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Today's Features

  • Back in his younger days, everybody knew where you could find Chester Bemiss—at the fire department.

  • Saturday dawned bright and sunny, just perfect for a fundraiser designed to bring light into a young woman’s world.

    More than 1,200 people attended “Save Savannah’s Sight,” held at the amphitheater at Clear Creek Park, which raised more than $22,000 to pay for a surgery that it is hoped will restore at least partial sight to Savannah Sanders.

    The 21-year old, who was blinded in a childhood accident at age 10, was present at the event, and even performed a comedy act on stage.

  • Halloween is creeping closer, and annual events designed to provide a scare or two are popping up on the calendar.

    In addition to the Trunk Or Treat events that have become popular at churches around Shelby County, the annual scare-you-to-death fundraisers are now open.

    Back for its fourth season, the Blood Orchard Curse is offering scary tours Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.-midnight at Red Orchard Park on Kentucky Street.

    The costs is  $10 per person, and proceeds go to the Shelby County Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Thurman daughter
    Phil and Allison Thurman of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Sept. 20, 2011 at Norton Suburban Hospital. She has been named Mollie Grace Thurman. She was born at 4:47 p.m., weighing six pounds and three ounces and was 17.5 inches in length.
    Grandparents are Tim and Julia Higgins of Simpsonville, Chuck and Sue Thurman of Lawrenceburg.
    Great-grandparents are Marvin Highfill of Louisville, Arnold and Jeanette Thurman of Shelbyville, Fred and Nancy Herrington of Rehoboth Beach, Del.

  • Alumni of Waddy High School gather Saturday in Waddy for their 50th reunion. This was the last class when the school was closed after spring 1960. Shelby County High School opened in the fall of 1960, and the old county schools were repurposed.

  • Kate and Josh Thacker were married Sept. 10, 2011 in Finchville.

    Parents of the bride are Mark Sexton and Molly O’Hara of Manhattan, Kan. The groom is the son of Denver and Wanda Thacker of Pikeville.

    Rev. Sharon Daily officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by Mark Sexton.

    Maid of honor was Annabelle Sexton of Manhattan, Kan., sister.

    Bridesmaids were Molly Sexton, sister, and Anna Brockson, best friend, both of Manhattan, Kan.

    Best man was Chris Aldridge of Louisville, friend.

  • Those attending the Price reunion on Sept. 11 were Shirley and Paul Whitehouse; Steve Whitaker; Elizabeth Tipton; Robert and Doris Cissell; Shelby, Ella and Zander Shreffler; Owen and Sue Bond; Chrissy and Chris Hudson; Nick and Ben Tipton; Connie and Jerry Coleman; Jamie Coleman; Peggy and Bo Cook; Lester Price; Arthur Price; Troy, Della and Parker Price; Francis Ernspiker; Andrew and Linda Ernspiker; Vickie and Larry Quire; Renee Clark; Katie and Walt Turner; and John Temple and his daughter.

  • Julia Belcher and Jacob Waford listen as a classmate pretends to be either the sponsor of a bill, an opponent of the bill or a representative of the casino industry. Rep Brad Montell, led the lesson on how a bill becomes a law for West and East middle students heading to the Kentucky Youth Assembly. After the facts were presented and the arguments raised, West voted down the bill that would place slot machines at Kentucky race tracks.

  • Public meetings
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Elementary School.
    Shelbyville City Council will have a special called meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. after rescheduling last week’s meeting due to a conflict.
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.