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Today's Features

  • Joan Goodwin, who made significant contributions to removing drugs and alcohol issues from Shelby County, died Friday at Masonic Home Shelbyville. She was 80.

    Goodwin was a founder and former director, from 2001 to 2008, of the Shelby County Drug/Alcohol Advisory Council, now Shelby Prevention and also had worked with the Shelbyville Police Department’s Advisory Council.

  • Clustered around Allen Purnell, a group of employees all answered at once when asked what they thought of their boss.

    "He's gooo-od!" they chorused in unison as Purnell grinned the same easy-going grin he has made famous in his popular television commercials.

    The group gaffawed when asked if they liked sausage.

    "Sure do," said Robert Purnell, the youngest of the Purnell men who work at F.B. Purnell Sausage in Simpsonville.

    "Well, he better," someone else said, amid more laughter.

  • Have you ever seen a film that’s romantic but not sappy, humorous but not slapstick, with religious overtones but not spouting fire and brimstone?

    That might be a way to describe Pieces of Easter, a spiritual movie created and filmed in Shelbyville, Simpsonville, Finchville, Oldham and Jefferson counties and in Indiana that hits theaters today.

  • Have you ever seen a film that’s romantic but not sappy, humorous but not slapstick, with religious overtones but not spouting fire and brimstone?

    That might be a way to describe Pieces of Easter, a spiritual movie created and filmed in Shelbyville, Simpsonville, Finchville, Oldham and Jefferson counties and in Indiana that hits theaters today.

  • Hundreds flocked to a Black History event Feb. 10 at Stratton Center, but as far as bringing that history out for people to study, there is still much work to be done.

  • 7th-grader Martion’s play makes cut at Actors

    Gavin Martion, a seventh-grader at East Middle School, was a semifinalist recently in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s eighth annual New Voices Young Playwrights contest.

    Gavin submitted a 10-minute play, and his piece was chosen from among 512 entries – the only middle school student to advance that deep into the competition.

  • Army Pvt. Timothy M. Jones has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.

    Jones is the son of Charles Lee Davis of Narrow Gage Pike in Eminence and the grandson of Linda Murphy and Charles Davis, both of Shelbyville. He is a 2011 graduate of Shelby County High School.

  • Crescent Place Assisted Living had its annual valentine’s party on Feb. 14 and crowned the king and queen and the valentine couple. The 2013 king (from left) was Dudley Scearce, queen was Bobbye McCarthy and the Valentine couple was Martha and Ray Quire.

  • Nolan Payton celebrated his first birthday on March 1, 2012.

    He is the son of Todd Payton and Jennifer Thomas of Eminence.

    Grandparents are Debbie Thomas of Pleasureville and Betty Evans of New Castle. Great-grandparents are Maurice Payton of New Castle and the late Minnie Payton.

  • Dana McAllister of Simpsonville and Pete Bohannon of Southville announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Jean Bohannon, to Michael Paul Mitchell, both of Simpsonville. He is the son of Ruth Cook of Shelbyville and Paul Mitchell of Lawrenceburg.

    She is a 2004 graduate of Shelby County High School and is the activities director for Crestview Nursing Home.

    He is a 1997 graduate of Shelby County High School and works in maintenance at Pilot Travel Center.