• Gray builds USA flag case

    Retired First Baptist Church musician Betty Jean Chatham (right) commissioned local artist/architect/craftsman/designer Whitey Gray to build a USA flag case in memory of her husband, Dr. Donald Chatham, who practiced medicine in Shelby County for 40 years and had served in the Navy during WWII. Gray researched the family tree and coat of arms and combined what he found with Dr. Chatham’s Christian beliefs to create a unique cherry case, which was presented to Betty Jean Chatham and now resides in her home.

  • Church news: Oct. 11, 2013

    Allen Chapel

    Regular morning worship is at 9:30. Rev. Robert Marshall is the pastor. The churchis located on KY 55 in Finchville.

    Bagdad Baptist

  • Third annual Dorman Center carnival

    The third annual Dorman Center carnival was Saturday at the Clear Creek Park’s amphitheater in Shelbyville. The Dorman Center is a non-profit preschool that focuses on early intervention by placing high-risk special-needs children and typical children in the same classroom.

  • Reunion: Purvis

    The Kightley Purvis and Icy Stivers Purvis family reunion was Sept. 15 at the Henry County Fairgrounds’ 4-H building.

  • 60th anniversary: Baker

    Roy and Dorothy Baker have been married for 60 years.

    The couple was married on Sept. 28, 1953, at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville by C.W. Elsey.

    They have five children, Robert Baker and Janet Gremillion of Lexington, Donna Cavender of Heflin, Ala., and Theresa Atha and Nathan Baker of Shelbyville

  • Masters joins Kentucky National Guard

    Jennifer L. Masters is the newest member of The Kentucky National Guard. She enlisted as a Health Care Specialist in the local medical unit and will leave for her initial training on Jan 6, 2014.

    When she returns from her training, she said she is planning to use her $60,000 of National Guard college benefits to attend and complete her education at Sullivan University in Louisville.

  • Engagement: Clark-Fields

    Mike Clark and Sherrie Herndon, and James and Kay Braid, all of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Makaila Clark, to Joey Fields. He is the son of Ron and Darlene Trandell of Murrieta, Calif.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Shelby County High School.

    He is a 1998 graduate of Shelby County High School and works with Norfolk Southern Railroad.

    The wedding will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 12, 2013, at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville.

    All friends and family are invited.

  • Engagement: Lucas-Bailey

    Linda and Robert H. Lucas of Ekron announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa G. Lucas of Louisville, to Thomas A. Bailey of Louisville. He is the son of Helen Ann and Ben Bailey of Shelbyville.

    The wedding will take place at 2 p.m. Nov. 23, 2013, at Cathedral of Christ the King in Lexington.

    Formal invitations will be sent.

  • I'm one: Claire McLeod

    Claire Elaine McLeod celebrated her first birthday on Sept. 21.

    She is the daughter of James and Amy McLeod of Brandon, Miss.

    Grandparents are Denise and Jake Bryan and Jackie Willard, all of Shelbyville; and Larry and Pat McLeod of Brandon.

    Great-grandparents are Mary Mathews and Shirley Newton of Shelbyville, Curt Willard of Eminence, Bernard and Maxine Nail of Brandon and the late Frank W. Mathews, R.G. and Ruth Bryan and James and Lanell McLeod.

  • I'm one: Elliot Dathan Sowder

    Elliot Dathan Sowder celebrated his first birthday on Tuesday.

    He is the son of Bradley and Misty Sowder of Shelbyville and the brother of Makenzie.

    Grandparents are C.B. and Kim Sowder of Shelbyville and Darrell and Carol Cox of Bagdad.

    Great-grandparents are Harold Cox of Bagdad, D.C. Sowder of Bardstown, Frank Kane of Shelbyville and Fred and Loretta "Sam" Sage of Florida.