Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Allen and Alana Ruble of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Beth Ruble, to Justin Hedges. He is the son of Gerald and Cindy Hedges of Waddy.

    Ruble is a 2006 graduate of Shelby County High School and will graduate in December 2011 from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing.

    Hedges is a 2000 graduate of Western Hills High School of Frankfort and works for the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

    An August wedding is planned.

  • Danica Marie Stephenson will celebrate her first birthday May 5, 2011.

    She is the daughter of Dan and Jamie Stephenson of Lawrenceburg.

    Grandparents are Wayne and Nina Glass of Waddy, Doug and Kathy Sloan of Finchville, Hal and Debbie Thompson of Bettendorf, Iowa. Great-grandparents are Mary Tipton of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Hilda Purdum of New London, N.C.

  • Shelbyville Rotary Club member Don Armstrong (center) receives a Paul Harris lapel pin with a sapphire gem in honor of his continuing support of The Rotary Foundation. On hand for the presentation are Chuck Cicchella (left), past district governor of Rotary Dist. 6712, and Tom Sorrell, president of Shelbyville Rotary.

  • Four generations of the Patterson family gathered recently for a photograph. They are (seated) Clarence Patterson of Finchville, holding Madison Kane; and (standing from left) Olivia Kane, grandmother Sharon Warner of Louisville, McKenzie and mother Becky Kane. The Kane family is from Buckner.

  • Maybe Mother Nature was in a good mood Saturday because of Shelby County’s Earth Day celebration at Red Orchard Park.

    Whatever the reason, the first day of sunshine in days was a welcome sight, both for visitors and for the dozens of people and organizations that had worked hard to make sure the event was a success, which all agreed that it was.

    Shelby County Parks Director Clay Cottongim said he was pleased with the weather and even more pleased with the turnout.