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Today's Features

  • Ken Franks of Bagdad is running for magistrate in District 4, the seat being vacated by Cordy Armstrong, who is retiring.

    Franks, 47, is retired from a career in state government and now is working part-time at Clore-Argri-Co. on Eminence Pike.

    Franks never has run for office before, but said he felt the time was right to do so.

    "I have been in public service all my life, and it just seemed like a good time to do it," he said.

  • Passersby on Plainview Drive in Shelbyville have been doing a double take at seeing Christ in the front yard of the Horns’ residence. An extremely lifelike snow sculpture of Christ on the cross has been drawing a lot of attention. “It’s the talk of the neighborhood,” Ann Horn said. Incredibly, the “Snow Christ,” which is lifelike enough to give you chills, is mostly the work of two children.  Although Horn, who teaches art at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Simpsonville, helped, her son, John Paul Horn, 1

  • The first Sunday in January brought David Head, a former pastor at Graefenburg Baptist Church, back to Shelby County, to the pulpit at Highland Baptist Church on Mount Eden Road.

    Since leaving in 1997, Head has led churches in Knoxville, Tenn., and was the Teaching Pastor at the 5,000-member First Baptist Church in Leesburg, Fla. Most recently, he had been in Lexington, the hometown of his wife, Paula. 

  • I could wish that you would patronize a petition to have the town on Conelleys Land [Falls of the Ohio] established & have it sent with a plan of the Town to the Assembly in May.

    Nicholas Meriwether’s brother George to George Rogers Clark, January 24, 1780.

  • February may be Black History Month, but to celebrate African-American history in Shelby County is no easy task.

    There is no museum, no dedicated volumes and in many cases few preserved artifacts.

    Most of what is known has been an oral history, passed down through generations and dutifully recorded and preserved at various stops along time’s line.

  • Rommel Colson of Waddy is announcing that he will seek election to constable in the District 5 area of Shelby County.

    The boundary of District 5 includes west of the Franklin County line, east of Governor Square, north of I-64 and south of Benson Pike.

    "My ambition is to serve and help the people of District 5, and I will strive to make the constable's Office more visible and productive and provide the services that the citizens deserve in this area," he said.

  • 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.

  • Mitchell Bailey, a coach of champions and an inspirational teacher of thousands, died Thursday morning of complications following stomach surgery. He was 82. Bailey was an assistant coach on Shelby County High Schools’ state championship basketball team in 1966 and its state baseball championship team in 1979, and he took the 1966 baseball team to the state finals, too. But it was the legions of students who sat in his U.S. history class at SCHS over whom Bailey perhaps had the most influence in his career.

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    Mary Schrader Simmons, known for years as “Mrs. Mary,” the matriarch of the Dorman Center, died Monday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, a week after a stroke and a fall had left her in serious condition.

    She was 65.

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