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Today's Features

  • Mandy Thompson, a Juliette Girl Scout, answered the call when the Heartland Girl Scout Service Center sent out an e-mail asking girls to send expressions of friendship to their sister Scouts in Japan by making origami cranes. The Girl Scouts of Japan made and mailed thousands of cranes to the US after the 9/11 tragedy to express friendship and peace. Thompson folded about 100 cranes.

  • Kevin Shank, Christina Shank, Andrew Rhinehart and Jacqueline Hawkins will be performing a free classical guitar concert with special guests 3 p.m. April 3 in the Science Auditorium of Elizabethtown Community College. The concert is free and open to the public.

    Kevin Shank retired from the Army Band in 2005 and pursued a Master’s degree in classical guitar performance from the University of Louisville. While in the Army, Kevin had the opportunity to perform for many dignitaries including George H.W. Bush, Colin Powell and Ambassador Shirley Temple-Black. 

  • Wyatt Sherrard, 9, representing Hodgenville's Cub Scout Pack 151, presents a $722 donation to Sharon Thompson, Manager, Hardin/LaRue American Red Cross. The Scouts held a car wash on March 19 to raise money for the American Red Cross, designated for the victims of those affected by the Japan earthquake/tsunami of March 11.

  • Twelve Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are celebrating jubilees of religious life this year, including one who ministered in Larue County.

    Sister Mary Evelyn Duvall is celebrating 70 years of religious life. A native of Sunfish, she had a teaching career that spanned 44 years. She taught at Our Lady of Mercy School, Hodgenville (1965-69) and elsewhere in the Diocese of Owensboro, in Missouri, and in New Mexico. She resided in New Mexico from 1973 until her retirement in 2007, serving as a teacher, a school librarian, a school registrar and in elder care.

  • Gail Bishop, Chief of Interpretation and Education at Gulf Islands National Seashore, began a 120-day detail as acting superintendent at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park on Feb. 28.
    Former Superintendent Keith Pruitt, who managed the park during the Lincoln Bicentennial, retired last month and relocated to Arizona.
    Acting Superintendent Bishop began her permanent career in the National Park Service at Ford’s Theater National Historic Site in Washington, D. C. which observes Lincoln’s assassination on April 15, 1865.

  • Friendship Baptist Church is holding a children’s art auction Sunday, with all proceeds going to charities chosen by the young artists.
    Participating artists are Sarah Cooper, Kaleigh Graham, Tyler Foster, Patricia Keys, Catherine Spalding, Jake Skaggs, Hannah Boggs, Christian Veirs, Sally Polin and Peyton Foster.
    Artwork will be sold to the highest bidder and autographs of the artists will be available for $1 donation.
    Jimmie Lee is the auctioneer.

  • Lisa Wiggington of Boston, Ky. and John Thurman of Hodgenville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Alfred Wiggington of Boston, Ky. and the late Rebecca Wiggington.

    The groom is the son of Stella Thurman of Hodgenville and the late Donald L. Thurman.

    The wedding is 3 p.m. March 26, 2011 at Lane Lincoln CME Church in Hodgenville.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Jesus prayed three times while he hung on the cross. His first prayer was “Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34). He began his ministry in prayer and concluded his ministry in prayer.

    When Jesus’ hands could no longer reach out and touch the blind because they were nailed to a cross, he prayed. When his feet could no longer take him to the needy because they were nailed to the cross, he prayed. When Jesus could no longer gather his disciples and teach them because they had fled, he prayed.

  • Nationally acclaimed poet Nikky Finney will read from her new book, "Head Off & Split," at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Room 212, Regional Postsecondary Education Center, at 4:30 p.m. March 29. There will be a public reception for her prior to the event at 3:30 p.m. and a book signing after the reading. The event will be held in Room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center. 

  • Candi Marie Vittitoe and Joseph Darrell Warren, both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Brenda and Albert Vittitoe Jr. of Boston.

    The prospective groom is the son of Joe and Gerrie Warren of Hodgenville.

    The wedding will be 2 p.m. March 26, 2011, at LaRue County Church of Christ in Hodgenville.

    All family and friends are invited.