• 80th birthday: Hutcherson

    Betty Joyce Hutcherson will celebrate her 80th birthday at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Crestview Health Center, 1871 Midland Trail in Shelbyville, with a cake-and-punch reception for family and friends.

    During the past80 years Joyce has seen corners of the world most only dream of. She reestablished the Old Stone Inn in Simpsonville, which still holds a legacy of her authorship and beauty, raised a  family that now boasts eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

  • Birth: MaKinley Nell Cox

    Zach and Mandy Cox of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Dec. 6, 2013, at Baptist Hospital North East. She has been named MaKinley Nell Cox.

    Grandparents are Mitzi and Darren Redmon of Southville, Stephanie Whortenbury of Shelbyville, Dawson Cox of Frankfort and Mark Goodman of New Albany, Ind.

    Great-grandparents are Donnie and Margaret Redmon of Cropper, Margaret Masters and Kenneth Lowry, both of Frankfort, and Robert and Maxine Goodman of Middletown.

  • Birth: Lydia Grace Prewitt

    Aaron and Melissa Prewitt of Pleasureville announce the birth of their second child, a daughter, on Oct. 25, 2013, at Decatur General Hospital in Decatur, Ala. She has been named Lydia Grace Prewitt.

    Grandparents are Ricky and Nancy Drawbaugh and Kenny and Lois Prewitt, all of Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Freeman and Dorothy Lyons of Pleasureville, Homer and Janice Clem of Athens, Ala., Willard and Betty Chesser of Bloomfield and Kenneth Prewitt of Shelbyville.

  • Burton graduates basic training

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeffrey D. Burton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    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.

  • Christmas at Crescent Place

    Crescent Place Assisted Living celebrated the holidays with its annual friends-and family-Christmas party. Santa Claus stopped by and delivered gifts to all the residents.

  • Engagement: Carter-Willis

    Steve and Sharon Carter of Louisville announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Carter of Louisville, to Nathaniel Willis of Shelbyville. He is the son of John and Parthanna Willis of Shelbyville.

    They graduated from the University of Kentucky and met while attending a Bible study at Southeast Christian Church.

    The wedding will take place at 5 p.m. on May 24, 2014, in Louisville.

  • Engagement: Hilbert-Seay

    Crystal Peach of Shelbyville and Jason Hilbert of Taylorsvilleannounce the engagement of their daughter, Katelyn Hilbert of Shelbyville, to William Seay of Shelbyville. He is the son of Shelia and Junior Seayof Shelbyville and the late Anna Marie Frazier.

    The wedding will take place at noon Dec. 21, 2013, at the Old Country Church in Mount Eden and will be officiated by the bride’s grandfather, Rev. Lonny Peach.

  • Christmas with the Monarchs

    The fabulous Monarchs kept the crowd entertained and on the dance floor during the seventh annual Spirit of Christmas Dance at the Shelbyville Country Club Lodge. The dance was a benefit for Corpus Christi Academy in Simpsonville.


  • 50th anniversary: James and Wanda Long

    James and Wanda Long have been married for 50 years. The couple were married on Jan. 3, 1964, at Elk Creek Baptist Church in Spencer County by the Rev. Jack Richardson.

    She is retired from the Shelby County Farm Service Agency, and he is retired from Brunswick Corporation.

    They have a son, Scott; daughter-in-law, Marsha; granddaughter Peyton; and grandson, Brandon all of whom live in Richmond.

    All friends and relatives are invited to celebrate their golden anniversary from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2014, at the Elk Creek Baptist Church.

  • Trowell graduates from basic combat training

    Army Pfc. Asia N. Trowell graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.