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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.

     

  • 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.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Kathy Ranard, coordinator of Shelby County Clean Community, was selected as 2010 Fiscal Court Employee Of The Year at the county’s annual banquet held at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.
    “Kathy is the coordinator for Shelby County’s Clean Community Program, and she works hard to ensure that our roadways are litter-free, administers beautification projects, and enforces litter and nuisance ordinances throughout the county,” said Magistrate Hubert Pollett, who presented the award.
    Ranard expressed her appreciation of receiving the award.

  • Though many people made New Year's resolutions, most will fizzle by the end of the month.

    But Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church is offering a way to make sure that resolution lasts at least through February.

    On Saturday at 8 a.m. the church will kickoff a 12-week “Biggest Loser” program with an inspirational speech from Coach Mo, Louisville-native Mozziz Dewalt who in 2009 lost 130 pounds on the NBC TV show Biggest Loser.

  • Sorrow touched the hearts of many in Shelby County on Tuesday with the loss of a man who was well-known not only as a local business man for half a century but also for his generosity and love for his community.

    Joseph E. Burks, 89, was the husband of 66 years of Mary Anderson Burks, and father to Joseph E. II, Carl David, Mark Athel, John Jay Crittenden (deceased) and Paul Morgan Burks and Bonnie Burks Gray.

  • Maurice and Jeanie Willard will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 21, 2011. The couple were married in 1961 at the Eminence Baptist Church.

    They have three children, Scott Willard of Georgetown, Todd Willard of Louisville and Beth Lane of Rio Rancho, N.M. They have four grandchildren, Adam and Sam Willard of Louisville and Allison and Christian Lane of Rio Rancho, N.M.

    Maurice is retired from General Electric, and Jeanie retired from The Sentinel-News.

  • Ardith and Ronald Bohannon will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Cropper Baptist Church C.L.C. building. All family and friends are invited. No gifts please.

    The Bohannon's are parents of two daughters, Susan Edington (Dan) of Madisonville and Rhonda Bohannon of Cincinnati. They have two grandchildren, Cassie and Johnathan Edington.

  • Addison Faith DeSimone celebrated her first birthday Nov. 14, 2010.

    She is the daughter of Chip and Casey DeSimone of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Rob and Janevera Rothenburger of Shelbyville, Tony and Linda DeSimone of Carrollton, Ohio. Great-grandparents are Edward and Joanna Simon of Shelbyville and Clara Bendle of Amsterdam, Ohio. Great-great-grandmother is Sylvia Mattiussi of Lyndon.

  • Catherine May Page and Matthew Scott Burgin were married Sept. 25 at the Church of the Annunciation in Shelbyville.

    Parents of the bride are Marty and Rachael Page of Finchville. The groom is the son of Jack and Michelle Samples of Bagdad and the late Jeffery Scott Burgin. Grandparents of the bride are Jim Conti, Harold and Merilynn Page and Pauline Butler, all of Louisville, and the late Mary Catherine Conti and Delores May Page. Grandparents of the groom are Alvin and Janet Burgin of Mount Eden, Bill and Alma Coulter of Taylorsville and the late Selbert and Nell Samples.

  • The community of Charleston Way, which is just south of Shelbyville, had its annual homeowners association meeting at the Stratton Center, and nine residents competed in a chili cook-off, with members of Shelbyville Fire and Rescue as judges. With the Shelbyville Fire and Rescue Team Station 3 are (starting fourth from left) Chester Rice, who receives $50 for second place, Ardie Morris, who accepts for Philip Morris, third-place ($25) winner, and Cecil Goodloe, who receives $100 for first place.