Today's Features

  • The Girl Scouts cookie sale kickoff rally was Jan. 19 at the Family Activity Center. More than 200 scouts and adults from Shelby, Oldham and Henry counties gathered to launch a 3-month effort that supports local troops and funds troop service projects, field trips and program projects and the local council as it provides eight camps throughout Kentucky. It also subsidizes special programs for the girls, such as the popular Festival of the Arts, held every November in Louisville.

  • Noah Robert Smith celebrated his first birthday Jan. 6, 2014.

    He is the son of Ryan and Jessie Smith of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Rob and Janevera Rothenburger and Jim and Teresa Smith, all of Shelbyville.

  • Bethany Christine Nolan and Adam Bryant Cole were married on Sept. 28, 2013, at the Medina Wedding Chapel in Appleton, Wis.

    Nolan is the daughter of Libby King of Austin, Texas. Cole is the son of Timothy and Janice Cole of Appleton and the grandson of Jennie Bryant Cole of Shelbyville.

    The bride was given in marriage by her grandfather, Norm Smith.

    The bridal attendants were Danielle Murphy, Erin Kuehl, Jennifer Cole and Eric Smith.

    The grooms’ attendants were Ryan McMurtrie, Jon Sewall, Danny Cole and Andy Jaloszynski.

  • This week
    Bagdad Ruritan
    Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
    The Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    Lions Club
    Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center. 
    Clear Creek Writers Club

  • Shelbyville native part of ‘100 fascinating’ women

    JoAnn Childs James, a native of Shelbyville who resides in Prospect, is featured in a collection of stories and pictures titled 100 Fascinating Louisville Women.

    She will participate in a discussion and book signing at 3-5 p.m. Feb. 9 at Elim Baptist Church,  3114 Greenwood Ave. in Louisville.


    Tickets go on sale for ‘Nunsense’

  • In my previous column I described my responsibilities as commanding general of the Landing Force Training Unit, Pacific, with my offices in Coronado Calif., and my quarters in San Diego.

    My mission here was to provide teams of Marines to train our allies throughout the Far East in the Marine Corps’ specialty: amphibious operations.

    During Oct. 9-25, 1965, I took my third trip to the Far East to inspect my deployed instructional teams. Marine battalions had landed in Vietnam by this time and were engaged with the Viet Cong.

  • Private Joshua Woodward completed Marine basic training at Parris Island, S.C., and will go on to infantry training in California.

    Woodward, a 2013 Cornerstone Christian Academy, graduate is the son of Andy and Michelle Woodward of Taylorsville. He is one of five siblings, three attending Cornerstone.

  • This week
    Lego club at the library
    The new Library Lego Club will meet and get creative with Legos from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Unlock your inner artist, engineer and architect. This will be for preschoolers to fifth-graders. Bring one small bag of Legos as your ticket into the club. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.

  • From the time she saw the house, Pat Hornback knew, she said, that it was something that would be perfect, but that took some convincing.

    “I wanted to run a bulldozer through it, but she didn’t,” said her husband, Paul Hornback. “Pat is very good at looking at something and being able to see what it will look like when it’s finished. I couldn’t see it, but she knew it was going to be something special.”