• Armed Force news: Collins, Nethery

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Nathaniel A. Collins and Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Neil A. Nethery graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airmen 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.

  • 65th Anniversary: Hill

    William Herbert Hill and Frances Hornback Hill were married on April 16, 1949, by the Rev. H.C. Brown Jr. at Pigeon Fork Baptist Church.

    He is a farmer and retired from Roll Forming Corporation, and she is retired from the Kentucky State Police.

    They have five children Richard Hill of Somerset, Susie Armstrong, Jane Poe, Ronda Hill, and Michael Hill, all of Shelbyville; 18 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

    The family held a celebration Sunday at Claudia Sanders with 65 people in attendance.

  • Birthday: Ruth Clemmons is 102 years young

    Ruth Clemmons (center) blows out the candles on her 102nd birthday cake Wednesday flanked by her son, Jim Clemmons, her daughters, Helen Schaff (from Clemmons left), Becky Tingle and Judy Meredith, activities director at Crestview on Midland Trail.

  • Engagement: Cornelius-Washburn

    Joey and Paula Cornelius of Bagdad announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Cornelius of Bagdad to Kyle Washburn of Cropper. He is the son of Glenn and Judy Washburn of Cropper.

    She attends the University of Louisville and plans to graduate next May with a bachelors in education. 

    He is employed at the Shelbyville Water Company.

    The wedding will take place on June 21, 2014.

  • Births: Burgin son

    Caytie and Matthew Scott Burgin, of Shelbyville, announce the birth of their first child, a son, on Jan. 25, 2014, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He has been named Baker Scott Burgin. Grandparents are Marty and Rachael Page of Finchville, Michelle and Jack Samples of Bagdad, and the late Jeffery Scott Burgin. Great-Grandparents are Jim Conti of Louisville, Alvin and Janet Burgin of Mount Eden, Alma and William Coulter of Taylorsville and Nell and Selbert Samples of Bagdad.

  • 5 generations: Long family

    5 generations of the Long family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (front row, from left) Dorothy Long, Khloe and Ashley Long; (back row) Keith and Regina Long.

  • Women’s Wellness affair

    Michael Collins, president of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, (from left) poses with Body, Mind and Spirit Award winners Cassandra Gray, Carla Shirrell-Smith, Betty Motts, Ernestine Jennings and Dr. Betty Chatham, all of Shelby County, and Mike Huff, representing Mona Huff of Henry County. Not pictured is Bonnie Burks Gray, who was also a recipient. The award, created by the Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Volunteer Auxiliary, was presented during the Women’s Health Fair on March 25.



  • Adult Winter Read at the library

    "So Many Books, So Little Time" sponsor Tom McGinnis, (from left) with Hardee's of Shelbyville, and Pamela Federspiel, Shelby County Public Library director, congratulate Marilyn Collins, Angela Cook and Barbara Rea, this year’s winners in the Adult Winter Read program. About 300 people participated in the program and combined to read 2,020 books.

  • Scouts earn Arrow of Light awards

    About 140 people attend Cub Scout Pack 270's annual Blue and Gold Banquet March 22 at First Christian Church. Awards were given out to new Wolf, Bear and Webelos scouts. Promoted from Arrow of Light to Boy Scouts were Dale Boien, Haydon Cope, Brendan Eades, Brendon Krebs, Charlie Muncy, Sawyer Price, Matthew Spaulding, Jacey Young, Ethan Wilborn and Price Wilborn. They are led by den leaders Matt Wilborn and David Boien.

  • Bingo at Crescent Place

    Crescent Place Assisted Living hosted a breakfast Bingo fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association. Director Jackie Stucker (center) plays bingo with Marion Rivoli and Rosemary Barry.