• Opening day for farmers’ market

    The Shelby County Farmers’ Market opened Saturday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, and there was plenty of activity. 

  • Plants for sale

    The Shelby County Master Gardeners’ annual Plant Sale moved to the Shelby County Extension Office on Saturday. Organizer Carolyn Brenner called the event, which previously had been staged at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, a “huge success.”

  • 5 generations: Humphrey

    Five generations of the Humphrey family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (seated, from left) Gilbert Humphrey, great-grandfather; Genevieve Humphrey, great-great-grandmother; Wesley Finch, father, holding Genevieve Mae Finch; and Becky Cook, grandmother.

  • Receives rank of Eagle Scout

    Austin C. Blocker, 17, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor for a Boy Scout. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 470 in Simpsonville. For his project, he refurbished bleachers at the Waddy Ruritan Club by sanding, painting and replacing the boards. He is the son of Mark and Kim Blocker of Waddy and a senior at Shelby County High School.

  • Scouts install birdhouse

    Simpsonville Scouts from Webelos Pack 470 worked to install a Purple Martin birdhouse in Long Run Park in Louisville. The birdhouse should foster habitation and yearly migration for breeding martins. By providing a house for martins and with proper management, martins will continue to return year after year. Scouts participating were (back row from left) Aaron Yonker, Ben Heger, David Janes, Daniel Dischinger; (front row) Chane Evans and Cole Ruetinger.

  • I'm one: Andrew Joseph Fee

    Andrew Joseph Fee celebrated his first birthday on April 15, 2013.

    He is the son of Dana and Tim Fee of Louisville.

    Grandparents are Shirley and Michael Dorr of Simpsonville, Nancy and Sam Alvey of Louisville and the late Debra Dorr. Great-grandparent is Alice Turner of Madison, Wis.

  • Birth: Armstrong son

    Matthew Armstrong and Toni Benskin of St. Charles, Mo.,announce the birth of their first child, a son, on April 12, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Care in St. Charles Mo. Lucas Matthew Armstrongwas born at 9:47 p.m., weighing 9 pounds and three ounces, and was 21.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Greg and Christina Benskin of St Charles, Mo., Todd and Christal Armstrong of Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Donnie Armstrong of Louisville, the late Norris Armstrong and the late Mary Lamb.

  • Engagement: Hall-Dotts

    Martha and Preston Hall of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Grace Hall, to John Dotts. He is the son of Ronald and Sally Dotts of New Philadelphia, Ohio.

    She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and is employed by the Kentucky State Police.

    He is a veteran of the United States Army and a full-time student at the University of Louisville. He is employed at St. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital.

    An October wedding is planned.

  • Engagement: Hewlett-Stifel

    Dr. Mark and Nancy Hewlett of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Bailey Hewlett, to Peter Andrews Stifel Jr. He is the son of Peter and Nan Stifel of Bethesda, Md.

    She earned a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University in 2008 and a master’s degree from Baylor University in 2011. She works for Society for Science and the Public in Washington, D.C., where she is the program manager of Broadcom MASTERS, a national middle school science competition.

  • Engagement: Rogers-Davis

    Larry and Theresa Rogers of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Rogers, to Brad Davis of Pewee Valley. He is the son of Richard and Debbie Davis of Louisville.

    The wedding will take place on April 27, 2013, at St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church in Louisville.