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Celebrations

  • A casino conversation

    Julia Belcher and Jacob Waford listen as a classmate pretends to be either the sponsor of a bill, an opponent of the bill or a representative of the casino industry. Rep Brad Montell, led the lesson on how a bill becomes a law for West and East middle students heading to the Kentucky Youth Assembly. After the facts were presented and the arguments raised, West voted down the bill that would place slot machines at Kentucky race tracks.

  • 70th anniversary: Frances and John Joseph Moran Jr.

    Frances and John Joseph Moran Jr. have been married for 70 years. The couple was married on Oct. 25, 1941, at St. Brigid's Church by William Griesbaum.

    He retired in 1982 after 46 years of service as an electrician.

    She, the former Frances Griesbaum, is a homemaker.

    They are members of St. Michael Parish

  • Engagement: Brown-Leibig

    Randy and Marti Brown of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Brown, to Anthony Leibig. He is the son of Gloria Leibig of Jenkintown, Pa., and Ralph and Millie Leibig of Harveys Lake, Pa.

    She will graduate in December with her master’s in health science from the physician assistant program at Drexel University in Philadelphia and is a lieutenant and will practice medicine for the Air Force following graduation.

  • Engagement: DeMastes-Crabtree

    Charles and Penny DeMastes of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Cindy DeMastes, to Kevin Crabtree Jr. He is the son of Kevin and Dr. Cindy Crabtree of Louisville.

    She is a graduate of Georgetown College and Pikeville School of Medicine and is a U of L resident physician at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    He graduated from the University of Louisville and works at Humana in Louisville.

    The couple will be married in Louisville on Dec. 31.

  • 2011 state fair winner

  • Potter wedding

    Mallory Jane Watts and Craig Garrett Potter were married 4 p.m. June 25, 2011, at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Louisville.

    Parents of the bride are Randy and Janie Watts of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Karen Potter of Raleigh, N.C, and Stephen and Sherry Potter of Fort Mill, S.C.

    Father Larry Legakisofficiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father, Randy Watts.

    Maid of honor was Caroline Biagi Watts of Shelbyville, sister of the bride.

  • Cruising at Gallrein

    The Shelby County Car Club’s final cruise of the season was at Gallrein Farm.

    Other winners were Best Non Big 3, 1946 Studebaker, Jim and Joyce Nutgrass; Farm Pick, 1947 Chevy Wrecker, Harry Newman; Employees' Pick, 1962 Corvette, Diane and John Bishop; Best GM, 1955 Chevy, Dean and Lori Taylor; Best Truck, 1966 Ford F100, Corby Chapman; Best Mopar, 1973 Cuda, Carl Kratzer.

  • Simpsonville: King and queen crowned

    Lilly Roadcap and Keaton Sanford-Baird were crowned queen and king of the Simpsonville Fall Festival. They are members of the Shelby County 4-H Dairy Club and students at Simpsonville Elementary. Lilly is the daughter of Steve and Lisa Roadcap, and Keaton is the son of Vicky Sanford-Baird and Keith Baird.

  • Engagement: Spaulding-Smith

    Barbara and Victor Ray Fallis of Pleasureville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Julia Dawn Spaulding of New Castle, to Anthony Lee Smith of New Castle. He is the son of Doug and Cindy Smith of Bagdad.

    She is a 2003 graduate of Cornerstone Christian Academy and is pursuing a career in nursing.

    He is a 2001 graduate from Shelby County High School and a 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in horticulture.

  • Engagement: Raeuchle-Madden

    Kenneth Raeuchle of Louisville and Sharon Fowler of Taylorsville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Karie Raeuchle of Louisville, to Donnie Madden of Shelbyville. He is the son of Darrell and Barbara Waits of Shelbyville.

    She is a graduate of Spencer County High and currently resides in Louisville. He is a graduate Shelby County High and lives in Louisville.

    The wedding will take place at 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2011, at New Hope Church in Shelbyville.

    All friends and family are invited