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Today's Features

  • Noble and Frances Maxson Roberts have been married for 60 years. The couple was married on Sept. 1, 1951 by the Rev. Minor Cole in Dumas, Ark.

    Frances Roberts began her professional career as high school English teacher and for 21 years was assistant professor of English at Campbellsville College, now university.

    Noble Roberts’ professional life included high school teacher, coach and principal. He served as chairman of the biology department and professor of biology at Campbellsville College.

  • Derrick Sanford, a senior at Eastern Kentucky University and a 2005 graduate of Shelby County High School, will have a violin recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the choir room at First Baptist Church Shelbyville. Sanford, a former student of Susie Saunders in Shelbyville, will be accompanied on the piano by Betty Jean Chatham.

  • Class of 1956 Bagdad High School met recently for its 55-year reunion. Eighteen members of the class attended. They were (front row from left) Kay Roberts Way, Mable Peyton Peak, Joyce Perry Radcliff, Betsy James Allen, Bo Black, Betty Hanna Montfort, Linda Graves Minch and David Floyd; (back row) Jeanie Ramsey Willard, Shirley LeCompte Gill, Frank Figg, Emogene Shouse Shelburne, Bonnie Rodgers Early, Betty Sanford Casey, Margaret Smith Redmon, Carl Cays, Julian Bohannon and Kenneth Brooks.

  • Public meetings
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
    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.
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. today at City Hall.

  • 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-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • An unofficial landmark left Shelbyville on Thursday when the old caboose on U.S. 60 just east of the city was carted off.

    The caboose was purchased nearly a year ago by Scott Nash, a retired teacher in Louisville, who hired Adkins Export Packing and Machinery Movers to cart the caboose to his home in Fern Creek.

  • What would it be like to be homeless, to have no place to sleep except for a cardboard box?

    That’s what an unusual fundraiser for a local men’s shelter is all about, to let people experience that for themselves first hand, said Lee Bean, founder and operator of The Open Door of Hope.

    Bean has been gathering empty appliance boxes donated from local businesses and will use them next month at a fundraising event he will hold in the parking lot of the Shelby County Public Library on Sept. 16.

  • Author/poet Norman

    at library on Thursday

    Author Gurney Norman, 2009-2010 Kentucky Poet Laureate, will be the featured guest at a presentation 6-7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library.

    Norman was instrumental in the founding of the Appalachian Poetry Project and the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. His first novel, Divine Right’s Trip,was published in the margins of the Last Whole Earth Catalog, which sold 2 million copies worldwide.