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Celebrations

  • 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.

  • Wedding: Ballard

    Stevie Young and Jason Ballard were married Dec. 14, 2011, at the new Shelby County Judicial Center.

    Parents of the bride are Terri and Dennis Scrogham of Waddy and David and Stephanie Young of Louisville. The groom is the son of Janet Henry of Shelbyville, Joe Henry of Garrard County and the late Marvin Ballard Sr.

    District Judge Linda Armstrong officiated the double-ring ceremony. They were the first couple to get married in the new center.

    The bride was given in marriage by her mother, Terri Scrogham.

  • Dictionaries for kids

    Members of the Shelbyville Rotary Club and the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club hand out dictionaries to East Middle School sixth-graders at an assembly on Thursday. The dictionary program, co-sponsored by the Shelbyville Rotary, Shelbyville Kiwanis and The Sentinel-News,provides a dictionary to every sixth- and third-grader in Shelby County to aid each student’s growth in literacy.

  • Cleaning up for cancer

    Cancer survivor and Shelbyville native Ellen Jacobs talks to some of the attendees Friday night at the Cleaning For Cancer fundraiser she organized at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • 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.