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Celebrations

  • Engagement: DeBakey-Clark

    Allen and Ana Clark of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their son, Tomas Clark, to Linda DeBakey.

    She is the daughter of Doug DeBakey of Houston and Claire DeBakey of Columbia, Md. She is a 2006 graduate of Wilde Lake High School in Columbia and a 2011 graduate of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in religion and art.

    Clark is a 2008 graduate of Shelby County High School and a 2012 Bachelor of Arts candidate at the University of the Cumberlands, majoring in religion.

  • Raisor in Miss Kentucky USA pageant

    Shelby County native Marissa Raisor, who attends Northern Kentucky University, competed last week in the Miss Kentucky USA 2012 pageant on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. She finished as fourth runner-up. Amanda Mertz of Louisville was the winner after finishing in the top five the previous two years. Raisor is a former Miss Shelby County Fair.

  • 5 generations: Wilson

    Five generations of the Wilson family gathered recently for a photograph. They are (seated) Bessie Wilson, great-great grandmother; (standing from left) Alberta Dietrich, great grandmother; Malin Way, great-great granddaughter; Paul Clifford, grandson; and Brittany Way, great granddaughter.

  • Browning completes Navy training

    Navy Seaman Recruit Kristopher Browning, son of Keith and Lisa Browning of Cropper, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

    During the 8-week program Browning completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting water safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

    Browning is a 2009 graduate of Shelby County High School.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Domanski-DeMastes

    Charlie and Penny DeMastes of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their son, Jason, to Jenna Domanski, the daughter of Ken and Sandi Domanski of Sandusky, Ohio.

    DeMastes is a 2004 graduate of Shelby County High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. He is currently employed by Toyota as an internal logistics system specialist.

  • Cornerstone’s Homecoming queen, king

    Cornerstone Christian Academy celebrated on Saturday its 2012 Homecoming. Seniors Dustin Bennett and Tara Watkins were named king and queen. Members of the Homecoming court were (left to right) Chris Kennedy, Kelley Berry, Ben Risinger, Tara Watkins, Dustin Bennett, Anna Joy Thompson, Jerrit Brooks and Rebekah Woodward.

  • Puckett wedding

    Kimberly Lea Anne Copas and Ralph Edward Puckett were married Nov. 7, 2011 at Makena Cove, Maui, in Hawaii.

    Parents of the bride are Richard and Patricia Copas of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Wayne and Peggy Puckett of Shelbyville.

    Rev. Alapaki officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    After the wedding, the couple visited the islands of Kauai, Kona and Oahu. They will reside in Shelbyville.

  • 50th anniversary: Loyd and Judy Poe Cheak

    Loyd Cheak and Judy Poe were married Jan. 9, 1962, at Waddy Baptist Church by Rev. James Smith.

    The couple has one son, Loyd Cheak Jr. of Finchville, and two daughters, Teresa Harris of Waddy and Melissa (Gill) Pullium of Graefenburg; three granddaughters, Cindy Harris of Franklin, Crystal Harris of Waddy and Brooke Cheak of Clay Village; and one step-grandson, Blake Pullium of Waddy.

    Judy Cheak is a retired office clerk from the Shelbyville Water and Sewer, and Loyd is a retired dairy and tobacco farmer.

  • 50th anniversary: Banta

    Jearld Dean and Mary Frances Lay Banta of Pleasureville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year. They were married on Jan. 24, 1962, in Shelbyville.

    They have six children, Mike (Susie) Banta of Bagdad, Judy Fallis of Shelbyville, Phyllis (Keith) Jamison of Eminence, Gary (Vicki) Banta of Pendleton, Scott Banta of Pewee Valley and Sheila (Todd) Lyons of Eminence. They also have 20 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

    There will be a reception 5 p.m. Saturday at the Bagdad Ruritan Club in Bagdad. All friends and relatives are invited.

  • Ann-Blair Thornton at Miss America pageant

    Miss Kentucky Ann-Blair Thornton (right), granddaughter of Bill and Ann Borders of Shelbyville, poses with her fellow winners of the 2012 Quality of Life Awards at the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas last week. More than 40 members of the Borders family traveled to watch Thornton, who did not make Saturday night’s semifinals. Other scholarship winners with her here are (from left) Miss Michigan Elizabeth Wertenberger and Miss New Hampshire Regan Hartley.