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Today's Features

  • J. Guthrie and Jennifer True of Frankfort announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurel Whitney True, to Philip Coleman Lawson. He is the son of W. Henry and Susan C. Lawson of Pineville.

    True is a graduate of Western Hill High School and Transylvania University. She is in her third year at Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. She is the granddaughter of Laurel and Alice True of Peytona and the great-granddaughter of the late Guthrie and Mary Alice Stivers.

  • Austin Poore celebrated his first birthday March 13, 2011.

    He is the son of Colby and Deana Poore of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Debbie and Eddie Williams and Cheryl and Ron Poore, all of Shelbyville. Great-grandparents are Randy and Judy Williams of Simpsonville, John and Loretta Quire and Carlyn Fisher, all of Shelbyville.

  • Sabra Nicole Richardson celebrated her first birthday March 12, 2011.

    She is the daughter of Jennifer L. Richardson and Mark Anthony Roberts, both of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Kathy and Bill Baker of Shelbyville and James Ritchey of Clay Village.

  • Shanshan Chi, an exchange student from China, was the page for state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) on Feb. 18 in Frankfort. She is staying with Charles and Diana Kramer of Shelbyville.

  • Some eyes in Shelby County will be smiling Thursday when one of our own celebrates St. Patrick's Day, where most surely would guess is the best place to do so – Ireland.

    Stephen Fox, 23, says he has fallen in love with the Emerald Isle and its people in the two months that he has been in Dublin on an internship to complete his college credits at Eastern Kentucky University, where he is a senior, majoring in communication studies.

  • Some eyes in Shelby County will be smiling Thursday when one of our own celebrates St. Patrick's Day, where most surely would guess is the best place to do so – Ireland.

    Stephen Fox, 23, says he has fallen in love with the Emerald Isle and its people in the two months that he has been in Dublin on an internship to complete his college credits at Eastern Kentucky University, where he is a senior, majoring in communication studies.

  • Captain Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller, USMC, whom I had first encountered as my instructor at Marine Corps Basic School in Philadelphia in 1937-38, had actively sought combat assignments. 

    In World War II and the Korean Conflict, he continued to advance in rank and to add three more awards of the coveted Navy Cross to the two he wore at that time.  He had been considered by all Marines to be the Corps’ greatest hero,

     Now, to his dismay, he had fought his last fight.  He was however to be caught up in other controversies. 

  • Public meetings
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall.

  • “It seems like only yesterday when she graduated from [Shelby County] high school, and now she’s living in Hollywood, within walking distance of the Walk of Fame.”

    Those are the words of Eve Lawson Lewis, the mother of Ruby Lewis, a member of the Class of 2003 who just finished up a national tour of the Broadway musical Greaselast year and has moved on from musical theater to television.