• Library staff attends conference

    Public libraries in Kentucky are planning summer programs to keep children reading and learning. The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives held Kentucky’s first summer reading conference in Cave City, home of the underground wonder, Mammoth Cave. Shelby County Library staffers attending were (from left) Shana Schack, bookmobile librarian; Sarahbeth Farabee, youth services librarian; and Elaine Johnson, assistant youth services.

  • Project Linus blanket day

    Crescent Place hosted Project Linus national blanket day on Saturday. Volunteers from the area made seven blankets and raised donations for the project to help area children in need. Those participating were (from left, standing) Pam Fields, Courtney and Wilda Woodyard, Lynn Wallace, Maisy Tungate, Becky Jew, Barbara Donnahoe; and (seated) Bobbie McCarthy and Barbara Hill.

  • Wedding: Jones

    Kelly Willoughby and Derek Jones were married Jan. 12, 2013, in Soiree in Oldham County.

    Parents of the bride are Elwood and Beverly Willoughby of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Walter and Kathy Jones of Simpsonville.

    Wedding music was provided by AZD Studios.

    Rev. Paul Whitman officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    Matron of honor was Kasie Nutter of Shelbyville, sister of the bride.

  • The Big Apple

    Some seniors from Shelby County High and Collins High Schools took a group trip to New York City. This photo was taken in Central Park. They also toured the city; saw the 911 memorial, "Mamma Mia" and Blue Man Group; experienced the Chinese New Year in Chinatown; and sang on the stage at Radio City Music Hall.

  • Birth: Barger daughter

    Shelley and Alan Barger of Tampa, Fla. announce the birth of their second child, a daughter, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. She has been named Emerson Grace Barger.

    She was born at 9:36 a.m., weighing 7.13 pounds and was 20.5 inches long. Her older sister, Ella is 2 ½years old.

    Grandparents are Hite Hays of Shelbyville, Judy and Duvall Burk of Shelbyville, and Gail and George Barger of Richmond.

    Great-grandparent is Leon Fritz of Bybee.

  • Birth: Carlson son

    Philip and Loren Carlson of Louisville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on Jan. 14, 2013, at Baptist East Hospital. He has been named Harvey Lloyd Carlson.

    Grandparents are Doug and Cathy Carlson of Shelbyville, Lloyd and Cyndi Rayburn and Kathy Meinfelter of Ashland.

  • Thompson marches in presidential inaugural parade

    William R. Thompson, a Virginia Military Institute cadet from Shelby County, was among the approximately 1,500 who marched in this year's presidential inaugural parade.

    VMI’s Corps of Cadets marched from the U.S. capitol to the reviewing stand at the White House. The corps was the final group in the parade, passing the president in review at about 6:30 p.m.

    Thompson is the son of Jean Shy of Shelbyville.

  • Tres Chic committee

    Members of the 2013 Tres Chic Shelbyville organizing committee gathered during that event Feb. 2 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Members are (from left, front row)

    Gary Walls, Eric Seto, Shawn Adelsberger and Jeff Sopland; and (back row) Shelley Johnson, Dana Mayton, Emily Clark, Beth Ann Kovacs, Rachel Webb, Ann Morris, Deanna Osborn, Louise Riley and Cindy Diemond.

  • Collins homecoming queen

    Senior Aaliyah Wells was crowned Collins Homecoming Queen on Saturday night during halftime of the Titans’ game against Harrison County.

  • Willard wedding: Becky and Austin Willard

    Becky and Austin Willard were married Sept. 22, 2012, at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church.

    Mother of the bride is Barbara Staton of Lexington. The groom is the son of Dee Lisa Willard of Shelbyville and Willie Willard of Waddy.

    Wedding music was provided by LeeAnn Raleigh, Greg Finer and Luke Wisley.

    Will Witherington and Robert Cunningham officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her two brothers, Shawn and Chris Staton.