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Community News

  • Adams celebrate 60 years

    William E. “Billie” and Doris Adams will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 17, 2011.

    William married the former Doris Grubbs at Three Springs Baptist Church on Jan. 17, 1951. His brother, Dean Elroy Adams, who is deceased, married the former Anna Christine Johnson in the double wedding ceremony officiated by Brother Leon Larimore.

    William is a retired farmer. Doris was an Avon representative for 40 years. They are members of the Cosby United Methodist Church in Hart County.

  • Count your fruits and veggies for nutrition

    All national health organizations recommend eating five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day to promote good health and reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Fruits and veggies contribute to good health because they contain vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber and other essential nutrients. Most are low in fat and calories, are high in fiber, and contain no cholesterol. As an added bonus, choosing fruits and vegetables in place of high-fat foods as part of a healthy diet, may make it easier to control your weight.

  • Burdens welcome Dan Anderson

    Andy and Susana Burden of Emden, Germany, announce the birth of their son, Dan Anderson Burden.

    Dan was born Dec. 20, 2010, and weighed 11.07 pounds and was 22 7/16-inches long.

    Paternal grandparents are W.D. and Mae Burden of Hodgenville. Maternal grandparents are Jaime Kawai, LaPaz, Bolivia and the late Esther Kawai.

  • Durhams welcome Lucas Owen

    Jennifer and Patrick H. Durham announce the birth of their son Lucas Owen Durham.

    He was born Aug. 25, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long.

    He was welcomed home by his brother Thomas.

    Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Lisa Shewmaker of Springfield. Paternal grandparents are Patricia and Nicky Durham of Hodgenville.

    Great-grandparents are Mayola Shewmaker and the late Dennis Shewmaker and Tony and Betty Clements.

  • College hosting juried art exhibit

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting a juried art exhibit.
    The exhibition theme is inspired by natural elements. Over the last 100 years artists have continually turned to organic design as a response to mass-produced, machine-made and computer-generated designs. For some, organic is an attempt to reevaluate what it means to be “modern.“
    Topic: Works of art of every media type and style that address the topic of nature, and organic design through one or more of the following themes:
    •Nature
    •Environmentalism

  • Hoffies welcome new son

    Shayne Aaron Hoffie would like to announce the birth of his brother, Caleb Joseph Hoffie.

    Caleb was born Dec. 16, 2010, at 10:10 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds and was 19-inches long.

    Proud parents are Jerome and Carla Hoffie.

    Maternal grandparents are Joe and Glenda Dohn. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Patty Hoffie.

    Maternal great-grandparents are Dixie Pearman and the late John “J.T.” Pearman and Fred and Nan Dohn. Paternal great-grandparents are Ken and Betty Hoffie and the late Elaine Linstead Hoffie.

  • Homestead exemption rate set

    The maximum homestead exemption on real estate owned by qualified persons has been set at $34,000 for the 2011 and 2012 tax periods. The 2011-12 exemption reflects a $300 increase over the 2009-10 exemption of $33,700. The amount of the homestead exemption is adjusted every two years in accordance with KRS 132.810 to compensate for changes in the purchasing power of the dollar. The exemption provided state and local property tax savings of about $155 million for more than 399,000 elderly or disabled Kentuckians during the 2010 tax year.

  • Stearmans celebrate 50 years

    Carlos and Linda Chaudoin Stearman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next month.

    They were married Jan. 7, 1961 in Green County by Rev. Clellon Rattliff.

    Both are retired from G.E. They have two sons, David and Tracy.

    The celebration will be held at their home in Magnolia 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9. All friends and relatives are invited.

    The couple requests no gifts, but cards are appreciated.

  • Information about diabetes available through state website

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health has created a public web-based directory for individuals in need of care and management resources for the treatment of diabetes, linking individuals with doctors, diabetes educators and other resources in their area.

  • Eusebius and Singh plan wedding

    Arpita Eusebius and Arpan Andrew Singh announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Mohit and Rieta Eusebius of Noida, India. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2007 from Delhi University, India; masters in psychology degree from St John's College, Agra, India in 2009 and is pursuing her masters of arts in counseling degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore.