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  • PHOTO: LaRue contestants at county fair

    LaRue County contestants in Monday night’s Miss LaRue County Fair pageant were from left, Logan Brooke Grant, 16; Kayla Brook Nunn, 16; Kayla Machelle Skaggs, 16; Kellie Louise Owen, 19; Whitney Nicole Heath, 15; Casi Daniella Bright, 21; Linda Comstock, 18; Sydney Rae Dobson, 17; Tara Nicole Warren, 20; Leeann Marie Carothers, 19; and Audrey-Anna Skaggs, 16.

  • Glen Rice concert set for Aug. 12

    Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues its sixth season at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center.
    The concert, featuring former educator Rice, Ron Benningfield, Eddie Black, Eddie Glenn Williams, Rick Durham, Mike Ash and Camille Turner, will be held at John Hardin High School north of Elizabethtown.
    The concert includes the Future Star series where local and regional entertainers, including MaryBeth Sanders, Gordon Thomas, MaKayla Richardson and Stephanie Metcalf, will have the chance to show off their musical skills.

  • BIRTH: Shaws welcome Abigail Rose

    Jimmy and Holly Shaw announce the birth of a daughter, Abigail Rose Shaw.

    Abigail Rose was born May 17, 2011, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. She weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    Grandparents are Jim and Cathy Shaw; and Charles and Alice Wheeler, all of Hodgenville.

  • BIRTH: Sadlers welcome Oliver Chase

    Jason and Bethanie Sadler of Magnolia announce the birth of a son, Oliver Chase Sadler.

    Oliver Chase was born 11:46 p.m. July 1, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Mike and Jo Mather and Bobby O'Daniel, all of Hodgenville.

    Paternal grandparents are Walter and Earnie Sadler of Hodgenville.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Angela Jill Ballard and Eli Holbert Grubbs

    Angela Jill Ballard and Eli Holbert Grubbs, both of Hodgenville, wish to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Otis and Jan Ballard of Bardstown.

    She is a 2004 graduate of Bethlehem High School and 2008 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing. She is employed at University of Kentucky Children's Hospital.

    The prospective groom is the son of Garry and Rollanda Grubbs of Hodgenville.

  • Elvis and Meatloaf perform fundraising concert

     The Perkins Brothers, also known as Elvis and Meatloaf, will present a fundraiser concert at 3 p.m. July 31 in Elizabethtown.

    Tickets are $10 in advance or $20 at the door. Part of the proceeds will benefit Ray and Mary Daughtery of Hardin County who are struggling to pay medical bills.

  • Maddie Lee selected as Broyhill Leadership Council President

    Maddie Lee, the daughter of Marty and Teresa Lee and a student at LaRue County Middle School, was elected by peers from across the United States as the 2011 Broyhill Leadership Council President.

    The Broyhill Leadership Conference was held on the campus of Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C. The five-day event emphasizes leadership skills.

    She is the current state chaplin for the Kentucky Chapter of the National Beta Club. She has traveled to numerous states in the past year as a middle school state Beta ambassador.  

  • BIRTH: Jensens welcome Anden Leo Wayne

    Anthony and Stephanie Jensen of Magnolia are proud to announce the birth of a son, Anden Leo Wayne Jensen. Anden was born 2:28 a.m. July 16, 2011. He weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Jerry and Kathy Evans of Magnolia and Steven and Shawn Filkins of Scottsville.

    Great-grandparents are Pee Wee and Erma Evans, Richard and Shirley Chelf and Barbara Gerratt.

  • Fair beauty pageants open to state

    A new Miss LaRue County Fair will be selected Monday, July 25 as the 104th LaRue County begins in full swing.
    However, the new queen may not be from LaRue County. The Fair Board, following the example of other county fairs, is opening the pageant to the state. As long as the contestant lives in Kentucky, she is eligible for the crown and to contend for a state title, according to Fair Board President Ann “Snookie” Morrison.
    If a non-LaRue Countian is crowned, a local contender will be named “Miss LaRue County” as well.

  • Four states represented at Wheeler reunion

    The annual Wheeler reunion was July 10, 2011, at LaRue County Sportsman’s Club in Hodgenville.
    Attending from Kentucky: Ruth Wheeler, Henry, Connie, Nathan and Aaron Wheeler, Charles, Dorothy and Layton Wheeler, Karen Falker, Robert Bennert, Beulha Collins, Jane Lognit, Dills, Mary and Caitlyn Wheeler, Zac and Constene Wheeler, Darrell and Judell Vance, Ruel and Marilyn Elkins, Freedia Thompson, Junior and Shirley Elkins and daughter, David, David Jr., Samantha and Sheila Brothers, Sharon Brothers, Jim and Margie Davis, Mildred Benningfield.