Judy Young said she realized late in life that her boots were made for more than just walking – they were made for hiking long-distance trails.
Young, 66, has by her estimation trail-hiked more than 3,000 miles since retiring in 1997 as a teacher from the Shelby County school system. Her foot-trips, some of which she has done by herself, have taken her coast-to-coast in the United States and to several overseas destinations.
But before she could take her first journey, she had to avoid stumbling over the loving objections of family and friends.
Thousands descended on downtown Shelbyville on Saturday for the annual Celebration of Lights event. The masses showed up to ring in the Christmas season and watch the town spring to life with lights glowing from every corner.
Frank Goodwin literally and figuratively put the Budd Company on the map in Shelbyville.
Not only was he the first plant manager for the company when it finally opened its doors in 1987, but he was also instrumental in building the site near Interstate 64 that is now Martinrea Heavy Stamping.