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Today's Features

  • Two people who left everlasting but vastly different imprints on education in Shelby County passed away in 2013.

    They were among a nationally known musician, a state leader in public affairs a former educator and volunteer and a theater performer were among others who left lasting impressions on Shelby Countians.

    Margery Pflughaupt so loved the community of Shelbyville that 17 years after moving away, she urged her husband to establish a scholarship fund for Shelby County students that continued for the better part of two decades.

  • Operation Care next year will expand its women’s center by adding an additional location on Main Street in downtown Shelbyville – for free.

    What’s more, the acquisition of the new building won’t cost Operation Care a dime, with the purchase of a 2-story, 4-plex frame house next door to Bell House Restaurant having been paid by a $125,000 donation from Southeast Christian Church.

  • This week
    First Christian celebrations
    First Christian Church. will have a New Year’s Eve celebration from 8 p.m. to midnight. The band, Exit Up, will perform. There will be games, activities, favors and more. Call the church office to make your reservation or for more information. The church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike.
    Grace Assembly candelight communion

  • This week
    Shelby Development
    Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. today at the Cardwell House.
    Bagged leaf pickup

  • Reginald Bareham’s show closing Rudyard Kipling

    Reginald Bareham and his folk music group will close out an era in Louisville on Tuesday night by playing on the closing night of the Rudyard Kipling.

    Reggie Van Stockum, aka Reginald Bareham, said in an E-mail that owners  Ken and Sheila Pyle are selling the establishment and that New Year’s Eve will be the last show.

  • Heads together, giggling, surrounded by the smell of gingerbread and the sound of carols playing softly in the background, Janice Harris and Tyra Beach reminisced at a Christmas party two weeks ago about a Karaoke session they had attended at a Shelbyville restaurant.

    Harris: “You did sing.”

    Beach: “Did not.”

    Harris: “Did too, and I have the pictures to prove it.”

    Beach: “Well, I just did some backup.”

  • In contrast to the usual holiday crime wave that sweeps the nation each year at this time, many people in Shelbyville have been experiencing the opposite extreme.

    You may have come across some quarters taped to a vendor machine or to a coin-operated washer at the laundry mat. Or you may have received an anonymous gift card, given to you by a small child in line at a grocery store.

    Chances are, it could be the work of a Shelby County family that has been having the time of their lives doing good deeds for strangers this holiday season.

  • Shelby Artists seeks leaders

    for its new workshop series

    Shelby Artists on Main Inc. is looking for artists to apply to instruct one of six workshops during the coming new year. Three of these workshops with be for adults and the others for children. Shelby Artists on Main Inc. has received a grant for these workshops, and the goal is to get the community involved either by teaching or learning.

  • First Baptist Shelbyville events
    First Baptist Shelbyville's Christmas Eve service will be start at 5 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

    Candlelight services at Elmburg Baptist
    Elmburg Baptist Church will have a candlelight service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and at 11:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road.
    Simpsonville Methodist

  • Dressed in a softly flowing robe, surrounded by contented sheep and goats and even a donkey, a shepherd paused to contemplate the animals surrounding the manger before pulling a small device out of a pocket.

    “Bet you never saw a shepherd with an iPhone before,” he said with a grin, as he snapped a photo of the scene.

    Steve Price coordinated that live Nativity scene that was held Tuesday at the Community Christmas event held at Shelby Industries, at the request of the plant, he said.