Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Amy Michelle Lee and Christopher Glenn Bohannon were married May 27, 2011 in New Castle.

    Parents of the bride are James and Dana Lee of Bethlehem. The groom is the son of Timothy and Cheryl Bohannon of Elmburg.

    John Logan Brent officiated the ceremony.

  • Ronald and Sandra French announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather LorAnn Stillwell of Lexington, to Tyler Ray VanDyke of Lexington. She is also the daughter of the late Jake Stillwell. He is the son of Bruce VanDyke and Cindy VanDyke of Lexington.

    The bride-to-be is a graduate from Georgetown College in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in sociology. She recently completed her master's in special education in 2011 from Georgetown College. She is currently a special education teacher in Fayette County. She is employed at Wellington Elementary.

  • Public meetings
    Shelby County High School’s SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m. today.
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    This week
    History camp about WWII

  • When the aircraft carrier Wasp transited the Panama Canal in June 1942 to reinforce the Pacific Fleet and, at San Diego on June 25, I was detached as commanding officer of its Marine detachment.

    I had requested to remain on board, but my promotion to major was imminent, and I was needed at Camp Lejuene, N.C., where a new infantry regiment was being formed, the 21st Marines.

    Jack Quackenbush, my roommate at the University of Washington, went a separate course with the Hornet.

    Our paths didn’t cross again.


  • Operation Care raised more $15,302 for the company’s new building on Main Street with a fundraiser at Claudia Sanders Friday. Director Judy Roberts said they were hoping to make more money but attendance was down because of the Shelby County Fair and Father’s Day weekend.

  • Some things never change, and that’s good when they’re the stuff that memories are made of — like munching on funnel cakes or sucking on an ice cold snow cone while the summer sweat streams down your back. Or the feeling of your hair whipping around your face as you’re whirled around and upside down to the accompaniment of screams of delight.

  • ‘Mulan Jr.’ auditions
    Auditions for the Disney musical Mulan Jr. will be held at the Shelby County Community Theatre on July 30 and Aug. 1.
    Children ages 7-14 should prepare a short song and be prepared to read lines from a script.
    Auditions are at 10 a.m. on July 30 and 6 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the theater at 801 Main St. in Shelbyville.
    History camp this week