• Armed Forces: Pvt. Scott E. Gaines

    Army National Guard Pvt. Scott E. Gaines graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.

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  • Engagement: Hilferty-Turner

    Kent and Judy Hilferty of Madrid, Neb., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Hilferty of Shelbyville, to Micheal Turner of Frankfort. He is the son of Kenny and Venita Turner of Frankfort.

    Hilferty is a 2004 graduate of Wheatland Public School in Madrid and a 2006 graduate of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Neb., where she earned an associates of applied science degree in veterinary technology, with an emphasis in Equine Care. She is an internal medicine veterinary technician at Louisville Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Services

  • Engagement: Mahoney-Wood

    Rick and Lisa Mahoney of Eminence announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Renne Mahoney, to Michael Caleb Wood, son of David and Brenda Wood of Smithfield.

    Mahoney is a 2005 graduate of Henry County High School, a 2009 graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and she is currently pursuing a master’s in business administration at Xavier University in Cincinnati. She is employed with Procter and Gamble of Cincinnati.

  • 90th birthday: Josephine Haggard Hawkins

    Josephine Haggard Hawkins was born June 1, 1921, in Clark County to Jesse (J.W.) Haggard and Lucien Haggard.

    She was married to James Hawkins on May 2, 1942, and they were married 56 years. She has been a longtime homemaker, member of the Finchville Baptist Church and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her children are Delores Brooks of Simpsonville, Judy Floyd of Shelbyville and Wayne Hawkins of Finchville.

  • Births: Kirts son

    Jake and Megan Kirts of Louisville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on March 23, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital Louisville. He has been named Thatcher Aiden Kirts.

    Grandparents are Randy and Becky Kirts and Greg and Marian Biagi, all of Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Noble and Frances Roberts of Shelbyville, Virginia Stoner of Columbus, Ind., Russell and Retna Kirts of Columbus, Ind. and the late Richard Stoner.

  • Engagement: Fenwick-Long

    Michael and Judy Fenwick of Campbellsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Fenwick of Shelbyville, to Wesley Long of Shelbyville. He is the son of Glenn and Orissa Long of Shelbyville.

    Fenwick is a 2002 graduate of Taylor County High School and is a social service aide for the state.

    Long is a 2003 graduate of Shelby County High School and is a tech for Northwood Machine.

    The wedding will take place at 3:30 p.m. June 4, 2011, at Duncan Memorial in Floydsburg.

  • Kerr retires

    A retirement reception for Linda Kerr, adventure club preschool director at Simpsonville Baptist Church, is at 2-4 p.m. June 5. Friends, family and former students are greatly encouraged to attend to help celebrate her many years of service to our children.

  • Luminary ceremony lights up Relay For Life

    Staff Writer

    A luminary celebration to honor those battling cancer will be held as part of the Relay For Life at 10 p.m. Friday at Collins High School.

    Candles will be lit in honor of or in memory of cancer patients and placed around the perimeter of the track.

    This ceremony of light symbolizes the hope and courage of the battle against cancer and it part of a national ceremony.

    The local Relay for Life begins 7 p.m. Friday and continues until 7 a.m. Saturday at Collins High School.

  • Michael Todd Long Charities golf event

    Golfers participated in the 16th annual Michael Long Golf Scramble at the Shelbyville Country Club, generating money for the Shelby Community Charities, which this year is supporting George Cottrell’s battle against ALS. For more information on the event, go to www.ShelbyCharity.com.