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Celebrations

  • Toy delivery

    The Hurstbourne Lowes and Masonic Home of Shelbyville built 200 wooden toys for the Center for Women and Families in Shelbyville. This group also gave 200 wooden toy gifts to the Cabinet for Families and Children Foster Care Division for Christmas parties earlier this month. Toys were also presented to Childtown Inc. Daycare. Elisa Sykes-Brees (from left) and Emily and Erin Smith delivered items for The Center for Women and Families in Shelbyville.

  • Santa in Bagdad

    The Bagdad Ruritan Club for the third year hosted Christmas with Santa on Saturday night at the club’s building in Bagdad. Bean soup, cornbread and soup were served, and parents brought little ones to sit on the knee of the familiar face in the red suit. Abby Brunner was one of those children, and she showed some hesitance about taking her perch before warming to task. Club President Kac Newton said about 100 were expected to attend. If you look behind Santa’s beard, you might see an uncanny resemblance to Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

  • Taylor crowned queen

    Erica Taylor was named the 2012 National Queen of the Commonwealth. Based upon the amount of community involvement, she was also named Philanthropy Queen. A Supreme Queen was awarded a $1,000 cash scholarship. This program exists to give females of all ages a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which they can express their talents, intelligence and opinions on culture, politics and the community.

  • Shelby horse wins at Paso Fino show

  • Shelby County 1962 class reunion

    Shelby County High School’s 1962 graduating class met at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville on Nov. 3. There were 45 of the 93 surviving classmates in attendance. As the event came to an end, class members discussed having another reunion in two years.

  • Toys for Tots

    The Shelbyville Moose Riders Lodge 1715 present representatives of the Shelby County High School ROTC and National Guard with $825 of toys for the Toys for Tots program. The riders held a Toys for Tots ride in July and received monetary donations and toys for this program. The club participates in this fundraiser each year.

  • Ruritans receive awards

  • Birth: Way son

    Jon and Jennifer Way of Bagdad announce the birth of their first child, a son, on Nov. 11, 2012, at Baptist East Hospital. He has been named Mason Oliver Way. He was born at 11:05 a.m., weighing 6 pounds and 5.8 ounces and 19 ¾ inches long.

    Grandparents are Charles and Brenda Reese of Simpsonville, John and Janice Way.

    Great-grandparents are Patsy Jones of Shelbyville, Marian Gordon of Frankfort, the late James Jones, the late Leonard and Juanita Reese, and the late Charles and Birdie Way.

  • Birth: Sowder son

    Bradley and Misty Sowder of Shelbyville announce the birth of their second child, a son, on Oct. 1, 2012, at Central Baptist in Lexington. He has been named Elliot Dathan Sowder. He was welcomed home by his parents and a sister, Makenzie.

    Grandparents are C.B and Kim Sage-Sowder of Shelbyville, Darrell and Carol Cox of Bagdad.

    Great-grandparents are D.C. Sowder of Bardstown and the late Christine Sowder; Fred and Sam Sage of Florida; Harold Cox of Bagdad and the late Shirley Cox; Frank Kane of Florida; and the late Jean Lewis.

  • 50th anniversary: Johnny and Joyce Spaulding

    Johnny and Joyce Spaulding have been married for 50 years. They were married on Dec. 1, 1962, in Mercer County.

    She is the former Joyce Kinder. He is a former employee of Black and Decker. They are members of Christiansburg Baptist Church.

    They are parents of Tim Spaulding of Bagdad and Chris Spaulding of Shelbyville and have seven grandchildren.

    A party was held in their honor with family and friends on Nov. 25 at the Shelbyville Fire Department.