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Celebrations

  • Christmas with the Monarchs

    The fabulous Monarchs kept the crowd of more than 80 entertained and on the dance floor during the fifth annual Spirit of Christmas Dance at the Shelbyville Country Club Lodge. The dance, which was a benefit for Corpus Christi Academy in Simpsonville, included a reverse raffle, with the $3,000 being won by Tim Crawford of Shelbyville.

  • Big day at Young center

  • Cookie exchange winners

    The winners of Shelby County Homemakers cookie exchange were (from left) Katherine Tingle, short cut cookie; Mary Spinks, best decorated cookie; and Darlene Arington, best from scratch.

  • 50th anniversary: Wanda L. Crisp Slone and Crandell L. Slone Sr.

    Wanda L. Crisp Slone and Crandell L. Slone Sr. of Shelbyville, formerly of Allen, celebrated their golden anniversary on Dec. 2, 2011, with a barbecue buffet at the Stratton Community Center, drawing family and friends from Woodbridge, Va., Raleigh N.C., Eastern Kentucky, Northern Kentucky and surrounding counties.

    Crandell Slone retired from his duties as a Kentucky State Police trooper in April 1991 after more than 23 years and in November 2001 from his duties as a KSP civilian-certified license examiner in Louisville.

  • 65th anniversary: Gene and Virginia Yeager

    Gene and Virginia Yeager celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Dec. 7, 2011.

    They were married on Dec. 7, 1946, at the home of the Rev. Jack Curry in Louisville.

    The Yeagers are long-time Shelby County residents, having lived in and around Shelby County for their entire marriage. He was a dairy and tobacco farmer and an employee of Southern of States. In addition to raising three children, she worked as a store and restaurant clerk in several Shelby County locations.

  • 65th anniversary: Gene and Virginia Yeager

    Gene and Virginia Yeager celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Dec. 7, 2011.

    They were married on Dec. 7, 1946, at the home of the Rev. Jack Curry in Louisville.

    The Yeagers are long-time Shelby County residents, having lived in and around Shelby County for their entire marriage. He was a dairy and tobacco farmer and an employee of Southern of States. In addition to raising three children, she worked as a store and restaurant clerk in several Shelby County locations.

  • Christmas dinner and awards night at the park

    The Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation held its annual board Christmas dinner and awards night on Dec. 13.

  • 50th anniversary: Lillie and Edwin Shelburne

    Edwin and Lillie (Edwards) Shelburne will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 7 with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 115 W. Main St. in Taylorsville.

    The Shelburnes were married on Dec. 21, 1961, at Shawnee Christian Church in Louisville by Rev. Ivan Shelburne Jr.

  • 70th anniversary: Gilbert and Catharine Ellis

    Gilbert M. Ellis were married Catharine Hays Owen on Dec. 16, 1941, by the Rev. Tom Giltner, pastor of the First Christian Church, using the Episcopal wedding service. They were married at Catharine's home, 601 Brown Ave. in Shelbyville.

    Gilbert Ellis graduated from Shelbyville School in 1937. Catharine attended Science Hill School for girls and graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1938.

  • I'm one: Kendra Bowman

    Kendra Faye Bowman celebrated her first birthday on Dec. 15, 2011.

    She is the daughter of Deidre and John Bowman of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Harry and Donna Monroe of Shelbyville and Jay and Debbie Bowman of Eminence.

    Great-grandparent is Ann Adcock of Shelbyville.