• 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.

  • Food donation
  • Bailey's Christmas tree

    The Christmas tree at Bailey’s Service Center is decorated with Hot Wheel cars and wrenches of all the employees. The grapevine tree was made by Bessie Chowning, Wanda Bailey’s mother, more than 20 years ago and is always lit during the month of December. All the children who come into Bailey’s office can pick their favorite car from the tree to take home as a gift, along with a candy cane for everyone. Standing by the tree is Kaleeah Bailey.

  • 100th birthday: Margaret J. Mack

    Margaret J. Mack, born on Dec. 3, 1915 in Shelbyville, the second of eight siblings, celebrated her 100th birthday with family, friends and church members at Winter Growth Assisted Living in Olney, Md. Her only surviving sibling, Mary K. Alexander, 96 years old, attended the celebration. Except for the challenges of aging, Margaret is in fairly good health.

  • Scouts stock food bank

    Cub Scout Pack 270 helped stock the Bagdad Food Bank during the annual “Scouting For Food” food drive. Members of the troop were (front row, kneeling, from left) Ryan Cinotto, Caleb Layne, Dylan Johnson, Eli Cox, Trenton Bauhmgarder and Levias Sanderson; (back row) Cole Gatton, Micah Langness, Sam Lewis and JL Cinotto. Not pictured was Micah Krebs. The charter organization is First Christian Church in Shelbyville.

  • Crescent Place celebrates Halloween
  • Birth: Pierce daughter

    Roanna Lynn Bolin of Louisville announces the birth of her second child, a daughter, on Nov. 2, 2015 at Baptist East Hospital. She has been named Laila Lynn Pierce. Her older sister is Laci Lynn, 7. She was born at 9:02 p.m., weighing 7 pounds and 5 ounces and 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are Edwin Rodriguez of Louisville and the late Dorothy Rodriguez.

  • Boy Scout food drive

    Boy Scout Troop 164, sponsored by the 1st Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville, participated in the 2015 national Scouting for Food drive. The troop, led by Robert Green and assisted by adult leaders Keith Johnson and Lee Muncy, collected 210 items for the church's food pantry. Participating were (from left) Samuel Muncy, Billy Cook, Geo Cook, Wesley Cottingim, Charlie Muncy, Josh Johnson and Branden Johnson.