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Today's Features

  • Timothy and Julie Brown of Simpsonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Brown of Shelbyville, to Jerome Smith of Shelbyville. He is the son of Bill and Janie Akins of Mason, N.C.

    Brown is a 2003 graduate of Shelby County High School and is a hairstylist at Great Clips. Smith is a 1987 graduate of Halifax County High School in Virginia and is a stock person for the distribution center at Kroger.

    The wedding will take place at 5 p.m. April 30 at Simpsonville Baptist Church.

  • Chuck and Tammie Radcliff of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Alexandra Radcliff of Shelbyville, to Matthew Wescott Dowell of Meade County. He is the son of Alan and Christy Dowell of Elizabethtown and Robinn and Barry Barmore of Louisville.

    The wedding will take place at 2:30 p.m. May 21, 2011 at Holly Hill Church of Christ in Frankfort.

  • Elizabeth Schlientz of Louisville and Dr. James Stapleton of Simpsonville announce their engagement.

    Schlientz is originally from Long Island, N.Y., and is a CPA project manager at Humana in Louisville.

    Stapleton is the owner of Shelby County Chiropractic in Shelbyville.

    He proposed on Feb. 4 in Central Park, and the couple plans to marry at the Church of the Annunciation in Shelbyville on Oct. 15, 2011.

  • Lewis Burwell Puller, at 5 feet 8 inches and 144 pounds, was a little below average size of his time, but he stood out among his contemporaries because of his barrel chest.

    Even so, I still have difficulty referring to him by his nickname, “Chesty,” because when I first met him in 1937, he was called “Lewie,” although not by us second lieutenants, who were careful to address him quite formally as “Captain Puller!”

  • Tornado sirens blasted away at 10:07 a.m. Tuesday, and students at Southside Elementary and all over Kentucky took place in a statewide tornado drill.

    The drill is held each spring, marking March as Severe Storms Awareness Month.

    Southside Principal Susanne Burkhardt complimented the young students on their orderly behavior.

    “They did very well; they were very well behaved and I am very proud of them,” she said.

  • Everybody knows that dogs are man’s best friends, and if you’ve ever met a Labrador, you know that they want to please their owners probably more than any other dog.

    But what happens when you flip that around? Is man really a dog’s best friend, too?

    Well, in the case of Cathy Pike and Bob Corey, there’s no denying that twist on the old adage.

  • Annunciation
    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

  • Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) welcomes Olivia  McCants to Frankfort, where she served as his legislative page on Feb. 16. Olivia is the daughter of Jay and Heather McCants. Liam Baker-Stanton served as a page for state Rep. Brad Montell in the Kentucky House of Representatives on Feb. 17.  Liam is a sophomore at Collins High School.