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Today's Features

  • Al-Anon convention begins Friday in Lexington

    The 51st Annual Kentucky Al-Anon Convention will be Friday through Sunday at the Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY. The conference will include Al-Anon, AA and Alateen speakers from Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas as well as several workshops. Registration fee for the entire weekend is $35. Visit http://www.lexingtonal-anon.org for the registration form and the latest updates. Contact Clarion Hotel for overnight reservations at 1-888-390-4918.

  • Prison Interlude

    Alton Halbrook, a Marine enlisted man from Texas, reported to the Marine Barracks to serve in Artillery at about the about the same time in 1939 that I arrived to serve in the Infantry. In 1940, he was sent to Shanghai where he joined the 4th Marine Regiment, and later to the Philippines, where, in May 1942 he was one of thousands of prisoners interned by the Japanese.

  • David and Marilyn Tamer of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Marie Tamer of Austin, Texas to Benjamin Wyatt Murguia of Austin, Texas. He is the son of Caroline Murguia and the late Raul Murguia of San Antonio, Texas.

    The couple will be married later this month at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville.

  • This week

    MOPS meeting

    MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. today at Shelbyville First Baptist Church Shelbyville in room 300. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age-appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with moms. A family meal is offered in the church fellowship hall from 5 to 5:45 p.m. for $6 per adult and $1 per child. Mothers of Preschoolers is a program designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten.

    NAACP branch meeting

  • Andrew Joseph Edelen and Kelsi Faye Shipley were united in marriage Saturday, July 2.

    The groom is the son of Larry and Margarita Edelen from Vine Grove. The bride is the daughter of Todd and Michelle Shipley from Shelbyville.

    The wedding took place at the Shelby Hills Farm. Dr. Maurice Hollingsworth officiated.

  • This week

    Bagdad Ruritan

    Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.

    NAACP branch meeting

    The local NAACP branch meets at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Stratton Community Center. Membership is $30 per year. For more information contact Janice Harris at 502-321-6896 or E-mail sisterjaniceharris@hotmail.com. The meeting was rescheduled from Sept. 1.

    Retired teachers meeting

  • As Louisiana fights through the worst floods it’s seen since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, those providing supplies and help to dry the state out are lining up.

    But one group in Shelby County is still helping from the last catastrophic flooding through that region.

    Displaced by Hurricane Katrina when the storm devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005, Taffy is still waiting patiently at the Shelby County Humane Society for a new family – her eyes a warm brown, her tail wagging hopefully every time a family walks by her kennel.

  • As Louisiana fights through the worst floods it’s seen since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, those providing supplies and help to dry the state out are lining up.

    But one group in Shelby County is still helping from the last catastrophic flooding through that region.

    Displaced by Hurricane Katrina when the storm devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005, Taffy is still waiting patiently at the Shelby County Humane Society for a new family – her eyes a warm brown, her tail wagging hopefully every time a family walks by her kennel.

  • This week

    Library launches app

    The Shelby County Public Library has launched a new mobile app, which is available for free on both apple and Andriod platforms. From any smartphone, users can connect to the library and tap into the resources available – search the catalog, check your account, contact a librarian, find events, place a hold or renew a book, download an e-book and more. Starting this week, show the librarians the downloaded app on your device and users will receive a free stylus and be entered to win a $25 gift card from Amazon.