• Martinsville club gives back for the holidays

    On December 23 the Martinsville Family Club gave back to the children in the community. Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by St. John’s United Methodist Church to bring the children gifts and take pictures taken with them. There was also food and entertainment for the children.

  • Harley wedding: Kaylan Jackson and Eric Harley

    Kaylan Jackson and Eric Harley, both of Brownsburg, Ind., were married Oct. 17, 2015, at Princess Hall in Indianapolis, Ind.

    Parents of the bride are Darryll and Kristin Jackson of Brownsburg, Ind. The groom is the son of Jeff Harley and Kim and Mike Grilley of Shelbyville.

    Rev. Dave Charltonofficiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father, Darryll Jackson.

    Maid of Honor was Kendra Jackson, sister of the bride.

  • 90th birthday: Anna Lee Fleming Harris

    Anna Lee Fleming Harris, born Dec. 18, 1925 in Shelbyville, the second of eight siblings, celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends. 

    She has five surviving siblings, Frances Marshall (91), Willie C. Fleming (88), Lina Wigginton (86), Ollie Hackett (84) and Bessie Tinsley (82), and two deceased siblings, James A. Boone and Margaret Francis.

    We are blessed and thankful our mother has lived 90 years.

  • Christmas at Cornerstone

    Cornerstone Christian Academy had their annual Christmas dinner and auction. This year’s “Woodland Winter” themed event brought in more than 200 guests for a dinner, live and silent auctions, wreath sale, dancing, ugly sweater contest, and “Levi” the camel who stole the show during the live nativity.



  • Dining and donating to BBBS

    Presenting the $1,000 check for the Johnny Rockets “Dine and Donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters” event were (from left) Lucy George, marketing director, Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass; Art Velazquez, director of operations, Horizon Group; Cindy Wasson, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby County; Chris Waford, Citizens Union Bank and chairman of the Shelby County Advisory Council for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

  • Crew 269 caring for the community
  • Stuff the truck

    The Shelby County High School Marine Corp JROTC collected toys for Stuff the Truck (Toys for Tots) at Walmart in Shelbyville on December 5. 1,128 toys were collected to benefit the children of Shelby County. Pictured above is cadets with the Shelbyville Moose Riders as the placed their donation. Thanks to Shelby County for a very successful year.

  • Martin wedding: Jessica and Joseph Martin

    Jessica and Joseph Martin were married Nov. 21, 2015 at Clifton Baptist Church.

    Parents of the bride are Jerry and Dianne Cheatham of Bagdad. The groom is the son of Steve and Lucinda Martin of McPherson, Kansas.

    Rev. Jim Stitzingerofficiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

    Maid of honor was Amanda Akins of Frankfort.

    Best man was Jeremy Warren of California.

    The ushers were David Dykes of Louisville and James Cheatham of Bagdad.

    A reception was held at the church.

  • Armed Forces: Bedrava basic training grad

    U.S. Air Force Airman Sherleen E. Bedrava graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. 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.

  • 64th anniversary: Bill and Jane Lancaster

    Bill and Jane Lancaster of Shelbyville have been married for 64 years. The couple was married Dec. 19, 1951, at Bagdad Baptist Church by the Rev. Bill Dyal – the first wedding he performed.

    He is retired coach at Waddy High School, retired principal at Peak’s Mill and Bridgeport schools in Franklin County, started junior high school for Shelbyville Junior High School, retired as principal after 15 years at Northside Elementary.

    She was a teacher at Simpsonville High School, Shelbyville High School, Shelby County High School and East Middle.