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Today's Features

  • In Iraq today, one of Shelby County’s native sons said he would spend his first Veterans Day doing what people who serve often do – missing his family.

     “I have a wonderful wife and a handsome little boy,” said Scott Gaines, 24, a firefighter with the Shelbyville Fire Department, husband of Angel Gaines, a firefighter with the Shelby County Fire Department and the father of a toddler, Braylon Scott Gaines.

  • A local church hopes to spread goodwill this holiday season by selling Christmas gifts that are a blessing to more than just those who receive them.

    This Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville will host its  annual Alternative Gift Market, where patrons can donate money to various local, national and international charities on behalf of friends and family on their Christmas lists.

  • Torrey Smith (left) and Anita Clay of Team Smith Realty were winners of the Shelby Development Corporation’s fall decoration contest.

  • Workers in the Shelby County Farm Bureau’s office on Mount Eden Road dressed up for Halloween as crazy witches. They were (back row from left) Mary Jo Newton, Audrey Whitacre, Lona Broughton, Mary Jo Lyvers; (second row) Kala Turner, Michelle Nethery, Abby Cottongim; (front row) Norma Bailey, Melissa Welman and Debbie Brooks.

  • Sam and Joyce Medley of Finchville have been married for 54 years. They were married on Nov. 9, 1957 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Todds Point.

    They are parents of Michael D. Medley and Cynthia Medley Hance, both of Louisville, and Kevin D. Medley of Finchville. Grandchildren are Sarah Hance Gonzales and Samantha Hance, both of Lexington, Suzanna Hance of Louisville, Justin Medley, Kelly Hundley and Lisa Phillips, all of Shelbyville. They have five great-grandchildren.

  • Tipton/Bramblett reunion

  • Representatives from seven Shelby County organizations voiced their gratitude Monday night at receiving funding from the Shelby County Community Foundation.

    “We are appreciative of this; it is the second year we have gotten funding, and it will help us a great deal,” said Lee Bean, founder and operator of the Open Door of Hope, a men’s shelter on 8th Street. “We have served one hundred and fifty men since opening two years ago, and we have helped more than half of those men to find jobs.”

  • Collins High School cheerleaders held their first House of Trees fundraiser for Relay For Life on Saturday.

    Jerilyn Hanks, cheerleading coach and special education teacher at Collins, said the event brought in $900 from the sale of 15 decorated Christmas trees that were on display at the school’s cafeteria.

    “We were pleased with our first time, and we will definitely hold it again next year,” she said.

  • Collins High School cheerleaders held their first House of Trees fundraiser for Relay For Life on Saturday.

    Jerilyn Hanks, cheerleading coach and special education teacher at Collins, said the event brought in $900 from the sale of 15 decorated Christmas trees that were on display at the school’s cafeteria.

    “We were pleased with our first time, and we will definitely hold it again next year,” she said.