Bryan and Kathy Saltz of Ashland are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Rachel Saltz, to Matthew Ryan Downs.
The parents of the prospective groom are Michael and Maryann Downs of New Bern, N.C.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Paul G. Blazer High School and the University of Kentucky with a degree in journalism. She is the maternity editor of Lexington Family Magazine.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Havelock High School in North Carolina. He earned a degree in economics from Appalachian State University and is pursuing a degree in computer science from the University of Kentucky.
They will be married on Aug. 17, 2013, at the Cardome Center in Georgetown.