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Today's News

  • Simpsonville ‘skirmish’ wins historical award

    The team of volunteers from Shelby County who created the memorial site for African-American soldiers slain near Simpsonville is making a bit of its own history.

    Representatives from the group will be in Frankfort next week to accept the award for Volunteer Organization or Group of the Year from the Kentucky Historical Society.

    The presentation will be in a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the House chamber on the second floor in the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.

  • 65th anniversary: Lisby

    Kenneth and Mary Casey Lisby of Waddy have been married for 65 years. The couple were married on Nov. 1, 1946, in Middlesboro by the Rev. Orvin Sauder.

    They are the parents of Douglas Lisby. They celebrated with the family

  • Armed force news: Smith promotion

    Matthew Smith of Bagdad was promoted to captain in the United States Marine Corps. Smith recently returned from a 7-month deployment to the Middle East and is the Scout Sniper Platoon Commander for Battalion Landing Team 1/1. He lives in Orange County in California with his wife, Marci.

    Smith is a 2003 graduate of Shelby County High School and a 2007 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. He is the son of Greg and Mary Ann Smith of Bagdad.

  • Backpack project

    SCHS head coach Todd Shipley and Rocket football players pack food bags for the Shelby County Backpack Project. The Shelby County Backpack Project feeds hundreds of Shelby County students each week. To make donations drop off items at the Shelby County Board of Education, 1155 West Main Street. Items include a weekly menu of Vienna sausage, soup or Chef Boyardee, Pop-Tart, cereal bowl, cereal bar, fruit cup, snacks (peanut-butter crackers, chips, rice-crispy treat, pudding).

  • SCCT Fall Fantasy

    Shelby County Community Theatre presented The Fall Fantasy, its annual fundraiser, on Saturday night at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. All proceeds from the dinner/dance and auction go to benefit the theater.

  • French picnic and auction

  • Datebook: November 2, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Board of Education meets in a special called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.
    This week

  • McGuire grandsons

    Four grandsons of the late Charles Edward McGuire, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, gathered to the plant and raise a flag in his honor. McGuire was wounded during a battle in the Pacific. J. Clay Cull (from left), former Marine Cpl. Robert Riggs II, First Sgt. Abraham M. Blessinger and Charles Joshua Cull were on hand. Mark A. Blessinger and LaMar Edward Hundley II were unable to attend. Blessinger recently returned from a tour in Afghanistan.

  • Revolutionary War soldier’s grave dedicated

    The Kentucky Society Sons of the American Revolution conducted a Patriot Grave Marking and Dedication service Oct. 22 for Revolutionary War soldier Pvt. Micajah Neal, who lived from 1753 to 1835.

  • Gabby Karas takes record victory in champs meet

    Collins seventh-grader Gabby Karas won the KTCCCA Meet of Champions cross-country race in record time Saturday at Masterson Station Park in Lexington.

    Karas covered the 4,000-meter course in 14 minutes, 16 seconds – more than 43 seconds faster than the runner-up, and 20 seconds faster than the old race record. 

    Only one other local runner placed in the Top 50 in any of the other races. Collins eighth-grader Jacob Hershberger finished 33rd (14:55.66) in the boys’ race.