Today's Features

  • Josephine Haggard Hawkins was born June 1, 1921, in Clark County to Jesse (J.W.) Haggard and Lucien Haggard.

    She was married to James Hawkins on May 2, 1942, and they were married 56 years. She has been a longtime homemaker, member of the Finchville Baptist Church and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her children are Delores Brooks of Simpsonville, Judy Floyd of Shelbyville and Wayne Hawkins of Finchville.

  • Jake and Megan Kirts of Louisville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on March 23, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital Louisville. He has been named Thatcher Aiden Kirts.

    Grandparents are Randy and Becky Kirts and Greg and Marian Biagi, all of Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Noble and Frances Roberts of Shelbyville, Virginia Stoner of Columbus, Ind., Russell and Retna Kirts of Columbus, Ind. and the late Richard Stoner.

  • Michael and Judy Fenwick of Campbellsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Fenwick of Shelbyville, to Wesley Long of Shelbyville. He is the son of Glenn and Orissa Long of Shelbyville.

    Fenwick is a 2002 graduate of Taylor County High School and is a social service aide for the state.

    Long is a 2003 graduate of Shelby County High School and is a tech for Northwood Machine.

    The wedding will take place at 3:30 p.m. June 4, 2011, at Duncan Memorial in Floydsburg.

  • A retirement reception for Linda Kerr, adventure club preschool director at Simpsonville Baptist Church, is at 2-4 p.m. June 5. Friends, family and former students are greatly encouraged to attend to help celebrate her many years of service to our children.

  • My freshman year at the University of Washington (1933), I supported myself by washing dishes in a fraternity house, receiving meals and a bed in the basement, but no other wage.

    Following his election that year, Franklin Roosevelt established a number of “New Deal” programs in order to ease the disastrous effects of the Great Depression. One such program was the National Youth Administration, which provided work on campus part time at 50 cents an hour.

  • Lazy summer days, a tall glass of cold lemonade and a picnic in the park sounds pretty good after a cold, rainy spring.

    But that’s just the tip of the iceberg for summer fun in Shelby County.

    First off, there’s the county’s park system and all kinds of activities for kids and adults alike.

    Jeremiah Heath, director of the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park, laughed when asked what kinds of programs and activities were available this summer.

  • Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News andThe Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.


    Staff Writer

    A luminary celebration to honor those battling cancer will be held as part of the Relay For Life at 10 p.m. Friday at Collins High School.

    Candles will be lit in honor of or in memory of cancer patients and placed around the perimeter of the track.

    This ceremony of light symbolizes the hope and courage of the battle against cancer and it part of a national ceremony.

    The local Relay for Life begins 7 p.m. Friday and continues until 7 a.m. Saturday at Collins High School.

  • Golfers participated in the 16th annual Michael Long Golf Scramble at the Shelbyville Country Club, generating money for the Shelby Community Charities, which this year is supporting George Cottrell’s battle against ALS. For more information on the event, go to www.ShelbyCharity.com.

  • Randy and Janie Watts of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallory Jane Watts of Shelbyville, to Craig Garrett Potter of Raleigh, N.C. He is the son of Karen Potter of Raleigh and Stephen and Sherry Potter of Fort Mill, S.C.

    Watts is a 2004 graduate of Shelby County High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Kentucky in music education and library science. Potter is a 2008 graduate of the University of Kentucky in music education.

    The wedding will take place June 25, 2011, at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Louisville.