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Today's News

  • News briefs: July 13, 2011

    Temps reach scalding 95

    but heat should subside

    Shelby County and the rest of Central Kentucky continued to sere on Tuesday.

    Temperatures at midday in Shelby reached 95, with some vehicle thermometers registering as high as 102.

    And the heat index had that temperature feeling like 105, the third consecutive day of dangerously overwhelming heat.

    Lexington's heat index exceeded expectations and hit 112 degrees on Monday.

  • 40th anniversary: R.J. and Diann Haggard

    R.J. and Diann Haggard have been married for 40 years. The couple was married June 19, 1971, at Briar Ridge Christian Church.

    She is the former Theresa Diann Ross of Spencer County and was a hairdresser but now is a homemaker. He is retired from Ford Motor Company.

    They attend Shelby Christian Church and are the parents of Jason and Melinda Haggard and Lorrie  and Rick Pruitt, all of Shelbyville, and Melissa and Matt Estes of Lexington. They have four grandchildren, Logan, Ethan, Raegan and Brody.

  • 60th anniversary: Herbert and Lois White

    Herbert and Lois White of Southville have been married for 60 years. The couple was married on June 28, 1951, at Salem Baptist Church in Southville.

    They are the parents of Darrell and Judy White, David White and Anita White, all of Shelbyville, and Angela and Phillip Sandlin of Louisville. They are the grandparents of Austin, Adam, Rachel, Jacob, Joshua and Michelle.

    They will celebrate at 2-5:30 p.m. Sunday at Salem Baptist Church. A short ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. Family and friends are invited. The couple requests no gifts.

  • 90th birthday: Bessie Wilson

    Bessie Wilson turned 90 years young on June 28, 2011. She has two children, Alberta Dietrich of Shelbyville and Stan Wilson of Louisville. She was honored at a dinner at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, with 33 family members present.

  • Engagement: Cox-Mason

    Jimmy Cox and Linda Cox of Lancaster announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Ean Whitney Cox to Gregory Bryant Mason. He is the son of Eddie and Mary Jane Mason of Shelbyville.

    Ean Whitney is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. She is employed as the art teacher at West Jessamine High School in Nicholasville. Greg is a graduate of Centre College and is employed as the head men’s basketball coach at Centre, located in Danville.

  • Engagement: Cox-Mason

    Jimmy Cox and Linda Cox of Lancaster announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Ean Whitney Cox to Gregory Bryant Mason. He is the son of Eddie and Mary Jane Mason of Shelbyville.

    Ean Whitney is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. She is employed as the art teacher at West Jessamine High School in Nicholasville. Greg is a graduate of Centre College and is employed as the head men’s basketball coach at Centre, located in Danville.

  • I'm one: Brenyn Keith Botkins

    Brenyn Keith Botkins will celebrate his first birthday July 21, 2011.

    He is the son of Jeremy and Danielle Botkins of Bagdad.

    Grandparents are Dennis and Rhonda Hudspeth and Jennifer and Michael (Red) Harrod, all of Bagdad, and Keith and Melissa Botkins of Waddy. Great-grandparents are Jeanie Harmon and Ray Smith, both of Frankfort. Great-great-grandmother is Loula Robinson of Frankfort.

  • I'm one: Emma Elezabeth Palmer

    Emma Elezabeth Palmer celebrated her first birthday June 29, 2011.

    She is the daughter of Mindy Palmer of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Michael W. and Diane Rose of Shelbyville and Mark Palmer of Frankfort. Great-grandparents are Ella and Arvin Palmer of Bethlehem and the late Maryann Gilreath.

  • Court report: July 13, 2011

    Circuit court

    Civil suits filed

    JPMorgan Chase Bank, Columbus, Ohio, vs. Glenn R. and Carol Bolt Baker, 330 Bluebird Dr., et al., default on note for $77,135.77 plus interest, attorney’s fees, costs, etc.

    Stivers Land Company Inc., 1136 Frankfort Road, vs. KPS Sales, LLC, Winchester, et al., for punitive damage.

    Community Bankers Mortgage, address not shown, vs. Craig S. and Mattie L. Falealii, 1008 Ironwood Ct., et al., default on note for $116,020.28 plus interest, attorney’s fees, costs, etc.

  • Sharks swim well in Lakeside event

    The Shelby Sharks had a solid showing this past weekend in a meet at Lakeside Swim Club in Louisville.

    “I was really impressed with our swims despite the warm water and the different environment,” Coach Jeremiah Heath said.

    The Sharks posted 41 best times out of 64 previous swims, six new swims, nine state cuts and one team record.

    The Sharks’ lone victory came from Christian Taylor in the open 100-yard backstroke (1 minute, 20.75 seconds). He also finished third in the 200 backstroke.