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Today's News

  • A week to hate, and here's why

    Here we are, the 52nd week of the year, a lost week, as I see it. Nothing gets done, no one is around, and we are left with an unseemly and neck-snapping transformation from the Most Wonderful Week of the Year to what I consider The Most Awful.
    Don’t agree?  I present my case. Here is a countdown of 52 reasons why I hate the 52nd week of the year:
    52. Doesn’t it seem as if you’re the only person/company/group working while everyone else is off?

  • What we think: Lessons we learned can inform

    The grade-point averages have been calculated, and Shelby County has had a good year based on how we have graded against the agenda we established in January.
    There will be no long speeches at graduation and no entry into an Ivy League school, but the grades we posted for 2010 would solidly qualify us for a college education at almost any school of our choosing.
    Based on a 4.0 scale, we as citizens have earned a  3.34
    We think that deserves a round of applause, but the ovation should not be delivered while standing.

  • New Business: Barnett Baking Company Cake Shop and Cafe

    Address: 206 Washington Street
     
    Who we are: Owner Nancy Barnett has been working in the hospitality industry for 15 years. She is originally from Harrodsburg, and moved to Shelby County in 2006. She had opened a shop in Bagdad and moved that to Washington Street on Nov. 15. Barnett started waiting tables at age 18, and the summer after she graduated high school, she started making desserts for the restaurant and said she developed a passion for that work.

  • New business: Innovative Emotions

    Address: 810 Main Street, Shelbyville

     

  • Scout food drive

    Members of Boy Scout Pack and Troop 270, sponsored by Shelby Christian Church, participated in the annual Scouting for Food Drive. This year they collected nearly 1,200 items of food. The food was donated to the Serenity Center.

  • Angel quilts

    Five women from the Jennie C. Benedict Circle of Shelbyville, a branch of the King's Daughters and Sons, presented 25 handmade angel quilts to Jan Antos, director, Sandy McGill, administrative assistant, and Cyndi Lewis, receptionist, of the A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center in Shelbyville. The women of the created these angel quilts with loving hands and hearts to warm and protect HIS little angels. Showing the quilts were (from left) Jean Donovan, Paula Gentry, Maria Newill, Antos, Zerilda Franz, president of the club, and Norma Beasy.

  • 50th anniversary: Rogers

    Collis and Edna Mae Rogers of Spencer County will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 7 with a party at New Hope Church, 722 Town Hill Road.

    Family and friends are welcome to attend the event, which is scheduled for 4-7 p.m.

    The Rogers are the parents of Arlene Rogers, Karen (Tony) Freeman and Renee (Eric) Langford. They have one grandchild, Abbigail Langford.

    The Rogers were wed in Tennessee and hope to spend this special day with family and friends.

  • 50th anniversary: Martin

    James and Roseanne Martin of Eminence have been married for 50 years. The couple were married on Jan. 4, 1960.

    James Martin was born in Louisville, and Roseanne Martin is from Shelbyville. Both were raised in nearby Eminence.

    She spent the early years as a homemaker while he served in the United States Marine Corps. He saw two tours in Vietnam.

    During his military career the family lived on both coasts (Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Bremerton, Wash.)

  • What we think: Our Christmas list for Santa

    Jolly Old St. Nicholas, lend your ear this way. But don’t be afraid to tell everyone what we’re going to say.
    Christmas Eve is coming soon, now you Dear Old Man, we’ll whisper what you’ll bring to we. Please help us if you can.
    Our requests won’t add weight to your million-ton bag or create much drag on your supersonic sleigh. In fact, we think to do so would be sad.
    As for us our little heads aren’t very bright.
    But we’ll tell you please, dear Santa Claus, what we think is right.

  • EARLIER: Running to the aid of the Browns

    Shelby Countians often have proven they have soft spots for their own.
    They have been quick to praise when it’s deserved and even quicker to help when duty calls, and that’s never been more evident than this holiday season.
    With Christmas shopping, parties and events dotting a hectic week, several Shelby Countians are showing new levels of support in their efforts to assist the Brown family, who lost their daughter and their home to a fire early Sunday morning in Waddy.