Today's Features

  • Four generations of the Waits family recently gathered for a photo. Great-grandparents (seated) are Irene and Stewart Waits of Frankfort holding six-month old Emma Rae Berry. The grandmother is Phyllis Bailey (standing) of Bagdad and Ellen Berry of Shelbyville is the mother.

  • Timothy and Kayla Wiley of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on Feb. 5, 2011 at Suburban Hospital Louisville. He has been named Parker James Wiley. He was born at 3:13 p.m. weighing 8 pounds 10.2 ounces and 22 inches long.

    Grandparents are James and Karla Riddle, Gayle and Brenda Wiley, all of Shelbyville.

  • The Relay for Life Team from the Church of the Annunciation poses with Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger (left, standing) before Tuesday’s meeting of Shelby County Fiscal Court as he proclaimed May 20 and 21 as Relay for Life Days in Shelby County. Team members are (from left, standing) Johnny Spaulding, Hank Wiseman, Mike Dorr and Larry Illarde; and (seated) Rosa Jones, Shirley Dorr and Gussie Rose.

  • Like a racehorse nearing the home stretch, the popularity of Kentucky Derby hats has gained a lot of momentum in Shelbyville this year, especially among retirement home residents.

    For the second year in row, female residents at two Shelbyville nursing homes have made their own hats and wore them to parties held Saturday at their facilities.

  • 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-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

  • Vicki Tomlinson always knew she'd be around horses.

    "From the time I got my first horse at eight-years-old, I knew I'd always be around them," she said.

    What she didn't know is that she eventually would be taking care of their owners in the Horseman's Service Center at Churchill Downs.

    For the seventh year in a row, Tomlinson, a Shelby County resident, is serving as the concierge for owners and trainers when they descend on Louisville each spring and fall.

  • A light went out in Shelby County on Wednesday with the passing of a man who was not only a dedicated public servant but also a devoted family man.

    Fred Ruble, 74, was a former Shelby County Sheriff, serving in that capacity from 1983-89. He was also a former state government employee and school bus driver.

    Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton said it will not be same in Bagdad  without Ruble, who has lived there with his wife, Geneva, since they were married in 1955.