Military graduations and promotions of area residents.

William E. 
William E. Elliott


■ Sgt. Maj. William E. Elliott has received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

He is a 1982 graduate of Shelby County High School in Shelbyville. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1987 from the University of Kentucky.


■ Air Force Airman Taylor C. Booth has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

He is the son of Julie Barker of Nicholasville and Dennis Booth of Lexington. He is a 2012 graduate of Lexington Catholic High School.

■ Army Pfc. Anthony R. Hicks has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.

He is the son of Susan K. Grigsby and stepson of John B. Grigsby of Lexington. He is a 2007 graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.