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Today's Features

  • When artistic inspiration hit Travis Adams, he didn’t blow off the urge.

    Instead, he ran with it.

    Adams, newly graduated and working in Nashville with a degree in financial economics, came back to Kentucky to pursue his lifelong dream – blowing glass. And now he is preparing for his very first show to display his creations.

  • When artistic inspiration hit Travis Adams, he didn’t blow off the urge.

    Instead, he ran with it.

    Adams, newly graduated and working in Nashville with a degree in financial economics, came back to Kentucky to pursue his lifelong dream – blowing glass. And now he is preparing for his very first show to display his creations.

  • Note: Throughout this series, actual journal entries will appear in regular type, with my explanations or amplifications in bold and enclosed in brackets.

    Aug 20, 1937

    First week of regular instruction is now over. We are working every minute of the day, doing in three weeks, four weeks work. We are thus catching up with the boys who were commissioned earlier and who are now firing on the range at Cape May [New Jersey].

  • Introduction

    Nine years ago, at age 90, suggesting that I might run out of years before running out of columns, I arranged with Walt Reichert, then editor of the Sentinel-News, to write a newspaper column. My first column, under the heading “History Researched and Recalled” was published on April 27, 2007.

  • This week

    Library launches app

    The Shelby County Public Library has launched a new mobile app, which is available for free on both apple and Andriod platforms. From any smartphone, users can connect to the library and tap into the resources available – search the catalog, check your account, contact a librarian, find events, place a hold or renew a book, download an e-book and more. Starting this week, show the librarians the downloaded app on your device and users will receive a free stylus and be entered to win a $25 gift card from Amazon.

  • Nelia Hartlage and Bob Roush were married on Aug. 20, 1966, at St James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown.

    They have two sons, Forrest and Pete; and two grandchildren, Alison and Aaron. 

    They will celebrate with family at Virginia Beach.

  • Josette Roush will turn 90 on Sept. 12. She was born on Sept. 12, 1926 in Cherbourg, France.

    She was an elementary school teacher and spent much of her senior years helping others.

    She has two sons, Bob (Nelia) and Pat (Debbie); three grandsons, Forrest (Andrea), Pete and Chris (Jessie); and three great grandchildren, Alison, Claire and Aaron.

  • Boy Scout Troop 270 installed two benches and a table set at the Shelby County Public Library.

  • The Waddy High School class of 1958 reunion was held on June 18. Attending were (back row from left) Rodger Brown, Don Searcy, Bobby Hill, Rebecca (Phillips) Tinsley, Glenna (White) Stivers, Martha (Brooks) Wilson, Ruby (Pullium) Ruble, Doug Witt, Johnny Miller, Robert Spencer and Joe Robertson; (front row) Judy (Rice) Vest, Joann (Cook) Bain, Delores (Rucker) Proffitt, Alma Faye (Temple) Bentley, Vivian (Jennings) Landers, Janice (Tiller) Davenport and Mary Jo (Smith) Brooks.

  • These four young girls held a lemonade stand at a recent yard sale collecting money for Habitat for Humanity, not for themselves. The girls were three sister and a cousin (from left) Millie, Polly, Makenzie and Daisy Sowder. 3 sisters and a cousin.