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Today's Features

  • Sure, Paula Sparrow’s book is filled with fascinating facts about chimpanzees, surprising specifics about kangaroos and pleasant pictures of pooches – and even portraits of pigs.

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    Scents of turkey and stuffing drifted from the Godow kitchen as Levi, 12, chased Lee-Lee, 7, and Olivia, 6, out the front door and onto the porch where, Heidi, 14, lounged on the porch swing.

    Their mother, Ashley, took in the children’s squeals and looked about her new home with amazement. The family moved into their Habitat for Humanity house on Jail Hill Road in Shelbyville on Sept. 2, but Ashley Godow said she still finds it hard to believe.

    “Everybody just came together to make something beautiful and affordable,” she said.

  • The women in the Ballard family are wild about horses, and they all have their tales to tell. The men are another story.

    Matthew, 11, recalled an incident that didn't bolster his enthusiasm for riding.

    "I had absolutely no experience and I was trying to drive the horse - I mean to stir it - and the horse went too far to one side going through the gate, and I fell off," he said. "I've kind of gotten a little more nervous around horses since that happened," he added.

    Recalling the experience, his sister, McKenzie, 13, giggled.

  •  When I was a boy, for as long as I could recall, I wanted a horse.

  • Brandi Floyd Raizor never has been afraid of a horse.

    A champion shower of Tennessee Walking Horses, Raizor can thank her grandfather, Walter Bruner, and the first horse he put her on, Gingerbread Man.

    That chestnut-colored horse was huge, 16-hands tall. Raizor wasn't even 5 years old.

  • His day starts at 5 a.m.: Wake up, get dressed and get to work.  

    It’s Monday, and Drew Deener is online checking anything he might have missed overnight or during the weekend, then he reads the morning paper, and he watches at least one full cycle of ESPNNEWS.

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    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.

  • As soon as the survivors of the Long Run Massacre started to drift into Linn Station, Col. John Floyd, as County Lieutenant charged with the defense of Jefferson County and command of its militia, gathered what men he could from his station, in present-day St. Matthews, and the nearby stations.

  • Like other customers at McDonald's restaurant at Governor's Square on Wednesday, Sam Neace was just passing through.

    "I just stopped in to get a bite of breakfast on my way to Chicago," he said, taking a last sip of coffee before hitting the road again.