Today's Features

  • Donya M. and James H. Bell Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Jasmin Rachelle Bell, to Justin Corey Barnes, all of Shelbyville. He is the son of Bernice and Eric Barnes of Somerset.

    The bride-to-be is a Shelby County High School and Spencerian College graduate.

    The groom-elect is a graduate of Franklin County High School and Mid-American College of Mortuary Science.

    The wedding will take place July 23 at Clay Street Baptist Church. A reception will be at Highland Baptist.

  • Keith Koebel and Renee Cambron-Koebel, both of LaGrange announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacqulyn Nicole Koebel of LaGrange, to Chad Spaulding of LaGrange. He is the son of Mark and Sandy Spaulding of Shelbyville.

    The bride is employed with Shelby County Public Schools and the groom is employed with Kindred Hospital.

    The wedding will take place 5 p.m. on Oct. 8, 2011 at Lakeside Reflections in Jeffersonville, Ind.

  • Jerry and Debra Colvin, and Susan Graebe of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Renee Colvin Stucker to Brian Burton. He is the son of Linda Renee and Earl Burton of Frankfort, and the late Sandra Burton.

    The bride-to-be is a graduate of Shelby County High School and Kentucky State University. She is employed by the Cabinet of Health and Family Services.

    The groom-elect is a graduate of Western Hills High School and Kentucky State University. He is employed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

    A closed wedding will be Aug. 13, 2011.

  • The Shelbyville High School 1956 class 55th reunion was July 16. Attending were (front row from left) Julia Hopkins Nikolich, Nancy Willard Harrod, Jane Puckett Anderson, Frances Frye Ramey, Doris Melear Satterly, Mary Campbell Cole; (back row) George Best, Susan Williams Cox, Lewis Mathis, Bill Clements, Mary Alice Rowlette Hammond, Wanda Kemper Perkins, Clay Byrnside, Lyland Green Gray, Russell “Shug” Hickman, Scottye Jennings.

  • Victoria Louise Evans of Simpsonville and Preston Hanna of Shelbyville were married March 19, 2011 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Simpsonville.

    Parents of the bride are John and Sandra Evans of Simpsonville. The groom is the son of Mark and Cheri Hanna of Shelbyville.

    Everything for me,” by Keith Urban, was played during the bride’s entrance. “Are you going to kiss me or not” was as the bride and groom exited.

    Bro. Bill Taylor officiated the double-ring ceremony.

  • Elizabeth C. Barber and Charles D. Quire were married June 30, 2011 at Pleasant View United Methodist Church.

    Parent of the bride is Jim Barber of New Albany, Ind. The groom is the son of Lori Quire of Bagdad.

    John Underwood officiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her son, Dylan Pendleton.

    Honor attendant was Samantha Sandlin of Georgetown, Ind.

    Best man was Raymond Pendleton of Georgetown, Ind.

    The couple will reside in Pleasureville.

  • Edna Black Devers will celebrate her 100th birthday this weekend at the Masonic Home Shelbyville. Devers, who was born and has lived her entire life in Shelby County, will have a reception from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Garden Café. Friends are welcome. Devers has three children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and was recently recognized by Governor Steve Beshear with the Kentucky Colonel award.

  • This year’s Miss Kentucky has roots that stretch from the Corvette city of Bowling Green all the way to the Saddlebred Capital in Shelbyville.

    Ann-Blair Thornton, a 21-year-old student at Western Kentucky University, was crowned Miss Kentucky last Saturday in Lexington.

  • Saturday’s charity fundraiser, Rob Fest, may have seemed much like many other charity concert events except for the large crowd of 1,600 at first.

    That is, until the young man for whom it was held, 17-year-old Robbie Phillips, who had suffered a severe brain injury, was brought to the scene by family members and introduced to the crowd by the lead singer of the band New Breed.

    Then the atmosphere changed from that of summertime fun in the park to something more.

  • Vladi and Sarah Beth Gomelsky of Shelbyville announce the birth of their second child, a son, on April 8, 2011 at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He has been named Maxwell Nicholas Gomelsky.

    Grandparents are Steve and Angela Cook of Shelbyville, Boris and Natasha Gomelsky of Frankfort.

    Great-grandparents are Leo Cook of Shelbyville and the late Martha Cook, and Vincent and Rachel Biagi.