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Today's Features

  • Elijah and Avery Smith of Cecilia announce the birth of a sister, Kennedy Aubrey Smith, on Aug. 23, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Parents are Amanda and Jamie Smith of Cecilia.

    Grandparents are Emily and Ricky Emery of Eastview, Ronnie and Shari Thomas and Nancy and Joe Conlin, all of Cecilia and Cecil and Lisa Armstrong of Catoosa, Okla.

    Great-grandparents are Audrey and Joe Thomas of Elizabethtown and the late Eddie and Bertha Peters and the late Virginia and Charlie Phillips.

  • O’Shea and Brooke Hudspeth of Lexington announce the birth of a son, Danny O’Shea “Tripp” Hudspeth III, on Aug. 9, 2011 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long.

    Sister is Laila Hudspeth.

    Maternal grandparents are Lee Ann and Tony Thomas of Elizabethtown; paternal grandparents are Regina and Danny Hudspeth of Murray.

  • Amy Melissa Yates and Aaron Thomas Fincher were married by the Revs. Dan Lincoln and Stanley Osborne on July 23, 2011 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

    The bride is the daughter of Cathy Yates of Rineyville and Butch Yates of Elizabethtown.

    The groom is the son of Kimberly Fincher of Elizabethtown. 

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

  • Ancestral Trails had Ann Sipes as their September guest speaker. She spoke on brick walls that genealogists experience and how they might overcome them. Each guest was asked to give a brick wall they had in their research for an ancestor or family member. Some offered suggestions for overcoming their walls.

    The next Ancestral Trails Historical Society is at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 7, at the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown with Melvin Gregory presenting a program on “Extending Family Tree with DNA Testing.” For more information call 862-3209.

  • Howevalley

    Andrea Sherrard Gilpin, 735-7845

    It was so nice to receive rain last week. Fall decorations are showing up in yards. Cooler temperatures are a welcome change.

  • Rachel Puckett of John Hardin High School was the student guest at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Sept. 13.

  • Cub Scout Pack 488 of Radcliff went to Disney on Ice on Sept. 17 at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville.

  • The Central Hardin Fire Department is sponsoring its “first annual” 5-Alarm Family Firefest from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Historic State Theater, 209 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown to benefit the Crusade for Children.

    Events will include a chili cookoff, dunking booth, hot dog eating contest and the showing of two movies, “Firehouse Dog” from noon to 2 p.m. and “Fireproof” from 4 to 6 p.m. Entry fee for the event is $10.

  • Nineteen members of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown held their September 1st meeting at Yew Dell Gardens in Oldham County. This Kentucky treasure was started in 1941 when 34 acres were bought by Theodore Klein to raise his family and begin a working farm and commercial nursery. Klein was one of the leaders of this regions nursery and landscape industries. He introduced more than 60 new plant varieties as well as being a self-taught artisan who personally crafted the buildings and gardens that are seen today.