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Today's News

  • 50th anniversary: Barbara and Ken Hudson

    Barbara and Ken Hudson have been married for 50 years. The couple were married on Feb. 25, 1961 at the Earlewood Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina by the Rev. C.W. Poston. Barbara previously worked for Bell Telephone Company and Ken had a 30 years career with the U.S. Army retiring with the rank of Colonel.

    The couple have two children, Michael and Andrew (Kelly) and two grandchildren, Emily and John.

    The couple will celebrate privately with family.

  • Army graduate

    Army Pvt. Jasper J. Smith has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Knox, which included basic combat training and advanced individual training (AIT).

    During the first nine weeks of initial entry training, the trainee completed basic combat training which included instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

  • Baptist Men's Day at Bagdad

    Baptist Men's Day is Sunday, and Bagdad Baptist Church has plans for an extensive celebration. Events will include breakfast 9-10 a.m., Sunday School 10-10:20 a.m. and worship service 10:30 a.m. The speaker is Chris Burke, former major-league player for the Houston Astros. Music will be provided by Blend (above), an a cappella group that focuses on faith, love and values.

  • 98th birthday: Lula McGee

    Lula McGee celebrated her 98th birthday at Crescent Place Assisted Living with many friends and family. Born just outside of Taylorsville, McGee has one son, Cecil McGee and daughter-in-law, Barbara McGee of Shelbyville. Her daughter, Loretta Kalber died four years ago. She has three grandchildren, Tony McGee of Indianapolis, Ind., Tim McGee of Franklin, and Troy Kalber of Taylorsville; three great-grandchildren, Justin McGee of Lexington, Aaron McGee of Shelbyville and Jenna McGee of Bowling Green.

  • Datebook: Feb. 23, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelby County High School’s SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m. today.
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Court report: Feb. 23, 2011

  • What we think: The plan for KY 53 is one for the future

    We hope you studied the drawings of what Mount Eden Road someday may look like.

    Maybe you even took the time to attend Tuesday night’s meeting when engineers and transportation officials were available to answer questions.

    This road project is a very important step for Shelby County and Shelbyville – and we don’t say this simply because vehicles will be able to traverse the road more efficiently and safely.

  • We congratulate: The example set by the Evans family

    The Evans family of Simpsonville has been on a mission for years – to memorialize the giving spirit of their daughter Hanna, who died tragically at age 6 of a rare form of cancer.

    Now their efforts have taken a significant new step that is a lesson for what all of us can do.

    The family has taken out a $1 million life insurance policy and made Kosair Children’s Hospital the beneficiary.

  • MY WORD: Let’s not misunderstand immigration

    I’d like to begin with Norma Cobb’s quote (“Illegal immigration problem,” Letters to the Editor, Feb. 9), which states, “Advocates of illegal aliens stretch, spin, twist, divert and distort their cases in every fashion and form conceivable.” First, according to bipartisan sources, the current undocumented population is 11.2 million (pewhispanic.org), which is far less than Ms. Cobb’s “spin,” which claims there are “20 million plus” illegal aliens.

  • Big night, big game, but location is big mistake

    To see the big show in town this week, you will have to drive to Taylorsville.

    And, nothing against our brethren to the south, but this seems the wrong direction for Shelby County’s new direction.

    In case you missed the news, for the first time since 1975, two high schools in Shelby County will meet Thursday night in a basketball tournament game, when Shelby County and Collins high schools collide in a 30th District Tournament semifinal.