• Grant graduates from recruit training

    GRANT. Navy Seaman Apprentice Brandon J. Grant, son of Kimberly D. and stepson of Anthony C. Sarver of Glendale, recently was promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Grant received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. He is a 2011 graduate of Central Hardin High School.

  • Yates graduates from Army Basic Officer Leader Course

    YATES. Army 2nd Lt. Clayton W. Yates has graduated from the Army Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. A 2007 graduate of St. Xavier High School in Louisville, he earned a bachelor’s degree in 2011 from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Yates is the son of David Yates and Kaye Yates, both of Vine Grove.

  • VVA members gather for March meeting
  • Warm Blessings volunteers make Easter dinner special
  • Parks, Kendall recognized at April meeting of CKAG

    At the April 15 meeting of the Central Kentucky Art Guild, Elizabeth Parks was named artist of the month for her oil painting, “Bethlehem Academy At Dawn”. The painting will hang in the Cobbler’s Café in Elizabethtown for a month. In the professional category, Wes Kendall was selected first place for his oil painting, “Midway”. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. May 20at the Nolin RECC building in Elizabethtown. All guests or interested artists are invited to attend. There will be light refreshments and a program.

  • 4-H camping season nears

    By Marla Stillwell
    County extension agent for 4-H youth development

    Now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H Camp.

    4-H camps are open to all Kentucky youth between the ages of 9 and 13. At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence and responsibility, have a lot of fun and make new friends.

  • Smith speaks at Ancestral Trails meeting

    The Ancestral Trails Historical Society met in April.

    Elvin Smith Jr. presented the program, “The Civil War Battle of Vinegar Hill.” The battle occurred near Sonora in LaRue County on Dorsey Creek. Each side had six cannons. There were from one to seven killed, depending on which record is read. The date of the battle is uncertain but occurred after Sept. 20, 1862. The generals involved were Gen. Bragg and Gen. Buell. Information on the battle was found in various diaries Smith collects.

  • Tae Kwon Do students compete in tournament

    More than 40 students of Sheroan’s Tae Kwon Do Academy in Elizabethtown competed in the Twin Lakes Invitational Tournament on March 30 at Grayson County Middle School in Leitchfield. Competitors ranged in skill level from little dragons up to black belts. The competition included contests in forms, board breaking, point sparring and weapons.

  • Cub Scouts attend zombie campout
  • Scouts conduct flag retirement ceremony

    Members of Boy Scout Troop 221 and Venture Crew 221 retire 20 U.S. flags at the Central Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery-Central in Radcliff. The ceremony included a brief reminder of the importance of respect for the American flag, a remembrance of those who have given their lives in defense of our nation and a moment of silence in memorial.