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Today's Features

  • Shelbyville resident and author Byron Crawford says he considers himself a good listener.

    He says he learned the art of listening while at his mother’s knee, in the tobacco barns, at the feedlots and fishing ponds of Lincoln County. He says he loved to listen to his parents’ friends tell stories.

    “I had great upbringing, and storytelling was a part of it,” Crawford says. “Some of the best storytellers I have ever met were the men and women I grew up listening to.

  • Shelbyville resident and author Byron Crawford says he considers himself a good listener.

    He says he learned the art of listening while at his mother’s knee, in the tobacco barns, at the feedlots and fishing ponds of Lincoln County. He says he loved to listen to his parents’ friends tell stories.

    “I had great upbringing, and storytelling was a part of it,” Crawford says. “Some of the best storytellers I have ever met were the men and women I grew up listening to.

  • The Ruritan Club in Mount Eden boasted the sights and sounds of the season Friday night, with a good crowd, who enjoyed a chili support, homemade desserts and holiday music.

    Visitors who attended Christmas in Mount Eden had the opportunity to participate in a silent auction and a quilt raffle, as well as browse through a wide variety of homemade arts and crafts for sale.

  • Many of us will be heading over the river and through the woods to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. After eating the last bite of sweet potato pie, the top button and belt are undone while we settle in to watch a football game or the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. But many residents of Shelby County are not so fortunate.

    For those, turkey and dressing may not dot the table with cranberries and mashed potatoes.

    However, several groups throughout the county want to make sure everyone has a traditional big meal that ends with pumpkin pie.

  •  He’s back.

    After a 5-year absence, he looms larger than ever over the town of Mount Eden.

    He may not have an official name, but he stands tall nevertheless.

    Eighteen feet tall, to be exact.

  • John Kalmey has been farming all his life, and as it turns out, a life in agriculture runs in his family - well, for at least the past 360 years or so.

    Kalmeys have owned farms all over Jefferson and Shelby counties, including part of what is now Louisville International Airport. John Kalmey lives on a dairy farm on Zaring Mill Road, as he has for 61 years and where he raised his family.

    He's 86 now, and Kalmey's friends Clarence Miller and Brig. Gen. Ron Van Stockum had been telling him he needed to get moving if he wanted to see his family's heritage.

  • 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.

     

  • Jerry Seinfeld plays a one-night show at the Louisville Palace Theater this spring. Rosemary Clooney has graced the stage at this historic theater, as has B.B. King.

    This week, four Shelby County elementary school students will join the ranks of the famous when they perform in The Nutcracker in a Nutshell on that same stage.

  • You may not have noticed unless you knew the man, but on Election Day a Shelby Countian won office in a landslide victory, and most of you didn’t even have the opportunity to vote for him.

    Jerry T. Miller, a native of the Clark Station community near Simpsonville and a graduate of Shelby County High School, stormed to a berth on the Metro Council in Louisville, taking almost 75 percent of the vote as the Republican candidate to replace Hal Heiner in eastern Jefferson County.