Petty officer third-class Brandon Wood of Hodgenville received his Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist insignia. The insignia recognizes the training and qualifications of members who serve in Construction Battalions or other construction units, in the United States Navy. Wood completed the prescribed Naval Construction Force Personnel Qualification Standards which entails required coursework, qualification tasks standards, written examination and a field exercise.
Wood is in the U.S. Navy Mobile Construction Battalion deployed to Afghanistan for about nine months.
Samantha Lynn Cracknell and James Scott Hornback were married July 9, 2011, at My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown.
The bride is the daughter of Stuart and Lori Cracknell of Louisville. She is a 2011 graduate of Transylvania University and holds a B.S. in accounting. She is a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves.
The groom is the son of Gene and Carol Hornback of Buffalo. He is a 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky and holds a B.S. in management. He is a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
With recent local findings of bedbugs, you may want to check your home for signs of these pests. Bed bugs are active mainly at night. During the daytime they prefer to hide close to where people sleep. Their flattened bodies enable them to fit into tiny crevices, such as mattresses, box springs, bed frames and headboards.
A fundraiser to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Crusade for Children will be Oct. 22 at the LaRue County Country Club. A pork barbecue dinner will be 4-6:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 each and are available from Tommy Locke at 358-3710 or 763-7178 or from the Lincoln Days booth. Charity auction begins at 5 p.m.
Golf scramble begins at 11 a.m. with sign-in at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $200 per team or $50 per player.
Cornhole tournament begins at 5 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per team with sign-in at 4 p.m.
Through a program offered by the National Guard, LaRue County High School seniors Emily Farrar and Evan Cline have completed basic training this summer, are now privates, second class, and are gaining a head start on their chosen military careers.
Hodgenville Elementary School third grade student Bella Thurman was cast in the original Broadway production of the musical Annie at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center. She auditioned through several lines and was cast as the orphan Della. Bella acted, sang and danced along with 44 other cast members of all ages for seven shows.
The story line is set in the Great Depression and follows the life of young orphan, Annie, as she tries to find her parents, but finds a happy home with a billionaire father who adopts her from the orphanage.
The Lincoln Days Festival begins Oct. 1. But there are several kickoff activities taking place Sunday.
The Lincoln Days Art Show and opening ceremonies will start at 1:15 p.m. in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. A reception sponsored by LaRue Fiscal Court and catered by Crosstown Homemakers and music by the Heartland Dulcimer Club is included.
Art Show entries may be viewed in the Community Room through Sunday, Oct. 2. There is no cost to attend the reception or art show.
Bryan and Ellen Shelton of Lexington announce the birth of their daughter, Ellie Ryann Shelton, born June 12, 2011.
Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Cindy Heady of Magnolia.
Paternal grandparents are Mike and Donna Shelton of Magnolia.
Great-grandparents are Anna Mae Miller and the late Don Miller of Magnolia, Bobby and Ruby Heady of Hodgenville, LaHoma Mather and the late Donald Mather of Hodgenville, and the late Donald and Edith Shelton of Magnolia.
Kentucky Baroque Trumpets will present the first of this season's “Red Doors on Third” concert series at 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 211 North Third Street, in downtown Bardstown.