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Community News

  • R. Brent Wright, M.D. named to KMA board of trustees

     R. Brent Wright, M.D., formerly of LaRue County, was elected to the Kentucky Medical Association Board of Trustees during the 2011 KMA Annual Meeting in September.

    Wright will represent the KMA 6th District, which includes 11 counties: Adair, Allen, Barren, Butler, Cumberland, Edmonson, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers Jan. 2012

     The South Fork Area Homemakers met Jan. 17 at the County Extension Office.

    The meeting was called to order by President Billie Shahayda. Present were 13 members Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Exie Elliott, Ann E. Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Mary Lois Hornback, Clovis Johnson, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen, Shahayda, Linda Simmons, Della Thomas and Patsy Thomas.

    Upcoming events were discussed by Theresa Howard. They include:

    • Area Homemaker Council Meeting, 10 a.m. Feb. 7 at Marion County Extension Office.

  • Gaddie completes basic training

     Air Force Airman Breanna L. Gaddie graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    Gaddie 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.

  • WEDDING: Randy and Angela Price

     Randy Price and Angela Harmon were married Jan. 14, 2012.

    The ceremony took place at Union Band Baptist Church in Howardstown and performed by Bro. Ronnie Ramsey. 

  • ANNIVERSARY: Burdens celebrate 50 years

     W.D. and Mae Burden of Hodgenville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 2, 2012.

    They were married Feb. 2, 1962, in Greensburg Baptist Church.

    W.D. retired after 10 years as a teacher and 27 years in social work. Mae retired after 31 years as a teacher.

    They have four children, Andy, Troy, Jayme and Tami; and five grandsons.

    A reception in their honor will be 2-4 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club on Lincoln Square.

  • COLUMN: Start a savings plan

     Many people start the New Year with a financial resolution: to reduce debt, save money, spend money more wisely, increase their retirement savings or something similar. But despite good intentions, New Year’s resolutions often get abandoned. To stay on track, consider the following tips:

    Write down the goals and post them in a visible place to serve as a daily reminder. The fridge, bedroom mirror or your computer are good places to keep your goals in sight.

  • Better Business Bureau: Businesses with large number of complaints

     The Better Business Bureau, serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky has named its top area businesses producing the most unanswered/unresolved complaints and serious complaints - to the BBB in 2011.

    This is a distinction no business should want.

  • Legal Aid Society offers free seminars for foreclosure, divorce

     The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in January and February. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.

  • PHOTO: Snowy Sunrise

     Sunrise Manor Nursing Home residents played marshmallow basketball but had more fun throwing them at staff. Steve Riggs, maintenance worker, was “snowballed” by the residents.

  • Food service inspections - Jan. 2012