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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • W.L. and Pam Miller of Magnolia would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Lesley Anne Miller to Wesley Edward Moore.
    The prospective bride is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and works as a registered nurse in Bowling Green.
    The prospective groom is the son of Leon and Betty Jean Moore of Hartford. He will be attending medical school at Pikeville College this fall.
    The wedding will be June 18 at Federal Grover Bed and Breakfast in Auburn. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • The descendants of Everett and Kate Jaggers of Magnolia gathered for a reunion May 1 at Hodgenville First Baptist Church. There were approximately 103 in attendance. Everett was born Nov. 30, 1871 and died June 22, 1954. Kate was born Nov. 1, 1871 and died Jan. 6, 1955. They had seven daughters, Ollie, Bertha, Virgie, Sallie, Mary, Iva Belle and Pauline; 33 grandchildren; and many other descendants.

  • First Baptist Church Sonora holds VBS

    Vacation Bible School will be 6-9 p.m. June 5-10 at First Baptist Church Sonora. The theme will be Lifeway’s Big Apple Adventure. Transportation available upon request by contacting 369-7234. More information available at www.fbsonora.org.

    Buffalo Baptist Church holds VBS

  • Hubbard Cemetery fundraiser
    The Hubbard Cemetery fundraiser is 1 p.m. July 30 at First Baptist Church, 730 Tonieville Road, Hodgenville. The Rev. Dr. Kevin W. Cosby from St. Stephen Church Baptist Church, Louisville, will speak. The Breakthrough Choir will perform. Casual dress. Donations will be accepted with proceeds going toward upkeep of Hubbard Cemetery. For more information, call Hope Dorsey McNeill at 358-0592, James Curle at 358-9305, Tony Stewart at 358-3882 or Woodie Handley at 358-3345.
     

  • No one has an easy life. We all have problems, hurts and hidden wounds. One of the deepest hurts is rejection. Whether the rejection is from parents, children, peers, or partners it all hurts. How do you deal with the pain from rejection and other hurts that come in life?
    One way God heals us is by fixing our wounded spirit. God begins repairing our wounded spirit by telling us how valuable we are, and how important we are to Him. We are so valuable to God that He sent His Son to heal us. It’s true! That is the story of the New Testament.