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  • When former district judge James Bondurant was a young man, he had two main goals: to marry the prettiest girl on earth and to become a country lawyer.
    That mission has been accomplished on both counts, according to the 81-year-old judge who has spent most of his life as a LaRue County resident. He found the prettiest girl in the former Kaye Keyes of Lexington, whom he married in 1952.  And, before becoming a judge, he practiced law in Hardin and LaRue counties, fulfilling his second goal.

  • Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, now a Signature-managed healthcare facility, has set a new record for the facility.
    Last week, during a two-day period, three residents were discharged to home. None of the current staff can recall that many people, in such a short timeframe, returning home from the long-term care facility in its 44-year history.
    “I think a lot of people have the misconception that if they come into the nursing home, they won’t leave,” said Mark Burba, staff physical therapist. “That’s not necessarily true.”

  • After the stories are written, ads placed, paper printed and circulars inserted, The LaRue County Herald News makes its way to the newsstands. However, its journey getting there deserves a story itself.

  • 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.

  • Josh and Emily Morris of Lexington announce the birth of a daughter, Hadley Grace Morris, born Jan. 29, 2011.  
    Hadley was welcomed home by her older sister, Riley Morris.  
    Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Cindy Heady of Magnolia. Paternal grandparents are Mary Gaines Locke and Dale Morris of Hodgenville. Great-grandparents are Bobby and Ruby Heady of Hodgenville, Anna Mae Miller of Magnolia and Bernice Morris of Hodgenville.  
     

  • Krista Lauren Fulkerson and Corey Allen Salsman were married May 21, 2011, at First General Baptist Church in Leitchfield.
    Krista is the daughter of David and Mona Fulkerson of Grayson Springs. She is the granddaughter of Mary Louise and the late Damon R. Lasley Sr. and Leigh Limer and the late Gene Fulkerson.
    She is a 2007 graduate of Grayson County High School and is currently studying business administration-management at Western Kentucky University and works for First Federal Savings Bank.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Wendell A. Pottinger of Magnolia would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Courtney Elizabeth Pottinger to Hamzeh M. Hassouneh.
    The bride to be is a student at Kentucky State University and will graduate May 2012 with a degree in chemistry.
    The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mufid Hassouneh of Amman, Jordan. Hassouneh is a student at Indiana University and will graduate December 2012 with a degree in accounting and finance.

  • Kenneth Wayne Sanders graduated April 29 from Great Lakes Naval Command Station.
    Sanders, 18, is the son of Kenneth “Nicky” Nichols of Buffalo and Angela Sanders of Arizona. He and his wife, Emily-faith Sanders, will visit friends and family during his scheduled leave May 20-June 1.

  • Kenneth Wayne Sanders graduated April 29 from Great Lakes Naval Command Station.
    Sanders, 18, is the son of Kenneth “Nicky” Nichols of Buffalo and Angela Sanders of Arizona. He and his wife, Emily-faith Sanders, will visit friends and family during his scheduled leave May 20-June 1.

  • Wayne and Juanita Enlow of Hodgenville celebrated their 50th anniversary May 13, 2011, at their home on Leafdale Road.
    The couple married May 12, 1961, at Hodgenville Christian Church by Rev. Charles Woodall. They have two children, Mike Enlow and Susan Vowels; and four grandchildren Paige and Hailey Enlow and Brock and Mallory Vowels. Their children and grandchildren gave the reception for family.

  • Nancy Raine of Hodgenville, a long-time genealogist, has made a generous donation to the LaRue County Genealogy Society.
    She has donated six volumes of her research covering the churches and one volume on sports in the area.
    Her work has been published and is on sale at the LaRue County Genealogy Society Library located on North Greensburg Street.

  • What marks the beginning of a new era for Sunrise Manor signals the end of a career for the nursing home’s beautician Dorothy Crump.
    As residents and employees prepare to move into the larger facility to be managed by Signature Healthcare, Crump, who has been styling hair of residents at the nursing home for the past 40 years, is preparing to retire.
    Crump, an East View native whose maiden name was Harper, married Bernice, a barber from Glendale, in 1961 (They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 13).

  • The LaRue County Public Library has opened its doors to teens looking to have some fun.
    Teen Librarian Katie Wheatley has implemented two groups, Teen Monday, also known as Monday Funday, and the Anime Club.
    Teen Monday began in January and is filled with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities such as cornhole, crafts, games and relays. The group focuses on team activities and meets 3:30-4:30 p.m. every Monday at the library. Any teen interested in participating is welcome.

  • Cub Scout Pack 210 visited MAM Candy last Tuesday night as our first outing within the community. Rooney Gray treated the scouts with an informative and tasty lesson on pulled cream candy. Each scout was given his own candy to pull and then enjoy the delectable treat.
    Gray told the Pack that Abe Lincoln once served this candy to his dinner guests back in the day.
    The boys were able to see the chemical change from a light brown color of the candy as it began to be pulled, and then subtly change to a creamy white.

  • Laura Kasparie of Elizabethtown and Tim L. Lewis of Hodgenville announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.
    The bride to be is the daughter of Johnny Thompson of Mount Sherman.
    The prospective groom is the son of Larry and Sally Lewis of Hodgen­ville.
    The wedding is 4 p.m. May 22 at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church in Hodgenville.
    All family and friends are invited to attend. Invitations are being mailed to out-of-town guests only.