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Today's Features

  • This week
    Animal Tales at the library
    Animal Tales will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. Exotic animals from around the world are coming to the library. You will learn information about their habitats, diet and personalities. You might even get to hold one of the animals. For more information, contact 633-3803 or youthservices@scplibrary.net.
    Mommy and me

  • Debbie Thomas of Pleasureville announces the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer Thomas of Eminence, to Todd Payton of Eminence. He is the son of Maurice Payton of New Castle and the late Minnie Payton.

    She is a 2001 graduate of Shelby County High School, is obtaining a criminal justice degree at IWU and is currently a loan servicer at KHESLC.

    He is a 1999 graduate of Henry County High School and is currently a guard at Luther Luckett Correctional Facility.

    The wedding will take place Saturday at Shelby Hill Farms.

  • James W. Henning was readmitted to the New York Stock Exchange on December 12, 1907 but, due to his lack of working capital, his prospects for success were not promising. Now, with relations with her husband deteriorating, Sue Henning decided to become directly involved in the Jersey cattle business. Allen Dale Farm in Shelby County, Kentucky ceased to be just a summer home; it became the focus of her personal and professional life.

  • Vashti Thongdara and Cody D. Smith were married May 22, 2015 at Navarre Beach, Fla.

    Parents of the bride are Jessie and Boun Thongdara of Charleston, WV.The groom is the son of Lori Smith, and Gary and Deborah Smith of Shelbyville.

    The groom's uncles, Keith Skinner and Kevin Groome, officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    Attendant of honor was Melissa Francis of Charleston, W.Va., cousin of the bride.

    Best Man was Dustin L. Smith of Silver Springs, Md., brother of the groom.

  • A reception was held at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville on Friday night. Cancer survivors participating were (standing from left) Tony Carriss, survivor since 1999; Jason Everson, kidney cancer survivor for 3 months; Bart Roettger, melanoma survivor for a year; Lavay Lauter, guest speaker; (seated) Natholee B. Harris, breast cancer survivor since 1975; and Mattie Roach, 2015 Shelby County Miss Relay.

  • This week
    Learning Disabilities
    Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.
    Cropper Ruritan
    Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
    Guardian Angels Junior Circle

  • Any entity that can proclaim that they’ve survived nearly two centuries is clearly doing something right.

    But members at Simpsonville United Methodist Church can proudly boast that their church is not just surviving, it is thriving, as this year they celebrate their septaquintaquinquecentennial –yes, you read that right– anniversary.

    “The church is sill here for a reason,” Reverend Richard Holladay said.  “God has not completed his work in and through us.”

  • Becky and Brian Woodrow of Mt. Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Woodrow of Mt. Washington to Spencer Young of Ft. Campbell. He is the son of Robin and David Young of Bagdad.

    She is a 2015 graduate of the University of Louisville and is a teacher in the Clarksville, Tenn. school system.

    He is a 2010 graduate of Shelby County High School and 2013 graduate of U.S.A.F. T.A.C.P. program, Special Forces. He is an airman for the United States Air Force.

    The wedding will be June 13, 2015 at Highview Baptist Church.

  • Caytie and Matthew Scott Burgin, of Shelbyville, announce the birth of their second child, a son, on March 4, 2015, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He has been named Bennett James Burgin.

    Grandparents are Marty and Rachael Page of Finchville, Michelle and Jack Samples of Bagdad, and the late Jeffery Scott Burgin. Great-Grandparents are Jim Conti of Louisville, Alvin and Janet Burgin of Mount Eden.