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Today's Features

  • He may be a former Army sergeant and commercial truck driver who enjoys reading history and epic fantasy, but when David Frankel decided to write a book, he penned a romance novel.
    But that makes some sense when you realize that Frankel, a resident of Shelbyville, is the romantic sort: After meeting his now-wife in an online dating site, their first date resulted in a proposal of marriage.
    That turned out OK. He is celebrating his fifth year of marriage with Jackie Peterson, formerly of Eminence.

  • He may be a former Army sergeant and commercial truck driver who enjoys reading history and epic fantasy, but when David Frankel decided to write a book, he penned a romance novel.
    But that makes some sense when you realize that Frankel, a resident of Shelbyville, is the romantic sort: After meeting his now-wife in an online dating site, their first date resulted in a proposal of marriage.
    That turned out OK. He is celebrating his fifth year of marriage with Jackie Peterson, formerly of Eminence.

  • 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
    There will be a Rook tournament and family game night with a chili supper on Saturday. You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

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    Officials at three local non-profit organizations in Shelby County are excited about some additional funding they received recently from Metro United Way.

    The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Operation Care’s Mercy Medical Clinic and Centro Latino received $41,000 among them.

  • If you think you have to stop eating junk food to lose a ton of weight – this is going to shock you.
    Here is why:  According to a CNN article, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, lost 27 pounds in 10 weeks on his “Twinkie Diet.”
    What’s the “Twinkie Diet?”  For 10 weeks, Mark ate a Twinkie every 3 hours instead of meals.

  • Public meetings
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Stratton Center.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p,m. Tuesday at Simpsonville City Hall.

  • 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.