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Today's Features

  • Jessica and Joseph Martin were married Nov. 21, 2015 at Clifton Baptist Church.

    Parents of the bride are Jerry and Dianne Cheatham of Bagdad. The groom is the son of Steve and Lucinda Martin of McPherson, Kansas.

    Rev. Jim Stitzingerofficiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

    Maid of honor was Amanda Akins of Frankfort.

    Best man was Jeremy Warren of California.

    The ushers were David Dykes of Louisville and James Cheatham of Bagdad.

    A reception was held at the church.

  • U.S. Air Force Airman Sherleen E. Bedrava graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Bill and Jane Lancaster of Shelbyville have been married for 64 years. The couple was married Dec. 19, 1951, at Bagdad Baptist Church by the Rev. Bill Dyal – the first wedding he performed.

    He is retired coach at Waddy High School, retired principal at Peak’s Mill and Bridgeport schools in Franklin County, started junior high school for Shelbyville Junior High School, retired as principal after 15 years at Northside Elementary.

    She was a teacher at Simpsonville High School, Shelbyville High School, Shelby County High School and East Middle.

  • This week
    Lions Club
    Shelby County Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Simpsonsville City Hall in the community room.  
    Learning Disabilities
    Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

  • Finchville Baptist
    The adult choir will present “The Silence and the Sound” at 7 p.m. today. A free celebration meal will be at 5:30 before the concert, and cookies and coffee will be served afterwards. There will be two Christmas Eve services, 5 and 11 p.m. Church offices will be closed on Christmas Eve Day. Visit www.finchvillebaptist.com or call 834-7973.
    Christmas services at Highland

  • The Christmas tree at Bailey’s Service Center is decorated with Hot Wheel cars and wrenches of all the employees. The grapevine tree was made by Bessie Chowning, Wanda Bailey’s mother, more than 20 years ago and is always lit during the month of December. All the children who come into Bailey’s office can pick their favorite car from the tree to take home as a gift, along with a candy cane for everyone. Standing by the tree is Kaleeah Bailey.

  • Margaret J. Mack, born on Dec. 3, 1915 in Shelbyville, the second of eight siblings, celebrated her 100th birthday with family, friends and church members at Winter Growth Assisted Living in Olney, Md. Her only surviving sibling, Mary K. Alexander, 96 years old, attended the celebration. Except for the challenges of aging, Margaret is in fairly good health.

  • This week
    Caryatid Book Club
    The Caryatid Book Club meets 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at the home of Sherri Murphy-Smith. Jean Matthews will have the program. Bring a Christmas gift at cost $10 or less.
    Kiwanis Club
    The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Thursday at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.
    Waddy Ruritan

  • ‘Wonderful Life’ at SCCT