• Spauldings celebrate 45th anniversary

    Samuel and Ute Spaulding will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary, today, April 24, 2013.

    They were married April 24, 1968, in Aschaffensburg, Germany.

    Mr. Spaulding retired from the Army in 1978 after 22½ years of service and retired from the Elizabethtown Post Office in 1997 after 17 years of service.

    Mrs. Spaulding is retired from St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown.

    They have two children, Laura A. Gomes of Salinas, Calif., and the late Paul D. Spaulding; and three grandchildren.

  • Brown – Bland

    Sheila Brown and Mark Bland, both of Sonora, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The wedding is at 3 p.m. April 28, 2013, at White Mills Baptist Church with a reception to follow.

    Formal invitations have been sent.

  • Gootee

    Michael T. Gootee of Radcliff and Ashley Rene Riggins of Cecilia were married March 8, 2013. A reception followed at Trino’s in Elizabethtown.

    They are stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Clenney – Sharp

    Kyra Clenney of Portland, Tenn., and Christian Adam Meade Sharp of Clarkson announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tim and Bobbie Clenney of Portland. A 2009 graduate of Tennessee Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a 2013 graduate of Tennessee State University with a master’s degree in nursing, she is a nurse practitioner at The Medical Center in Bowling Green.

  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    This week I would just like to say that thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Boston.

    BIRTHDAYS. Happy birthday wishes go to Jason Propes, Deanna Jones, Eric Hamilton, Tyler Filyaw, Janine Washle, Kent Hagan, Larry Wyatt, Laconda Wells, Norman Crain, Andi Guzman, Jim Morrison, Wendy Knight, David Washle, Amanda Gary, Ben Roberts, Mason Polston, Beulah Cardin, James Hodges, Shirley Ramsey and Lucy Logsdon.

  • Cecil – Clark

    Joe Paul Cecil of Hodgenville, Donna Cecil of Elizabethtown and Ramey and Donna Pottinger of New Haven announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Ashley Kaye Cecil of Elizabethtown and John Casey Clark of New Haven.

    The bride-to-be is a graduate of LaRue County High School and Eastern Kentucky University. She is an occupational therapist.

    The prospective groom also is a graduate of LaRue County High School and EKU. He is an occupational therapist.

  • Rineyville community news


    Gail Pike, 737-2973

    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays include Jimmy Ray, Steve Jones, Tony Jones, Martha Brandenburg, Dino Meyers, Aaron Vance, Lilly Padgett, Larry Marcum, Marshall Whelan, Tom Riney, Brittany Wise, Esta Pigg, Dana Thomas, Tony Yates, Gale Hardy, Allison Scherer, Matt Murray, Peggy Abbott, Leon Blair, Conner Taylor, Tooter Thompson, Paige Geer, Billy Coffey, Lindsay Berry, Gina Ryan, Barrett Geer, Jackie Crutcher, Brenton Wilson, Lekeena Clifford and Shannon Minter.

  • Carrolls announce birth of Layla Grace Hughes

    Thomas and Verna Carroll of Elizabethtown announce the birth of a great-great-granddaughter, Layla Grace Hughes, on April 6, 2013, at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long.

    Parents are Kristyn Hughes and Bradley McIntire of Shepherdsville.

    Grandmother is Brandi Carroll of Shepherdsville.

    Great-grandfather is Joseph Carroll of New Orleans.

  • Mom welcomes Charlotte Avery-Grace Bennett

    Kaitlyn Bennett of Elizabethtown announces the birth of a daughter, Charlotte Avery-Grace Bennett, on Feb. 17, 2013, at Baptist Hospital East. She weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18¼ inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Beth Bennett and Michael Bennett of Elizabethtown.

    Great-grandparents are Shirley Bennett and David Bennett and Dianne Dukes and David Dukes.

  • Cecilia community news


    Irene Dodson, 862-3808

    I have been enjoying the beautiful warm days we recently have had. The early flowering shrubbery is so beautifully blossomed out and my tulips are opening. My time of the year.

    I was so saddened to hear of the bombing at the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon. So many thousand there for a day of enjoyment, I never heard if it was a fundraiser for some needed charitable organization. To end so tragically, it just breaks one’s heart.