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The Shonta' Whorley Lamb Memorial Softball Scholarship is presented each year to a Shelbyville Central High School senior Eaglette softball player who is continuing the sport into college. This year's scholarship winner is Hannah Burks, right, who is planning to continue her game at Motlow State Community College. Hannah is the daughter of Paula and Chris Burks. Presenting the scholarship is Makenna Lamb, daughter of Shonta' Lamb. more
Bedford County can boast of some real beautiful churches. St. Paul United Methodist Church in Rover is one. more
Summer is the time for cookouts and picnics. My Grandmother loved picnics. She'd pack up some sandwiches or we'd take hotdogs or hamburgers to cook on the grill and go to the park on Lake Michigan for the afternoon or evening of swimming and eating... more
What's the good old summertime without an ice cream cone? While it is fun to catch the local ice cream truck, don't forget that some ice cream recipes, especially with new machines on the market, are just as cool prepared in your own kitchen. The Dairy Alliance is celebrating June Dairy month with some refreshing recipes... more
The May meeting of Shelbyville Garden Club was held at the home of Sherrie Moore with Freda Head serving as co hostess. Members report that delicious refreshments were served. Pam Beasley presented a humorous gardening devotional titled "I'll Plant Anything."... more
District 62 State Rep. Pat Marsh, left, gave Shelbyville Rotary Club members an overview of what is happening in state government and how it affects Bedford County. Darin Hasty was program facilitator. more
State Rep. Pat Marsh, right, presented a check for $500 to United Way of Bedford County for a 2021 sponsorship. Receiving the check was Mark McGee, UWBC executive director. more
The 2021 Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival, in its 90th year, has chosen a new queen. She is Abigail Canter of Western Kentucky University and Shelbyville. A second-year Spirit Master as one of the university's official student ambassadors, Canter is majoring in corporate and organizational communication and minoring in psychological sciences... more
Shelbyville Women's Club held its monthly luncheon Wednesday at the Riverbend Country Club and introduced their 2021 scholarship recipient, Evie Winfrey, and their "musical" guest, Chase Clanton. The meeting began with a devotion read by Martha Fisher in which she quoted sayings from her father, Dwight Stubblefield, who passed away at 91 last year after being one of the first in the County to contract COVID-19... more
After a year of stressful indoor living due to COVID-19, summer is here, and with it, outdoor enthusiasts are looking for those fun activities that have been missing for so long. Fortunate residents of Bedford County can find a family, pet-friendly staycation site right in their own back yards called Float-A-Boat, known as FAB, for short... more
It's that time of the year again when many churches will be conducting Vacation Bible School. Please email us one or two of your best captures from your event. Email photos to: dhankins@t-g.com. First Baptist Church, 304 Depot Street, will host its VBS starting Sunday and continuing through Wednesday, from 6 to 8:30 p.m... more
Granted, Tennessee weather is unpredictable. So much so, outdoor picnics-those which we go to great length and expense to prepare-can often be cancelled. Try a little al fresco dining, close to home, until the weather clears. Below are some suggested recipes that store well for traveling. The calcium and protein-enriched menu ideas are courtesy of The Dairy Alliance... more
Attorney Zulu Ali (formerly known as David Castleman) has received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his achievement in law and activism. Ali is the son of Linda Reese Harvey and the grandson of A.D. and Bessie Reynolds, Perry and Catherine Reese, and Ed and Ora Castleman... more
Attorney Zulu Ali (formerly known as David Castleman) has received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his achievement in law and activism. Ali is the son of Linda Reese Harvey and the grandson of A.D. and Bessie Reynolds, Perry and Catherine Reese, and Ed and Ora Castleman... more
Beta Iota Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority held a "Taste and Tell" event on May 6, at the home of Brenda Knight. Kenzie Miller served as co-host. Members shared how it was "a delightful dinner with delicious desserts." We thank sorority members for graciously sharing some of their recipes with readers... more
First Church of the Nazarene, 834 Union St., celebrated in a big way last Sunday with a special worship service in honor of the Rev. Ron and Judy DeWitt's 30-year Shelbyville ministry. While he admitted that he highly suspected on his pastoral anniversary something would be presented, the preacher was surprised with the large crowd, visits by dignitaries and old friends. The DeWitts expressed their emotions during the program as guests honored them with words, gifts and plaques from the pulpit... more
Cascade High's 2021 valedictorian, Connor Primm, presented his graduation speech Saturday. In addition to reaching the top of his graduating class academically, he's also quite the music man, with music education goals for the future. The son of James and Linda Prim of Bell Buckle, Connor earned his place at the top of his class with a cumulative numeric average of 101.188 and an ACT composite score of 33. ... more
Bedford County School System honored its retiring teachers and staff Tuesday night with a special recognition ceremony and reception. Front row, from left: Teresa Mangrum, 31 years; Jennifer Bennett, 24 years; Reita Vaughn, 41.5 years. Standing, from left: Jeff Gilmore, 27 years; Linda Gilmore, 33 years; John Batts, 11 years; James Darden, 13 years; Judy Leverette, 16 years; Beth Mohon, 18 years; Frank Locke, 8 years; Kathy Banks, 30 years; Dale Rucker, 34 years; Juan Chirigliano, 13 years; Jon Brock, 37 years; Betty Housch, 42 years; Pam Feldhaus, 31 years; Virginia Sue Roberts, 14 years; Clysta Leathers-Rose, 34 years; Sherry Crawford, 21 years; and Delores Donegan, 25 years. Not pictured: Kimberly Allison, 19 years; Corey Bates, 10 years; Melanie Bryant, 8 years; Pamela Butler, 30 years; Carolyn Camacho, 20 years; Lillie Fay Clanton, 1 year; William Cunningham, 6 years; Don Embry, 40 years; Tracy Ferrell, 32 years; Mark Hall, 29 years; Jackie Hambrick, 30 years; Ernest Kennerly, 21 years; Dana Lynn Laura, 15 years; Scott Parsons, 17 years; James Porter, 13 years; Donald Taylor, 4 years; Jimmy Tharp, 17 years; Steve Tomerlin, 4 years. more
Five-year-old Malachi Farmer has new wheels. Malachi was featured recently in the Times-Gazette, because he was sad about someone stealing his bike - one his mom, Ashley, said was a Christmas present. The Disney-themed bike was picked up from their home, his mom reported to Shelbyville Police... more
Friends and family of James Cannon "Jim" Burns Jr. are celebrating his turning 100 years old on May 24. Jim said recently, "It has been a good ride." Jim is still married to Mena Anderson Burns - the love of his life and wife for the past 70 years. His children each said they wanted to wish to express their deep gratitude to him for his steadfast love and guidance he has provided to them, and for his strong devotion to their mother... more
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