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Today's Features

  • Josette Roush will turn 90 on Sept. 12. She was born on Sept. 12, 1926 in Cherbourg, France.

    She was an elementary school teacher and spent much of her senior years helping others.

    She has two sons, Bob (Nelia) and Pat (Debbie); three grandsons, Forrest (Andrea), Pete and Chris (Jessie); and three great grandchildren, Alison, Claire and Aaron.

  • Boy Scout Troop 270 installed two benches and a table set at the Shelby County Public Library.

  • The Waddy High School class of 1958 reunion was held on June 18. Attending were (back row from left) Rodger Brown, Don Searcy, Bobby Hill, Rebecca (Phillips) Tinsley, Glenna (White) Stivers, Martha (Brooks) Wilson, Ruby (Pullium) Ruble, Doug Witt, Johnny Miller, Robert Spencer and Joe Robertson; (front row) Judy (Rice) Vest, Joann (Cook) Bain, Delores (Rucker) Proffitt, Alma Faye (Temple) Bentley, Vivian (Jennings) Landers, Janice (Tiller) Davenport and Mary Jo (Smith) Brooks.

  • These four young girls held a lemonade stand at a recent yard sale collecting money for Habitat for Humanity, not for themselves. The girls were three sister and a cousin (from left) Millie, Polly, Makenzie and Daisy Sowder. 3 sisters and a cousin.

  • Daniel Benjamin Welker and Emma Wu (Wu Ya) were united in marriage on Saturday, June 18.

    The groom is the son of Vance and Trina Welker of Shelbyville.  The bride is the daughter of Wu Guihua and Ma Youchun of Luoyang, Henan, China.

    The wedding took place at The Fisherman’s Church in Xincheng, Henan, China. Pastor Yang Shulin officiated, with Lu Weibing assisting and Huang Xiaozhou translating.

  • Personal Note: When my first column appeared in The Sentinel-News on April 27, 2007, I had no expectation that nearly ten years later, at the age of 100, I would be writing my 183rd column.

    June 27, 1938

    [At Secondary Battery Gunnery School on board USS Nevada (a 2-month course) and having spent only a weekend aboard USS Tennessee, I took a boat on June 20, 1938 to the USS Nevada another battleship, to attend the two-month Secondary Battery Gunnery School. Here I joined a number of ensigns and 2nd lieutenants, new to the Fleet.

  • Shelby County and Simpsonville finally celebrated the 4th of July Saturday with separate festivals at Lake Shelby and the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. The weather held off for the festivties at both places, which were well attended despite having been rescheduled twice.

  • Bessie Chowning of Shelbyville will celebrate her 92nd birthday on July 28. She received a very special early birthday gift from her great-grandson, Logan Bailey. Bailey, a pilot who attends Embry Riddle University, took her for here first ever airplane ride. They flew over the city of Frankfort in his Cessna 172 to view the capital and then back to Shelby County over her family’s homes. After landing she told family member “I loved it.”

  • Mario and Maria Tejeda of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Karem Tejeda, 21, of Shelbyville, to Josh Allen, 25, of Shelbyville. He is the son of Edward and Angelina Allen of Shelbyville.

    The wedding will take place at 4 p.m., Aug. 6, 2016 at Shelby Hills Farm.

  • The Guist Creek Marina and Campground hosted a Kid’s Fishing Derby for ages 1 to 15 in June and had more than 50 participants in the event. All fishers received a free T-shirt, hot dogs, lemonade, “fish” cookies and bait. A representative from Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife was there to supply poles and assistance where needed,