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Today's Features

  • It started out as just an ordinary day at work for Conrad Lanham, a deputy jailer at the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Then everything changed in a heartbeat when an inmate grabbed a female employee and put a sharp object to her throat.

    What Lanham did next earned him the title of Kentucky Deputy Jailer of the Year for 2010, an award given each year to a deputy who has displayed remarkable courage and bravery.

  • Lacy Stauffer and Larry Potter Jr. were married Aug. 4, 2011, at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort. Officiating the ceremony was Rev. Jeff Edington.

    Parents of the bride are Robert and Linda Edington of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Sandra Potter of Shelbyville and the late Larry Potter Sr.

    Best men were Brandon Potter and Tyler Potter, both of Shelbyville and both sons of the groom.

    The couple went to Gulf Shores, Ala., for their honeymoon and will reside in Shelbyville.

  • Easton Michael Martin Kost celebrated his first birthday Aug. 4, 2011.

    He is the son of Jonathon and Kimberly Kost formerly of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Buck and Pam Woods of Shelbyville, Marvin and Linda Kost of Corydon, Ind.

    Great-grandparents are Myrtle Woods of Shelbyville and the late Clay and Betty Lee Melear, Helburn Woods, Harry and Elizabeth Kost, and Cecil and Virgie Lanham

  • Ronesha R. Roberts of Shelbyville and Tremont Campbell of Louisville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on Aug. 5, 2011, at Norton Hospital. He has been named Zacchaeus Monjoi Roberts.

    Grandparents are Willie and Florence Roberts of Eminence and Eunice Campbell of Louisville.

    Great-grandparents are Ada Beach, Owen Spencer, Martha Roberts, all of 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.

  • 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.

  • Blue-ribbon winners are pouring into Shelby County from the 2011 Kentucky State Fair.

    Along with daily winners in the World Championship Horse Show, the fair has announced the best in 15 other categories and Shelby County took home 91 ribbons, including 35 blue ribbons. And the results from all the animal competitions haven’t been announced.

    Many of those winners are longtime competitors, but some entered for the first time, including Becky Collier, who took first place for her 1-pound containers of light honey, and second for her 2-pound containers.

  • After 28 years on the job at Blaze Products, Gilbert Ellis said he knew it was time to hang it up and retire earlier this month.

    "I just celebrated my 92nd birthday on Aug. 15, so I figured it was about time to quit," said Ellis.

    Of course, this wasn't the first time Ellis had wrapped up service at a job.

    Ellis worked at Ashland Oil for 30 years and then moved back to Shelbyville with his family. At that point, however, he still had three boys.

    "I needed the income to educate and bring up these boys," he said.

  • Movie day for seniors

    opens today at library

    A new Movies for Seniors program opens this after noon at Shelby County Public Library.

    True Gritwill be shown free at 1-3 p.m.

    Additional movies will be shown at the same time on Sept. 9 and 23 Oct. 7 and 21 and Nov. 4.

    Titles will be announced later. Free popcorn is available.

    Registration is requested for seating purposes only by calling 633-3803.

     

    Gathering of Authors

  • Bettie Allen Meriwether, owner of Allen Dale Farm in Shelby County, took great pride in knowing that her farm had been in her family since its establishment in 1795 by Robert Polk Allen. Her great grandmother, Ann Allen, widow of John Allen of Frederick County, Virginia, had been buried in the family graveyard on the property in 1805.

    She valued the land, having fought a successful legal battle (1885-1889) to wrest the farm from control of her brother, George Baylor Allen, whose plans to mortgage the property would have undoubtedly been tantamount to its sale.