• Birth: Sowder son

    Bradley and Misty Sowder announce the birth of their second child, a son, on Oct. 1, 2012, at Central Baptist in Lexington. He has been named Elliot Dathan Sowder.

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

    Great-grandparents are D.C. Sowder, the late Christine Sowder, Fred and Sam Sage, Harold Cox, the late Shirley Cox, Frank Kane and the late Jean Lewis.

  • 60th anniversary: Ben Allen and Emily Thomas

    Ben Allen and Emily Thomas of Shelbyville have been married for 60 years. The couple was married on Nov. 8, 1952, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Louisville.

    He is 92 and a retired farmer, served on the board of directors of Commonwealth Bank & Trust and former Shelby County Trust Bank, Farm Bureau and Western District Warehousing Corporation and is a member of Cropper Ruritan.

  • Bagdad Elementary 1962 reunion

  • Fundraiser for Blake Hundley

  • Basic training graduate

    Army Reserve Pvt. Christopher G. Sanders has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    Sanders is the son of Heidi Sanders of Shelbyville. He is a 2010 graduate of Shelby County High School.

  • Basic combat training graduate

    Army Pvt. Jay L. Snyder has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Snyder is the son of Jackie Snyder of Michigan and Lou Snyder of Shelbyville. He is a 2010 graduate of Northville High School in Michigan.

  • McLeod daughter

    James and Amy McLeod of Brandon, Miss., announce the birth of their child, a daughter, on Sept. 21, 2012, at Women’s Hospital in Flowood, Miss. She has been named Claire Elaine McLeod.

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

  • Shelby resident completing 1,700-plus hours of service

    Rachel Price of Shelbyville is serving on the final project with the AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) North Central Region. Price and their team are serving with The Black Hills Works.

    NCCC Members are supervising individuals with disabilities and helping them with a variety of tasks, such as art projects, working in the kitchen, cleaning, putting together medical kits, exercising and playing games.

  • Sorrell family reunion

  • Armed Force News: Sybil M. Jones

    Army National Guard Spec. Sybil M. Jones graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla., as an honor graduate and received a letter of commendation.

    Jones is the daughter of Diane Miesner of Shelbyville. She is married to Mark Jones, the son of Walter Jones of Lowville, N.Y.

    She is a 1995 graduate of Carthage High School in New York. She earned an associate degree in 2006 from Jefferson Community College, Watertown, N.Y., and a bachelor's degree in 2012 from the State University of New York, Plattsburgh.