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Today's Features

  • February is Black History Month, when both the historical and contemporary contributions of African-Americans are celebrated and illuminated. Shelby County has had many such contributors, and today we highlight the lives of three who are active in our society, helping others, setting examples and leading forward the next generation of Shelby Countians. Here are their stories.

    KILEN GRAY

    ‘Your ministry must flow out of your heart’

  • Chad Higgins begins his service as the minister of music for the New Mount Zion Baptist Church of Shelbyville.

    He has served in various capacities in music ministry leadership for many churches in this region. He is the music coordinator for the Midwest Region of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses (aka, The Thomas Dorsey Convention).

  • 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.

     

  • Anytime a string ensemble comes together in Shelby County, it's likely that somewhere behind it all is a tie to Susie Saunders.

    Known best for starting the orchestra department at Shelbyville High School more than 50 years ago – and continuing it at Shelby County High after the merger in 1976 – Bettie Jane "Susie" Saunders died Tuesday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville at the age of 86 after battling an illness.

  • Ann Harris pondered the question she has been asked repeatedly all week.

    “How does it feel to turn 100? Well, I don’t know, I’ve never been 100 years old before,” she said. “Sometimes I feel 100 and some days I feel 16.”

    Harris celebrated her milestone birthday last week with a party at First Baptist Church, where she is a member, surrounded by family and friends.

  • ‘Snow Ball’ at SCCT
    The Shelby Count Community Theatre will present The Snow Ball, directed by David Pilkinton, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and Feb. 18-19 and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 20. Tickets are $14 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students For reservations, call 502-633-0242.  

  • A North Oldham High School student who tuned her musical skills in Shelby County earned a golden ticket to Hollywood by producers of American Idol.
    "It's my dream. I just really want it," 16-year-old Brandy Neelly said in her Idol post-audition interview, which is posted on YouTube.
    Neelly and her family were jumping for joy when they learned that she would move on in the competition.
    "What a moment," Neelly’s mother, Cheryl Case, said. "It was as much fun as it looks."

  • Last year nearly 1,500 Shelby County children were treated at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, the only medical facility in the state that specializes in treating children.
    Because of how that hospital benefits the community, a Shelby County charity has started an effort to raise funds for the hospital that has saved the lives of thousands of local children.
    The Tres Chic Executive Committee is hoping to raise $10,000 on Saturday at its second annual event at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.  

  • Stephen Walker and Brittany Hardin announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Oct. 19, 2010. She has been named Maleyah Heavyn Walker.

    Grandparents are Rita Rodgers, Phil King, Karen Hardin and Greg Hardin, all of Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Jay and Marty Perry and the late Verlie Ann Baker. Great-great grandparents are Irene Gains and the late Lora Mae Martin.