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Celebrations

  • Behind every stone, there’s a story

    Meet heroes and legends at 4 p.m. on Saturday during Grove Hill Cemetery’s Stories Behind the Stones event. Meeting at the historic chapel off Third Street in Shelbyville, you will then stroll through the cemetery to meet the bank cashier shot by Frank James, and the WWII heroine who was on the battlefront with American soldiers to mention just two of the people along your walk.

  • Donovan received Silver Bell award

    Jean Donovan was awarded the prestigious 6th annual Silver Bell Award at the 83rd annual Kentucky Branch Convention of the International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons on Oct. 3. The Silver Bell Award is presented to a member that exemplifies the leadership traits of Miss Jennie C. Benedict and the traits of the founding members of IOKDS. Pictured with Jean Donovan is Maria Newill (right), president of the Jennie C. Benedict Circle, and her husband, Bob Newill, member of the JCB Circle.

  • Troop 164 celebrates Court of Honor

    Boy Scout Troop 164 celebrated a Court of Honor on Sept. 29 at the 1st Presbyterian Church. The scouts received their new ranks as well as merit badges earned this summer. Their Scoutmaster is Bob Green. Members of the troop were (front row from left) Brandon Johnson, Carter Stivers, Wesley Cottingim, Charlie Muncy, Billy Cook, Geo Cook, Samuel Muncy; (back row) Bobby Shaver, Robert Sherrod and Matthew Munsterman.

  • Open Door chili cook-off

    The 2015 class of Leadership Shelby held a chili cook-off fundraiser during Open Door of Hope’s “Homeless for a Night” event. Participating teams were Shelby County EMS, Shelbyville Fire Department, Collins High School, MetroSafe 911 and Simpsonville Fire Department. Decorated wooden spoons for the winners were made by Bethany Tucker.

  • See You at the Pole

    Cornerstone Christian Academy students participated in “See You at the Pole,” a national school student prayer event.

  • Engagement: Jackson-Harley

    Darrell and Kristen Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaylan Jackson to Eric Harley, all of Brownsburg, Ind. He is the son of Mike and Kim Grilley, and Jeff Harley, all of Shelbyville.

    The wedding will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 17, 2015 at Princess Hall – Sleep Inn and Suites, Indianapolis, Ind.

    She is a 2012 graduate of Brownsburg High School and 2014 graduate from Sullivan University with a degree in baking and pastry and is currently a teacher at Beginning Steps Ministry

  • 50th anniversary: Tom and Fay Yadon McClurkin

    Tom and Fay Yadon McClurkin were married Nov. 7, 1965, in Louisville. 

    He Served in Vietnam Nam with the U.S. Navy, Retired from AT&T after 38.5 years. 

    She has been a hairdresser for 50 years.

    They have 2 children, Robert (Angela), Kathy McClurkin; five grandchildren, Holly, Spencer, Jamie, Lucy and Kayla.

    They will celebrate at Claudia Sanders Dinner House with family and friends.

  • 55th birthday: Darryl Sanders

    The family of Darryl Sanders (top row, second from left) traveled from North and South Carolina, and all over Kentucky to celebrate his birthday on July 4.

  • 85th birthday: Garnett "Newt" Newton

    Garnett “Newt” Newton (front row, left) turned 85 years old on Sept. 5. Helping “The Mayor of Bagdad” celebrate his birthday were his wife Betty; and children (back row, from left) Danny “Kac” Newton, Rusty Newton and Camilla Newton.

  • 50th anniversary: Carlene Nethery and Charles Cook Jr.

    Carlene Nethery and Charles Cook Jr. were married Sept. 10, 1965, at Briar Ridge Christian Church.

    He is retired from the Department of Transportation and GE, and she is retired from Spencer County Public Schools. They continue to reside in their home in Taylorsville.

    They have two children, Shawn and Phillip Shannon Cook, both of Mount Eden; three grandchildren, Dalton Cook, Lily Cook, and Matthew Cook.