• Crescent Place celebrates Earth Week

    The men at Crescent Place Assisted Living celebrated Earth Week by planting spring flowers in the courtyards and front porch. Planting were (from left) Jim Calhoun, Frank Kane, Elmo Perkins and Ray Quire.

  • William Shannon celebrates 95th birthday

    William L. Shannon, born on April 25, 1919, leads the Phi Beta Kappa cheer – remembering his days at Washington and Lee University during a Shannon family concert on his 95th birthday weekend. The weekend also included a night of reminiscing with old pictures and scrapbooks as well as a question-and-answer session with Shannon about his 95 years on this earth. The Shannon Funeral Service staff also honored him with a gala dinner at Science Hill and an unveiling of the newly commissioned portrait of Shannon to be hung at the funeral home.

  • Turner appointed senior advisor

    Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. William W. Turner (right) was appointed senior enlisted advisor for United States Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The 1985 graduate of Shelby County High School is the son of Wayne and Janet Turner of Shelbyville. General William E. Fraser III, commander, United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), passes the USTRANSCOM flag to new Command Chief Master Sergeant during a Mar. 28 USTRANSCOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Change of Responsibility ceremony.

  • Engagement: Prather-Tingle

    Terry Prather and Janie Prather, both of Lancaster, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kasie Prather to Greggory Tingle. He is the son of Bryan Tingle and Deann Burk of Shelbyville.

    She is a graduate of St. Catharine College and is a special procedures tech at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital in Mattoon, Ill. He is also a graduate of St. Catharine College and is a sales representative for Ervin Equipment in Toledo, Ill.

    A November wedding is planned.

  • ‘Recycle robots’ family fun day

    The Shelby County Public Library hosted “Recycle Robots” Family Fun Day in March with about 50 people in attendance. Val Shirley, the county’s solid waste director, was the guest speaker and discussed the importance of recycling.

  • Armed Force news: Collins, Nethery

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Nathaniel A. Collins and Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Neil A. Nethery graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • 65th Anniversary: Hill

    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.

  • Birthday: Ruth Clemmons is 102 years young

    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.

  • Engagement: Cornelius-Washburn

    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.

  • Births: Burgin son

    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.