Chris Hamilton won the Aurora, Ill., Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals recent “tips for success” competition.
During the Young Professionals’ annual gathering, participants were given two minutes to answer the question, “What tips did you follow to be successful in your business/career?”
1. Don’t try to be perfect. Be confident and move forward with conviction.
2. Do the homework. Prepare. Prepare. Prepare. Did I say prepare?
PFC Dylan Bright graduated basic training from Fort Jackson, S.C. on April 11, 2013 and will move on to AIT training at the same army base.
Bright is a 2012 graduate of Marion County High School. While in high school he was a member of the Jr. ROTC for the entire four years. He will return to his studies and ROTC at Eastern Kentucky University when AIT training is complete.
He is the son of Robert and Lisa Bright of Loretto. His grandparents are Viella and Anna Mattingly of Loretto and Sam and Donna Smothers of Lebanon.
James and Mareese Sanders Jr. announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Contessa Sanders, to Timothy Douglas, son of Donnie Johnson Sr. and Janette (Melvin) Porter.
Sanders is a 2003 graduate of Marion County High School and is employed by Cornerstone To Learning.
Douglas is employed by TGKY.
The wedding will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Woodlawn Baptist Church, Lebanon. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.
Formal invitations have been sent.
Brian and Traci Blanford of Lebanon announce the birth of their 7-pound son, Grayson Steven Blanford, born Jan. 5, 2013 at Flaget Memorial Hospital, Bardstown.
Maternal grandparents are Marilyn Brown and David and Jeannie Brown, all of Louisville. Paternal grandparents are Steven and Carol Blanford of Holy Cross. Great-grandparents are Willie and Jessie Crume, Roy and Karen McGee, Pat and Hazel Lyvers, and Barry and Sandra Blanford.
Travis Paul Mattingly celebrated his 5th birthday April 5, 2013. He is the son of Ashley Gootee and Chad A. Mattingly of Loretto. Great-grandparents are Paul and Darnell Ruley and Rebecca Essex of Loretto and the late Gerald Essex.