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Celebrations

  • Banks graduates basic training

    Air Force Airman Michael A. Banks graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    Banks completed an intensive, 8-week program earns four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    Banks is a 2009 graduate of Shelby County High School and is the son of Michael Banks of Fruita, Colo., and grandson of Hank Gross of Middletown, Ohio.

  • Birth: Soudom son

    Amanda Barger and Kurwin Soudom of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on Aug. 8, 2012, at Norton Suburban Hospital. He has been named Graysin Lloyd Soudom. Born at 5:55 p.m., he weighed 8 pounds and 11 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Lisa and Tony Ashmore of Payneville and David Willett of Battletown, Lynette and Randall Soudom of Shelbyville.

  • Raisor chosen for calendar

    Marissa Raisor, a 2010 Shelby County High School graduate, has been chosen to be in the 2013 Hooters Calendar as Miss June. She is currently a student at Northern Kentucky University, where is pursuing a degree in marketing. She also competed in the Hooters International Pageant in Miami along with another hometown girl, Morgan Spencer Whitworth. Marissa will be leaving for Hollywood, where she will be on a signing tour for the calendar.

  • Marston wedding

    Taylor Rene’ Sargent and Matthew Kyle Marston were married Sept. 8, 2012, on the grounds of the Browning Estate overlooking the Ohio River in Maysville.

    Parents of the bride are Tim and Jenny Sargent. The groom is the son of Sherri and Mike Marston. Grandparents of the bride were Gary and Ginger Godparent, Patti and Juan Bishop and Harold Sargent. Grandparents of the groom were Gayle and Lois Marston and Brenda Sipes Wade

    Wedding music was provided by Kaelan Marston, Tami Conrad, on the piano, Alex Mabey and Morgan Sargent.

  • Moorman wedding

    Evette M. McGruder and Marnel C. Moorman Jr., both of Shelbyville, were married Sept. 15, 2012, in Shelbyville.

    Parents of the bride are Kim M. McGruder and William Keith Mason, both of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Laura Loving Moorman of Shelbyville and the late Marnel C. Moorman Sr.

    Rev. Charles Ashbyofficiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

    A reception was held at the Shelbyville Country Club.

    The couple will reside in Shelbyville.

  • Day of service participants

  • Birth: Maynard son

    Robby and Cherie Maynardof Shelbyville announce the birth of their second child, a son, on May 29, 2012 at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville. He has been named Cason Robert Maynard. Born at 11:05 a.m., he weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces and was 19.5 inches. He has an older brother, 4-year-old Jake.

    Grandparents are Ronnie and Carolyn Bland of Bagdad, Gene and Joann Maynard of Simpsonville.

  • Birth: Ruther son

    Drew and Adriane Carlson Ruther of Oxford, Ohio, announce the birth of their second child, a son, on July 6, 2012. He has been named Sylvan Douglas Ruther.

    Grandparents are Doug and Cathy Carlson of Shelbyville, Bob and Diane Vierling and Mike and Marilyn Ruther, both of College Corner, Ohio. Great grandmothers are Vi Carlson of Hagerstown, Md., and Amy Fuss of Williamsport, Md.

  • Engagement: Ponce-Waits

    Alberto and Loretta Ponce of Radcliff announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffani Ponce of Radcliff, to Chris Waits of Shelbyville. He is the son of Darrell and Barbara Waits of Shelbyville.

    She is a graphic design student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and employed at Walmart.

    He is employed at Bluegrass Magic Gameshop and Walmart.

    The wedding will take place at 4 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2012, at her parents' home in Radcliff.

    Friends and family are invited.

  • Wedding: McClain-Coots

    Amanda McClain of Shelbyville and Mark Coots of Pleasureville were married Sept. 15, 2012, at Chandler Ridge in Bagdad.

    Parents of the bride are Ann Lear and Peewee McClain of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Jeanie McCarty and Joseph Yocum of Shelbyville.

    Morris Lyons officiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her dad.

    Maid of honor was Kayla McClain of Shelbyville, the bride’s sister.

    Best man was Darrell Tipton of Shelbyville, the groom’s friend.