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Today's Features

  • Shelby’s Chenault plays

    acts ‘Macbeth’ production

    Shelby County actress Lynne Chenault is part of the cast of a new production of Macbeththat will open Friday at Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort.

  • In a plot twist worthy of the 1960s sitcom Green Acres, Lauren DiFulvio of Cincinnati reluctantly stepped out of her big-city anonymous persona and into the more personal down-to-earth world of Port Royal.

    In Green Acresa wealthy businessman whisks his sophisticated wife out to the farm to start a new life. In our story, Gus Wolf took his time getting his sweetheart used to the slower pace.

    Then, in an unexpected turn, DiFulvio found a creative side of herself that has broadened her art.

     

  • Public meetings
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 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.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.

  • Public meetings
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 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.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    This week
    Kiwanis Club

  • Josephine Haggard Hawkins was born June 1, 1921, in Clark County to Jesse (J.W.) Haggard and Lucien Haggard.

    She was married to James Hawkins on May 2, 1942, and they were married 56 years. She has been a longtime homemaker, member of the Finchville Baptist Church and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her children are Delores Brooks of Simpsonville, Judy Floyd of Shelbyville and Wayne Hawkins of Finchville.

  • Jake and Megan Kirts of Louisville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on March 23, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital Louisville. He has been named Thatcher Aiden Kirts.

    Grandparents are Randy and Becky Kirts and Greg and Marian Biagi, all of Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Noble and Frances Roberts of Shelbyville, Virginia Stoner of Columbus, Ind., Russell and Retna Kirts of Columbus, Ind. and the late Richard Stoner.

  • Michael and Judy Fenwick of Campbellsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Fenwick of Shelbyville, to Wesley Long of Shelbyville. He is the son of Glenn and Orissa Long of Shelbyville.

    Fenwick is a 2002 graduate of Taylor County High School and is a social service aide for the state.

    Long is a 2003 graduate of Shelby County High School and is a tech for Northwood Machine.

    The wedding will take place at 3:30 p.m. June 4, 2011, at Duncan Memorial in Floydsburg.

  • A retirement reception for Linda Kerr, adventure club preschool director at Simpsonville Baptist Church, is at 2-4 p.m. June 5. Friends, family and former students are greatly encouraged to attend to help celebrate her many years of service to our children.

  • My freshman year at the University of Washington (1933), I supported myself by washing dishes in a fraternity house, receiving meals and a bed in the basement, but no other wage.

    Following his election that year, Franklin Roosevelt established a number of “New Deal” programs in order to ease the disastrous effects of the Great Depression. One such program was the National Youth Administration, which provided work on campus part time at 50 cents an hour.

  • Lazy summer days, a tall glass of cold lemonade and a picnic in the park sounds pretty good after a cold, rainy spring.

    But that’s just the tip of the iceberg for summer fun in Shelby County.

    First off, there’s the county’s park system and all kinds of activities for kids and adults alike.

    Jeremiah Heath, director of the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park, laughed when asked what kinds of programs and activities were available this summer.