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Today's Features

  • Alyssa Mynne Partridge and Dustin Alan Clemons announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Melissa P. Adams. She is a 2009 graduate of In The Beginning Homeschool and is a full-time teller at First Citizens Bank in Elizabethtown.

    The groom to be is the son of Scott and Kimberlee Clemons. He is a 2007 graduate of LaRue County High School and is an assistant manager at Save-A-Lot in Hodgenville.

    The wedding will be 4:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 2011, at South Fork Baptist Church. A private reception will follow.

  • Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will speak in Elizabethtown Jan. 6. Dr. King is director of the African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, and Gospel of Life Ministries. She is also a Board Member of Georgia Right to Life, former Georgia State Legislator, and a member of many other pro-life organizations. 

    The title of her discourse is “How Can the Dream Survive?”

  • Midshipman First Class Timothy J. Ruth, United State Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., has been nominated as 5th Battalion Midshipman for the fall semester.
    His nomination by his superior officer states: “Ruth has been a vital member of the 24th Company. He has been excelling as the company’s Midshipmen Action Group representative throughout the entire semester.”
    Ruth and 24th Company contributed more than 500 hours of community service last semester. They were involved in the Brigade-wide Harvest for the Hungry.”

  • Elvis and Meatloaf.com with the Perkins Brothers will perform 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.
    The Brothers, who hail from Ball Hollow, will present a tribute to Elvis in honor of his birthday.
    The box office opens at 5 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m.
    For tickets, call 765-5672.  

  • The LaRue County School Board will host a reception 6-7 p.m. Dec. 20 to honor retiring school board member Anita Cruse. Cruse served 1994-2010.
    The reception will be held before the regular board meeting at the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School library media center.
    All friends and community members are invited to attend.

  • Valerie Viers returned to her hometown of Hodgenville from a two-year Peace Corps stint in Jordan with the realization that though Arab culture and customs are quite different from those of Americans, people are basically the same everywhere.

    “The kids love to play the same games as our children, for example tag, and their version of duck-duck-goose,” said Viers, who served as an English teacher at a girls’ school there. “They watch American shows like Hannah Montana, Tom and Jerry and Sponge Bob Square Pants.

  • Jeff and Barbara Hornback announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Chelsea Jade Hornback to Scott Hanson Davenport.

    The prospective bride is a 2009 graduate of LaRue County High School and attends Bowling Green Technical College where she will graduate this spring with an associate’s degree in medical office technology. She is employed by Elizabethtown Tractor Supply but will be transferring to the Georgetown store.

  • Jay Bill and Barbara Benningfield of Magnolia are happy to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son Jeffery Lee Benningfield to Samantha Carolyn Lands, the daughter of David and Melynda Lands of Lebanon Junction.

    The wedding will be held Dec. 11, 2010, at Mount Sherman Baptist Church. Invitations have been mailed.

  • Dinky Gowen will present his annual Kid's Day Christmas Spectacular on Sunday.

    The free event will be held at LaRue County Parks and Recreation and begins at 2 p.m. It offers two hours of magic, ventriloquism, comedy, face painting and generous door prizes.

    Elvis impersonator Joseph Williams is new to the show this year with a performance that is "sure to rock the house," Gowen said.

  • The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will honor Rita Williams for the years of service given as the executive director of the chamber on Dec. 15. Each of the past presidents of the chamber who have worked with Williams will be present and speak about how she has moved the chamber forward.

    Williams asked for a leave of absence in September to pursue political office and has since tendered her resignation as executive director.