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Today's Features

  • Ms. Sarah Quesenberry-Graham of Buffalo, announces the engagement and upcoming wedding of her daughter, Chelsie Fay Morrison, to Michael Ray West, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garland West of Brandenburg.

    The bride-to-be is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education. She is employed as a second-grade teacher at Brandenburg Primary School.

    The prospective groom is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a dual degree in economics and finance. He works at Jefferson National Financial in Louisville.

  • When Perry Huccaby talks about directing a mixed choir, he’s not just talking about four-part harmony but also the inter-denominational makeup of the Young at Heart singers.

    “Right now we have 22 members representing nine churches,” said Huccaby, who has directed the group at First Baptist Church in Hodgenville for the past five years.

    Members include Southern, Missionary, and Separate Baptists, Methodists. Huccaby added that at one time the choir had a Christian Scientologist and 13 churches represented.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Reception at library

    The LaRue County Public Library will hold a reception at 5 p.m. July 3 in honor of Sarah Graff earning her paraprofessional certification for librarians. Punch and cookies will be provided by Friends of the Library.

    Dance: Prime Time Band to perform

  • A new permanent monument has been placed to commemorate the multi-generational history of the local farm known as the J.V. Williams Farms, Inc.

    The farm is primarily located along Goodin-Williams Road just a few miles northeast of Hodgenville.

    J.V. Williams, who lived from 1893 to 1967, and his wife Katherine Dunn Williams, purchased the first 114 acres in 1919 for $3,000.

  • Locust Grove VBS

    Locust Grove Baptist Church, 1817 Red Mill Road, Elizabethtown, will hold vacation Bible school 6-8:30 p.m. July 9-11. The kickoff is Sunday, July 6, following church service. Food, gospel music and hayride.

    VBS at South Fork

    South Fork Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible school 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 7-10. Transportation provided. Call 270-325-3626 for assistance. Theme is Agency D3.

    Buffalo Church of the Nazarene VBS

  • RAF FAIRFORD, England – While deployed here at RAF Fairford, airmen from throughout Air Force Global Strike Command maintain focus on the mission using the four Air Force pillars of resiliency.

    Mental and spiritual resiliency, two of the four Air Force pillars of resiliency, is what motivates and empowers Senior Airman Whitney Jones to overcome her life obstacles.

    Jones, a defender with the 509th Security Forces Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., said that when life throws challenges at her, she recites the Philippians 4:13 biblical verse.

  • David Miller enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July 1958 as a high school senior. He took a flight out of Louisville with two others from Elizabethtown, arriving in San Diego, California, for basic training.

    On the flight to San Diego, he met a young mother traveling with her handicapped daughter. This was the beginning of a long friendship with her and her husband, who was a surgeon at Harbor City Hospital.

    When he received his first weekend pass, his friend Bob picked him up and they toured Hollywood.

  • Gordon Bright, of Sonora, was 20 years old in 1966 when he learned he would be deployed.

    He chose to serve in the U.S. Navy.

    The Army, he said, did “too much walking,” and he didn’t want to fly. He wanted to see the world – and that is what he did.

    “I really loved it, I’ve been to places I will never go back to see,” he said. During the three years he served, his travels included Hawaii, Germany, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

  • At the age of 24, Phillip Atherton, a painter, was drafted to fight in Vietnam. He deployed in October 1966 and returned two years later.

    When he was first deployed, he was scared, he said.

    “They wouldn’t tell me where I was going, but I knew I was going to Vietnam,” said Atherton.

    “(When) I got drafted, I just did what I needed to do to serve my country and got out,” he said.

  • Chester Rock, the oldest of 14 children, was drafted to the Army in 1943. Photo taken at Camp Chaffee in Arkansas. He spent three years in Europe with the 14th Army Division, a frontline unit, during World War II. He was discharged in 1945.