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Celebrations

  • 50th anniversary: Barbara and Ken Hudson

    Barbara and Ken Hudson have been married for 50 years. The couple were married on Feb. 25, 1961 at the Earlewood Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina by the Rev. C.W. Poston. Barbara previously worked for Bell Telephone Company and Ken had a 30 years career with the U.S. Army retiring with the rank of Colonel.

    The couple have two children, Michael and Andrew (Kelly) and two grandchildren, Emily and John.

    The couple will celebrate privately with family.

  • Army graduate

    Army Pvt. Jasper J. Smith has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Knox, which included basic combat training and advanced individual training (AIT).

    During the first nine weeks of initial entry training, the trainee completed basic combat training which included instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

  • Baptist Men's Day at Bagdad

    Baptist Men's Day is Sunday, and Bagdad Baptist Church has plans for an extensive celebration. Events will include breakfast 9-10 a.m., Sunday School 10-10:20 a.m. and worship service 10:30 a.m. The speaker is Chris Burke, former major-league player for the Houston Astros. Music will be provided by Blend (above), an a cappella group that focuses on faith, love and values.

  • 98th birthday: Lula McGee

    Lula McGee celebrated her 98th birthday at Crescent Place Assisted Living with many friends and family. Born just outside of Taylorsville, McGee has one son, Cecil McGee and daughter-in-law, Barbara McGee of Shelbyville. Her daughter, Loretta Kalber died four years ago. She has three grandchildren, Tony McGee of Indianapolis, Ind., Tim McGee of Franklin, and Troy Kalber of Taylorsville; three great-grandchildren, Justin McGee of Lexington, Aaron McGee of Shelbyville and Jenna McGee of Bowling Green.

  • Have A Heart campaign

  • 50th anniversary: Quickert

    Morton and Rose Suter Quickert of Shelbyville were married Feb. 18, 1961, in New Castle.

    Anna Carol Downey and Josephine McAllister, sisters of the groom, were attendants.

    The couple has two children, Lana Jo Quickert (deceased) and Paula (Larry) Pilcher, and one grandchild, Kayla Pilcher, all of Shelbyville.

    The couple will celebrate privately with family.

  • Basic training graduate

    Army National Guard Pvt. Jordan J. Elmore has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

  • Go Red for Women

    Janet Robertson was the winner of the Best Red Accessory prize from the Go Red for Women Luncheon held Feb 4. Shelby Fit For Life celebrates National Heart Month during February from start to finish and community events have raised more than $400 so far for American Heart Association.

  • 60th anniversary: Pinkston

    William (Billy) and Doris Jean Cheek Pinkston were married Jan. 12, 1951, at the home of Dr. C.W. Elsey in Shelbyville, who performed the ceremony. The late Bill Darland and Ruth Jean Darland were the attendants.

    They have two daughters, Carolyn Rose Cox of Shelbyville and Terry Ann Henry of Finchville; four grandchildren, Eric Scott Catlett, William Tyler Henry, Krystal Masha Hardin and Aaron Thomas Cox; six great-grandchildren, Landon, Andrew and Caden Hardin and Jacob, Kayleigh and Eli Cox.

  • Armed Forces: Beach

    First Sergeant Jacqueline A. Beach of Frankfort was chosen as the first female 1st Sergeant of the 2nd-397th battalion in Lexington in October 2010. She is currently on orders for deployment with the 804th Medical Brigade, Ft. Devens, Mass., and will be going to Baghdad, Iraq. She had recently returned from mobilization with the 194th Armored Brigade in Fort Knox for 6 years. She has 19 years of service in the United States Army Reserves. She is the daughter of Deborah (Cherpie) Beach of Frankfort and the late William Beach.