Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dukes, of New Albany, Ind., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Andrew Gavin Dukes.
He was born on Jan. 11, 2011.
His grandmother is the former Suzanne Buchanon of Louisville.
Great-grandparents are Billy and Barbara Buchanon of Louisville.
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The first workshop in the 2011 Pine Mountain School for Practical Historic Preservation series will take place March 13-18 at Putney Ranger Station in Harlan County. Care and Repair of Log Structures will include hands-on instruction in round log preservation and rehabilitation by instructors from the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, Md.
Hosparus – Central Kentucky will host a tea and auction, “Arts & Humaniteas” 2-4 p.m., Saturday, March 19 at Severns Valley Baptist Church, 1100 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. Tickets are $30. No reservations will be accepted without payment.
The reservation deadline is Monday, March 14. For more information, contact Lisa Sanford at email@example.com or 270-737-6300. Purchase your tea tickets at the Hosparus Elizabethtown office at 105 Diecks Dr.
Tea proceeds benefit Hosparus – Central Kentucky patients and families.
The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Series will present a performance by the Jamey Aebersold Quartet: Jamey Aebersold - sax, Steve Crews - piano, Tyrone Wheeler - bass, and Jonathan Higgins - drums. The program will be in the Morrison Gallery of the College 3 p.m. Feb. 13.
The Fine Arts Committee is sponsoring the performance, and there will be no admission charge. The public is cordially invited.
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Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the First Baptist Church Scholarship Committee will sponsor the 25th annual Gospel Musical Extravaganza 2-6 p.m. Feb. 12 at Elizabethtown Christian Academy, 401 W. Poplar Street in Elizabethtown. Choirs from the University of Kentucky, Murray State University, Campbellsville University and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will perform.
No admission charge. For more information, call Pam Harper at 706-8434.
The LaRue County Extension Council presented Leadership awards at its annual banquet last week.
Patsy Thomas and South Fork Homemakers were the recipients of the 2011 Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence in recognition of their leadership and community service in the county.
Thomas has been an active member of the Lincoln Days Celebration, Inc., serving as president, vice president, craft chairperson and elementary art and quilt show coordinator.