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Today's Features

  • Public meetings
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. today at city hall.
    The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.
    The Shelby County Board of Education will have a special called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, followed by its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m., at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyviflle.

  • A lesson never can be learned too late.

    "It's been a real awakening for me," George Cottrell said. "I knew I dealt with a lot kids with school and coaching, but I never realized how many adults were around that I came in contact with.

    "You always teach kids that you never know who's watching and to make sure you leave a good first impression. I've had people contacting me from all aspects of my life.

    “I've always tried to leave people with a positive impression, and this has kind of been confirming that."

  • Suzanne Casper Scott and Gregory Lee Rutledge were married on March 7, 2011, in the bride's hometown, Lexington. The couple share three children, Mathew Gregory Rutledge, Melinda Ann Claypool and Eleanor Anna Rose Scott. The couple and children reside in Shelbyville.

  • 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.

     

  • Public meetings
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
    The Shelbyville Municipal Water Board meeting is 6:30 p.m. every third Monday, at the office, 1059 Washington St. in Shelbyville. Phone 633-2840 to be on the agenda.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.

  • “There was a live wire on the ground, and he just jumped a mile right over it and ran right into the burning building and got that mare out of the stall and took her out.”

    Those are the words of a very grateful Linda Bennett of Alliance Stud as she described the efforts of reluctant hero who saved a mare she owns from potential disaster and then drove off anonymously into the sunset Wednesday.

  • William Taylor White  was a lifelong farmer and a World War II veteran from Shelby County, but his life was anything but ordinary.
    White, known far and wide by his initials, W.T., died Wednesday at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, where he had lived since September. He was 89.
    His family shared memories of a beloved father and husband that painted a picture of a devoted family man with more than a little touch of an adventurous spirit.

  • There is a theater opening, the Touched Twice event and fundraisers galore, but those are only a small portion of what figures to be a very busy weekend of activities in Shelby County.

    That lineup really got under way on Thursday with the third annual Highway 55 Yard Sale, which stretches into and out of Shelby County on KY 55 and allows for a combined marketing effort for yard sales.

    But Shelby County’s parks, in full bloom now that spring appears to be taking hold, will be alive with activities as well.

  • Laddy and Lorie Haggard have been married for 25 years. The couple were married April 19. She is the former Lorie Crenshaw.

    They have two children, Ashley Haggard Gordon and Josh Haggard, both of Shelby County. They have four grandchildren, Kaiden, Daegan, Jaelinn and Kinleigh.

    A shower will be 3-5 p.m. Saturday at their home. All friends and relatives are invited.

  • Carl and Shirley Cays of Shelbyville have been married for 50 years. The couple were married April 12, 1961, in Shelbyville.

    She is the former Shirley Samples. They are both retired and are members of Victory Baptist.

    Children include Eric Cays and Carla Husband, both of Shelbyville, Kathy Turner of Waddy and Alan Cays of Longview, W.Va.