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Today's Features

  • Five generations of the Wilson family gathered recently for a photograph. They are (seated) Bessie Wilson, great-great grandmother; (standing from left) Alberta Dietrich, great grandmother; Malin Way, great-great granddaughter; Paul Clifford, grandson; and Brittany Way, great granddaughter.

  • Public meetings
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    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.

  • Dance instructor Bob Devers changes the CD in the stereo, and about 20 people line up and start dancing to the Fat Joe and Nelly hit "Get It Poppin'."

    Not a song you would expect to hear in a line-dancing class.

    It's not just rap music, but pop, country and oldies tunes fill the space reserved for the class at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville on Friday evenings.

    One of the participants, Alma Clark, said she has been line dancing for 20 years.

    "I just love it," Clark said.

  • Dance instructor Bob Devers changes the CD in the stereo, and about 20 people line up and start dancing to the Fat Joe and Nelly hit "Get It Poppin'."

    Not a song you would expect to hear in a line-dancing class.

    It's not just rap music, but pop, country and oldies tunes fill the space reserved for the class at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville on Friday evenings.

    One of the participants, Alma Clark, said she has been line dancing for 20 years.

    "I just love it," Clark said.

  • Roy Catlett has been described as a really great guy, a devoted family man and the best friend that a farmer ever had.

    But maybe his lifelong friend Fred Bond summed it up best: “He was my best friend, the best I ever had. I miss him now, and I will miss him forever. I’m glad he was my friend.”

    Catlett, an agriculture extension agent for more than 30 years in Shelby County, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 73.

  • The word mansion comes to mind when you turn through the gate where Phil and Chris Hayes call home on the 1100 block of Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The Hayes took on a “labor of love” nine years ago when they bought that is becoming more endearing each year, they say.

    But this 25-room historic home on the corner of Main and Magnolia streets, in Chris Hayes’ words, “just needed to someone to love it.”

  • The word mansion comes to mind when you turn through the gate where Phil and Chris Hayes call home on the 1100 block of Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The Hayes took on a “labor of love” nine years ago when they bought that is becoming more endearing each year, they say.

    But this 25-room historic home on the corner of Main and Magnolia streets, in Chris Hayes’ words, “just needed to someone to love it.”

  • Navy Seaman Recruit Kristopher Browning, son of Keith and Lisa Browning of Cropper, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

    During the 8-week program Browning completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting water safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

    Browning is a 2009 graduate of Shelby County High School.

  • Charlie and Penny DeMastes of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their son, Jason, to Jenna Domanski, the daughter of Ken and Sandi Domanski of Sandusky, Ohio.

    DeMastes is a 2004 graduate of Shelby County High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. He is currently employed by Toyota as an internal logistics system specialist.

  • Cornerstone Christian Academy celebrated on Saturday its 2012 Homecoming. Seniors Dustin Bennett and Tara Watkins were named king and queen. Members of the Homecoming court were (left to right) Chris Kennedy, Kelley Berry, Ben Risinger, Tara Watkins, Dustin Bennett, Anna Joy Thompson, Jerrit Brooks and Rebekah Woodward.