Today's Features

  • Marie White celebrates her 100th birthday. She was born, raised, and lived her entire life in and around Simpsonville, Shelby County. She was married to the late Fred White, also of Simpsonville, in 1941. She is pictured here with her 3 sons, left to right:  David, Keith, and John

  • Doris and Roger Chandler of Shelbyville were married Sept. 13, 1958 in Eminence and will celebrate their 60th anniversary next month.

    They are the parents of Mark (Marcy) Chandler and Robin Chandler (David Cook) of Shelbyville and Mamaw and Papaw to grandchildren Kristin, Emily and Madison Chandler of Shelbyville; Rachel Edmonson of Madison; Sarah Cook of Louisville and Great-Grandparents to Elizabeth Johnson of Shelbyville and Kennedy and Rayden Edmonson of Madison.

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    Google: My Business

  • In 1927, the year of Lindbergh’s epic flight across the Atlantic, when I was eleven, a bully confronted me at school. Dad promptly signed me up with Billy Rath, a Bellingham physical instructor, to learn how to defend myself. Rath spent a couple of minutes showing me how to box and then walked away, leaving me shadow boxing. He then gave me a quick alcohol rub down. So much for my boxing instruction!

    In the buff in a YMCA pool

  •  Calvin and Crevella Bell celebrate 36 years of marriage. They are the parents of two adult children, three grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The groom is a Baptist minister of 39 years and a fourth generation Baptist preacher who has served three churches and preached in 12 states. The bride is retired from the NYC Law Department. They reside in Shelbyville.

  • The Waddy High School class of 1958 held a reunion on June 21. Pictured left to right in front: Joann Cook Bain, Judy Rice Vest and Fay Temple Bentley. Second row: Glenna White Stivers, Delores Rucker Proffitt, Marily Crume Phillips, Mary Smith Brooks, Shirley Murphy Dailey, Vivian Jennings Landers, Martha Brooks Wilson and Rebecca Phillips Tinsley. Third row: Sidney Stucker, Bobby Hundley, Joe Robertson, Don McAllister, Doug Witt, Rodger Brown, Bobby Hill, Don Searcy, John Miller and Bob Spencer.

  •  The LeCompte Family Reunion was held at the Bagdad Ruritan Club building on June 24, with 65 people in attending. There was also a surprise birthday celebration for Shirley Gill.

  •  Bessie Chowning, who recently celebrated her 94th birthday, shows off a book her daughter wrote as a gift. The book tells of her youth in Owen County. Though Chowning lives in Shelbyville, she always returns to the farm for a picnic for her birthday. There were more than 100 guests at her party, including her children and their families.

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    Lunch and Listen

    Having trouble hearing your friends and family? Please join Eastpoint Audiology for our Lunch and Listen to be held Thursday, Aug. 16. Demo a set of hearing aids in a restaurant setting. Lunch will be provided. RSVP requested no later than Aug. 10.  Limited seating available. Eastpoint Audiology can be reached at 502-528-3741. 

  • Bellingham, Washington

    In 1923 my family moved to Bellingham, Wash., living first at 704 Garden Street.

    My best friend was Jack Carver whose home was separated from ours by that of Captain Humphries, who, we understood, in his early years had sailed the Pacific. We used to cross Captain Humphries’ yard to play in each other’s yards.

    Jack’s father, Coston Carver, long-serving editor of the Bellingham Herald, was a quiet man of considerable intellect and talent.