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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Met production
    at Frankfort theater

    The Grand Theatre will present a new Metropolitan Opera production of the Philip Glass opera “Satyagraha” in a live, high-definition broadcast at Frankfort’s Grand Theatre at 12:55 p.m. Saturday.
     “Satyagraha,” (Sanskrit for “force of truth”), recounts Mahatma Gandhi’s formative years in South Africa as a leader in non-violent social protest. The visually extravagant opera was originally staged at the Met in 2008. Richard Croft sings the title role.

  • Most families will gather hands around the dinner table on Thursday and give thanks for all they have – friends, family, food, shelter and happiness.

    But what Lenny Marr said he would like to see is the entire community come together, hand-in-hand on Tuesday at 7 p.m. during the county's two Community Thanksgiving Services.

  • It’s official: Shelby County is a good-hearted community – literally.

    Shelby County was named Kentucky’s first HeartSafe Community at a ceremony at the EMS station on Peytona Beach Road in Waddy on Wednesday, honoring the county for its public-health initiatives.

    Health and Family Services Cabinet Secretary Janie Miller and Acting Public Health Commissioner Steve Davis presented to county officials the HeartSafe Community Award, a designation for communities that have met a specific set of criteria to respond better to cardiac arrests.

  • Jerome and Amber Smith of Simpsonville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on Sept. 27, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital. He has been named Jayden Kent Smith.

    Grandparents are Julie Brown of Simpsonville, Tim Brown of Louisville, Bill and Janie Akins of Mason, N.C., and Helen Clark of Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Shirley and Larry Vessels of Simpsonville, Gary Davis of Louisville and the late Coretha Watkins Smith.

    Great-great grandma is Dorothy Carlson of Louisville.

  • Thousands descended on downtown  Shelbyville on Saturday for the annual Celebration of Lights event. The masses showed up to ring in the Christmas season and watch the town spring to life with lights glowing from every corner.

  • Public meetings
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • Donnie and LouAnn Sensabaughof Bagdad announce the birth of their second child, a son, on Sept. 26, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital. He has been named Owen Boone Sensabaugh. He was born at 1:18 p.m. weighing 8 pounds and 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He has one brother, 6-year-old Chase.

    Grandparents are Marie Wright of Bagdad and James and Linda Sensabaugh of Hodgenville.

    Great-Grandparents are Annie Boone, Emma Derringer and Don McMillin.

  • Larry and Chastity Tuggle  of New Castle announce the birth of their seventh child, a daughter, on Nov. 2, 2011, at Baptist Northeast LaGrange Hospital. She was born at 4:55 p.m. weighing 5 pounds and 3 ounces at 18 inches long. She has been named Ava McAllyn Tuggle.

    Her brothers are Ethan, 14; Hunter, 8; Jacob, 6; and sister are Aleah, 12; Abby, 10; Ally, 10.

    Grandparents are Melinda and James Cunningham, Bobby Singleton of Shelbyville, Martha Jo Case of Eminence.

  • Frank Goodwin literally and figuratively put the Budd Company on the map in Shelbyville.

    Not only was he the first plant manager for the company when it finally opened its doors in 1987, but he was also instrumental in building the site near Interstate 64 that is now Martinrea Heavy Stamping.