Today's Features

  • Artisan’s center calls for

    fall exhibit ‘Put a Lid on It’

    The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea invites Kentucky artisans to submit works for the exhibit “Put a Lid on It: Containers by Kentucky Artisans” to be held Sept. 13, 2014 through Feb. 28, 2015.

  • William Herbert Hill and Frances Hornback Hill were married on April 16, 1949, by the Rev. H.C. Brown Jr. at Pigeon Fork Baptist Church.

    He is a farmer and retired from Roll Forming Corporation, and she is retired from the Kentucky State Police.

    They have five children Richard Hill of Somerset, Susie Armstrong, Jane Poe, Ronda Hill, and Michael Hill, all of Shelbyville; 18 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

    The family held a celebration Sunday at Claudia Sanders with 65 people in attendance.

  • Ruth Clemmons (center) blows out the candles on her 102nd birthday cake Wednesday flanked by her son, Jim Clemmons, her daughters, Helen Schaff (from Clemmons left), Becky Tingle and Judy Meredith, activities director at Crestview on Midland Trail.

  • Joey and Paula Cornelius of Bagdad announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Cornelius of Bagdad to Kyle Washburn of Cropper. He is the son of Glenn and Judy Washburn of Cropper.

    She attends the University of Louisville and plans to graduate next May with a bachelors in education. 

    He is employed at the Shelbyville Water Company.

    The wedding will take place on June 21, 2014.

  • 1775

    Daniel Boone and his trailblazers, including his younger brother Squire, had reached the future site of Boonesborough at the confluence of the Kentucky River and Otter Creek on April 1, 1775.  Judge Richard Henderson of the newly formed Transylvania Company, the leader of the expedition, having signed a treaty with the Cherokees, brought his main party to join Boone at the chosen site on April 20.

  • Bagdad Bagdad services
    There will be a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. at Bagdad Baptist Church. Bagdad will show the Passion of the Christ movie at 6 p.m. on Good Friday. The Easter egg hunt will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Easter sunrise service begins at 6:45 a.m. on Sunday and will be followed by Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.
    Beechridge Baptist Easter events

  • This week
    Alzheimer’s caregivers support group
    Alzheimer’s caregivers support group meets at 10:30 a.m. today at First Christian Church, 1000 Eminence Pike in Shelbyville. For more information, call the church at 633-3345.
    The Shelby County Beekeepers Association meets 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, call 633-4593.
    One book – one community

  • Fish dinner at Finchville Ruritan
    A fish, oyster or salmon croquettes dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Finchville Ruritan Club. Dinner includes choice of seafood along with potato wedges, cole slaw, baked beans, and choice of dessert and drink for $10. Carry-outs will be available. Entertainment will be free Bluegrass music. For more information, call 502-437-0353.
    Annunciation fish fry

  • One book – one community

    A community-wide read of Ahab’s Wife, written by Sena Jeter Naslund, will be from 6 to 7 p.m. April 17 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. A kickoff for the book give-a-way will be Monday. One book per person, no reserves. Registration is requested for seating purposes and notification of any program changes. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.


  • Caytie and Matthew Scott Burgin, of Shelbyville, announce the birth of their first child, a son, on Jan. 25, 2014, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He has been named Baker Scott Burgin. Grandparents are Marty and Rachael Page of Finchville, Michelle and Jack Samples of Bagdad, and the late Jeffery Scott Burgin. Great-Grandparents are Jim Conti of Louisville, Alvin and Janet Burgin of Mount Eden, Alma and William Coulter of Taylorsville and Nell and Selbert Samples of Bagdad.