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Today's Features

  • In columns about my 30 years service in the regular U. S. Marine Corps, I have occasionally mentioned a unique and memorable individual, one not lost in the crowd of his associates, but separate and apart, known in the service as a “character.”
    The first of this breed that I met in the corps was Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller

  • Baghdad and Korea might seem like one in the same as hotspots with tense U.S. relations.

    But Sean Chandler, a Shelby County High School and Centre graduate with a masters from the University of Kentucky, would be quick to tell you that Bagdad (Kentucky) and South Korea have a lot in common, too.

    Chandler is five months into a yearlong stay in South Korea, where he's teaching English in a middle school in Ildong, a small town near Pocheon, north of Seoul and about 20 miles from the Demilitarized Zone and border with North Korea.

  • Speakers included city and county officials and others who talked about Tapp’s commitment to his community, his dedication and some of the many projects he has helped bring to fruition.

    Marshall Long, former Shelbyville mayor, state representative and state senator, spoke of Tapp’s fairness in Frankfort.

  • Don Harris was a small-town-Indiana guy who had learned a bit about showing and training horses when he arrived in Simpsonville in 1969.
    When he left, the world had changed for him and the horses he touched – and for Shelby County.
    Harris, who now lives and works in Cox’s Creek, was honored Saturday night by the United States Equestrian Federation with its Lifetime Achievement Award, the organization’s highest honor, which once also was won by Harris’ former across-the-road neighbor, Helen Crabtree.

  • Jennifer Lawrence has come a long way from the little girl who was raised in Louisville and enjoyed summers at a camp facility her family owns in Shelby County.

    At the tender age of 20, Lawrence was nominated Tuesday for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Winter’s Bone, which also was named a finalist for Best Picture.

    Lawrence’s competition? Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Annette Bening and Michelle Williams.

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  • Public meetings
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. today at Simpsonville City Hall.
    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. every third Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.
    This week
    Lunch for Sen. Hornback

  • Nathaniel G. Higgs, a retired director of the Southern Union Public Affairs and Religious Liberty association, will be at the Seventh-day Adventist Church Saturday during the 11 a.m. worship hour.

    His sermon, titled "God Bless America," will kick of the church's annual Religious Liberty campaign, which runs through February.

  • 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.

     

    Bagdad Baptist