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Today's News

  • Happy campers

    That time of year nearly every student in Shelby County has been anticipating for the past 9 months has finally arrived.  Pencils are down and playgrounds are full because, as Alice Cooper so eloquently put it, “School’s out for summer.”

    Hopefully our little ones won’t spend their newfound free time trashing our houses like it’s a hotel room on Cooper’s world tour but they are likely to be filled with excitement and ready to burst.

  • Igleheart receives honors

    Ted Igleheart, resident at Crescent Place Assisted Living, was honored with the lifetime achievement award from the Kentucky Assisted Living Facilities Association. On hand for the award were (from left) Dennis McNatt, Ted and Libby Igleheart, Sarah and Joe Jurgensen.

  • 50th anniversary: Bucky and Nancy Goin Dalton

    Bucky and Nancy Goin Dalton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family on May 28.

    They were married by the Rev. John Chenault at First Christian Church on Ann St. in Frankfort on May 28, 1966.

    They have two children, Emily (Jeff) of Somerset; David (Amanda) of Shelbyville. They have seven grandchildren, Philip, Samuel, John, Kate of Somerset, and Emma, Matt, and Maya of Shelbyville.

  • 50th anniversary: Robert and Thelma Woods

    Robert and Thelma Woods have been married for 50 years. The couple was married June 11, 1966 in Frankfort by the Rev. Billy Craddock at Bellepoint Baptist Church.

    He retired from the Axton Candy and Tobacco Co. and now works part-time for the county government.  She worked as a beautician and instructional assistant at Henry Clay Elementary and Heritage Elementary before retiring. They are active members of Waddy Baptist Church and avid Shelby County Rocket and UK Wildcat fans.

  • Gipson crowned Miss Bagdad

    Breanna Gipson was crowned Miss Bagdad Days on May 14. She is the 16-year-old daughter of Billy and Regina Rice of Waddy.

  • Datebook: June 1, 2016

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    Retired teachers association meeting

  • Doing ‘What we thought was right’

    The last surviving member of a group of Shelby County teenagers who quit school in their senior year to join the Army in 1944 during World War II said that he and the others were only doing their patriotic duty.

    “We did what we thought was right,” said Auston Morris Adams.

  • Special remembrance

    This year’s Memorial Day service at Grove Hill Cemetery will pay special recognition to our nation’s Vietnam veterans in observance of the 50th anniversary of America’s involvement in the war.

    Retired Col. Roger Green, a former commander of the Shelbyville VFW Post 1179, said he would be preparing special programs for the occasion.

    Post Commander Henry Jew will give the welcome speech, and the U.S. Marine Jr. ROTC unit from Shelby County High School will post the colors.

  • After nearly five decades, man meets friend from Vietnam

    Barry Campbell, a Vietnam vet from Spencer County, never dreamed he would run across any of the celebrities he met while serving in Vietnam, especially not one that he held in such high regard.

    But on Wednesday, as Campbell set up his Vietnam memorabilia at the Flying J in Waddy as a part of the welcome for the Rolling Thunder Ride to the Wall event, he waited patiently.

    The parking lot was full of displays for the group, who stopped there in their annual Run for the Wall on the way to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

  • Riggs to retire in June

    A Shelbyville icon will step down after a decade and a half at the helm of one of the county’s best-loved civic organizations.

    Rosemary Riggs, executive director of Leadership Shelby since 2001, will retire June 30 after 15 years in what she calls a bittersweet move.