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      The Advocacy & Support Center hosted its third annual Chili Challenge at Towne Mall on Nov. 8. Doug Lamb and his band performed and Bluegrass Cellular sponsored the event. The winners were, from left, Allen Hunt won Individual Best Chili; Communicare, Carol Belcher won Business Best Chili; and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Culinary Arts Walter Graham won Best Decorated Booth.

  • Parents welcome Hannah Dawn


    Parents welcome Hannah Dawn

    Jay and Angie Mullins Murphy of Marion, Ohio, announce the birth of a daughter, Hannah Dawn Murphy on June 6, 2008, at Marion General Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 ½ inches long.

    She has a brother, Landon Jay Murphy.

    Maternal grandparents are Jan Taylor and Sonny Cole of Radcliff and Rod Mullins of New Albany, Ind. Paternal grandparents are Dan and Vickie Murphy of Marion.

  • Eli and Mason welcome Sophia

    Eli, Mason and Sophia Haycraft

    Brothers announce birth of sister

    Eli Scott and Mason Seth Haycraft announce the birth of their sister, Sophia Delaney Haycraft, on May 28, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Parents are Matthew and Amanda Haycraft of Elizabethtown.

    Maternal grandparents are Gary and Linda Peters. Paternal grandparents are Roy and Jean Haycraft.


  • My hands to larger service!

    As part of her 4-H Honors Community Service activity, Trailblazer 4-H Horse club member, Tasshia Evans donated a two horse trailer to Jerry Foley, Hardin County Animal Control, to use for the equine rescue efforts of Hardin County. People are often misinformed and overwhelmed with the costs involved with horse ownership and unfortunately the horse is the one that suffers leaving animal control officers with an ever increasing problem.

  • Peterses celebrate 50th anniversary


    Peterses celebrate 50th anniversary

    The Rev. and Mrs. Elbert L. Peters will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows at noon, Nov. 15, 2008, at Stephensburg Missionary Baptist Church. A cookout will immediately follow in the church Fellowship Hall.

    The couple was married Nov. 15, 1959. They have four sons, Gene, Ronnie, Tony and Doug; one daughter, Connie Merritt; and 10 grandchildren.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.


  • Bluegrass residents Dancing and celebrating

    Dancing and celebrating

    1 Residents at Bluegrass Assisted Living celebrated National Storytelling for Grown-ups Week by reading “A Year Down Yonder” by Richard Peck. Pictured, from left, are Anita Coffman, Jake Bewley, Sheri Wright (reading), Aileen Benningfield and Grace Chadwick.

    2 Karen, a carefiver at Bluegrass Assisted Living, gets residents Ruth Kinser and Hazel Ungethum moving and grooving to the oldies.

    3 Karen and Royce Wilson do the Twist at Bluegrass Assisted Living while Joie Pickar and Hal Skaggs admire their skills.


  • Tony Rose helped present the Americas Yellow Ribbon of Freedom Award

    Local resident Tony Rose joined Tony Orlando in presenting the Americas Yellow Ribbon of Freedom Award to Marine Lt. Col. Ollie North before a crowd of more than 1,500 people. The Award is presented for heroism and service above and beyond the call of duty to our country

    Larry the Cable Guy and the Lennon sisters provided entertainment for the packed house.

  • Parents welcome Jessalyn Ann

    Amber Ann Brown and Larry Neal Travis of Louisville announce the birth of a daughter, Jessalyn Ann Travis, on July 20, 2008, at University of Louisville Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches.

    Grandparents are Tina and Terry Constant of Elizabethtown, Kevin Brown of Vine Grove and Linda and Larry Travis of Paducah.

    Great-grandparents are Judith A. Leonhart of Radcliff and the late Charles E. Leonhart and Jerry Brown of Louisville and the late Bonnie Brown.


  • Matheney celebrates 80th birthday

    Matheney celebrates 80th birthday

    Louise Matheney of Elizabethtown will celebrate her 80th birthday, from 2 to 5 p.m., today, Oct. 26, 2008, at Kensington Manor.

    She was born Oct. 18, 1928 in Monterey, Tenn.

    She is from Rineyville and attended Rineyville Baptist Church.

    She was married to the late Dewey Matheney.

    She has two daughters, Kay Farmer of Louisville and Suzy Bruton of Leitchfield; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.


  • Noon Rotary welcomes Dana Beth Lyddan as speaker

    The Elizabethtown Noon Rotary welcomed John Hardin High School seniors Alex Burgess and Joseph Swartz at their meeting on Nov.18. Dana Beth Lyddan, director of the Elizabethtown/Hardin County Heritage Council, was the featured speaker at the noon meeting of the club. Lyddan shared with the club some of the Heritage Council’s plans for downtown including the addition of commissioned paintings of historical moments from Elizabethtown’s past to be featured outside city hall. Additionally, she updated the club on the progress with the restoration of the Historic State Theater.