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  • Religion, Faith, Hypocrisy and the Spirit

    By Jerry Cappel

    Most of us have either said it or heard it said: "Those Christians are just a bunch of hypocrites! They are no better than anyone else!"

    Speaking for Christians everywhere, I say – maybe. But do they have to be better than anyone else?

    I know we have a visceral instinct to condemn the smug, self-righteous person who's attitudes and perceptions peeve us to no end. But then, how much smug self-righteousness does it take to judge them for it?

  • 1999: Bomb threat called in at Circuit Court Clerk’s office

    10 years ago…

  • Male wins Titan/Rocket Shootout

     Male High School topped Fern Creek 46-40 Sunday in the championship game of the Titan/Rocket Shootout, which featured 64 teams over the three-day event between Shelby and Collins high schools.

    But the trophy didn’t matter as much as the potential for the tournament.

    The event, which was comprised of teams from across the state along with two squads from Florida, was also a big stop for college coaches. More than 100 scouts and coaches from NCAA D1 to D3 programs attended the summer tournament to scout players.

  • Post 37 competes in Terra Haute Tournament

     Over the weekend, Post 37 traveled to Terra Haute, Ind. to compete in the Terra Haute Summer Tournament. Shelbyville would win its first two games on Friday topping Kokomo, Ind. and Charleston, Ill. but would fall to Festus, Mo. Post 253 12-1 on Sunday.

    While Shelbyville struggled in the final game, it was really the weather that stole Post 37’s thunder.

    Head coach Matt Buresh said after the tournament he thought his team played well in the first two games, but having to wait for the rain to clear over the next 36 hours had it’s challenges.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show: Weather doesn’t stop show

     The Shelby County Fair and Horse Show officially closed its gates Saturday, but according to Horse Show Manager Peter Fenton, it will not be forgotten anytime soon. 

    This year’s horse show was one of the best-attended in years, he said, and that not even a downpour on some nights could keep the attendance down. 

    “The numbers are the biggest we’ve had in probably a decade,” he said. “The weather was very, very difficult, but we worked around it. We only had to move indoors one night.”

  • Park ready to Shake the Lake

    Clear Creek Park will fill with bright lights and loud booms Saturday as Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Rec. celebrates Independance Day with Shake the Lake!

    The park gates will open at 5:30 p.m. so viewers can lay out blankets and chairs to stake out the best spots to watch the fireworks, which will begin around dusk. Festivities will being at 6 p.m., and the cost of admission is $3 per person.

  • Datebook - June 26, 2019

    This Week

    Homemakers book club

    The Homemakers book club, meets at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Participants can bring their lunches and favorite books they have read to tell other club members about them and then take home a new book to read. To register for the book club or for more information, call 633-4593.

    Kiwanis Club

  • Datebook - June 26, 2019

    This Week

    Homemakers book club

    The Homemakers book club, meets at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26 at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Participants can bring their lunches and favorite books they have read to tell other club members about them and then take home a new book to read. To register for the book club or for more information, call 633-4593.

    Kiwanis Club

  • School calendar officially rolls back to Sept. 3

    After heavy rainfalls left Shelby County wringing wet last week, contractors for the new Marnel C. Moorman K-8 school finally confirmed many educators and parents worst fear, that the school would not be ready by the late August deadline.

    So, after speaking with contractors and district personnel, Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof made the announcement last week that the district would move to the contingency calendar, which pushes the start of school back to Sept. 3 for the 2019-20 school year.

  • VAN STOCKUM: Close calls during World War II, Part 11: Bougainville: Jungle attack, an incredible sight

    After conducting further intensive training in Guadalcanal, we embarked for the invasion of Bougainville, a northern island in the Solomons, about 400 to 500 miles away. We would land in the vicinity of Cape Torokina, Empress Augusta Bay, to seize and defend a Force Beachhead Line (FBL) 2,250 yards deep between the Torokina and Laruma rivers.

    The FBL was a line on the higher land, inland from the beach, which, when occupied, would deny the enemy the opportunity to deliver observed artillery fire on the invasion beach.