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  • On this Thanksgiving, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty has plenty of reasons to be thankful.

    In the late hours of Oct. 13 Hardesty learned he would have to undergo emergency stomach surgery to repair a bleeding ulcer. Doctors said that if Hardesty had not been in a medical facility, he might not have lived.

    During that procedure one-third of his stomach was removed, and along with it went much of his strength.

  • The scent of freshly baked bread wafts through Carol Stine’s kitchen, an airy space flooded with gentle sunlight. She has laid a pan of gooey brownies on the countertop to cool. It was barely past noon, but such flurry in her home in Simpsonville is not just for Thanksgiving.

  • Heather Richardson and her husband, Billy, were at the Shelby County Courthouse to offer their support and celebrate a few adoptions that were taking place there Tuesday. It was easy to spot them, if you just looked for the adults under the mass of kids.

    No, Heather wasn’t in court to adopt a child Tuesday. She already has nine – five adopted and four other foster kids with adoption pending, not to mention her own grown son.

  • It started as a little known play about an elderly white woman and her black chauffer and ended as blockbuster that garnered a Pulitzer Prize and the Best Film of 1990. And now, a new drama from the playwright who authored Driving Miss Daisy is coming to Shelby County.

  • The Shelby County Community Theatre (SCCT) is taking a one-act play to the Kentucky Theatre Association’s Community Theatre Festival – one of only four community theaters competing for Best Play at the festival.

  • Actors from Shelby County Community Theatre took first runner-up for Best Play at the Kentucky Theatre Association’s Community Theatre Festival on Saturday – one of three prizes overall – and earned a trip next spring to the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), the region’s largest theater event.


    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.

  • Just a few tiles here and a couple appliances there, and what is quite possibly Shelby County's first passive/active solar building will be complete.

    This spacious building is the office for Earth's Promise Farm, owned by Jason Tucker and Sandee Corlett, and represents a sort of environmental entrepreneurship, a farm that lives off itself right down to its building.

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    Pool fun

    The Clear Creek Family Activity Center will have the 8-foot tall inflatable slide and 6-foot tall inflatable beach ball in the swimming pool from noon-4 p.m. today and Friday this week.