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Today's Features

  • "I heard what sounded like cowboy boots walking down the hallway toward me. The floor was concrete, and the boots were clicking, clicking, in the darkness.

    “I called out, 'Who’s there?' There was no answer, and the footsteps came closer and closer. I couldn't turn around, because there was no out way out behind me. And the boots got right up to me, and nothing was there."

  • A weekend celebration that marked 142 years for the Shelby Baptist Association was a big success, officials say.

    “I had three churches call today [Tuesday] with just glowing responses about how the weekend went,” said Tony Hough, director of missions for the Shelby Baptist Association.

    Activities held Friday through Sunday included a countywide worship service Friday night at Highland Baptist Church on Mount Eden Road, and Carol Herndon, ministry associate for the SBA, said she estimates that about 150 people showed up for that service.

  • When streets and neighborhoods are filled with ghosts, goblins or princesses this Halloween, hardly any of them – or their parents – would be familiar with the roots of the custom of trick or treat.

    But although some churches may appear hesitant in endorsing the sort of wholesale supernatural spookiness and gruesomeness of the day, Thursday’s activities actually were born of religious celebrations.

  • "I heard what sounded like cowboy boots walking down the hallway toward me. The floor was concrete, and the boots were clicking, clicking, in the darkness.

    “I called out, 'Who’s there?' There was no answer, and the footsteps came closer and closer. I couldn't turn around, because there was no out way out behind me. And the boots got right up to me, and nothing was there."

  • Teenager Jessica Collins created A Place To Sleep to raise money to buy beds for children in Shelby County who don't have beds.

    She was inspired by the movie The Blind Side.

    A work day in Shelbyville on Saturday was successful.

  • This week
    Caryatid Book Club
    The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at the home of Tina Sanderlin. Barbara Hammon will provide the program and Anne Armstrong will give a book.
    Mount Eden Ruritan fish fry
    The Mount Eden Ruritan Club annual pre-election day fish fry will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the club. Fish and side dishes will be $10 per plate. For more information, contact Yvette Perry at 502-376-4291 or myvetteperry@bellsouth.net.
    Bagdad Ruritan 60th anniversary

  • University of Kentucky professor Gerald L. Smith was guest speaker Saturday night at the NAACP Freedom Fund banquet at the Shelbyville Country Club. About 60 people attended and heard  Smith speak  on the topic "We Can't Turn Back Now."

    Smith noted  some of the reasons throughout  history that African-Americans could look back and see how far they've progressed and challenged those in attendance to keep pressing forward and working to make the nation a better place for everyone.   
     

  • Shelbyville’s First Presbyterian Church is on a mission.

    Throughout the month of October, the church is making a special effort to address the needs of almost 300 children in the county who need “A Place To Sleep.” Their program – which has that very name – has helped about 260 children during the five years it has been in existence, but there are still about 30 on the waiting list, in need of help.

  • Variety show coming to community theater

    Reggie Van Stockum is bringing together his eclectic group of entertainers for a show at the Shelby County Community Theatre.

    The Reginald Bareham Variety Show will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 as part of the theater’s Upstairs at 801 Series.

    Featured at the event are the Funky GroundH2O Bluegrass Band and other local singers and musicians.

    Tickets are adults $15, seniors $12 and students $10 and will be available at the door.

  • Joseph and Cecilia Piccini of Shelbyville have been married for 50 years. The couple was married on Oct. 26, 1963, in Newark, N.J.

    They have four children and eight grandchildren.