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Today's Features

  • Army National Guard Pfc. Damian H. Watts graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.

    During the 9 weeks of training, Watts received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

  • Bob and Paula Bryant of Waddy announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Rodgers, to Dustin Schmidt. He is the son of Ron and Joyce Schmidt of Louisville.

    The wedding will take place at 7 p.m. June 21, 2014, at The Grand in New Albany, Ind.

    Invitations will be sent for the wedding and reception.

  • Jordan Elizabeth Powell and Nicholas Kyle Hope were married on Oct. 12, 2013.

    Parents of the bride are Jerry and Joyce Powell of Eminence. The groom is the son of Gerald and Susan Hope of Louisville.

    The couple resides in Louisville.

  • This week
    Wright PTO meeting
    The next Wright Elementary PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization) meeting will be at 8:15 a.m. today in the school’s common area.
    Alzheimer’s caregivers support group
    Alzheimer’s caregivers support group meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, 1000 Eminence Pike in Shelbyville. For more information, call the church at 633-3345.
    Free smoking cessation class

  • Shelby children’s choir

    launching new season

    Shelby County Community Choir (SC3) is embarking on its third season, following a year that has included performing at the Shelbyville Horse Show, Celebration of Lights, in four major concerts (Broadway, Rock and Roll, SC3 and Friends and Cool Yule) and at special places such as a Louisville Bats game.

  • Donna Moody’s sophomore English II class at Cornerstone Christian Academy re-enacted portions of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

  • This week
    Bagdad Ruritan
    Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
    NAACP
    The Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    Lions Club
    Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.  
    Kiwanis Club

  • Paul Erway has been racing his wheelchair in marathons since the early 1990s, and he even competed for a spot in the Paralympics. But he said nothing really prepared him for what he went through this year, especially in November.

    On Nov. 16-17 Erway traveled more than 3,150 miles – hitting races in Wilmington, Del., Philadelphia and Las Vegas.

    And although Wilmington’s run wasn’t a fully sanctioned race, the other two were.

  • My last column described my duties and experiences as national director of the Marine Corps Reserve. While stationed at Marine Headquarters in Washington D.C., I traveled widely in the United States to inspect my reserve units.

    In March 1964, I was transferred across the country to Coronado, Calif., to assume command of the Landing Force Training Unit, Pacific. My mission here was to provide teams of Marines to train our allies throughout the Far East in the Marine Corps’ specialty: amphibious operations.

  • In the short time that Jim Reed lived in Shelbyville, he made a huge impact on the community, giving of himself in many ways, his friends say.

    “I told his wife [Lisa], ‘Life is about the footprint that you leave,’” said Joe O’Brien, president of O’Brien Ford, where Reed was vice president and general manager. “Jim Reed spent five and a half years of his life in Shelbyville, Kentucky, and has left a footprint that most people couldn’t leave in a lifetime.”