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Celebrations

  • 100th birthday: Ruth Clemmons

    Ruth Marshall Clemmons will celebrate her 100th birthday on April 7, 2012. 

    Ruth. Born April 9, 1912, she worked in the Shelby County election polls for many years.  She is also known for wallpapering many houses and businesses in the Shelbyville area.

    Her wallpapering was halted at the age of 90, when her family took away her ladder, much to her dismay. She now resides at Crestview in Shelbyville.

  • 90th birthday: Thornton Ware

    Thornton Ware will celebrate his 90th birthday at 3-5 p.m. April 1 at the Bagdad Ruritan Club.

    He was a long-time mechanic at Zinc Auto Part and is a member of Beechridge Baptist Church. His children are June (Paul) Gilbert and Lois (Bobby) Tindall, both of Shelbyville; Donnetta (Jerold) Garland of Romulus, Mich.; and Rick (Faye) Ware of Lawrenceburg. All family and friends are invited. No presents please.

  • Sing-a-long

  • I'm one: Parker James Wiley

    Parker James Wiley celebrated his first birthday Feb. 5, 2012.

    He is the son of Timothy and Kayla Wiley of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Gayle and Brenda Wiley, James and Karla Riddle and Uncle Jamie, all of Shelbyville.

  • Engagement: Shields-Harbin

    Junior and Melissa Shields of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Lynn Shields of Shelbyville, to Taylor Bryant Harbin of Simpsonville. He is the son of Art and Carrie Harbin of Louisville.

    The wedding will take place at 2 p.m. April 28, 2012 at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Mount Eden.

    All friends and family are invited.

  • Engagement: Hill-Comstock

    John and Melva Hill of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Hill, to Kenton Comstock. He is the son of Steven and Sharon Comstock of Marion, Ohio.

    They met while attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Both have been on the dean’s list every semester and will graduate on May 5. She will have a bachelor of arts in psychology, and he will have a bachelor of arts in political science.

    Upon graduation Kenton will earn a commission as a lieutenant in the United State Marine Corps.

  • 50th anniversary: Sylvia and Tommy Marshall

    Sylvia and Tommy Marshall have been married for 50 years. The couple was married on March 15, 1962, in Shelbyville by the Rev. Claude E. Taylor

    Both are retirees of GE Appliance Park.

    She is a member of Shelby Congregational Methodist Church, and he is a member of Greater First Baptist of Simpsonville.

  • 50th anniversary: Donald and Susan Swindler

    Donald and Susan Swindler have been married for 50 years. The couple were married on March 17, 1962, at First Christian Church Shelbyville by Rev Ed Cayce.

    They are members of First Baptist Church of Shelbyville.

    Their children are Jesse Swindler (Emily) and Jon Swindler (Jamie), of Shelbyville. They have four grandchildren, Jack, Henry Swindler (Jon and Jamie Swindler’s Children) Tucker and Cooper Swindler (Jesse and Emily Swindler’s Children).

    They will celebrate with friends and family.

  • Armed forces news: Payton-Sewell graduates

    Army Pvt. Ronnie F. Payton-Sewell has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    Payton-Sewell is the son of April Sewell of Clayvillage Road in Shelbyville.

    He is a 2011 graduate of Franklin County High School in Frankfort.

  • Engagement: McClain-Coots

    Ann Lear and James McClain, both of Shelbyville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda McClain of Shelbyville, to Mark Coots of Pleasureville. He is the son of Jeanie McCarty and Joseph Yocum, both of Shelbyville.

    She is a graduate of Stratford Career Institute.

    He is Shelby County High School graduate and owner of Lil Bit of MARK mechanic shop in Bethlehem.

    The wedding will take place at 2 p.m. Sept. 15, 2012.

    All friends and family are invited.