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Today's Features

  • William (Billy) and Doris Jean Cheek Pinkston were married Jan. 12, 1951, at the home of Dr. C.W. Elsey in Shelbyville, who performed the ceremony. The late Bill Darland and Ruth Jean Darland were the attendants.

    They have two daughters, Carolyn Rose Cox of Shelbyville and Terry Ann Henry of Finchville; four grandchildren, Eric Scott Catlett, William Tyler Henry, Krystal Masha Hardin and Aaron Thomas Cox; six great-grandchildren, Landon, Andrew and Caden Hardin and Jacob, Kayleigh and Eli Cox.

  • First Sergeant Jacqueline A. Beach of Frankfort was chosen as the first female 1st Sergeant of the 2nd-397th battalion in Lexington in October 2010. She is currently on orders for deployment with the 804th Medical Brigade, Ft. Devens, Mass., and will be going to Baghdad, Iraq. She had recently returned from mobilization with the 194th Armored Brigade in Fort Knox for 6 years. She has 19 years of service in the United States Army Reserves. She is the daughter of Deborah (Cherpie) Beach of Frankfort and the late William Beach.

  • Anthony Armstrong and Shawna Montes of Taylorsville announce the birth of a son, on Jan. 4, 2011 at Baptist Hospital East. He has been named Charles Waylon Armstrong. The weight was 7 pounds, 10.6 ounces; 20 inches tall. Siblings are Corey, age 17; Talia, age 16; Whitney, age 15; Kenzie, age 8; AJ, age 5.

    Grandparents are Carolyn Grubb of Taylorsville, Carl and Deana Couch of Pleasureville, Teresa Breeding of Mount Eden; Charles and Betty Armstrong of Taylorsville.

  • Brandon and Ellen Berry of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Nov. 4, 2010 at Baptist East Louisville, weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces and 19 inches long. She has been named Emma Rae Berry.

    Grandparents are Mike and Phyllis Bailey of Bagdad, Deannie Quire of Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Stewart and Irene Waits of Frankfort, Paul Bland of Shelbyville.

  • Juanita Green of Shelby Chapter No. 170 Order of the Eastern Star receives a 60-year pin for years of service. Pinning her is the Worthy Matron Sarah Smith. She was also escorted to the east and given grand honors by order of the Worthy Grand Matron Janice Harrison.

  • Just two weeks shy of her first birthday, Jayda Allen was the guest of honor at the Tres Chic event Saturday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

    The group raised nearly $16,000 last year to provide a private room for Shelby Countians at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, and though the final totals are not yet available for this year, attendance was at 175, putting the group's goal of $10,000 firmly within reach.

  • February is Black History Month, when both the historical and contemporary contributions of African-Americans are celebrated and illuminated. Shelby County has had many such contributors, and today we highlight the lives of three who are active in our society, helping others, setting examples and leading forward the next generation of Shelby Countians. Here are their stories.

    KILEN GRAY

    ‘Your ministry must flow out of your heart’

  • Chad Higgins begins his service as the minister of music for the New Mount Zion Baptist Church of Shelbyville.

    He has served in various capacities in music ministry leadership for many churches in this region. He is the music coordinator for the Midwest Region of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses (aka, The Thomas Dorsey Convention).

  • Annunciation
    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.