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  • 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.

  • Across the southern United States individuals are being encouraged to take the “40 Gallon Challenge.” This is a regional campaign that challenges residents to conserve at least 40 gallons of water per day.
    On average Kentuckians use anywhere between 100 to 150 gallons of water per person per day. You can try simple no-cost ideas, such as shortening your shower by two minutes, to tips, which require more effort and money, such as replacing an old, non-efficient toilet with new low-flush toilet.

  • Kimberley Gaye “Kricket” Atwood has been singing since she was knee-high to a grasshopper.  
    That love for music, which tagged her with her nickname, has powered a career that has led her from singing on stage to being a radio disc jockey to owning a country music show, Kricket’s Music Ranch in West Point.
    “My dad gave me the name Kricket; he said I was always singing and making noise,” Atwood explained “It has always stuck, in country music and in radio.”

  • Lincoln Chapter 3 of DeMolay is sponsored by B.R. Young Masonic Lodge of Hodgenville. The Lincoln Chapter holds meetings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month.

  • If you watched television in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s in Louisville, you know the Atcher family name. Randy Atcher was one of the icons of early WHAS television programs.  Relatives of the Atchers are hosting an Atcher family reunion June 11 in West Point.
    Dr. David Atcher of Lexington has led the coordination of the reunion with the help of other family relatives.

  • Sgt. James H. Davenport entered the U.S. Army at Fort Thomas, Ky. Feb. 1, 1944.
    He completed basic training at Fort McClellan, Ala., Fort Meade, Md. and Camp Pickett, Va. and served with the 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division.
    He was killed in action March 10, 1945, in the World War II Battle of Remagen in Germany.
    Davenport was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters.

  • Lisa Saettel and James Rock, both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.
    The bride to be is the daughter of John Saettel of Colesburg and Rita Stengel of Magnolia and is the granddaughter of the late Mary Saettel and the late Doc and Mabel Dennison.
    She is a homemaker and 1987 graduate of Doss High School in Louisville.
    The prospective groom is the son of Jimmy and Bonita Rock of Hodgenville and is the grandson of Sue Rock and Norma Fox, both of Hodgenville.
    He is a farmer.

  • Sharon Richardson of Elizabethtown and Eric Puckett of Leitchfield would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla E. Puckett, to Caleb M. Ernst, son of Bob and Sharon Ernst of Buffalo.
    Kayla, a 2007 graduate of Elizabethtown High School, is an English major student at Western Kentucky University. Caleb is a 2006 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in English.
    The wedding will be June 11. Formal invitations will be sent.

  • Heath Seymour is the new executive director of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council.
    Returning to his hometown after a roughly 15-year absence, the soft-spoken Seymour will soon be heading a mammoth effort to revitalize downtown as outlined by Mayor Tim Walker. The task is an expansion on Seymour’s new role as executive director of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council.
    Seymour replaces Dana Beth Lyddan, who left Elizabethtown in December to relocate with her husband to Indiana.

  • An old adage says that charity begins at home.
    A group of local volunteers is putting that proverb into action through generous donations of time, money and construction materials.
    They’re building Bruce Brown a new house.
    The Gleanings man lived in a small frame house at the edge of LaRue and Marion County for most of his life. The century-old house was in bad shape, he said, but he had mixed emotions when it was torn down a few weeks ago to make room for the new house.

  • Country singer Miranda Lambert has a popular song out now, “The House that Built Me,” about a woman who goes back to the home of her childhood to vicariously relive the precious memories that she formed there.

    In a way, local home restorer Eddie Black is doing the same thing as he repairs and preserves a historic home on Greensburg Street in Hodgenville, a house that, like Lambert, “built him.”

  • Sierra Enlow, a LaRue County High School graduate, has been named Kentucky Cherry Blossom Princess.

    She was selected to represent the Kentucky Society of Washington D.C. and will be representing the state at the Cherry Blossom Festival April 3-9 in Washington D.C.

    Each princess is selected by her state society, territory or country to be cultural ambassadors for the National Conference of State Societies for a one-year reign.

  • Sorrow touched the hearts of many in Shelby County last week with the loss of a man who was well-known not only as a local businessman for half a century but also for his generosity and love for his community.

    Joseph E. Burks, 89, was the husband of 66 years of Mary Anderson Burks, and father to Joseph E. II, Carl David, Mark Athel, John Jay Crittenden (deceased) and Paul Morgan Burks and Bonnie Burks Gray. He owned the John Deere dealership in LaRue County many years ago.

  • BY ERIN L. MCCOY

    The crowd was fixated on two L-shaped rods gripped in the woman's hands just as they started to turn.

    "Cross the rods, Antoine," Michael Wilhite asked again.

    The rods turned toward each other, but the woman's hands weren't moving. Whoever - or whatever - moved the rods was invisible to everyone present.