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Community News

  • 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.

  • Hornback-Wortham families hold reunion

    Several descendants of the Jesse and Mae Hornback Wortham family gathered July 17 for a reunion.

  • Ogden joins Conservation District

    Michelle Ogden is the new district coordinator for the LaRue County Conservation District. She began full-time duties June 13.
    She manages the North Lincoln Boulevard office, located in the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance office.
    “I’ll coordinate district programs and activities for the soil conservation board,” Ogden said.

  • GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: David and Betty Dever

    David and Betty Dever will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration given by their children, Fred Dever and Teresa Perkins, and their grandchildren. 

    It will be held 2-4 p.m. July 24, 2011, at Salem Christian Church, Hodgenville.

    The couple married July 25, 1961, in Celina, Tenn.

    David retired from Louisville Bus Company (TARC) in 1993. Betty is a full-time mother and homemaker.

    They are active members of Salem Christian Church.

    All friends and relatives are invited.

    No gifts requested.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Courtney Beth Reynolds and Robert Andrew Bowling

    Gary and Joyce Reynolds of Magnolia are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Beth Reynolds, to Robert Andrew Bowling, son of John Carroll and Lora Bowling of Lyons Station.

    The bride to be is a 2006 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2010 graduate of University of Louisville with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She works as a registered nurse in the emergency department at University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Home canning: Try this cure for shriveled pickles

    At the Extension Office, we have free publications on home canning and freezing. One covers making pickled products. Some common problems when making pickles are listed below. You can find more problem-solving information at freshpreserving.com.
    Problem: Pickling liquid is cloudy.