Ashley Brooke Cheshire and Nicholas Michael Childress of Hodgenville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
The bride to be is the daughter of Jerry Cheshire and Tina Cheshire, both of Hodgenville. She is a 2010 graduate of LaRue County High School and has earned her certificate as a nurse’s assistant at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.
The prospective groom is the son of Mike and Pamela Childress of Hodgenville. He is a 2009 graduate of LaRue County High School and is employed at IGA in Hodgenville.
Families can take a cue from the fast-food restaurants, which increasingly are offering healthier side dishes and snacks. One of the best options is to limit fast food meals so they are an occasional, infrequent treat. Another long-term strategy is to eat at home and to pack a healthy lunch that includes nutritious snacks for all members of your family, especially children.
Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer will be honored in public ceremonies as part of “Sergeant Dakota Meyer Week” on Oct. 2.
Ceremonies will include a parade around downtown Columbia which will lead Sgt. Meyer to Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raider Stadium. The public may attend either or both the parade route or the ceremony to start at 2 p.m. at Blue Raider Stadium.
Impressive changes in foliage colors announce the arrival of autumn in Kentucky, and the 2011 edition of the ColorFall program coordinated by the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism and the Kentucky Department of Parks features a website that provides a variety of information about the state’s beauty at this time of year.
Petty officer third-class Brandon Wood of Hodgenville received his Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist insignia. The insignia recognizes the training and qualifications of members who serve in Construction Battalions or other construction units, in the United States Navy. Wood completed the prescribed Naval Construction Force Personnel Qualification Standards which entails required coursework, qualification tasks standards, written examination and a field exercise.
Wood is in the U.S. Navy Mobile Construction Battalion deployed to Afghanistan for about nine months.
Samantha Lynn Cracknell and James Scott Hornback were married July 9, 2011, at My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown.
The bride is the daughter of Stuart and Lori Cracknell of Louisville. She is a 2011 graduate of Transylvania University and holds a B.S. in accounting. She is a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves.
The groom is the son of Gene and Carol Hornback of Buffalo. He is a 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky and holds a B.S. in management. He is a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.