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Community News

  • PHOTO: Cub Scouts present check to Red Cross

    Wyatt Sherrard, 9, representing Hodgenville's Cub Scout Pack 151, presents a $722 donation to Sharon Thompson, Manager, Hardin/LaRue American Red Cross. The Scouts held a car wash on March 19 to raise money for the American Red Cross, designated for the victims of those affected by the Japan earthquake/tsunami of March 11.

  • Bishop named acting superintendent at park

    Gail Bishop, Chief of Interpretation and Education at Gulf Islands National Seashore, began a 120-day detail as acting superintendent at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park on Feb. 28.
    Former Superintendent Keith Pruitt, who managed the park during the Lincoln Bicentennial, retired last month and relocated to Arizona.
    Acting Superintendent Bishop began her permanent career in the National Park Service at Ford’s Theater National Historic Site in Washington, D. C. which observes Lincoln’s assassination on April 15, 1865.

  • Friendship Baptist holding art auction

    Friendship Baptist Church is holding a children’s art auction Sunday, with all proceeds going to charities chosen by the young artists.
    Participating artists are Sarah Cooper, Kaleigh Graham, Tyler Foster, Patricia Keys, Catherine Spalding, Jake Skaggs, Hannah Boggs, Christian Veirs, Sally Polin and Peyton Foster.
    Artwork will be sold to the highest bidder and autographs of the artists will be available for $1 donation.
    Jimmie Lee is the auctioneer.

  • Wiggington - Thurman to wed

    Lisa Wiggington of Boston, Ky. and John Thurman of Hodgenville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Alfred Wiggington of Boston, Ky. and the late Rebecca Wiggington.

    The groom is the son of Stella Thurman of Hodgenville and the late Donald L. Thurman.

    The wedding is 3 p.m. March 26, 2011 at Lane Lincoln CME Church in Hodgenville.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Poet Nikky Finney to speak at ECTC

    Nationally acclaimed poet Nikky Finney will read from her new book, "Head Off & Split," at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Room 212, Regional Postsecondary Education Center, at 4:30 p.m. March 29. There will be a public reception for her prior to the event at 3:30 p.m. and a book signing after the reading. The event will be held in Room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center. 

  • Vittitoe and Warren to wed

    Candi Marie Vittitoe and Joseph Darrell Warren, both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Brenda and Albert Vittitoe Jr. of Boston.

    The prospective groom is the son of Joe and Gerrie Warren of Hodgenville.

    The wedding will be 2 p.m. March 26, 2011, at LaRue County Church of Christ in Hodgenville.

    All family and friends are invited.

  • Window preservation seminar to be held in Paducah

    Bob Yapp of Preservation Resources, Inc. will lead two workshops in Paducah for those interested in learning more about historic window preservation. The workshops will demonstrate how preservation can be both environmentally responsible and economically sound. Workshops will be held April 14-16 at The Grand Lodge, 121 North 5th Street, Paducah.

  • Crain accepts post as business instructor for Campbellsville University

    Charles R. Crain has been hired as an instructor of business at Campbellsville University’s Hodgenville campus, the Brockman Center, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.
    Crain earned a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in human resource management from Campbellsville University in 2009. His undergraduate degree was also in business administration; he graduated in 1991 from McKendree University. Crain is a 1984 graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • April 1 fundraiser planned for cancer patient

    A silent auction is being planned to assist with medical expenses for a Hodgenville Elementary School student.
    Eight-year-old Ashley Long, the daughter of Todd and Linda Long, suffers from acute myelogenous leukemia. She’s been battling the disease through chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant from her older brother Austin.

  • Kristi Riggs crowned Mrs. Kentucky America

    Mrs. Kentucky America Kristi Gowen Riggs visited last week with the owners of My Gal Boutique and MAM Candy.
    Riggs was there – in gown and tiara – to film a promotion for Sunday’s benefit fashion show at LaRue County High School. The fashion show was sponsored in part by the businesses.
    Riggs, a LaRue County native and 1995 graduate of the high school, was unable to attend the event, which benefited the school’s Youth Service Center, but said she would “be there in spirit.”