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Community News

  • MILITARY: Cline earns award at basic training

    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.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Alexandria Ann House and Joshua Taylor Childress

    Alexandria Ann House and Joshua Taylor Childress of Hodgenville announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.

    The bride to be is a 2008 graduate of Central Hardin High School. She is the daughter of Greg House of Elizabethtown and Penny Miller of North Carolina.

    The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of LaRue County High School and is employed by Peters Electric. He is the son of Tim and Regina Childress of Hodgenville.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Christy Gardner and Stephen Todd Curry

    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.

  • Jazz Guardians to perform in free concert Sept. 15

    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.

  • 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.