• Christmas with the Monarchs

    The fabulous Monarchs kept the crowd entertained and on the dance floor during the seventh annual Spirit of Christmas Dance at the Shelbyville Country Club Lodge. The dance was a benefit for Corpus Christi Academy in Simpsonville.


  • 50th anniversary: James and Wanda Long

    James and Wanda Long have been married for 50 years. The couple were married on Jan. 3, 1964, at Elk Creek Baptist Church in Spencer County by the Rev. Jack Richardson.

    She is retired from the Shelby County Farm Service Agency, and he is retired from Brunswick Corporation.

    They have a son, Scott; daughter-in-law, Marsha; granddaughter Peyton; and grandson, Brandon all of whom live in Richmond.

    All friends and relatives are invited to celebrate their golden anniversary from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2014, at the Elk Creek Baptist Church.

  • Trowell graduates from basic combat training

    Army Pfc. Asia N. Trowell graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

  • 50th anniversary: Donnie and Rosie Holmes

    Donnie and Rosie Holmes of Southville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 21, 1963, in Tennessee.

    They have three children, Tammy Snider and her husband, Michael, Rhonda Collins and her husband, James, and Keith Holmes and his wife, Amy. They have been blessed with eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren

  • 50th anniversary: Herman and Peggy VanMeter Perry

    Herman and Peggy VanMeter Perry were married Dec. 21, 1963, at the Centenary Methodist Church in Shelbyville by Rev. Harold Mauney and Rev. William Hisle. They are retired.

    Their children, Sarah McGee and Chip Perry, will host a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Bagdad Ruritan Club for friends and family.

    No gifts please. Your presence is your gift to the Perrys.

  • Hanna’s Day of Hope toy drive
  • A loyal tennis foursome
  • 60th anniversary: Arnold and Jeanette Thurman

    Arnold and Jeanette Thurman were married on Dec. 20, 1953, in Danforth Chapel at Berea College.

    All friends are invited to a celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at Christiansburg Baptist Church.

    No gifts please. Your presence is your gift to the Thurmans.

  • Wedding: Zehnder

    Candice Jessi Call and Aaron Clay Zehnder were married on July 6, 2013, at the Charlestown Road Church of Christ in New Albany, Ind.

    Parents of the bride are Doug and Ramona Call of Crestwood. The groom is the son of Matt and Ellen Zehnder of Shelbyville.

    Rev. Roger Shouse officiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    Maid of honor was Leslie Ward of Mount Washington, friend of bride.

  • Recognizing veterans