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Community News

  • MyPlate: A new icon and suggestions for eating healthy

    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:

  • New Sunrise Manor holds open house

    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 to perform in Coca Cola Talent Classic

    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.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Duncans celebrate 60 years

    Roscoe and Phyllis Duncan celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 15, 2011.

    They were married in a double wedding ceremony with Gordon and Norma Conner on Aug. 15, 1951, at Buffalo Baptist Church by Bro. John Wall.

    They have one daughter, Donna Coffey, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

    The anniversary was celebrated with a family dinner on Aug. 13.

  • BIRTH: Coffeys welcome Tyler Ryan

    Ryan and Holly Coffey of London announce the birth of their son Tyler Ryan Coffey.

    Tyler Ryan was born at 5:56 p.m. April 2, 2011 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset. He weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Chuck and Mona Tyler of Somerset.

    Paternal grandparents are Tom and Donna Coffey of Buffalo.

    Great-grandparents are Roscoe and Phyllis Duncan of Buffalo and Willis and Ada Coffey of Mount Vernon.

  • Sunrise Volunteers must undergo background screen

    Judy Hensley announced to Sunrise Manor’s Volunteers’ Executive Board that the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home will hold an open house 2-5 p.m. Aug. 28.

    Hensley, speaking to the board as it met at Sunrise Manor Aug. 9, informed the members that she is now the Director of Spirituality. Kathy Cooper is now the Quality of Life Director, Hensley’s former position.

    Cooper also pointed out that new applicants will have to undergo a background check with civil authorities before becoming volunteers.

  • PHOTO: Hodgenville High School Class of 1954

  • PHOTO: Sonora UMC makes donation to Warm Blessings

  • PHOTO: Bethlehem High School, 50-year reunion

  • Ramseys celebrate 50 years

    Randall “Showboat” and Shirley Ramsey of Sonora celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 12, 2011, at their residence.

    They were married Aug. 12, 1961, by the Rev. Earl Sanders at his residence.

    They have three children, Lettie Lamkin and Sharon Crewz of Sonora and Samra Larrison of Hodgenville, who were raised at various fast pitch ball parks around the area.

    They have 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    Shirley Ramsey is the daughter of the late Johnny Botts and Birdie Hornback.