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Community News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Erin Leigh Heady and Ryan Keith Bratcher

    Jeff and Cindy Heady of Magnolia announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin Leigh Heady to Ryan Keith Bratcher, son of Keith and Patty Bratcher of Leitchfield.

    The bride to be is a 2008 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2012 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in elementary education.

    The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Grayson County High School and owner of Bratcher Construction in Leitchfield.

  • Kentucky Railway Museum offers 'A Day Out with Thomas'

    Thomas the Tank Engine will visit The Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven June 2-3 and June 9-10.

    The event allows children and their families a chance to take a 25-minute ride with a 15-ton replica of Thomas, star of the Thomas and Friends series. It opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.

    There will be a hands-on arts and crafts station, train tables and coloring sheets, storytelling, video viewing and magic show.

    Tickets are $18 plus tax for ages 2 and up and available by calling 866-468-7630 or visiting www.kyrail.org.

  • PHOTO: Sunrise Idol finalists

    Finalists in Sunrise Manor's American Idol contest are front, Ladorothy Hutchinson; back, McKenna Akers, Michaela Rock and Emily Turner. The talent show finale is 7 p.m. May 17.

  • LaRue residents may compete in Nelson County Fair pageants

    Entry forms and packets are now available for The Nelson County Fair Board open pageants to all residents of Kentucky. These pageants are the Miss Exceptional, Miss Nelson County, Miss Teen and Miss Pre-teen.  

    Entry forms, along with the contest rules, and coordinators names are available at Colonial Flower Shop, Forrest Avenue, Bardstown or at www.nelsoncofair.com.

  • Free summer concerts scheduled in Bardstown

    The Stephen Foster Music Club recently concluded its fundraiser for this year’s Summer Band Concert Series in Bardstown, and has been busy lining up some great acts for this summer’s concerts.

  • Food service inspections - May 2012

  • ANNIVERSARY: Kesslers celebrate 50 years

     James Arthur and Sylvia Martin Kessler of Magnolia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 11, 2012.

    They were married on May 11, 1962, in Westminister Presbyterian Church in Louisville by Rev. Syngman Rhea.

    Jim, the son of the late Rupert and Lucille Kessler, is a retired air force veteran.

    Sylvia, the daughter of the late Lebert and Lina Martin, is a homemaker.

    They have four daughters, Lina Hamilton, Lisa Howard, Karen Walker and Nancy Lane; and eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

  • Bardstown Community Theater presents 'The Faery's Kiss'

  • HealthSouth holds open house with free health screenings

     In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month, HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital, 134 Heartland Drive, Elizabethtown, will host an open house 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 30.

    There will be free blood pressure and blood sugar screens, stroke education, fall and safety education, technology inservice (equipment used for stroke rehab) and brown bag pharmacy (bring prescriptions and pharmacist will screen for adverse drug interactions).

    A light lunch will be provided and door prize awarded.

  • COLUMN: Get busy and burn those calories

     With spring and summer, the list of chores that you want to do around the house has probably gotten a little longer. After being stuck inside for the winter months you may be glad to know that all of those chores will count as your daily physical activity.

    Here are some activities that you may have on your “to-do” list and about how many calories you will burn while you are doing them.