The annual Sonora Days Festival will be held Aug. 26-28.
The festival was moved this year from June to August and in an effort to help deal with the heat, most events will be held in the grassy, more shaded areas near the churches and old elementary school.
The weekend kicks off Friday evening with country music in front of Cardin’s ProLix.
Competitors may register 6:30 a.m. Saturday for the 5K/3K walk/run. The event begins at 8 a.m. with lineup at the Sonora First Baptist Church parking lot. Entry fee is $15 or $20 on the day of the festival.
Kentucky Secretary of State Elaine Nogay Walker is the 2011 grand marshal for the Lincoln Days parade.
Walker was appointed to her position in January to fill the unexpired term of Secretary of State Trey Grayson. She previously served as the 39th mayor of Bowling Green, being elected to the post in November of 2004. She became the first mayor in the city's history to be elected to two successive terms.
Evan Cline, a senior at LaRue County High School, graduated Aug. 4 from basic training in South Carolina and earned the award of Outstanding Soldier of the Cycle.
Each platoon of the graduating company nominates one individual to appear before a board of cadre. Nominees are questioned on military subjects and current events. They are also judged on personal appearance and general knowledge. The board selects the one soldier who has outstanding qualities of leadership, competence, and discipline.
Christy Nicole Gardner and Stephen Todd Curry, both of Cox's Creek, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
The bride to be is the daughter of Tommy Gardner and Christal Milliner of Hodgenville. She is a 2002 graduate of LaRue County High School and 2009 graduate of Western Kentucky University. She is a training consultant at Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance in Louisville.
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will present Army Specialist Jake Stith and the Jazz Guardians in concert at noon Sept. 15. The concert will be in room 112 of the administration building; bring lunch.
The Jazz Guardians will also be performing a concert that evening at 7 in the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. Both concerts are free and open to the public.
The new MyPlate icon is a simplified dietary plan from the U. S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services and covers balancing calories, increasing certain foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains) and decreasing others (items with high sodium, solid fats, added sugar and sugary drinks). The message also covers eating the correct number of calories and increasing activity.
Here are highlights of the new MyPlate suggestions:
After more than a year of construction the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home is nearing completion.
The Signature Healthcare-managed facility will host an open house for the community 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.
Employees will “likely be stationed throughout the building to guide visitors as they explore the new facility,” according to Signature’s media relations manager Ben Adkins. There will be a short program, but “overall, pretty informal.”
Michaela Rock of Sonora qualified for the Coca Cola Talent Classic semi finals in February at the University of Louisville. She will perform a solo Aug. 21 in the contest at the Kentucky State Fair.
The Coca Cola Talent Classic is a competition for performers ages 13 to 21. They will compete for cash prizes, a trophy and a poster-sized photo of their winning act on the Wall of Champions during the Fair.