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  • Lewis to sing during Sweet 16

    It would be difficult to top becoming a contestant on “American Idol.”

    But for Hodgenville teen Kenzi Lewis, a trip to Rupp Arena comes close.

    The 15-year-old has been chosen to sing the National Anthem at the boys' Sweet 16 basketball tournament March 19. She will perform at the 10 a.m. semi-final session.

    Lewis drew plenty of attention last month when she appeared on American Idol. She was sent home after “group night.”

    She earned the trip to Hollywood from her audition last summer in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Stretch your brain for your mind's sake

    The brain is an amazing organ. It controls all bodily functions, all organs, thoughts, emotions, memory and ability to be self-aware. Like other body parts, it is natural for the brain to lose some its sharpness; but it can deteriorate even more if you do not take care of it. 

  • Hosparus Thrift Shoppe accepting formal wear

    The Hosparus Thrift Shoppe in Elizabethtown is selling new and gently used formal dresses for the approaching prom season. The Shoppe recently received a donation of new dresses, sizes 8-24, in a variety of styles and colors and they are $20 each. The Shoppe is accepting donations of new and gently used formalwear.

    Moira Taylor, Shoppe manager, encourages donations of last season's dresses. "It's a great way to recycle a dress that can't be worn again and it will help a great cause," she said. Donations of tuxedos are also welcome.

  • PHOTO: Blue and Gold ceremony for scouts

    Two members of Cub Scout Pack 151, Cody Parrott and Dylan Grimes, achieved the Arrow of Light, the highest rank possible as a Cub Scout at a Blue and Gold ceremony. Pack, Troop and Crew 151 meet 6:30 p.m. every Monday night at First Baptist Church in Hodgenville and welcomes any new boy interested in joining.

  • Elizabethtown Community Choir to perform

    Campbellsville University's Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music, is helping the Elizabethtown Area Sacred Community Choir in its 10th season program with performances March 5 and 6.

    The theme for this year's performance is "Melodious Milestones" and is free and open to the public.

    The first choir performance will be Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown. The second performance is Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown.

  • BIRTH: Grimes family welcomes Aydan Paul

    Chris and Laura Grimes of Buffalo announce the birth of a son, Aydan Paul Grimes.

    Aydan Paul was born at 5:19 p.m. Dec. 28, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was 19-inches long and weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces.

    He has three siblings: Christopher, 22; Chelsey, 20; and Aeryn, 3.

    Maternal grandparents are Carl and Carol Whitman Jr. of Sonora. Paternal grandparents are Gene and Libby Grimes of Hodgenville.

  • Campbellsville University presents four plays

    The Campbellsville University theater department will present "Trifles and other one-act plays of laughter and suppression" for their spring production.

    The performances will be 7 p.m. March 3-5 and 3 p.m. March 6.

    The show will consist of four, one-act plays that share a common theme, though the plot of each play is unrelated to the other. The four plays are "Trifles," "Suppressed Desires," "Tickless Time" and "The Outside."

  • ENGAGEMENT: Erika Megan LaFollette and Patrick Tyler Jaggers

    Erika Megan LaFollette and Patrick Tyler Jaggers, both of Bowling Green, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Steve and Monica LaFollette of Knoxville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and a dental hygienist working with Dr. Jason Smith DMD in Munfordville.

    The prospective groom is the son of Mr. David Jaggers and Ms. Patty Jaggers of Bowling Green. He attended WKU and is employed at Leachman Buick GMC of Bowling Green.

  • ECTC presents 'Words that Fly and Words that Die'

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will present "Words that Fly and Words that Die: Acceptable Language in Diverse Communities" 7 p.m. March 9 in room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Center.

    The free program will include a panel of ECTC faculty and a discussion facilitated by Mikal Forbush of The University of Louisville's Muhammad Ali Center for Peace and Justice and will provide an opportunity to learn about language as a tool to promote peace-building and healthy diverse relationships.

  • BIRTH: Millers welcome Piper Denise

    Abe and Cheryl Miller of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Piper Denise Miller.

    Piper Denise was born at 9:09 p.m. Jan. 4, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Jeannie and Gary Bell of Elizabethtown and the late Tim Hines. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Lisa Miller of Brandenburg.