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Today's Features

  • Several 4-generations of the Kemper/Perkins family reunion gathered at the home of Wanda Kemper Perkins (seated fourth from left) and Bill Perkins (standing third from left, front row) on Aug. 6, 2011, in Shelbyville.

  • Dawn J. and Mike L. Harrod of Shelbyville announce the birth of their fourth child, third son, Reece James Harrod, on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville. Grandparents are Marsha Puckett James, and Kitty and Horace Harrod, all of Shelbyville.

  • Josh and Bree Case of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on July 16, 2011 at Baptist East Hospital. He has been named Brayden Michael Case.

    Grandparents are Garry Bruce, Mike and Debbie Case, all of Shelbyville, and the late Nancy Bruce).

    Great-grandparents are Betsy McClain and Sara Adams, both of Shelbyville; Jessie and Pat Bruce of Deford, Mich., and Dwayne and Mary Lou Fischer of Bay City, Mich.

  • “I had no idea, I can tell you I was just completely bowled over.”
    Those are the words  of Shelby County Attorney Hart Megibben, who Thursday was named 2011 Outstanding County Attorney by the office of the state attorney general.

    Megibben, accompanied by his family, attended the Prosecutor’s Conference in Louisville, where the award was announced. Two recipients are chosen each year, and the other was John Estill of Mason County.

    Megibben said he never expected to receive such an award and that was very honored.

  • Ever hear of a time-traveling farmer?
    That’s the plot of Shelby County resident William Greer’s first book, which was published two weeks ago.

    Greer also has another book coming out soon, a nonfiction work, based on his true-life experiences in Vietnam.

    What’s more, he has a third book that was recently accepted by his publisher.

    Believe it or not, there is something even more amazing than a novice writer having three books accepted and published all in the same year.

    What in the world could that be, you ask?

  • Clarence Miller achieved much in his life before passing away Wednesday night at the age of 98, but his true legacy might be his deep love for his community.

    That love is most evidenced by his generous donation of his 133-acre family farm to Shelby County, which is now known as Red Orchard Park. His nephew, Lowry Miller, said that gift was his uncle’s way of letting the entire community know how much he cared.

  • Ever hear of a time-traveling farmer?
    That’s the plot of Shelby County resident William Greer’s first book, which was published two weeks ago.

    Greer also has another book coming out soon, a nonfiction work, based on his true-life experiences in Vietnam.

    What’s more, he has a third book that was recently accepted by his publisher.

    Believe it or not, there is something even more amazing than a novice writer having three books accepted and published all in the same year.

    What in the world could that be, you ask?

  • Some folks in Bagdad are trying to keep a light on for you, but they’re having a little trouble with the bill.

    The city lights in Bagdad – all 28 of them – are funded by annual assessments of the residents, but lately there have been some antes not being upped and the fund to pay the bill has gotten a little thin.

    So members of the Bagdad Ruritan Club are trying to collect money to pay the $225-a-month bill from Kentucky Utilities until the end of the year, when they hope to help form a better solution.

  • 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
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. today at City Hall.
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    The West Shelby Water Board meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.

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