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Community News

  • 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.”

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings

    Representatives from Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen gathered at KNB for the transfer of the deed for the property at 609 E. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown,  in which Warm Blessings operates the meal program. Pictured from left are Cookie Walsh, Roger Ball, Jeanette Goodman, Carol Sargent, Bob Sargent, Linda Funk, Ken Dozer, Vickie Green, Joan Dale, Diane Sturdivant, Jack Ransdell and Sandra Cilyok. For more information about Warm Blessings, to volunteer or make a donation, call 737-2929.

  • GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Gowdy and Vienise Hash

    Gowdy and Vienise Hash of Taylor County celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 18, 2010.

    A reception in their honor was hosted by their children at the Rolling K Ranch with more than 200 attending.

    The couple were married on Sept. 24, 1960, in Celina, Tenn., by the Reverend Alex Nichols at the United Methodist Church.

    Both retired from Fruit of the Loom.

    They have two sons, Anthony Hash and Greg Hash; and four grandchildren.

  • BIRTH: Roberts welcome Addilyn Grace

    Angela and Ben Roberts of Elizabethtown announce the birth of a daughter, Addilyn Grace Roberts.

    Addilyn Grace was born at 1:08 a.m. Jan. 21, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 18-inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Dan and Maxine Davis of Louisville.

    Paternal grandparents are John and Diane Roberts of Hodgenville.

    Great-grandmother is Elizabeth Gordon.

  • LaRue County High School Class of 1975 holds reunion

    The LaRue County High School Class of 1975 held its 35th reunion Nov. 27, 2010, at the LCMS cafeteria. The meal was catered by South Fork Homemakers.

  • Free your closet from clutter

    Decluttering your closet is a liberating experience. Life begins to feel more manageable and your clothing and shoes are better suited to who you are now.
    If tackling all of the closets at once is to too daunting, set aside a firm two-hours each week and clear one room’s closet at a time. Start by getting four large boxes. Label them keep, throw out, donate and not sure.

  • March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    COLUMN: DIANA LEATHERS, COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATOR

    Few cancers are as easily prevented as colon cancer. Yet in Kentucky, about 2,600 new cases will be diagnosed each year and about 900 people will die.  March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Call your doctor and ask about a screening test that's right for you. Routine screening is highly effective. Nine out of 10 colon cancers may be prevented or cured if detected early.  

  • 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.