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Celebrations

  • Engagement: Franklin-Baker

    Bryan and Barbara Franklin of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Ann Franklin of Shelbyville, to Jordan Thomas Baker of Shelbyville. He is the son of Scott and Diana Baker of Shelbyville.

    The wedding will take place at 5 p.m. March 24, 2012, at  Clay Street Baptist Church

  • I'm one: Jolee Anne Hughes

    Jolee Anne Hughes will celebrate her first birthday Dec. 3.

    She is the daughter of John Joseph Hughes IV and Kera Lynn Hughes, both of Shelbyville. Her older sister is Madison Lynn.

    Grandparents are Dennis and Rhonda Hudspeth of Bagdad, John Hughes Jr. of Shelbyville and Sharon Kay Hughes of Dawson Springs. Great-grandparents are Shirley Melton of Dawson Springs, Anna Hughes of Springfield, Ill., and the late Russell Melton and Bridget Ruble-Carey.

  • Gonzalez wedding

    Sarah Elizabeth Hance and Jesus Mariano Gonzalez were married July 23, 2011, at Finchville Baptist Church.

    Parents of the bride are Anthony Hance and Cynthia Medley Hance of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Mariano and Maria Gonzalez of Shelbyville.

    The bride is the granddaughter of Sam and Joyce Medley of Finchville and the late Wallace and Inez Hance of Bagdad. 

  • Light up Simpsonville

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden and students celebrate the lighting of the downtown Simpsonville lights in the annual Light Up Simpsonville event on Saturday. Later, hundreds filled the old gymnasium to see Christmas entertainment and eat the free chili or bean soup dinner provided by the city.

  • Top trotters for the turkey

    More than 200 runners line up for the start of the annual Turkey Trot race in downtown Shelbyville on Saturday morning. When they crossed the finish line, Devon Felding, a top cross-country star at Collins High School won first place among males, and Jay Sollinger was third (though first in his age group). Julie Doseth was the top female. Feiding had a time of 17 minutes and 41.81 seconds. Dotseth was at 22:48.30. The event benefited the Leadership Shelby Class of 2012 charity program.

  • Birth: Smith son

    Jerome and Amber Smith of Simpsonville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on Sept. 27, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital. He has been named Jayden Kent Smith.

    Grandparents are Julie Brown of Simpsonville, Tim Brown of Louisville, Bill and Janie Akins of Mason, N.C., and Helen Clark of Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Shirley and Larry Vessels of Simpsonville, Gary Davis of Louisville and the late Coretha Watkins Smith.

    Great-great grandma is Dorothy Carlson of Louisville.

  • Birth: Sensabaugh son

    Donnie and LouAnn Sensabaughof Bagdad announce the birth of their second child, a son, on Sept. 26, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital. He has been named Owen Boone Sensabaugh. He was born at 1:18 p.m. weighing 8 pounds and 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He has one brother, 6-year-old Chase.

    Grandparents are Marie Wright of Bagdad and James and Linda Sensabaugh of Hodgenville.

    Great-Grandparents are Annie Boone, Emma Derringer and Don McMillin.

  • Birth: Tuggle daughter

    Larry and Chastity Tuggle  of New Castle announce the birth of their seventh child, a daughter, on Nov. 2, 2011, at Baptist Northeast LaGrange Hospital. She was born at 4:55 p.m. weighing 5 pounds and 3 ounces at 18 inches long. She has been named Ava McAllyn Tuggle.

    Her brothers are Ethan, 14; Hunter, 8; Jacob, 6; and sister are Aleah, 12; Abby, 10; Ally, 10.

    Grandparents are Melinda and James Cunningham, Bobby Singleton of Shelbyville, Martha Jo Case of Eminence.

  • Fall decoration contest winners

    Torrey Smith (left) and Anita Clay of Team Smith Realty were winners of the Shelby Development Corporation’s fall decoration contest.

  • Crazy witches

    Workers in the Shelby County Farm Bureau’s office on Mount Eden Road dressed up for Halloween as crazy witches. They were (back row from left) Mary Jo Newton, Audrey Whitacre, Lona Broughton, Mary Jo Lyvers; (second row) Kala Turner, Michelle Nethery, Abby Cottongim; (front row) Norma Bailey, Melissa Welman and Debbie Brooks.