Robbie Phillips, it’s something to be extremely grateful for this Thanksgiving.

     “I am just elated,” said Debbie Phillips, Robbie’s mother.

    You know the story about Robbie Phillips, a boy who was left with a severe brain injury in November 2008 when he tried to commit suicide by hanging himself at the age of 14.