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Today's Features

  • Doris Purvis Beller celebrated her 84th birthday on June 19 with her granddaughter Kerrie and husband Ken Howard. Celebrating with her was also Jeanene Purvis Rogers and Don Rogers, Joe and Denise Purvis, Ben and Pauline Purvis, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  • Public meetings
    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 the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.
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  • 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.

     

  • This year when the Metro United Way kicks off its 2011 campaign, it may pack a little more wallop.

    What officials hope will give it more “kick” is the presence of a local community figure who has agreed to step in as chairperson, someone that just about everyone in the community knows and respects — Bobby Hudson.

    Roberta Steutermann, donor relationship manager with Metro United Way, said when she approached Hudson about chairing the Shelby County office, and he agreed, she was ecstatic.

  • Movie nights in Red Orchard Park will become more than a park and educational center when it opens its gates late in the evenings for movies this summer.

    Carl Meyer, a member of the Clear Creek Trailblazers, said they are having the movie nights at Red Orchard for community amusement.

    “Some of us have young children and grandchildren,” he said. “And we want to attract the public to Red Orchard and the Miller Outdoor Education Center in general, and to recruit members for the Trailblazers.”

  • Billy and Anita Grigsby have been married for 25 years. The couple was married on June 17, 1986 at the Shelby County Courthouse. She was formerly a Richard of Bullitt County. They live in Shelby County and have one son, David Grigsby of Shelbyville.

  • Leonard and Martha Shouse celebrated 71 years of marriage on June 21, 2011. Long-time residents of Simpsonville, they now reside in Shelbyville. They have two daughters, Norma Shouse of Lawrenceburg and Carolyn Shouse Mills of Louisville, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

  • Kadence Bree Smith competed in the “Crowned Prince and Princess Charm Pageant” Tiny Miss division at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. In her optional division she won western wear, 1950s wear, prettiest smile and photogenic. She won her tiny miss division and received the overall supreme title. She is the 9-month-old daughter of Alex and Kristin Smith of Shelbyville. Her grandparents are Elmer and Sheri Bullock of Shelbyville, Rick Smith of Maryland, Patricia Maullaney of Fla.; great-grandparents are Joe and Patty Greer of Shelbyville and Delores Smith of Maryland.

  • The Kentucky Sheriffs’ boys and girls ranch marks its 36th year of reaching Kentucky’s youth this year. The 2011 camping season will run for eight weeks, serving both boys and girls through the end of July. The camp is free thanks to the dedication and support of sheriffs, members and contributors covering the well over $300 per week per child costs. Shelby County boys in attendance were (front row, from left) Christian Hull and Nathaniel Adams. Also pictured are Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong, Audrey Armstrong and ranch head counselor Kelly Buck.