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  • Ryan Fenley Hettinger recently completed basic training at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. 

    Hettinger completed 12 weeks of training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.

    He was meritoriously promoted to private first class prior to graduation. 

    After graduation from Parris Island, he will be stationed at Camp Geiger for four weeks of combat training. He will begin additional training at Camp LeJeune in aviation supply and accounting. 

  • U.S. Air Force Airman Adrielle M. Blessing recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    She completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    She is the daughter of Billie Simmons of Taylorsville and Karen Hardy of La Grange.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Spencer County High School in Taylorsville.

  • Elizabeth Kirkwood of La Grange was recently hired as a registered nurse at Seven Counties Services, Inc..

    Seven Counties Services Inc., a private, non-profit corporation, is the state-designated regional behavioral health center for Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties. 

    For information, visitSevenCounties.org

  • Oldham County Police Department officers Thomas Hood and Sarah King, along with law enforcement officers from 11 other agencies across the state, graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

  • A Community Thanksgiving Service is scheduled 6 p.m. Sunday at River Valley Christian Church, 12650 U.S. 42 in Prospect. 

    The event will be hosted by Faith Community Church, First Baptist Church Prospect, River Valley Christian Church, and North Oldham Baptist Church. 

    There will be a dessert fellowship immediately following the service.

  • Boy Scouts of America  Troop 109 of Prospect will host a 75th reunion for all scouts, former scouts, leaders and others who have been involved over its 75 years.

    The reunion takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, the troop’s home base. 

    The program will include hors d’oeuvres, a PowerPoint presentation and guest speakers.

  • Jason Davis and Angella Anderson-Davis announce the birth of their daughter, Faith Marie Davis on Aug. 28, 2009 at University Hospital in Louisville. She weighed 6 pounds and 3 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Steve and Marcie Anderson of Crestwood and Glen and Cathy Davis of Gorham, Maine. 

  • At 10 a.m. Saturday, La Grange Church of God will host a men's prayer breakfast and Bible study, called “Lifebuilders.”

    At 9 a.m. Nov. 17, the church will host a women's Bible study called "Women of Faith."

    La Grange Church of God is located at 1800 Zhale Smith Road. For information, call 222-1137.

     

  • As dogs in Briar Hill subdivision enjoy homemade biscuits, homeless pets receive the help they need. 

    10-year-old Madison Jones, her younger brother, Parker, and her friend, Cassie Lund, have been baking and selling dog biscuits to raise money for the Animal Care Society.

    Madison said she’s always loved animals. For her ninth birthday, she asked that in lieu of gifts guests bring items to donate to the animal shelter. 

  • Gene and Carol Raulston of La Grange announce the engagement of their grandson, Cameron Raulston to Cara Montgomery, daughter of Gary and Pam Montgomery of Bardstown. 

    The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Campbellsville University and is employed as a first-grade teacher at Kentucky Christian School. 

    The groom-elect is a 2006 graduate of Oldham County High School and a senior at Campbellsville University. He is the son of Pat Giles.

    A wedding will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at Bardstwn Baptist Church with Todd Parish officiating.

  • Saint Xavier High School graduate and Transylvania University first-year Luke Meredith plays the roles of Gertrude and a Poisoner in Transylvania’s production of Tom Stoppard’s brilliant comedy “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.” 

    The play opens Nov. 5 in the Lucille C. Little Theater at Transylvania.

  • Staff Sgt. Jaime Bary from Ramsey, Ind. was recently assigned to the U.S. Air Force recruiting office in La Grange.

    Bary is a graduate of the Air Force Recruiting School in San Antonio, where she was trained in various areas of study, including the airman classification system, testing and enlistment processing procedures, public speaking and the Web page at www.airforce.com

    She was selected for the special course and for recruiting duty as a volunteer with an outstanding Air Force record.

  • Foxhollow Farm’s second annual fall festival from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday will feature farm-fresh foods and tons of fun for the whole family. 

    The event takes place at the Crestwood farm, located at 8905 Ky. 329. 

    Admission is free, with food and some activities available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Maryhurst, a local non-profit agency that cares for abused and neglected children.

  • Jonathan E. Broadbridge recently graduated from the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.

    The 32 days of training provide the best possible professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support.

    Broadbridge is the son of Greg F. and Terri C. Broadbridge of Prospect.

  • Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories and maintenance items will open its first store in Crestwood today (Thursday). 

    Company officials said they chose this location because it’s convenient to where their customers live and shop as well as the garages where they take their vehicles for repair.

    Aaron Vanmeter is the new general manager and works with 10 other team members. 

    The store is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

  • Mackenzie Spaes, 15, of Prospect, and her horse Ripple Effect recently won the U. S. Eventing Association Area VIII Novice Championship at Kentucky Horse Park.  

    Eventing is a three-phase equestrian sport designed to test the training, ability, and strength of a horse as well as the connection between horse and rider.  

    Spaes, a freshman at Sacred Heart Academy, won on their dressage score of 22.6 with a clean round in cross country and stadium. She rides at Spring Run Farm and is trained by Carrie Barrick.

    She is the daughter of Alan and Anne Spaes.

  • Author Thomas L. Freese has released a new book. His newest work is “Ghosts, Spirits and Angels: True Tales from Kentucky and Beyond.” The 253-page book is hardbound and features 51 illustrations. 

    Freese will sign copies of his book from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Karen’s Book Barn in La Grange.

    The book presents tales from more than 75 people with stories set in Kentucky and several other states. Freese shares their stories of experiencing the paranormal, whether it be ghosts, spirits or angels.

  • U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Evan R. Scoskie recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

    During the nine weeks of training, he received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. He also received training in development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics.    

    He is the son of Julie and Paul Scoskie of Goshen and a 2009 graduate of Trinity High School in Louisville.

  • Charline Kimbell,  who turns 80 in December has persisted in following her dream of becoming a published author. Her first work is called “Snowbirding: A Guide to Warming Up Your Winter,”  a how-to book, as Kimbell and her husband have spent 14 years moving to Florida for the winter.

    From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Kimbell will sign copies of her book at Karen’s Book Barn in La Grange.

  • U.S. Army National Guard Pfc. Stephanie E. Sullivan and U.S. Army Reserve Pvt. Bobby L. Crabtree recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.