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Today's Features

  • With his connections to the area, many in Shelby County have a story to share about an encounter with the colorful Col. Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

    But how many of them got to ride in his famed white Cadillac limousine?

    How many got to have dinner with him on a regular basis?

    How many could call him a family friend?

    And how many could say he gave them one of his famous white suits, complete with black bolo tie, for a Halloween party?

    And even more, how many could say the Colonel lived in his home?

  • With his connections to the area, many in Shelby County have a story to share about an encounter with the colorful Col. Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

    But how many of them got to ride in his famed white Cadillac limousine?

    How many got to have dinner with him on a regular basis?

    How many could call him a family friend?

    And how many could say he gave them one of his famous white suits, complete with black bolo tie, for a Halloween party?

    And even more, how many could say the Colonel lived in his home?

  • ‘Culture’ comedy opens at community theater

    An Evening of Culture (Faith County II), written by Mark Landon Smith and directed by Donnie Hagy, opens tonight at the Shelby County Community Theatre.

    The comedy, starring (among others) Jon Peed, Erika Wardlow, Louise Epperson, Pat Wetherton, Bill Dunning and Corey Hall, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday, next Friday and June 8 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and June 9.

  • Shelby County lost a much-loved adopted son last Friday, when Harold Thom, founder and leader of the folk/Bluegrass group The Cumberlands, passed away at age 78.

    Thom, who lost his wife of 55 years, Betty, last year, was semi-retired and owned a horse farm in Simpsonville. After pursuing a brief broadcasting career in radio and television in his hometown of Shreveport, La., in the 1950s, Thom spent 11 years as director and operations manager at KALB-TV in Alexandria, La.

  • Shelby County Roadrunners enjoyed an outing at the Shelbyville Country Club after competing in the Kentucky Derby Festival marathon/mini marathon in April.

  • Greg and Elizabeth Hensley announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaclyn Noel Hensley, to Kevin Franklin Petrey of Richmond. He is the son of Elva W. Petrey of Tennessee and the late Robert Franklin Petrey.

    She was the sister of the late Matthew “Moby” Hensley and granddaughter of the late Willis and Christine Burkhead and the late Rev. A.J. and Pauline Hensley.

    She is a registered nurse at the Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, and he is a purchase officer for Lockheed-Martin in Lexington.

  • Army National Guard Spec. Alexander T. Barnett graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo.

    He is the son of William and Penny Barnett of South Gethsemane in Corydon, Ind., and grandson of Sue Walls of Taylorsville.

    He is a 2009 graduate of Shelby County High School and received an associate degree in 2012 from Kentucky Christian University in Grayson.

  • Tate McKinley Hays will celebrate her first birthday May 30, 2013.

    She is the daughter of Austin and Hannah Hays of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Hite Hays, Judy and Duvall Burk and Dennis and Yolanda Long, all of Shelbyville. Great-grandparent is Shelby LeCompte of Shelbyville.

  • Shelby County Extension Homemakers will be marking a special event this Thursday – 75 years of continuous activity in the county.

    The first clubs were established in 1938, but as early at 1912 their foundations began to be put in place, with various contacts and activities involving local farmwomen being arranged through the University of Kentucky College of Education. The passing of the Smith-Lever Act in 1914 saw the scope of Home Economics Extension increase rapidly, and the number of specialists, supervisors and agents increased as funds became available.  

  • This week
    Democratic Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner