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Today's Features

  • 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.

     

  • Anytime a string ensemble comes together in Shelby County, it's likely that somewhere behind it all is a tie to Susie Saunders.

    Known best for starting the orchestra department at Shelbyville High School more than 50 years ago – and continuing it at Shelby County High after the merger in 1976 – Bettie Jane "Susie" Saunders died Tuesday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville at the age of 86 after battling an illness.

  • Ann Harris pondered the question she has been asked repeatedly all week.

    “How does it feel to turn 100? Well, I don’t know, I’ve never been 100 years old before,” she said. “Sometimes I feel 100 and some days I feel 16.”

    Harris celebrated her milestone birthday last week with a party at First Baptist Church, where she is a member, surrounded by family and friends.

  • ‘Snow Ball’ at SCCT
    The Shelby Count Community Theatre will present The Snow Ball, directed by David Pilkinton, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and Feb. 18-19 and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 20. Tickets are $14 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students For reservations, call 502-633-0242.  

  • A North Oldham High School student who tuned her musical skills in Shelby County earned a golden ticket to Hollywood by producers of American Idol.
    "It's my dream. I just really want it," 16-year-old Brandy Neelly said in her Idol post-audition interview, which is posted on YouTube.
    Neelly and her family were jumping for joy when they learned that she would move on in the competition.
    "What a moment," Neelly’s mother, Cheryl Case, said. "It was as much fun as it looks."

  • Last year nearly 1,500 Shelby County children were treated at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, the only medical facility in the state that specializes in treating children.
    Because of how that hospital benefits the community, a Shelby County charity has started an effort to raise funds for the hospital that has saved the lives of thousands of local children.
    The Tres Chic Executive Committee is hoping to raise $10,000 on Saturday at its second annual event at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.  

  • Stephen Walker and Brittany Hardin announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Oct. 19, 2010. She has been named Maleyah Heavyn Walker.

    Grandparents are Rita Rodgers, Phil King, Karen Hardin and Greg Hardin, all of Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Jay and Marty Perry and the late Verlie Ann Baker. Great-great grandparents are Irene Gains and the late Lora Mae Martin.

  • Paige and Tripp Hardy of New York City, N.Y., announce the birth of their fifth child, a son, on Jan. 20, 2011 at Lenox Hill Hospital. He has been named Byron Whitman Hardy. Grandparents are Donnie and Mary Faye Ethington of Shelbyville, J.B. and Virginia Hardy of Atlanta.

  • Shelley Diane Biagi of Freehold, N.J., daughter of Robert and Marcia Biagi of Shelbyville, is engaged to be married to David Isaac Warncke, son of Richard and Karen Warncke of Freehold.

    Shelley and David met at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Va., where both attended engineering school. Biagi is an aerospace engineer with NAVAIR in Lakehurst, N.J., and Warncke is a mechanical engineer with ITT Corporation in Clifton, N.J. 

    The wedding will be June 4, 2011, at Hurstbourne Country Club in Louisville

  • Roger and Alisa Travis of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Travis of Lexington, to Matt Schedler of Jeffersonville, Ind. He is the son of Jim and Debbie Schedler of New Brunswick, Canada.

    The wedding will take place at 5:30 p.m. July 23, 2011, at Anchor Baptist Church in Lexington. A reception will be held following the ceremony at Keeneland. Invitations will be mailed.