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Today's Features

  • Donald and Susan Swindler have been married for 50 years. The couple were married on March 17, 1962, at First Christian Church Shelbyville by Rev Ed Cayce.

    They are members of First Baptist Church of Shelbyville.

    Their children are Jesse Swindler (Emily) and Jon Swindler (Jamie), of Shelbyville. They have four grandchildren, Jack, Henry Swindler (Jon and Jamie Swindler’s Children) Tucker and Cooper Swindler (Jesse and Emily Swindler’s Children).

    They will celebrate with friends and family.

  • Army Pvt. Ronnie F. Payton-Sewell has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    Payton-Sewell is the son of April Sewell of Clayvillage Road in Shelbyville.

    He is a 2011 graduate of Franklin County High School in Frankfort.

  • Ann Lear and James McClain, both of Shelbyville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda McClain of Shelbyville, to Mark Coots of Pleasureville. He is the son of Jeanie McCarty and Joseph Yocum, both of Shelbyville.

    She is a graduate of Stratford Career Institute.

    He is Shelby County High School graduate and owner of Lil Bit of MARK mechanic shop in Bethlehem.

    The wedding will take place at 2 p.m. Sept. 15, 2012.

    All friends and family are invited.

  • Kelly and Chris Cissell of Shelbyville announce the birth of a daughter on Feb. 27, 2012, at Baptist East Hospital Louisville. She has been named Olivia Masha Cissell.

    Grandparents are Rickie and Karen Jeffries of Mount Eden, Rose and Dave Wise of Shelbyville and Bill Cissell of Shelbyville. Great Grandparents are Peggy Richardson of Mount Eden, Walter and Peggy Jeffries of Waddy and Margie Austrew of Shelbyville.

  • Collins High School student Sarah Eades (right) was elected state historian, and Jordan Goss, also of Collins, was elected state officer-at-large for Kentucky’s Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. The election was conducted during the Spanish Honor Society Convention at West Jessamine County High School. Eades and Goss each will serve a 1-year term from 2012-13.

  • 5 generations of the Catlett/Jeffries/Cissell family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (front row, from left) Virginia Catlett Perry, great-great grandmother; Peggy Jeffries, great-grandmother; and (back row) Rickie Jeffries, father; and Kelly Cissell, mother holding baby Olivia Masha Cissell.

  • Public meetings
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. today at 1059 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • As our nation commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the presidency of Abraham Lincoln (1861-65) and we learn more details about his assassination, it may be timely to record the assassination in 1820 of Charles-Ferdinand, the Duc de Berry, a significant event in French history.

    It involves Shelby County, at least indirectly, because my late wife, Susanne de Charette Van Stockum, was his direct descendant.

  • A science-minded brother and sister from Shelbyville now know what it’s like to fly a space shuttle, pilot a jet fighter, the feeling of being weightless and even dealing with a tornado.

    Well, sort of.

    Marina and Samuel White experienced all that and more during a week at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA), a partnership venture with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

  • A science-minded brother and sister from Shelbyville now know what it’s like to fly a space shuttle, pilot a jet fighter, the feeling of being weightless and even dealing with a tornado.

    Well, sort of.

    Marina and Samuel White experienced all that and more during a week at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA), a partnership venture with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.