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Today's Features

  • Betty Joyce Hutcherson will celebrate her 80th birthday at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Crestview Health Center, 1871 Midland Trail in Shelbyville, with a cake-and-punch reception for family and friends.

    During the past80 years Joyce has seen corners of the world most only dream of. She reestablished the Old Stone Inn in Simpsonville, which still holds a legacy of her authorship and beauty, raised a  family that now boasts eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

  • Zach and Mandy Cox of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Dec. 6, 2013, at Baptist Hospital North East. She has been named MaKinley Nell Cox.

    Grandparents are Mitzi and Darren Redmon of Southville, Stephanie Whortenbury of Shelbyville, Dawson Cox of Frankfort and Mark Goodman of New Albany, Ind.

    Great-grandparents are Donnie and Margaret Redmon of Cropper, Margaret Masters and Kenneth Lowry, both of Frankfort, and Robert and Maxine Goodman of Middletown.

  • Aaron and Melissa Prewitt of Pleasureville announce the birth of their second child, a daughter, on Oct. 25, 2013, at Decatur General Hospital in Decatur, Ala. She has been named Lydia Grace Prewitt.

    Grandparents are Ricky and Nancy Drawbaugh and Kenny and Lois Prewitt, all of Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Freeman and Dorothy Lyons of Pleasureville, Homer and Janice Clem of Athens, Ala., Willard and Betty Chesser of Bloomfield and Kenneth Prewitt of Shelbyville.

  • The Sentinel-News, since 2008 has honored at year’s end five Shelby Countians we think have had a significant impact on our community during this year. We sought your nominations on our Facebook page, and we believe each person – or in one case, team – selected for what we call Shelby County’s Fabulous 5 has in his or her own way left an imprint that merits our honoring and emulating, represents a broad spectrum of a diverse society and truly is one of the best of our best.

    Steve Eden

    Mayor of Simpsonville

  • The Sentinel-News, since 2008 has honored at year’s end five Shelby Countians we think have had a significant impact on our community during this year. We sought your nominations on our Facebook page, and we believe each person – or in one case, team – selected for what we call Shelby County’s Fabulous 5 has in his or her own way left an imprint that merits our honoring and emulating, represents a broad spectrum of a diverse society and truly is one of the best of our best.

    Steve Eden

    Mayor of Simpsonville

  • Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeffrey D. Burton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Crescent Place Assisted Living celebrated the holidays with its annual friends-and family-Christmas party. Santa Claus stopped by and delivered gifts to all the residents.

  • Steve and Sharon Carter of Louisville announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Carter of Louisville, to Nathaniel Willis of Shelbyville. He is the son of John and Parthanna Willis of Shelbyville.

    They graduated from the University of Kentucky and met while attending a Bible study at Southeast Christian Church.

    The wedding will take place at 5 p.m. on May 24, 2014, in Louisville.

  • This week
    Bagged leaf pickup
    The City of Shelbyville, Department of Public Works will offer leaf pick-up through today. Leaves must be bagged in strong garbage bags and tied with a 50-pound weight capacity. They should be placed on the curb, not blocking the sidewalk or street. Residents must call this department, 633-1094, to get on the list for pick-up.
    Calling all artists

  • 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.