• 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.

  • Engagement: Smith-Bohannon

    Glenn and Carla Smith of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Smith to Derrick Bohannon. He is the son of Patty Smothers of Shelbyville and Roger Bohannon of Bagdad.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Shelby County High School and is a leasing consultant in Jensen Beach, Fla. He is a 2003 graduate of Shelby County High School and graduate of Midland College in Texas. He is pursuing a career as a professional golfer.

    The wedding will take place on April 27, 2013, in Vero Beach, Fla.

  • Walls receives citizenship award

    Gary Walls (left) received the 2013 Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen Award, which is presented by the Lincoln Heritage Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The award was presented by Tony Carriss and Larry Montalto, Boy Scout chair. Walls’ commitment to helping, both financially and with the commitment of his time, is why he was honored with the award. This is the second consecutive year the winner comes from Shelby County. Last year’s recipient was Ray Leathers, president of Roll Forming Inc.

  • Wedding: Penfold

    Carole Ann Wiecek and Gary Lee Penfold were married March 15, 2013.

    Parents of the bride are Mary Helen Likes of Shelbyville and the late Robert T. Likes. The groom is the son of Jo Ellen Penfold of Chicago and the late Jack E. Penfold.

    Phil Miller officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The couple were married in a private ceremony in their home in Waddy. In attendance were Haley Wiecek, daughter of the bride; Andrea Amyx, daughter of the groom; and Mary H. Likes, mother of the bride.