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Today's Features

  • Marian Bennett Thornbury and Marshall Camden Civils, both of Lexington, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride to be received a B.A. from the University of Alabama and M.A. from the University of Kentucky.

    She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Justice Thornbury.

    The prospective groom received a B.A. from Western Kentucky University.

    He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Alexander Civils Jr. of Greer, S.C.

    The wedding is July 23, 2011, in Lexington.

  • Adam and Amanda Parker Higginbotham of Lexington are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Jillian Marie.

    Jillian was born at 1:02 a.m. May 17, 2011, and weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

    She is welcomed home by two sisters, Claire Elizabeth and Lucy Danielle.

    Maternal grandparents are Linda Marie and Bud Ireland of Hodgenville; and Roger and Elaine Parker of Pennsylvania.

    Paternal grandparents are Charlene and Ken Kuykendall of Birmingham, Ala.; and the late Jim Higginbotham.

  • Catherine Spalding, 6, of Hodgenville, donated 9 3/4-inches of her hair to Locks of Love.
    Her hair was cut by Ms. Kathy at Country Cuttin'.
    The program provides hair pieces to children who suffer loss of hair due to illness.

  • Abby Sullivan, a 2011 graduate of LaRue County High School, is the winner of the Hodgenville Woman’s Club scholarship.

    She will receive $500 for college expenses.

    She was active in FFA, Pep Club and Teens against Drugs and a leader in many other school-related activities. During her senior year she was president of FBLA and captain of the cheerleading squad. She also volunteered at the school’s American Red Cross blood drives.

    Sullivan plans to attend WKU and study nursing.

  • Chynna Michelle Shipp was among 110 students recognized by President Barack Obama for outstanding academic achievement May 24 at John L. Ramsey Middle School.

    Shipp, a sixth-grader at the school, received the President's Award for Educational Excellence for earning a 3.5 grade point average her first semester. The award recognizes leaders who have transitioned well from elementary to middle school.

    She was among 147 students to receive the United States National Leadership Merit Award for earning a 3.0 GPA their first semester.

  • Carl Howell, Hodgen­ville attorney, author, authority on Abraham Lincoln and vintage postcard collector, has added several local school yearbooks, some more than 100 years old, to his collection of LaRue County history.
    The books, which include annuals of two of the three colleges that once flourished in the county as well as high schools, provide not only a record of the students who attended long ago, but also insight into LaRue County’s educational and social status of a century ago.

  • In addition to a collection of vintage college annuals, Hodgenville attorney and historian Carl Howell also has several old yearbooks from Hodgenville High School, with one, published in 1917, claiming to be the first.
    That 1916-17 annual waxed poetic throughout. Its preface gives some idea of the post-Victorian verbiage inside: “This is an invitation to come and drink at the fountain of pure information concerning our school. This, the first annual, is bubbling over with everything pertaining to school life.”

  • Kenneth and Rita Gibson will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 12. A Mass will be said by Father Mike Tobin at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. They were married June 16 at St. Ann’s in Howards­town. They have six children: Kenny Ray, Eu­genia Butler, Dor­man, Joey, Venita Haw­k­ins and Viola Hawkins; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and one on the way.

  • Charles and Loretta Devers of Hodgenville will celebrate their 65th anniversary June 4. The couple married June 4, 1946 at West End Baptist Church in Louisville. They have two daughters, Carol Teeples and Rebecca Gray; six grandsons; and eight great-grandchildren.