Mr. and Mrs. William Kenneth Blackburn of Paducah recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
Mr. Blackburn and the former Teresa F. Schmidt were married June 7, 1963, by the Rev. Donald Lehman at United Church of Paducah. Their attendants were William Rudy Sawyer and Carolyn Roach.
Mrs. Blackburn is retired from the McCracken County School System. She is the daughter of Frances Schmidt of Paducah and the late James E. Schmidt.
Mr. Blackburn is retired from Westvaco. He is the son of the late Amos and Hazel Blackburn.
They are the parents of William Kevin Blackburn, Amy C. Blackburn and Jill Mudd, all of Paducah, and the late James W. Blackburn. They have eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.