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Today's News

  • Church news: March 16, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on 55 South in Finchville.

    Annunciation
    The annual Lenten Fish Fry is 4:30-7:30 p.m. today. There will be Stations of the Cross in the Chapel at 7 tonight. Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

  • WICHE: Spring weed control starts this week

    I think I have finally figured out the perfect machine for controlling those pesky spring weeds…sheep.

    Well, I know it is not for everyone (and I know it cannot last much longer for me), but our pregnant herd of Katahdin ewes are let loose from their pasture in the afternoon to graze freely within the secure fencing of the entire property for a few hours.

  • Datebook: March 16, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. today at 1059 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • 50th anniversary: Donald and Susan Swindler

    Donald and Susan Swindler have been married for 50 years. The couple were married on March 17, 1962, at First Christian Church Shelbyville by Rev Ed Cayce.

    They are members of First Baptist Church of Shelbyville.

    Their children are Jesse Swindler (Emily) and Jon Swindler (Jamie), of Shelbyville. They have four grandchildren, Jack, Henry Swindler (Jon and Jamie Swindler’s Children) Tucker and Cooper Swindler (Jesse and Emily Swindler’s Children).

    They will celebrate with friends and family.

  • Armed forces news: Payton-Sewell graduates

    Army Pvt. Ronnie F. Payton-Sewell has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    Payton-Sewell is the son of April Sewell of Clayvillage Road in Shelbyville.

    He is a 2011 graduate of Franklin County High School in Frankfort.

  • Engagement: McClain-Coots

    Ann Lear and James McClain, both of Shelbyville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda McClain of Shelbyville, to Mark Coots of Pleasureville. He is the son of Jeanie McCarty and Joseph Yocum, both of Shelbyville.

    She is a graduate of Stratford Career Institute.

    He is Shelby County High School graduate and owner of Lil Bit of MARK mechanic shop in Bethlehem.

    The wedding will take place at 2 p.m. Sept. 15, 2012.

    All friends and family are invited.

  • Birth: Cissell daughter

    Kelly and Chris Cissell of Shelbyville announce the birth of a daughter on Feb. 27, 2012, at Baptist East Hospital Louisville. She has been named Olivia Masha Cissell.

    Grandparents are Rickie and Karen Jeffries of Mount Eden, Rose and Dave Wise of Shelbyville and Bill Cissell of Shelbyville. Great Grandparents are Peggy Richardson of Mount Eden, Walter and Peggy Jeffries of Waddy and Margie Austrew of Shelbyville.

  • Collins students elected

    Collins High School student Sarah Eades (right) was elected state historian, and Jordan Goss, also of Collins, was elected state officer-at-large for Kentucky’s Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. The election was conducted during the Spanish Honor Society Convention at West Jessamine County High School. Eades and Goss each will serve a 1-year term from 2012-13.

  • 5 generation: Catlett/Jeffries/Cissell family

    5 generations of the Catlett/Jeffries/Cissell family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (front row, from left) Virginia Catlett Perry, great-great grandmother; Peggy Jeffries, great-grandmother; and (back row) Rickie Jeffries, father; and Kelly Cissell, mother holding baby Olivia Masha Cissell.

  • Shelby County boys beat Trimble in tennis

    The Shelby County boys’ tennis team won its season opener Friday.

    The Rockets beat visiting Trimble County, 4-1, at Clear Creek Park.
    Sophomore Ethan Russell was victorious at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0.

    Meanwhile his younger brother, eighth-grader Jeron, pulled out a 3-set victory at No. 2 singles, beating Damon Copeland, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
    Also for Shelby, sophomore Doug Martin won, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3 singles.

    The Rockets’ No. 2 doubles team of freshmen Jimmy Welman and Andrew Clark were 6-0, 6-0 victors.