• 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.

  • Relay for Life pageant winners

    The second Shelby County Relay for Life pageant was March 16 at Collins High School. Approximately $5,374 was raised by 60 contestants for Relay For Life, which will be June 8.

  • Birth: Sanders son

    Chris and Ashley Sanders of Taylorsville announce the birth of their third child, a son, on April 4, 2013, at Norton Suburban in Louisville. He has been named Zachary Chase Sanders. He has two older siblings, Brianna and Cameron and was born at 7:29 a.m. weighing 6 pounds and 2 ounces.

    Grandparents are Martin and Teresa Bruce of Waddy, David and Janice Cox of Shelbyville Chris Sanders Sr. of Cincinnati, Ohio and Wilson and Donna Cox of Slade City.

  • Celebrates 96th

    John Clinton (center) at Masonic Home in Shelbyville celebrated his 96th birthday on April 5 and received two special visitors from the Kentucky National Guard in Frankfort. Clinton was in the Army from 1940 to 1945 and served in WWII. He traveled to Germany, France and England during that stint. Staff Sgt. Adam Rients and Staff Sgt. Christy Rients brought Clinton a token of gratitude to celebrate his legacy of service. His desire was to have a flag presented to him by fellow individuals in the military.

  • 60th anniversary: Rice

    Irene and Logan R. Rice celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 17, 2013, at the Finchville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. More than 100 were present for the occasion.

    The couple was married on Feb. 14, 1953, by the late C.W. Elsey of the First Baptist Church. They have two children, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

  • Wedding: Mathis-Lafferty

    Leslie Faye Mathis and Samuel Davis Lafferty were married Sept. 8, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church.

    Parents of the bride are Eddie and Brenda Mathis of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Meme Lafferty and Davis Lafferty of Shelbyville.

    Rev. Billy Betts and Rev. Jay Hodge officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    Matron of honor was Margaret Osowicz of Shelbyville, sister of the bride.

  • Birth: Willoughby son

    Kayla Marie Baker and KalanJo Thomas Willoughbyof Lawrenceburgannounce the birth of their son, on March 19, 2013, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. He has been named BraxtonWade Marten Willoughby. He was born at 7:52 p.m.

    Grandparents are Missy and Jeff Trent of Lawrenceburg, Angela Ann Peffer Willoughby of Booneville, Perry and Kara Willoughby of Georgetown.

    Great-grandparents are Betty and Cletus Moss of Dinuba, Calif. and Betty J. McGaughey of Booneville.

  • Easter egging

    Masonic Home of Shelbyville hosted an Easter egg hunt for employees and their families, neighbors and volunteers. More than 100 children searched for more than 700 eggs, packed with coins and goodies by Masonic Home residents. Masonic Home Executive Debra Finneran (in bunny ears) served refreshments to guests.