• Burg celebrates 95th birthday

    Sylvester Burg of Elizabethtown, formerly of New Holstein, Wis., will celebrate his 95th birthday today, Aug. 30, 2013, the same day as his 50th wedding anniversary.

    He was born Aug. 30, 1918, in Fond du Lac, Wis.

    He joined the Army in 1942. He was in World War II in New Guinea and the Korean War. He retired from the Army after 26 years and then worked in civil service. After his second retirement, he and his wife Rosa volunteered at the Salvatorian Missions Warehouse in New Holstein, Wis.

  • Burgs celebrate 50th anniversary

    Sylvester and Rosa Burg of Elizabethtown, formerly of New Holstein, Wis., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Aug. 30, 2013.

    They were married in Grosslangheim, Germany, on Aug. 30, 1963.

    Mr. Burg retired from the Army after 26 years.

    Mrs. Burg was a homemaker.

    They did volunteer work at the Salvatorian Missions Warehouse in New Holstein for 14 years.

    They have three daughters, Sylvia of Williamsburg, Va., Pam of Vine Grove and Ingrid of Germany, and one grandson.

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  • Garden Club of Elizabethtown members gather for August meeting

    The August meeting yielded a great turn out of members. Those who attended were treated to light refreshments provided by hostesses Jana Gore, Rosemary Hedges and Danielle Hethcox.

    A discussion of tree landscaping, led by John Effinger of Frank Otte Nursery, followed.

  • Northern Hardin County Democratic Women’s Club members gather for August meeting

    The August meeting of the Northern Hardin County Democratic Women featured U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth, who discussed facts concerning current legislation. Notice of his participation led to one of the largest crowds, nearly 150, at the club’s events in the past several years.

    For information on club activities, contact Dottye Moore, 270-723-5774.

  • EHS Class of 1960 hosts annual reunion


    Classmates and guests of the EHS Class of 1960 gathered at Baymont Inn and Suites in Elizabethtown on Aug. 3, for its 53rd reunion with 40 in attendance.

    Attendees were able to fellowship and reminisce over class photos and memorabilia. Class Photographer Tom Barnard gathered the group together for the official class photograph, after which attendees enjoyed a meal catered by Back Home.

  • Feeding America receives donations from Thomas Nelson High School

    Fighting hunger in the region has been a community service priority for Thomas Nelson High School students, who sponsored the first ever 5K Hunger Run in May to benefit Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland. That event, the first of what now will be an annual event, raised $750, despite the 40-degree temperatures and pouring rain on the day of the all-outdoor event.

    For information or to volunteer, sponsor a fundraiser or a food drive, or to make a secure online donation to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, visit www.feedingamericaky.org.

  • SpringHaven has training at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health

    Chuck Webb, CEO of Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health Systems, presents Tanya Thomas, SpringHaven Domestic Violence Shelter executive director, and Shonna Sheckles, victim advocate at SpringHaven Domestic Violence Shelter, with a donation during a training on Teen Dating Violence held at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health and facilitated by Thomas and Sheckles.

  • Central Kentucky Art Guild members gather for August meeting

    The August meeting of the Central Kentucky Art Guild was held in Elizabethtown. Elizabeth Parks won in the monthly general competition for her acrylic painting, “Smokies Meditation”. It will hang in Cobblers Café for the month of September. Mary Lou Hall won for her pastel, “Cubist Self Portrait” in the professional category. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16, at 790 Dixie Highway, Suite 400, in Elizabethtown. There will be a program and refreshments. Visitors are encouraged to attend.