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  • WEDDING: Reception held for newlywed Raglands

    Josh Ragland and Lauren Simpson were married June 11 2011, at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Lilburn, Ga.

    The bride is the daughter of Kent and Lynne Simpson of Grayson, Ga. She is a 2010 graduate of Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn. where she graduated in elementary education. 

    The groom is the son of David and Debbie Ragland of Magnolia and grandson of Howard and Tickle Ragland of Magnolia. He is a 2011 graduate of Bryan College majoring in business administration. 

    The couple resides near Munfordville.

  • Leadership LaRue County classes are starting

    When you grow up in a community or if you have lived somewhere for most of your life, you assume you know everything that there is to know about where you live. However, most Leadership LaRue County participants will tell you that they were continuously surprised by what they learned about LaRue County when they went through the program.

  • Restraints a must when children are the passengers

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. Yet, motor vehicle crashes still remain the number one killer of children ages 4 to 14 in America. The reason? Too often it is the improper use or non-use of child safety seats and booster seats.

  • 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.