• Arts bulletin board: Oct. 4, 2013

    Bookfest returns Wednesday for sale to benefit literacy

    Bookfest, the Friends of the Library’s annual sale of used books and other items to raise money for literacy, opens Wednesday and continues through next Saturday.

    All proceeds from Bookfest, which will be held at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville, will go to support the library and The Sentinel-News Newspapers in Education program.

  • Shelby County woman playing the new Queen of rock

    Shelbyville native Ruby Lewis is about to embark on her latest venture, co-starring in the national tour of the Queen musical We Will Rock You, which opens later this month.  

    Lewis will play Scaramouche alongside Brian Justin Crum, who was cast in the lead role of Galileo.

  • Arts bulletin board: Sept. 27, 2013

    Army officer, author Herd to talk terror at library

    Retired U.S. Army Col. Walter Herd of Simpsonville, who commanded special operations in Afghanistan and has a new book about what he learned during that time, is headed for a public event at the Shelby County Public Library.

    Herd will appear from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the library, at 309 8th St. in Shelbyville.

  • Shelby authors love to tell their stories

    Writers and published authors in recent years have seemed to spring up in Shelby County like so many tobacco or corn plants, as if our soil suddenly were fertilized with nouns, verbs and adjectives rather than the nitrogen that has made our crops so famous.

  • Former Shelby resident pens book about local legend

    Lisa Tindle Simpson, who grew up in Shelby County but now lives in Northern Kentucky, has published her first book, Crybaby Bridge, based on a Shelby County legend.

    At 5 p.m. Saturday she will be at Sixth and Main Coffeehouse to sign copies.

    Simpson's "urban legend" comes to life in novel form about a woman who was born in 1960 and kills herself and her newborn in 1978 by throwing the baby over the bridge and then jumping in, the water, too.

  • Arts bulletin board: Sept. 13, 2013

    ‘Jack and the Giant’ opens tonight at theater

    Jack and the Giant opens tonight at Shelby County Community Theatre.

    This annual youth production of the classic tale features about 50 youngsters and a couple of not-so-kids: Corey Hall as the giant and Bill Stover as the narrator. The show is  directed by James Ray Morgan.

    Performances are today, Saturday, next Friday and Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday and Sept. 22 at 2:30 p.m.

  • Arts bulletin board: Sept. 6, 2013

    Ghost hunting program

    Thursday at library

    “Ghost hunting,” presented by Tom Jones of Kentucky Area Paranormal Society, will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville.

    Registration is requested for seating purposes.

    For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.


    ‘Jack and the Giant’ at theater

  • Arts bulletin board: Aug. 30, 2013

    Long Run Massacre re-enactments coming

    The annual re-enactment of some of Shelby County’s founding events is coming up next week.

    The Painted Stone Settlers Inc. will host the 15th annual Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat on Sept. 7 and 8 at Red Orchard Park.

    Heritage skills demonstrations, native American and settler camps, first person presentations and the main battle re-enactment will begin at 2 p.m. A special school day will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Friday.

  • Arts bulletin board: Aug. 23, 2013

    Downtown Shelbyville concert

    features New Breed this week

    New Breed is performing this week as part of the Downtown Shelbyville Street Party concert series.

    The show will be at 7 p.m. Saturday on the stage at 5th and Main streets. Food vendors will be on hand as well.

    There also will be a show Sept. 7, with Hard Rock City performing and the second car cruise of vintage vehicles in conjunction with the Shelby County Car Club.

  • Arts bulletin board: Aug. 16, 2013

    Acclaimed author

    to visit SC library

    You can spend an evening at the Shelby County Public Library with James Markert, author of A White Wind Blew, an historical novel that draws from his youth in Louisville.

    Markert grew up in the shadow of the Waverly Hills Sanatorium, a building with a reputation as one of the most haunted places on earth, perhaps because more than 50,000 patients are said to have died there at the height of the tuberculosis epidemic in the early 1900s.