Today's Features

  • Being broken up with by your girlfriend in elementary school is always a traumatic event, especially when she bluntly tells you that you would go better with her cousin, whom you don’t even really know at the time.

    That’s how I met Jen, my friend Carrie Miller’s cousin, when I was about 10.

    If I could sum her up in one word, it would simply be funny…with awkward as a close second. She was a lanky, tall tomboy with the most outrageous personality ever.

  • A man who has done so much for many in Shelby County was taken from his family and legion of friends Monday by the ugliness of cancer, but the beauty of his soul will live on in the hearts of those who loved him.

    At 79, Cordy Armstrong’s lifetime of accomplishments were many, magistrate of more than 25 years, deputy sheriff for four years, an Army veteran, years of dedication to the Cropper Ruritan Club, his lifetime of farming and his affiliation with the United States Trotting Association,

  • 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.


  • Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee
    Kick Off Breakfast, July 28; 7:30 a.m.
    Undulata Farm,  Zaring Mill Road
    Youth Art Show, July 28 - August 6, Shelby County Public Library
    Opening Reception - July 28 at 5:30 p.m.
    Street Party Concert Friday, July 29; 6 p.m., 627 Main Parking Lot
    Tacky Lawn Ornament Contest, July 29; 6 p.m.
    Lawn of 627 Main Parking Lot

  • Kerry Magan did not get to wear a flowery Hawaiin shirt on a recent cruise from Honolulu to San Diego.

    But while it may have been a pleasure cruise to Magan, the ship was none other than the USS Carl Vinson, a well-known aircraft carrier, on which Magan’s youngest son, Lt. Jacob Magan, is stationed.

    Magan, who owns and operates Kerry P. Magan Consulting Engineers PLC in Shelbyville and was a Pvt. in the Army, enlisting in 1969, explained how it all came about.

  • Lillie Mae Wakefield will celebrate her 80th birthday Friday. She is married to Roy Wakefield and has lived in Shelbyville all her life. They have six children, Cornell Wakefield, Anna Jones, James Alice Wakefield, Charles Wakefield, all of Shelbyville, Jan Pollald of Maryland, and the late Dora Chambers

  • Heather and Greg Horn of Richmond announce the birth of their first child, a son, on June 8, 2011 at Saint Joseph East Women’s Center. He has been named Logan Taylor Horn. He was born at 6:55 p.m. weighting 8 pounds and 3 ounces at 20.25 inches long.

    Grandparents are Brett and Dorothy Beaverson of Taylorsville, Dale Horn of Shelbyville and the late Dee Dee Horn.

  • Donya M. and James H. Bell Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Jasmin Rachelle Bell, to Justin Corey Barnes, all of Shelbyville. He is the son of Bernice and Eric Barnes of Somerset.

    The bride-to-be is a Shelby County High School and Spencerian College graduate.

    The groom-elect is a graduate of Franklin County High School and Mid-American College of Mortuary Science.

    The wedding will take place July 23 at Clay Street Baptist Church. A reception will be at Highland Baptist.

  • Keith Koebel and Renee Cambron-Koebel, both of LaGrange announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacqulyn Nicole Koebel of LaGrange, to Chad Spaulding of LaGrange. He is the son of Mark and Sandy Spaulding of Shelbyville.

    The bride is employed with Shelby County Public Schools and the groom is employed with Kindred Hospital.

    The wedding will take place 5 p.m. on Oct. 8, 2011 at Lakeside Reflections in Jeffersonville, Ind.

  • Jerry and Debra Colvin, and Susan Graebe of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Renee Colvin Stucker to Brian Burton. He is the son of Linda Renee and Earl Burton of Frankfort, and the late Sandra Burton.

    The bride-to-be is a graduate of Shelby County High School and Kentucky State University. She is employed by the Cabinet of Health and Family Services.

    The groom-elect is a graduate of Western Hills High School and Kentucky State University. He is employed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

    A closed wedding will be Aug. 13, 2011.