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Today's Features

  • There is a theater opening, the Touched Twice event and fundraisers galore, but those are only a small portion of what figures to be a very busy weekend of activities in Shelby County.

    That lineup really got under way on Thursday with the third annual Highway 55 Yard Sale, which stretches into and out of Shelby County on KY 55 and allows for a combined marketing effort for yard sales.

    But Shelby County’s parks, in full bloom now that spring appears to be taking hold, will be alive with activities as well.

  • Laddy and Lorie Haggard have been married for 25 years. The couple were married April 19. She is the former Lorie Crenshaw.

    They have two children, Ashley Haggard Gordon and Josh Haggard, both of Shelby County. They have four grandchildren, Kaiden, Daegan, Jaelinn and Kinleigh.

    A shower will be 3-5 p.m. Saturday at their home. All friends and relatives are invited.

  • Carl and Shirley Cays of Shelbyville have been married for 50 years. The couple were married April 12, 1961, in Shelbyville.

    She is the former Shirley Samples. They are both retired and are members of Victory Baptist.

    Children include Eric Cays and Carla Husband, both of Shelbyville, Kathy Turner of Waddy and Alan Cays of Longview, W.Va.

  • Rodney and Tiffanie Moore of Waddy announce the birth of their second child, a daughter, on Feb. 28, 2011, at Baptist Hospital East. She has been named Leah Madison Moore.

    Grandparents are Donna Bruner of Waddy and the late Lloyd Bruner, George and Mary Moore of Pleasureville.

  • Nick and Mandy Smith of Fairdale announce the birth of their first child, a son, on March 22, 2011, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He has been named Kingston Lee Smith. 

    Grandparents are Frank and Debbie Simpson of Shelbyville and Sonny and Sherry Smith of Louisville. His great-grandparents are Lloyd and Doris Cockeril, Ottilia Wilson of Louisville and the late Jerry Wilson.

  • Nathaniel and Melanie Balentine of Pine Bluff, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, DeeDee Balentine, to Marty Biagi of Shelbyville. He is the son of Stephen and Marie Biagi of Shelbyville.

    Balentine is a 2006 graduate of Watson Chapel High School and is finishing up her senior year at the University of Arkansas with a degree in animal science. She is currently an assistant manager at Pier 1 Imports.

  • All friends and family are invited to Cot Thompson’s 75th birthday bash at 7 p.m. April 16 at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club Building.

    For more information, call Barbara at 502-839-6083.

  • Bagdad Baptist
    Easter Sunday services will be 8:30 Early Service, 9 Breakfast, 10: Sunday School, 10:45 Easter Service. The Youth will have a fundraiser Dinner Theater 6-8 p.m. on April 30 performing a play, “Virgil’s First Easter,” while serving dinner.  The youth are accepting donations and selling tickets. For tickets, call (502) 747-8933.  
    Beechridge

  • Public meetings
    The Shelby County School Board will have a special called meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at West Middle School. This meeting is open to the public.
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
    The Shelbyville Municipal Water Board meeting is 6:30 p.m. every third Monday, at the office, 1059 Washington St. in Shelbyville. Phone 633-2840 to be on the agenda.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.

  • Before the first shots of the Civil War were fired 150 years ago - on April 12, 1861 - it was already clear that Kentucky would play an important role in shaping both the Confederate and Union sides.

    A border state like no other, Kentucky's legislature struggled to choose a side, finally settling with the Union, much to the delight of President Abraham Lincoln, a native.