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Celebrations

  • Celebrating Finchville style

    The Finchville Ruritan Club held its annual Christmas party Saturday night at the community center on KY 55.  Dinner was served at 5 p.m. in the basement of the center, courtesy of the Ruritan Club. The gym was packed with people enjoying Christmas music.

  • Angel shoppers

    A group of swimmers and parents met at the Shelbyville Walmart to shop for five angels for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. What was so amazing was seeing the participants put so much thought and effort into shopping and showing compassion for the children they had adopted. Said one participant, “I couldn’t imagine not having anything for Christmas.” Said another: “I now know how fortunate I am.” The total spent was $711.44.

  • 50th anniversary: Sondra and Dr. William Powers

    Sondra and Dr. William Powers will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

    They were married on Dec. 16, 1961, in their hometown of Hawesville in  Hancock County. Both are graduates of the University of Louisville, where he  received his doctorate in medicine and Sondra received her master of arts in teaching.

    Following medical school graduation in 1967 and an internship in Orange County, Calif., Dr. Powers assumed active military duty and was deployed to Cu Chi, Vietnam, where he served as a base camp doctor.

  • 60th anniversary: Gene and Betty Moore

    Gene and Betty Moore of Louisville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this week. They were married on Dec. 14, 1951, at Pleasureville Baptist Church.

    During their married life, they have resided in Pleasureville, Anchorage and Louisville.

  • Esarey wedding

    Emily Carol and Kirk Joseph Esarey were married June 25, 2011, at Garden Court in Louisville.

    Parents of the bride are Max and Deana Doyle of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Bill and Fay Esarey of Louisville.

    Wedding music was provided by Lisa Gilmore, harpist during the wedding, and the reception music was by Leo and the Moonlighters.

    Rev. Steve Boyd officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

  • Festival of Trees

    Amber Oaks in Shelbyville held its annual Festival of Trees Christmas party on Thursday evening, when the front lobby and adjoining rooms were full of food, music and holiday decorations. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the spirit of Christmas in the front lobby.

  • Highway poster winner

  • Holiday gifts

    The Shelby County Car Club presented on Friday more than 50 new coats to the children at the Dorman Preschool Center at Clear Creek Park. Members also delivered 53 large gift bags to Colonial Hall Manor on Clay Street, which included personal items for each resident, and supplies to the soup kitchen. All proceeds for these donations – along with $1,000 to the Open Door of Hope men’s homeless shelter on 8th Street – are derived  from the car cruises the club holds throughout warm-weather months.

  • Toys for Tots collection

    Shelby County High School’s Marine Corps JROTC Program held a Toys For Tots drive Dec. 3 at Walmart in Shelbyville. For its first “Stuff the Truck” event, SCHS MCJROTC unit was allowed to park a military truck in front of the store, where it was “stuffed” full in 10 hours with approximately 800 toys.  All of these toys were donated to the local Angel Tree Foundation for the underprivileged children of Shelby County.

  • Madrid student visits through Skype