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Today's Features

  • Shelby County doesn’t have a large market for firearms, with only a few establishments that sell them, but people involved in the industry say public interest in firearms has been soaring in the four weeks since 20 children and seven adults were killed by a single shooter in Connecticut.

    That tragedy has really hit home for a lot of people in Shelby County, said Stewart Shirley, a former Shelbyville Police Chief who is a shooting instructor and teaches classes for conceal-and-carry permits.

  • Shelby artist McCardwell part

    of annual exhibit in Frankfort

    Michael McCardwell of Shelby County is one of 28 artists from across the commonwealth whose works are on display in hallways and conference rooms of the Kentucky Senate and House offices in the Capitol Annex in Frankfort.

    The show, which opened Tuesday and continues through March 26, is the Kentucky Arts Council’s “Kentucky Visions at the Capitol,” an annual exhibit.

  • Shelby Artists on Main, in its ninth year in downtown Shelbyville, has introduced its newest addition, Pati Wright, a stained-glass artist who is being featured this month at The Gallery at SAOM.

    Originally from Louisville and growing up primarily in Taylorsville, Wright lives in Shelbyville, and her stained-glass artwork can be seen in front window of Shelby Artists on Main.

  • A Shelby County playwright has a play set to debut in Louisville in April, and auditions will be held there on Sunday.

    When Jenny Lind Came To Town, a fact-based musical docu-drama celebrating Jenny Lind’s April 1851 performances in Louisville and Madison, Ind., will make its debut at the Clifton Center in Louisville on April 3-7.

    The play is the newest work of playwright and Shelbyville resident Mike Smith, whose hobby of collecting vintage programs and tickets inspired him to write and produce a play about renown 19th century soprano Jenny Lind.

  • One of the leading causes of a headache is tension in the muscles of the neck. And in this time of layoffs, foreclosures and shrinking retirement funds, who among us is without stress?

    Spinal manipulation, the primary art of the chiropractor, has been shown to be effective in easing the problem of tension headaches. Results of a Duke University study released in 2001 showed that spinal manipulation created an almost immediate improvement in headaches that originated in the neck.

  • Justin Johnson of Troop 470 earned the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America on Dec. 11, 2012. Justin's eagle project was a construction project with the Kitty Cottage on 7th Street in Shelbyville. Justin is a sophomore at Collins High School and is the son of Bill and Laura Johnson of Shelbyville.

  • Blair Morse and Eric DeLaet were married Sept. 16, 2012, at Winter Garden, Fla.

    Parents of the bride are the late Gene and Pat Morse. She is the granddaughter of Betty Ryan of Shelbyville and the late Otto Ryan, the late Alvin and Louise Morse, and the late Lindsey Cornelius. The groom is the son of Ted and Ingrid DeLaetof Omaha, Neb.

    Rev. Glenn Ferguson officiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Ryan Morse of Shelbyville.

  • Mary Ellen and Ron Dixon were married Nov. 23, 2012, at Graefenburg Baptist Church in Graefenburg.

    Parents of the bride are Alfred Stucker of Graefenburg and the late Ellen Stucker. The groom is the son of Charlene Dixon of Finchville.

    Phillip Meade, the pastor of Graefenburg Baptist Church, officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her children, Dylan and Leah Hulker.

    Best man was Austin Dixon.

    A small reception was held at the church following the ceremony.

  • Public meetings
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall.

  • What motivates Chandra Heath to get up every morning hours before dawn to run five miles?

    Her love for her family, she says.

    “I want to be there for them, and I always want to be healthy enough to give them a good quality of life,” she said.

    Heath and her husband, Jeremiah, have two young children, ages 2 and 3 years old.